Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/09/08

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Subject: Re: [Leica] New Lens Prediction; Billingham bag offer
From: John Collier <>
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2003 16:30:55 -0600

The range/view finder windows are in the same location relative to the 
lens mount. The M6TTL and M7 have a slightly taller top plate so you do 
have to remove the peg on the old DR's eyes. Most are attached with a 
screw but some are cast in and you have to file it off. There are some 
reported problems with the DR lens somehow fouling baffles in the newer 
cameras. I have no experience with this so I can help you there.

John Collier

PS: The DR works on the M5 too if you do the above modification

On Monday, September 8, 2003, at 04:59 PM, Frank Farmer wrote:

> Perhaps I'm showing my ignorance here - but wouldn't the different 
> heights of the M bodies make the production of a new DR 50 with 'eyes' 
> difficult.  It would seem to me that the DR eyes (or any other eyes 
> for that matter) wouldn't line up properly with the rangerfinder and 
> viewfinder of a M7 versus the shorter M3 or MP.  What say you?

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