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#1 andybarton

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 09:19

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Edit: A new page on the forum Blog has all of the codes and can be found here

http://www.l-camera-...ica-lens-codes/

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 18:36

Thank you Andy. It is not the latest version though. That of 15.11.2011 adds:

Lens Name: Super-Elmar-M 21mm f/3.4 ASPH.
Product # Black: 11145
Product # Chrome: -
Lens Code: 110011
Value: 51
Picture: -
Frames: 28/90
Other Lenses: -
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 14:41

According to your list the Zeiss Biogon T* 2,8/21 ZM should be coded as Leica #11135 (Elmarit-M 21mm f/2.8 ASPH)....... #11135? Are you sure?

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 14:47

This information has been gathered since 2006 by a forum member.

If you have better information, please pass this on.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 14:54

According to your list the Zeiss Biogon T* 2,8/21 ZM should be coded as Leica #11135 (Elmarit-M 21mm f/2.8 ASPH)....... #11135? Are you sure?

It is the best code for the M8, for the M9 the 11134 code works better.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 14:56

Mm ok, well I've already sent to lenscodes@l-camera-forum.com a couple of days ago a table that Zeiss sent to me, which lists all their ZM lenses & the Leica profiles/codes they say they work best with.... guess you've not seen that yet?

#11135 is not recommended at all for the ZM 21/2,8...... a few different ones are, with one 'best' one, but not #11135.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:05

It seems to me that the photo at top left should be rotated through 180 degrees so the codes are at 12 o'clock to agree with Carston's text. I have emailed lenscodes@l-camera-forum.com.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 06:50

Please can I just confirm that I was originally hosting this table as a favour to the community. It's not my table and I was even having difficulty editing it.

It has now been taken over permanently by Andreas who is at the end of the email address given and who has kindly taken over the management of it. I have no input into this.
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 08:19

I've sent Andreas the code (110011) for the new 21/3.4 Super Elmar, which is not in the table. I got it from a not quite clear picture on PopPhoto, but have confirmed it by inspection of an actual lens. The picture at the top should indeed be rotated 180 degrees. It looks like a 75/2,0 APO which should have the code 100100. Upside down, it might be read 001001.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 14:06

Can you please post the Zeiss table / list or a link to it?
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 15:44

There's no Zeiss table or list that I'm aware of because they're not Leica lenses. Leica would be unlikely to assign codes to lenses manufactured by its competitors.

If you want to code a Zeiss wide-angle lens to benefit from vignetting and colour correction you'll need to pick a Leica lens with similar focal length and maximum aperture, apply that and take your chances.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 20:54

There's no Zeiss table or list that I'm aware of because they're not Leica lenses. Leica would be unlikely to assign codes to lenses manufactured by its competitors.

If you want to code a Zeiss wide-angle lens to benefit from vignetting and colour correction you'll need to pick a Leica lens with similar focal length and maximum aperture, apply that and take your chances.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 21:25

I assume that rceric refers to the post of gamincurieux

Oh I see, thanks.:)

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 15:36

Is there a code now for the 135/3.4 Apo Telyt, since that is an approved and current production lens for the M9. I would like to hand code my 135 T-E as the above lens, since I keep forgetting to change to manual coding, given that all my other non-Viso lenses are now either properly coded or working hand coded.

I have tried hand coding as a 135 Elmarit-M (spec's lens) but that does not seem to pick up, as that lens brings up the 28/90 frame against the 135 T-E brings up the 35/135 frame, like the Apo-Telyt.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 19:55

Being a new Leica user and having recently bought an M8 with a 50mm Summicron i would like to use the templates which i have copied onto acetate, but what is the "product code" and what does "frames " refer to....probably being really dim here.Thanks anyway in advance.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 23:12

...what is the "product code" and what does "frames " refer to...

"Frames" are the frame lines you bring up when you mount one lens on your M8: "50/75" for your Summicron 50 for instance.
"Product #" is what Leica call "Order No" in their lens coding leaflet here: http://tinyurl.com/cp4bsqr.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:07

Just found the code on another thread - it is 001010 reading clockwise round the back of the lens. It worked first time on hand coding - I must be getting better at this, finally. I will add this to the Wiki.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:42

That code for the 135/f3.4 does not pick up on the M8. Now I know from long experience that the M8's IR sensors are much fussier than the M9's ones, so I don't know if this is a "feature" on the M8 or my less than 100% accurate hand coding. I would be interested to hear other's experience.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 20:43

Thanks for that I didn't know that the serial and product numbers were different and I have found the product code now thank you, and the frames lines are what I thought they might be but ..... Seemed too obvious. Thanks again for your help

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 20:49

You're welcome. :)


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