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    Hawks LEICA-M L-M to SONY NEX E-mount MACRO TUBE HELICOID Available now!

    Hawks just sent me an email saying that they had some available on US Ebay: 10 of them (now 9). After seeing Jono's shots this is a "must-have" for the Nex - Leica M combination.

    Cheers, Matt

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    Re: Hawks LEICA-M L-M to SONY NEX E-mount MACRO TUBE HELICOID Available now!

    Thanks for the heads up Matt, ordered one.

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    Re: Hawks LEICA-M L-M to SONY NEX E-mount MACRO TUBE HELICOID Available now!

    I am not sure there was another thread on this adapter (I searched for 2 days) but rather than starting a new thread, I will ad a few things here.

    I have two of these now bought from John (JLM) and Jonas here. Possibly V1 and V2.

    I took out all the screws, cleaned the threads and put them back with new loctite. The helicoid was also washed off to remove the original grease and regreased with a slightly stronger version.

    I had to do this to minimize the wobble. Now, there is still a slight wobble and it does affect the sharpness. In some cases where the lens is too sharp for the NEX, this is a blessing in disguise. No moire.

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    Re: Hawks LEICA-M L-M to SONY NEX E-mount MACRO TUBE HELICOID Available now!

    Hi Vivek

    Thanks for your post.

    I thought that my lens was moving but now I see that the helicoid has a very slight wabble.

    I will try your remedy. What new grease (synthetic?) did you use? Is it quite stable at higher summer temperatures and still fluid enough at lower temperatures ( -20 C)?

    I always appreciate your technical and exotic lens input.

    Paul

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    Re: Hawks LEICA-M L-M to SONY NEX E-mount MACRO TUBE HELICOID Available now!

    Paul, This one works fine (although there are many specialized ones available):

    https://www.tamiyausa.com/product/it...oduct-id=87099

    (if you look around, you could find the same for less)

    You only need to apply the tiniest amount.

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