Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/11/17

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Subject: [Leica] Red bead on lens
From: wildlightphoto at (Doug Herr)
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 22:33:51 -0500 (EST)

Leica USA sends the red dot for free, or at least they did last time I asked.

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento

-----Original Message-----
>From: tedgrant at
>Sent: Nov 17, 2009 9:31 PM
>To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
>Subject: Re: [Leica] Red bead on lens
>Subject: Re: [Leica] Red bead on lens
>> You can also put a dot of red fingernail polish in the place of the 
>> bead.<<<
>Hi Tina,
>Thank you for posting it so thoughtfully and simply eloquent!" :-) Like 
>a no brainer!
>Hey whomever, so you lost the red dot! Big Deal!! A major big deal, it 
>diddly squat whether your  photographs are any good or not!
>I own a first in Canada Noctilux that has worked beyond your wildest 
>imaginations all these many years without a lens shade for at least... 
>READY?  30 years!
>And a red dot for near 20 years, if not longer, despite my dear friend Sal 
>Dimarco sending me an "official red dot" to glue in place, I never did! 
>:-( The lens and picture results have survived these many years.
>RED DOT smedge POT!  Like really who cares!
>My Noctilux still hasn't got a red dot and I know with my eyes closed how 
>lock the lens into the right place on whatever M camera body you wish to 
>name! Inculding the M8 & M9!  Man it's all about feel! No different than 
>feeling the moment to trip the shutter and capture the perfect moment! :-)
>Look whomever you are, save your money, by the cheapest red nail polish you 
>can buy, add a blob to the spot where the OFFICIAL RED DOT was and you are 
>laughing all the way to the bank! :-)
>The guys an gals on the LUG always try to help folks save money instead of 
>buying the ridiculous over priced Leica bits and pieces! :-) Have a nice 
>Dr. ted. :-)
>Leica Users Group.
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