Take a drill and a deep breath.... mounting a Zeiss with Leitax

Started Jan 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP RemcoR Senior Member • Posts: 1,215
Re: Take a drill and a deep breath.... mounting a Zeiss with Leitax

manueljenkin wrote:

Hey, need some help. Is there a tutorial on how to get the screws drilled out? Any drilling kit/drill size you'd recommend.

I was trying to leitax mod the Zeiss 35-70 and stripped the screw head.


You only need to drill out what is left of the screwhead. I used a drill machine with the smallest drill I could find, about 1/2 the size of the screwhead. After removing the mount, I used pliers to turn the rest of the screw out.

Or, send it to David from Leitax, because the 35-70 is known to be difficult.

After all is done, you get a lens that is able to render wonderfull pics

Good luck!


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Pentax K-5
Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical
Pentax FA 35mm F2 AL
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 35-70mm F3.4 Macro
Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F1.7 Contax
Carl Zeiss Planar T* 85mm F1.4 ZK
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm F2.8

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