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Subject: [Leica] Nokton 35/1.2 Lens, loose screws
From: glehrer at (Jerry Lehrer)
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2009 16:42:40 -0700
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A few years ago Tom Abrahamson proved to me that the CV 35/1.2 was a big 
heavy lens and could not do much more than the Summilux 35mm.
Now that you add it's sensitivity to vibration, I would avoid it like 
Brazilian OJ. :-)

Just confirms why I have never been satisfied with non-Leica lenses.

BTW, I have done a lot of air traveling with Leica gear in the last 55 
years,military jets, prop driven airplanes, jets and helicopters and NEVER
had any camera problems. I've even flown in a Ford Trimotor and THAT 


Tina Manley wrote:
> LUG:
> I really liked this lens and was using it a lot.  Then, before my trip 
> to Peru, I was taking photos with it when I suddenly noticed that all 
> of the blades had dropped.  It had seemed a little stiff before that 
> but no other hints of problems.  I may have even written the LUG about 
> it at the time.  I sent the lens back to Camera Quest, it should have 
> been under warranty.  I sent it overnight and was hoping to get it 
> back before the Peru trip but that didn't work out.  Stephen e-mailed 
> me in Peru and said that all of the internal screws had come loose - 
> as if they had been vibrated loose on a plane.  The problem is that I 
> had never taken that lens on any trip.  The only time it might have 
> been on plane was shipping it to me. In any case, the loose screws 
> were not covered by the one-year warranty so I have to pay $60 labor 
> for rescrewing the screws - (+the overnight shipping, but that was my 
> fault.)
> What I want to know is - do the CV lenses have this problem often?  
> I've taken my Leica lenses on many, many plane and jeep and other 
> rough trips and the only one that has had a problem was my Noctilux 
> which vibrated loose from the lens mount and fell in the mud, but that 
> was after 20 years of travel.
> If I have to pay to have the screws reattached after every trip, this 
> lens will hardly be worth it.  Has anybody else had this problem with 
> CV lenses?
> Tina
> Tina Manley
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