Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/04/21

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Subject: [Leica] Noctilux DOF Film vs. M8
From: red735i at (Frank Filippone)
Date: Mon Apr 21 06:26:30 2008
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Mark... the entire point is that the lens is not broken.  It was designed
for another "purpose", and is not totally suitable for the M8.  That said,
there are some "modifications" ( lens shims, RF adjustments) that can be
done to make it better.  Will it ever be "right" with those "modifications"?
No.  Variable focus shift requires a different (different mechanical or
optical ) design solution that will compensate.  To be honest, there is no
other solution that is "right".

A new Nocti could rather easily be designed to compensate.  An existing lens
can be made to work, with caveats.

Application and Technology is like that.......

Actually, you are the first to suggest a dedicated M8 body for the
Nocti......  That way the "modifications" can be done, and the body be
adjusted to perform as well as possible with that Nocti... and the other
lenses would be used on another body, adjusted for all the other lenses
without the ( same amount of) focus shift.  People do it with their film
cameras, why not with the M8?

((Because the M8 costs about double  what a new M7 costs, and 5x what a nice
used M6 costs........))

Frank Filippone

Noctilux and make it go out of focus when you stop down a few.
Could they really be that stupid?
I don't think so.
I'd get yours fixed if it did that.

When my stuff breaks or doesn't work like it should I get it fixed.

Replies: Reply from abridge at (Adam Bridge) ([Leica] Noctilux DOF Film vs. M8)
In reply to: Message from red735i at (Frank Filippone) ([Leica] Noctilux DOF Film vs M8)
Message from mark at (Mark Rabiner) ([Leica] Noctilux DOF Film vs. M8)