Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/03/13

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Subject: [Leica] Double Lens Carrier Can Carry Lenses
From: "Buzz Hausner" <>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 06:23:15 -0500

It's a ditzy little item, but it can prove useful upon occasion.  I use
it to help make up a walking around kit.  I hate lens pouches, camera
cases, and all such burdens.  If I am taking what amounts to my "big
kit," I will carry one body, a 50 mm and a 35mm spherical Summicron, and
a "Skinny" Tele-Elmarit.  The double lens carrier permits me to keep two
lenses in one jacket pocket, reserving the other pocket for film.  Other
than that, I can't see much use for the double lens carrier and don't
recommend its purchase.

	Buzz Hausner

- -----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Daniel
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2003 5:07 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica double lens carrier

I have one lying around in the house somewhere but I never really used
It assumes you have two lenses you don't want to use. I have enough
to keep my lenses mounted most of the time with only one left-over. It
to be a pain removing the gray ring and fumbling around for a rear cap.
rear caps glued together would have solved that problem.

It was a good idea for traveling though ... in the actual transport
when you pack everything down as compactly as possible.


At 10:19 13.03.2003 +0100, you wrote:
>Hi Nathan,
>Thanks for that info. I always thought the wide angle lens problem was
>reason Leica stopped making this lens carrier.
>The fact that with only one lens in the holder, the rear of that lens
>unprotected made me refrain from buying.
>I'll be gluing one of these days. Unless Leica does it for me. I'm
>>It is a much better solution. I have a couple of those Leica couplers,

>>but as you say, they cannot be used with two wide angle lenses (e.g. a

>>35mm and 24mm cannot be put together). The other advantage of the two
>>caps is that when you take away one of the lenses, the remaining lens 
>>remains protected against dust and dirt, while with the coupler there
>>then an open path to the rear element.
>>Oliver Bryk wrote:
>>>Jerry, I bought individual end caps from a discounter and glued them
>>>together back to back. I understand that the Leica device, besides
>>>pricy, presents a problem with some retrofocus lenses.
>>>Oliver Bryk
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