Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/10/20

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Subject: [Leica] Well I went and did it
From: afirkin at (afirkin at
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 03:46:50 -0400
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> 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 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

Good information thanks Frank


In reply to: Message from lists at (Harrison McClary) ([Leica] Well I went and did it)
Message from jbm at (Jeff Moore) ([Leica] Well I went and did it)
Message from red735i at (Frank Filippone) ([Leica] Well I went and did it)