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11-12-2007, 15:20
What does the 6 bit coding do for you other than automatically call up the correct rangefinder lines? If I get a non-coded lens, is it worth paying to get it coded?

Thank you.

11-12-2007, 17:45
The code has nothing to do with the framelines. That is all handled mechanically by the lens flange and a cam just inside the lens mount on the M8 body (just like every other M camera). The code is for EXIF purposes only on lenses 35mm or longer. Wider lenses use the code to activate cyan drift corner correction and to reduce vignetting. The wider the lens, the more imperative the need for coding. I have all of my three lenses coded thanks to John Milich and I just finished recoding my CV 75mm Color-Heliar f/2.5 from a 75 'cron to a 75 Summarit. This was accomplished via John's LTM-M adapter.

John can be reached via e-mail: jm at milich dot com. He is a real craftsman and a genuine pleasure to deal with.