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Simple adjustment easily made BUT it may also require the rangefinder arm length adjusted so that the rangefinder is accurate through out its travel. Here is a photo (courtesy of Terence Cheung) showing the various adjusters: http://gallery.leica-users.org/album81/m6 To allow the rangefinder arm to follow the lens cam to a closer focus point, simply bend the metal tab which will let the rangefinder arm travel "out" of the lens mount a little bit more. ATTENTION ATTENTION Make DAMN sure the rangefinder arm stops on the external stop. You do not want it to be hitting internally in the rangefinder mech. Most M3s are easily adjusted to 0.7m. A few, however, will stop internally before you get to 0.7m. That is the best you can do with those cameras and be sure to tweak the tab back a bit so it it the stop doing its job. ATTENTION ATTENTION Personally I would get a good Leica tech to do the work. It is easy for them to double check the rangefinder's accuracy at the same time. John Collier On Oct 27, 2004, at 6:14 PM, Karen Nakamura wrote: >> Yep, I did sell the Noct'. I just couldn't get past the 1 meter >> limitation. >> I had my M3 set to focus down to 0.7m. it's made using that Elmar-M a >> real >> treat. > > Did you have someone modify your M3 or did you do it yourself? I here > it's simply a matter of bending some internal RF stop. I'm tempted to > do it myself to my M3, but am a bit chicken.