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Voigtlander 35mm Ultron: 3D print focus tab?

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The focus post is a pain. It unscrews for removal which means one should be able to screw in a focus tab. I asked Gandy at Cameraquest who suggested someone could 3D print one. Does anyone here have expertise with doing so?

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I’m shocked some enterprising individual in China isn’t already selling one on eBay.....

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Welcome to the forum :). A focus tab would be welcome indeed. As an aside, could you tell where you found this square vented hood? My LH-4N and LH-12 look different.

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I have printer(s), CAD and knowledge, but I don’t have the lens:(, but if I’ll get one, i can easily do it. Unless someone lives “nearby” and can lend me a copy? I’ll promise to send free samples back. 

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On 12/22/2019 at 11:26 AM, Vonsdca said:

The focus post is a pain. It unscrews for removal which means one should be able to screw in a focus tab.

As a different approach, you used to be able to buy self-adhesive lens tabs on the 'online auction site'.  I bought a couple of these black plastic tabs a few years ago and stuck them on with industrial strength double-sided tape, which worked very well and was virtually invisible.  As far as I remember there were 2 or 3 sizes of tab available to suit the different diameters of lenses. 

Pete.

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This is an image I grabbed from the web as my son is en route to Bali with the lens. I bought it after a number of people I know were burgled. My wife made a trip back home and I sent three LHSA lenses and my watch back with her. Not only was I concerned about the theft but the humidity that is covering my things with mold. I wanted a lens that I didn’t have to be paranoid about; that I could take to the beach and on roads with talcum dust. I got it for $550, used and mint from Cameraquest, which is a tenth the price of a lens it it replacing. That being said, I’d love the muscle memory focusing and ergonomics that a tab provides. I didn’t get the 35mm 1.4 because the Ultron F2 is supposed to be a lot sharper.

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I’ve ordered the 7 artisans sticky tab and the Taab ring but also a 35mm summicron V4 tab to see if it’s possible to use the post hole to screw it in. Does anyone know if Voigtlander uses the same size thread as Leica?

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7 hours ago, Vonsdca said:

I wish I knew you were here. Is that an MD?

Hi Vonsdca it is m10-D indees

 

it’s a great all around lens, give it some time with the focus tab 

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