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Old 10-01-2019   #401
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If you'd prefer a plain red dot, DAG sells them for $5.

https://www.dagcamera.com/store/p113/Red_Lens_Dot.html
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If you'd prefer a plain red dot, DAG sells them for $5.

https://www.dagcamera.com/store/p113/Red_Lens_Dot.html

I lost a red dot from a Leica lens (no idea how) and here is what I did in the days before internet selling became widely available.

I recalled seeing dress maker's pins with various colored round heads on the blunt end. Including the color red, which happened to be an exact match for the missing dot from my lens. So I went to a fabric / needlework / craft store and bought a box of the pins for a couple of bucks. Then using a Dremel tool with a high speed circular friction saw mounted I cut the dot through its middle (the metal pin conveniently was held in a small vice or lock jaw pliers - I cannot quite recall exactly). I think the cut on the dot then needed a little smoothing on a coarse sharpening stone which took maybe a minute. Then I glued it onto the lens in place of the missing one using epoxy. It was still there 10 years later when I sold the lens.
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Old 10-02-2019   #403
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Someone in China should make all the Leica lenses we love..
F1.0 Noct...75mm F1.4...35mm F1.4 pre..
Sell em for a fair price..make them as good or better..
There will be buyers..
Someone in China can most probably do your job for 1/10th of the price too, but with that approach there won't be any buyers (outstide of China anyway)
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It seems - because the difference in dept of field - that these two shots are made with different f-stops. I think a comparison like this is only useful when both shots are made with the same f-stop.



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I just got confirmed by the maker. These two photos are all taken at f/2.0. I guess the different depth of field is because they are not focused on the same object. They just want to test the anti-flare performance. And he also mentioned that after they stoped down to f/2.8, the flare almost disappeared.
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This is perfect timing -- I was just seeking a v1 Summicron & was considering a Summaron due to the relative 'affordability'...


Please let me know once this lens becomes available for order; I'd love one in black.
No problem! I will put you on the list. Thank you for your support.
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Old 10-02-2019   #406
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I NEED one! In black or brushed chrome, or whatever the original v1 is.

Sure! I will keep one for you.

And just to let other forum members who are also interested in this lens know, I will go through all the posts and make sure to keep the lens for the people who want one. Unless all the lenses in the first batch are reserved.
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Hi Kevin.... I have followed this thread quietly for a while now. The lens look amazing to me. Kindly count me for a black or silver once it is available for order. Much appreciated.
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Kevin, I have been following this thread and project since your first post about it. From what I have seen, the lens maker is doing a superb job creating the replica.
I am very interested to know when the lens will become available, and would love to get a copy.
Thank you for all your work with comparison photos.

Thank you for your comment! It means a lot. I will let you guys know when it is available.
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I like it, it shows the touch of the maker.

I know the maker does spend lots of effort on this little detail. He traveled around to find the best solution for the red dot. A lot of stories behind it.
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I cannot agree with nickthetasmaniac more.
That pink-purple dot just looks so 俗气
The maker told me it for sure is in red color. I guess it is because the photo taken by the smartphone twitch the real color a little bit.
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Old 10-02-2019   #412
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Brass for me too. I want the rare one
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Same as above, brass for me as well!!
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Old 10-02-2019   #414
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If it's possible to get a coated lens, I'd like to have a black paint one.


I'm going to China next week and will stay there until the end of November, is it possible to order one there in CNY and to have it delivered domestically ?
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Old 10-02-2019   #415
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Kevin, I didn't realise you were keeping a list on behalf of the maker, so please put me down for a black paint multi-coat!
It's a fine effort this chap is making. Please thank him for us all.
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Old 10-02-2019   #416
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Old 10-02-2019   #417
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I too would like one, in order of preference
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I'd like a multi-coat too. Black, brass, chrome in that order of preference.

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Thank you for everyone who comments here. I will put all the people interested in this lens on the list.

I am also thinking of a way that is more efficient to do this. Like, register your information online for the reservation.
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I'd like a multi-coat too. Black, brass, chrome in that order of preference.

Thanks,

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I believe all the lenses in the first batch will be just like the original version, which is single coated. I will let you guys know in the future if multi-coated will be available.
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Some random shots with the Replica lens using wide open.
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Some random shots with the Replica lens using wide open.

Leica M10 + Leica Summicron 35mm f2 Eight Element Replica Prototype First Version


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I believe all the lenses in the first batch will be just like the original version, which is single coated. I will let you guys know in the future if multi-coated will be available.
OK, put my down for single coat if that is all that is available in the first batch.

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I'm interested. Brass or Chrome.
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I'm also interested! Please put me down for a black paint one.


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Been following this thread with interest for a while as well, please put me on the list for a black!
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Is the brass lens single coated or will it be multicoated? I have a feeling that mulitcoated lenses are not in the first batch made.
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Thanks for keeping us in the loop, Kevin. I'd love to have a black paint one, but am very interested in whatever becomes available first!

And give our thanks to the maker! Without his incredible work, we would all still be dreaming of this opportunity.
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Kevin - I'd be interested in a Chrome LTM version - is this a real possibility in the near future?

Thanks for all your work by the way and to the maker of course.
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Kevin, last pictures are absolutely stunning. I'll definitly take one black single coated and am confirming this ;-)
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Pretty sure I’m on the list...but this is just to confirm that.
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I hope that there will be a sufficient number of lenses available for all who interested here.
I want to make this lens my "travel lens" . It will replace my pre-asph Lux.
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I'll take a $500 Leica M2 with my $500 Summicron please.

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It makes it possible now to get such a package for $1000, Chris. Isn't this just great!
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