Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/05/12

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Subject: [Leica] Summaron eyes
From: john.o.newell at (John O. Newell)
Date: Thu May 12 17:29:49 2005

If I recall correctly, I think I read somewhere years ago that all of the M3 
35mm versions were made in this manner; i.e., a screw-thread lens and a 
separable set of goggles.  Whether the flange dimensions are such that the 
lenses are, in fact, ordinary-spec LTM lenses screwed into the adapter I do 
not recall.

I saw one of these for sale recently, but it was not cheap.

John Newell

> I recently saw a picture of Summaron/M3 eyes, detached from the lens.
> >From the photo, the bayonet mount looked very similar to an LTM/M
> adapter. Therefore my question: is it possible to use the
> eyes to mount any screw mount lens to an M camera, in other words,
> is this an M39 mount with the correct flange distance ? The idea
> would be to use it to mount a 24mm lens to an M2, for example.

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