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    Setting an M8 up to use a 1938 uncoated Elmar

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    Well I have the 1938 Elmar up an running on the M8.

    What you need:

    An old style Leica LTM to M-mount or a Cameraquest Type I.

    A Leica SOOGZ.

    A 39mm IR Cut filter (I used a B+W to save a few bucks)

    A Heavystar Leica 35mm 39mm vented screw in hood.

    I went with the SOOGZ because it allow me to quickly remove the whole unit and set the f stop. I can also us it with a 35/3.5 Summuron.

    I've posted some quick shots with it on my Gallery.

    "The market wants a Leica to be a Leica: the inheritor of tradition, the subject of lore, and indisputably a mark of status to own."
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    Re: Setting an M8 up to use a 1938 uncoated Elmar

    heres a shot w/ a 1928 uncoated 35/3.5 Elmar
    I love the elmars because darks read sooo dark ...i luv it

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    Re: Setting an M8 up to use a 1938 uncoated Elmar

    M8 & Leitz Elmar 9cm from 1939 (no.518935)
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    Re: Setting an M8 up to use a 1938 uncoated Elmar

    cool info!

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