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Hi Brian (& everyone else),
Is there a simple process for fixing the back focus I am experiencing with this lens on my M8?
Hey Sam, I have a latest pre ASPH version of the 90 Summicron.
I found, that the lens indeed back focusses by about 1.5 − 2 cm in the close focus range, when shot wide open.
It works spot on though, when focussing from about 2m on.
I suppose, this is in the design of this particular lens and one has to compensate for example by slightly correcting focus or leaning back a bit after focussing, when shooting this close up.
Should your lens show mis-focussing at normal working distances for this wonderful portrait lens, you should check first your camera's RF and if in doubt, have the lens adjusted by a technician.
It's not in the design. Mine focused spot-on with my M8 and does with my M9 as well. Send the lens to Leica or DAG and tell them to adjust it to digital standards.
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