Originally Posted by LeicaVirgin1
Next Q: I have a 1961 50mm Summilux f1.4 v.2 and I sometimes screw on filters. This time I screwed on a B+W F-Pro-MRC-Yellow/Green to do some experimenting. Well, when I was done I began to unscrew the filter and what I thought was the filter unscrewing it was the front lens HEAD!
My lens of similar vintage also loosened from casual handling, and I was quite surprised by this "feature". As a Visoflex junkie, I am familiar with lens heads that unscrew off the barrel, and I proceeded to separate the 'lux halves. On seeing the naked aperture mechanism, I immediately realized this was not proper procedure.
Could be handy if I want to jerry-rig a Waterhouse stop, though.
Rico Tudor. Leica M4, IIIb, 28, 35, 50, 90, 135, 280. Contax T, RTS; Canon; Nikon; Sony; Profoto