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    ID this lever on M3?

    Hey guys,

    i recently landed a beautiful M3 from a member here. I noticed there is mystery lever on opposite side of self timer lever side. Anyone know what it does?

    Todd

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    A photo might help?
    Otherwise, check the manual here: http://www.butkus.org/chinon/leica/l...3/leica_m3.htm
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    Todd-- the lever lets you preview the 90mm or 135mm frame lines in the viewfinder, depending on which way you move it. If you have one of those lenses with you, you can check the framing without mounting the lens.

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    Thank Barry..now it makes sense.

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    The Asa dial looks like it's just a reminder tool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddB View Post
    The Asa dial looks like it's just a reminder tool?
    Correct, since the M3 doesn't have a built-in meter anyway...
    Bronica ETRSi, Nikon F3 and FM.

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    Congrats on nailing down the M3 Todd! Which lens did you end up getting?
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    I Have the Summicron DR f2.0. I should mention that I'm not completely understanding this lens. My first roll images were really blurry. I notice to that I believe that is very important to have the lens snapped on correctly? Is there something maybe I'm over looking for focus? Running Delta 100 asa. I'm sure it's probably something really dumb I'm over looking. Oh.. Looks like you can pull out distance ring to get it over tab or something.

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    Yup! The goggles are removed for normal shooting and installed for close-up.
    The tab/stoop you refer to is to prevent the user from focusing beyond the range selected
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    Pulling out the focus ring is to switch between the near and far focus ranges.

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