Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/10/29

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Subject: [Leica] 6-bit code as installed by Leica
From: leica at (Dave Mason)
Date: Sun Oct 29 07:34:44 2006
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"David Keenan" <> writes:

> Boys and Girls --
> The encoding of lenses is a complete waste of money.
> It offers nothing in the way of image improvement.
> Zip. Zero. Nadda.
> This was basically confirmed (or at least not denied) by Leica at the M8
> Leica Akademie in Wetzlar back after Photokina.
> All it does is put the lens focal length in the EXIF data. Even this is
> imperfect for Tri-Elmar users.
> Save your $$$ for something useful, or at least fun.

If its only for EXIF data then why are they refusing to put it on
older lenses? Seems like free money to put "Summicron 50mm" in the
exif for $125


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