recently got my first Leica, an M2. it's amazing, but as a glasses wearer i need more eye relief to comfortably see the 35mm frame lines. it has the older rectangular eyepiece mask/aperture piece. i'm aware that an M4 style eyepiece can be installed, but then I thought, after watching an m2 top plate removal video and seeing the part in question exposed, could the mask be omitted entirely for more eye relief with no ill effect?
wondering if anyone has experience with this mod, the couple of techs i asked over email skirted around the removal part of the question.
this is the part in question, in case I wasn't clear: https://www.dagcamera.com/store/p111..._Of_Stock.html