Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/01/13

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Subject: [Leica] 400mm f6.8 Telyt problem
From: fredhess at (Fred Hess / Phenix Visuals NL)
Date: Sat Jan 13 07:17:39 2007
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Is the lenshead totaly screwed in? This unit has a lenshead that can be
unscrewed and some times there are spacerrings in it, maybe
there is a wrong one (too thick) inserted !?

Regards Fred Hess

----- Original Message -----
From: "Leonard Taupier" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Saturday, January 13, 2007 3:49 AM
Subject: [Leica] 400mm f6.8 Telyt problem

> I tried a 400mm f6.8 Telyt lens today. The lens was mint as was the
> R8 I tried it on. The problem I had was it would not focus all the
> way to infinity. This was visible in the viewfinder as well as on
> film. I would say the focus was fine up to about 500 meters. Has
> anyone run into this problem? it appears that if the sliding focus
> was allows to come towards the body another 1/8th inch or so it would
> be fine. As neither the lens nor the body were mine I didn't attempt
> any adjustment to the infinity stop.
> This lens is very nice otherwise and includes the shoulder brace and
> original instructions in the original box for less then US $600. The
> photos of closer focused objects look pretty sharp.
> Len
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