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

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Subject: [Leica] M-lenses on M8 - A Question
From: amr3 at (Alan Magayne-Roshak)
Date: Tue Dec 9 21:34:57 2008

Original Message: 
>Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2008 16:52:43 -0500
>From: Leonard Taupier <>

>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.
Thanks for the information(Nathan too).

I have collapsible Summicrons in both bayonet and LTM, plus the 90 Elmar
collapsible, and I use that feature all the time, so I wondered if these 
work if I won the lottery and was able to get an M8.  ;~) 


Alan Magayne-Roshak, Senior Photographer
University Information Technology Services
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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