Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/10

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Subject: [Leica] M-lenses on M8 - A Question
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Wed Dec 10 12:44:56 2008

If you're used to 50's then with an M8 I'd find a nice 35 to have be your
favorite lens.
35 * 1.33
= 46.55

A 50 gives you 65. Not so much an "all around" lens.
Mark William Rabiner

> From: Alan Magayne-Roshak <>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <>
> Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2008 23:25:52 -0600 (CST)
> To: lug <>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] M-lenses on M8 - A Question
> 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 
> would
> work if I won the lottery and was able to get an M8.  ;~)
> Alan
> Alan Magayne-Roshak, Senior Photographer
> UPAA POY 1978
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