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The Leica M lenses are "coded" for Focal Length....but that is for the VF Masks..... You can not tell the 50 from the 75 ( I think that is right,,,, also the 35 from the 135, etc. )..... so the mechanical "coding now available is insufficient..... On the subject of cost of the $125 for the "mod"..... You will pay $5K for the camera body. For 4 lenses, that is 10% more. If you want a Leica M mount Leica Digital camera, you will pay it. If the extra 10% gets in your way, then you will not, and that means to Leica that you are not part of their target markets...... As history tells us, they could care less. Another stab at the $125.... Leica sells a 50mm F1.4 lens for $2800. People pay it. Why would they think that a customer would not pay $125 for a mod to use that old, 1932, lens on the new, $5000 camera? Frank Filippone email@example.com There are things I don't know about the very wide lenses which use external viewers for the frame lines - do they have cams also that identify their focal length? Or are the lenses that have matching frame lines the only ones?