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next lens: Leica 35 Summilux v2 - Made in Canada
Old 09-19-2011   #1
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next lens: Leica 35 Summilux v2 - Made in Canada

I picked up the lens, I bought on the internet from a German camera store.

It is a 35 Lux pre ASPH v2 and indeed it is looking cosmetically in absolute wonderful condition:

- barely a sign of use all around the barrel - I love this
- a little dust inside, as had to be expected
- slightly sticky, focus (feels slippery in times, the way it feels, when ham fisted repairmen use oil, to spice up an old lens for sale)
- it has the rear element protection shroud, which needs modification for digital Leica M bodies (no focussing beyond ~12-15m + no mounting, when focussed @ infinity)

I intend to:

- completely disassemble the lens
- modify the lens shroud to specs + repaint of machined surfaces
- clean dust specks
- clean any old lubrication from the helicoid
- relube the helicoid with correct lube

I am now in my holidays without workshop, but would like to collect some info from people familiar with this lens, to ease the riddles of proceed into the lens


Any input regarding the disassembly or function of outer visible screws is highly welcome

I will follow up this thread and post my proceeds, once back in the workshop.
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Old 09-20-2011   #2
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I started down this path. Then I gave up and had Leica fix the shroud. I should have done that in the beginning.
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Old 09-20-2011   #3
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I started down this path. Then I gave up and had Leica fix the shroud. I should have done that in the beginning.
You started down that path - lets share some info then ?

Which screw did what?
How far did you go?
Is the shroud a single piece, one can remove or is it part of the assembly, needed, for the mechanical function of the lens (I read a comment somewhere, that it is easily removed by the removal of three screws, once the lens is disassembled ?

any input is welcome
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What is a Leica 35mm Summilux (pre-ASPH) vs. 2 lens ??
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Why run the risk of breaking it? send it to Sherry and save yourself the grief.
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Hi menos,

it is indeed a wonderful lens. It had a fault, trying to fix it
I broke mine! You can get the lenses out in one, but then....
So, give it in good Hands.
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Old 09-21-2011   #7
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What is a Leica 35mm Summilux (pre-ASPH) vs. 2 lens ??
Gabor, this one here:

http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-....4_Summilux_II

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Why run the risk of breaking it? send it to Sherry and save yourself the grief.
The thread title was not "should I work on my 35 Lux myself?", but honestly thanks for your concern.

It is not my first venture in this kind of work and not the first expensive lens, I work on.

Part of doing such work is being informed, which can be helped by sharing info with others.

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Hi menos,

it is indeed a wonderful lens. It had a fault, trying to fix it
I broke mine! You can get the lenses out in one, but then....
So, give it in good Hands.
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Sem, please share some details ;-)
What happened?
What broke?
How did you proceed, to get the optical cell out in one?
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Thanks for the link !
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Some of these work on M8/9 without mods. Try it first. All 3 that I have had worked fine.
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Hi menos,

it is quite a while since I did this. But I remember that it wasn t so hard to get the lenses out. But then you can depart the the two parts as you can see. There is a pivot and once you get it out, the clue is to get it back in and hold the right scale of the lens for the rangefinder.
I hope it helps a bit.
Sorry my english isn t that good.
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Hi menos,

why I did this. The lens jammed, when I focused near distance, and didn t come back. I better send in for repair, now it is broke and I sold the lens and keep the rest for me.
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