Making life a little simpler, I roughed out the layout of the 6bit codes in Corel draw and tossed a sheet of cardboard in my laser, then a bit of glossy photopaper for the actual stencil. the result is a simply lock in place paper stencil.
More pictures and layout for DIY types or purchase a ready to use template after the link.
Backside made from corugated cardboard to get a bit of grip on the edge of the lens mount, I made a tap for easy positioning.
The result: CV 35 1.4 coded and ready to go, and yes it works.
By the way, note the groove in the mount where the black marks is, this is a new feature on some Voitlander lenses, the recess protects the sharpie marks from being worn off when mounted on the camera..
DO IT YOUR SELF Click here for the original JPG file of the layout, you can print it and cut it out of a piece of cardboard with a xacto knife. OR right click here and select save file, to download the coreldraw file. You can definitely make this template yourself in about 5 minutes with a printer and xacto knife. Enjoy.
READY TO USE. I have laser cut and assembled a couple of these. PayPal me 5 bucks and I will toss one in the mail for you. note this is only the template as pictured above, no suggestions for codes and no sharpie included. NOTE - you REALLY don't need the template, download or follow Per's instructions.
M9 UPDATE: Just got my M9, clearly something have changed, my coded lenses which works just fine with the M8 mostly did not work with the M9... until I socked on a bunch more ink. they must have changed the sensor to require more contrast, as a single layer of sharpie don't seem to do the trick anymore. this will be a easy fix on the new grooved lenses, I'm heading out in town for black model airplane enamel.. on my 15mm I have a coding strip and this worked, but the same strip on the CV 35 1.4 did not work, probably because it was a bit more worn, I updated it with a fresh one and now that lens also works.
Conclusion... soak on more ink, paint or whatever you are using for black. The M9 have a more picky sensor, I'm almost wondering if they did this new calibration to bug people doing sharpie codes.
NOTE unfortunately we no longer have time to make code templates.
We can't get them manufactured in a timely manner and don't want you to have to wait.
This is why the order option is now removed.
NOTE - PLEASE allow 30 days for delivery, we do not make profit on these templates and produce them once a month only when we have the time. We do not make money on these, and don't mean to be grumpy about it, but we do not have time to deal with email exchanges about expedited processing and tracking for these, if our schedule is not suitable for you, please do not order.
NOTE - INTERNATIONAL - I am not able to ship to Malaisia and Indonesia as most of the templates send to these areas do not arrive. orders from either of these contries will be refunded.
The current list of Leica Lens Codes, you will need these to code your lens correctly
Carsten Whimster original list of lens codes Click here for M lens codes
You will need these codes for coding your lenses manually.
Here is a very straight forward way to code your lens by hand Click to read post on LUF.
There are more than one way to skin a cat - read about my experiment with sticky coding-strips.
For those with no fear, pull out your Dremmel tool and make groves for coding. Click to read post on LUF.
Original tread about lens coding on the Leica User Forum Click to read
DPreview have a posting of the original press release about Leica lens coding. Click to read
There is also a excellent code kit from Match Tech
which includes the list of codes and a sharpie in a very nice case.