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Elmar M 50mm f2.8 collapsable inside a M10


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Is it safe to put a Elmar M 50mm f2.8 collapsable inside the M10.....i.e. can I clasps the Elmar M inside the M10. The guy at the Leica store wasn't sure hence the question

 

Neil

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In fact you can still mount it retracted.

 

I'm sure that is true, but I never do.  My old, shaky hands would likely cause the collapsed rear element to contact something inside the body while mounting it. 

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I mount it retracted, it can only do damage if you try to force the lens onto the body at some absurd angle which even with eyes closed would be hard to do.

The objection against mounting it collapsed is not scratching the inside of the body - difficult to do and even  if you managed to do so a dollop of matte black paint or even a sharpie would be an easy fix- the real danger is hitting the roller arm and knocking it out of adjustment, or hitting and damaging the exposure sensor.

 

Collapsing it when mounted can do no harm, except from  the theoretical possibility of pumping dust onto the sensor

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If that is a serious question: Rather - if you want to have a sharp image instead of vague blobs. Lock it in place too.

I really don't know......so it has to be locked open???
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Thanks for the feedback guys. I'm going to stick to my noctilux for a wee while just while I get used to shooting this camera then I will try my other lenses

Neil

 

Thats it, ease yourself in gently to the Leica system with a Noctilux... 

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You also need to remember to collapse the lens after each photo and retract it again before the next, to reset it. A bit like a pump action shotgun.

 

James, you are kidding i guess

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