Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/09

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Subject: Subject: Re: [Leica] M-lenses on M8 - A Question
From: len-001 at (Leonard Taupier)
Date: Tue Dec 9 19:14:08 2008
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The only time I collapse a Leica lens is when I carry the camera in  
my pocket and want to make the whole package as small as possible. I  
only do that with my Leica II and nickel 50mm f3.5 Elmar. It's the  
perfect pocket camera. I don't feel the same way with the M8 or any  
of the M bodies for that matter. To me the M camera is a neck strap  
dangler (is that a word?). I see no reason to collapse the lens as  
that makes it not ready. Funny, I even store my collapsible lenses in  
the fully extended position with the exception of the 90mm macro,  
which only fits it's leather case in the fully collapsed position.  
It's just a thing with me. The funny thing is I actually like  
collapsible lenses. I have 8 of which 7 are 50 mm (3 Elmars, 2  
Summicrons, a Summar and a Summitar).


On Dec 9, 2008, at 9:08 PM, Rei Shinozuka wrote:

> why won't you collapse the lenses even when you know you have shutter
> clearance?  just curious.
> -rei
> On Dec09 16:52, Leonard Taupier wrote:
>> The 50mm collapsible Summicron has absolutely no problem when  
>> collapsed
>> on the M8 body. The clearance from the end of the collapsed mount  
>> to the
>> M8 shutter is about 1/2". I don't know about the 90mm Elmar. But  
>> if you
>> have the lens just measure the distance from the mount to the end  
>> of the
>> collapsed lens. The M8 flange to shutter distance is about 31/32".  
>> If the
>> collapsed lens is 3/4" or greater from mount to end I probably  
>> would not
>> collapse it when on the M8. In any case I have a few collapsible  
>> lenses
>> with adequate clearance but always keep them extended as leica
>> recommends. The 90mm macro which Leica says is OK does not extend  
>> pass
>> the lens mount at all.
>> Len
>> On Dec 9, 2008, at 1:29 PM, Alan Magayne-Roshak wrote:
>>> Can the 50mm collapsible Summicron and the collapsible 90mm Elmar be
>>> collapsed on the M8?
>>> Alan
>>> Alan Magayne-Roshak, Senior Photographer
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> -- 
> Rei Shinozuka
> Ridgewood, New Jersey
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In reply to: Message from amr3 at (Alan Magayne-Roshak) (Subject: Re: [Leica] M-lenses on M8 - A Question)
Message from len-001 at (Leonard Taupier) (Subject: Re: [Leica] M-lenses on M8 - A Question)
Message from shino at (Rei Shinozuka) (Subject: Re: [Leica] M-lenses on M8 - A Question)