Originally Posted by Ko.Fe.
Even I feel relief now!!!
After I burned curtain in my FED-2 by J-3 wide open under very bright light, I have fear to return it to Leicas. I could replace curtain by DIY on FED-2, but not in Leicas.
What do you think about Industar-26M to be modified for closer distance? Is the method you have described will be the same? I read through it twice, but I'm not good on it to fully understand...
Well I wasn't worried, I'm just happy that out of dumb luck it was way easier than I anticipated. That lens isn't that hard to work on when you have a M9 for the adjustments.
Thanks for the reminder with the burned curtain! I need to be more careful about that stuff.
I don't think the Industar will be terribly challenging. It might be better to check for a guide or at least some pics for the dis-assembly.
The close and infinity focus stop on the J3 were just a long cutout in the outer cam module, so actually super easy to modify (extending the cutout). I've read that with the J8 it's two screws inside the focus cam so actually a bit harder to do.
I plan to do my J8 next since it also has back focus on the M9 (I changed the RF on my M2 back when the J8 was my only lens on my first Leica).
In the meantime I'm drooling in anticipation for that 35mm summarit in the mail. How is your Elmarit 28?