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Newbie question for the Leica M-D (Typ 262)


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Coding non Leica lenses would not be easy and with the M-D, input a lens type is not possible as other M (type 240/262).

 

Some people would "code" their favorites lenses Leica or not with black marker, then try if this change in the right way.

Then, they may find that with "coded lens" would have vignetting corrected.

If they are happy with that they may "hard code" those lenses.

 

Myself, I use all kind of lenses Leica or not M, LTM, and so on, I do prefer the original character of those old lenses with no "software corrected".

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Why shouldn't it be easy? Some brands, like Zeiss, provide a groove for the user to apply dollops of black and white paint for the user to code to the most appropriate Leica equivalent. Otherwise it is easy to Dremel the indentations, or have a technician do so for you.

The corrections are not as elaborate as some more modern cameras and limit themselves to vignetting and colour drift. They do not address distortion the character of the lenses.

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Why shouldn't it be easy? Some brands, like Zeiss, provide a groove for the user to apply dollops of black and white paint for the user to code to the most appropriate Leica equivalent. Otherwise it is easy to Dremel the indentations, or have a technician do so for you.

The corrections are not as elaborate as some more modern cameras and limit themselves to vignetting and colour drift. They do not address distortion the character of the lenses.

One can use marker pen to code but verification will be a problem with MD. You will have to take picture, download to computer and then check EXIF whether correct lens code got picked up (as opposed to checking the code readout directly on rear LCD).
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