Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/10/19[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
There is a EBay person that is selling aftermarket mounts...... with the 6 bit coding divits..... Code the new flange first... it is easier....Remove your old flange ( 5 or 6 screws) replace the flange using your old screws. Done in about 5 minutes...... Cost is about $50 each....different mounts for 5 or 6 screws, and 3 different focal length choices....total of 6 different permutations.... I have bought with good focus results on my 21, 24, 28, and 35mm lenses.... ( it is not exactly rocket science to copy a Leica M mount rear lens mount ring.....) His EBay name is ..... jieying-usa Here is an example of his EBay ad..... Ebay # 320557104791 I emailed Dave Elwell for the price on the o-fficial Leica mounts as parts........ $150 each.... It they do the install, $175 total..... plus the round trip shipping and insurance, which on a $3K lens is about $50, each way.......... On a per lens basis, that works out to $235- 275 for each lens, dependent on insurance value........ or about $165 each if you do your own remount.... As the Chinese copy seems to work fine, and I still have my old, non-coded mount in case there were a problem, I saved a considerable amount ... I use an M8 with the UV/IR filters on all my lenses......, so the coding is more important to me than to the M9 user..... Frank Filippone Red735i at earthlink.net I know of nobody but Leica for the o-fficial coded Leica mounts.