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Close-up Mod - Leica Summilux-M 35mm F1.4 v2 Canada

  
 
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Close-up Mod - Leica Summilux-M 35mm F1.4 v2 Canada
@yukosteel has recently published a new article detailing a close-up modification for the Leica Summilux-M 35mm F1.4 v2 Canada lens. This modification specifically enhances the lens's minimum focus distance, allowing the Leica Summilux-M 35mm F1.4 v2 Canada lens to focus closer. One of the most appealing aspects of this modification is that it can be reversed if needed.

Similar to the recently reintroduced Steel Rim version, the Leica Summilux-M 35mm F1.4 v2 Canada lens originally has a minimum focus distance (MFD) of 3 feet or approximately 0.9 meters. This article explores an experimental adjustment of the lens's focusing mechanics, aiming to extend the close focusing range to around 0.78 meters.

According to Yukosteel, the modification to achieve a closer focus for the Leica 35mm F1.4 Summilux-M lens v2 is not overly complex. In his own words:

"The most challenging aspect involves accurately unscrewing and screwing in the optical core. Creating a new brass stopper is a straightforward task, as is the removal of the default focusing blocking bar. With the right skills, this modification could take less than an hour to complete. You might even consider consulting a nearby lens repair technician to perform this simple modification for a fee."

Read full article at yukosteel.com:
https://www.yukosteel.com/2023/08/mod-closer-focus-of-078m-leica-35mm-f14.html












Aug 08, 2023 at 10:51 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Close-up Mod - Leica Summilux-M 35mm F1.4 v2 Canada


What particularly appeals to me regarding this modification is that Yuri designed it to be reversible. As a result, there is no risk of damaging the lens, and the added advantage is an increased minimum focusing distance (MFD).


Aug 08, 2023 at 10:03 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Close-up Mod - Leica Summilux-M 35mm F1.4 v2 Canada


Fred Miranda wrote:
What particularly appeals to me regarding this modification is that Yuri designed it to be reversible. As a result, there is no risk of damaging the lens, and the added advantage is an increased minimum focusing distance (MFD).


I agree. He did a great job and included the original 3' focus limiter. He said if I (or a new owner should I ever sell this lens) wanted it reverted back to factory spec, it's a 5 minute job.








Aug 09, 2023 at 07:33 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Close-up Mod - Leica Summilux-M 35mm F1.4 v2 Canada


One of my all-time favorite lenses just got a little better 🙂


Aug 10, 2023 at 10:24 PM







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