M8 lens compatibility

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Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:31 am 
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Recently purchased a Leica M8 and had heard there were issues with the Summicron 50mm F2 Dual Range Rigid.

Has anyone heard about this?

What issues occur if any?


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 Post subject: Re: M8 lens compatibility
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:04 am 
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The Summicron 50mm DR has 2 focusing cams, the second cam which allows for rangefinder focusing below 1 metre catches on the light meter cell in the base of the M8 and other digital M's.

You can grind the cam off but then you lose the ability to focus accurately below 1 metre.


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