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    alanwf
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    DR Summicron close focus problem

    I just tried on the goggles for the first time in quite a while, and the little stopper block (that you use to move into the close focus range when you pull the focus ring forward) stays right at the longest distance (of the close focus range) when it is released, rather than focussing to its 20 inches. The cam in the back also does not pull forward, which I seem to remember it doing—basically, the focussing just locks in the one position.

    Is this common as a problem, is there an easy fix, and a common cause?

    Thanks in advance,

    Alan

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    Re: DR Summicron close focus problem

    Alan - Do you have the problem when the goggles (eyes) are attached? If so take them off, then pull out the focus ring and put it onto the other side - next, try depressing the ball bearing on the flat with your finger and also try turning the focus ring. If you can turn the focus ring in its close-focus range, then in all probability the goggles (eyes) are not the correct ones for this lens (i.e. they are not depressing the ball-bearing as they should). See Stephen Gandy's description http://www.cameraquest.com/m50dr.htm
    Hope this helps
    David

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    Re: DR Summicron close focus problem

    Which camera model?

    DR doesn´t work on the M9, at least; don´t know about the M8.

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    Re: DR Summicron close focus problem

    I think the focus ring issue Alan is having is independent of the camera body

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    Re: DR Summicron close focus problem

    Shac—you were absolutely correct; which leaves me wondering how it ever worked! (I think it must be a good 10 years since I bought it, and can't imagine that when I was more actively shooting film I didn't try the goggles on—just boggles my mind.)

    And your body assumption was correct; it's on a DS M3.

    Thanks again for the speedy assistance.

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    Re: DR Summicron close focus problem

    Alan - good - so does it work with the goggles?
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