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Subject: [Leica] Focusing the noctilux.
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Wed Jun 23 09:59:58 2004

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Jeffery Smith
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 12:14 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Focusing the noctilux.

Who sells them? Using Google, I just get web sites about cows.

At 09:02 AM 6/23/2004, you wrote:
>i like konerman's steer on my noctilux very much, i've mounted it also 
>on the 75 lux and 90 cron ASPH.  to further improve the odds of getting

>good focus on a lens which has about an inch depth of field at 5 feet, 
>i also like the 0.85 viewfinders, or M3s, and the 1.25 eyepeice 
>i have had to send in both my M6's for rangefinder adjustment, i once 
>had to send in a 90 cron because its focus was out of adjustment, and 
>my M3 after a shipping mishap was also off-focus.  the MP has been fine

>so far.  i have never had to "match"  focus to a specific lens; i think

>that an M adjusted to specifications with an M lens also in spec should

>be able to consistently focus within that len's depth of field.
>some degree of delicacy seems to be the nature of rangefinders; i have 
>had to have my super technika's rangefinder adjusted, as well as fujica

>GS645 and contax T.
>i tend to periodically shoot a tape measure on PanF focused at 6 feet 
>on the tape when i notice my focusing isn't quite right and always when

>acquiring a new rangefinder.  put the camera on a tripod, open the lens

>up all the way, use a cable release and shoot 3 exposures, racking 
>focus to infinity and then refocusing between each exposure.  it seems 
>tedious but it really only takes 5 minutes and 3 exposures, and gives 
>you confidence that your system can focus accurately and consistently.
>On Jun20 16:44, ned learned wrote:
> > I had some of the same focusing problems on th Noctilux  until I
> installed Lutz's "Steer". It makes one finger focusing very accurate. 
> The
> "Steer" worlk equally well on the Summilux 75.
> >
> >
> > kajabbi
> >
> >
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