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    lens distance scale

    in using the distance scale on my m lenses, that is the distance from subject to sensor correct?

    not from subject to end of lens where a filter may be.


    the reason i ask is when i prefocus in advance and i am shooting just based on distance from subject.


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    Re: lens distance scale

    The engraved distance is from the film plane to the subject.

    The film plane should be identified on the camera body with a lateral line through a circle. The line is the film plane.

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    Re: lens distance scale

    is that on the bottom plate of the m9?

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    Re: lens distance scale

    I'm not familiar with the M9 so I don't know.

    The line-and-circle icon has been standard in cameras for at least 60 years that I know of.

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    Re: lens distance scale

    Quote Originally Posted by gooomz View Post
    is that on the bottom plate of the m9?
    No marking anywhere on the M9. For the purposes of the OP, measuring 28 mm backwards from the front of the bayonet ring is accurate enough.

    That said, none of the common Leica lenses focus closely enough, or has a scale detailed enough, for the difference to really matter. For using macro or closeup gear, it does.

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