Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/10/20

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Subject: Re: SM-to-M Adaptors
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 10:37:02 -0700

Not entirely true cetain SM lenses with the mushroom-shaped infinity catch (ie 
35 and 50 Elmar, 35 Summaron, etc) will not work with the 9 cm adapter, you'll 
note that the 35 and 50mm rings are a little narrower for use with such 

On Mon, 20 Oct 97, Paul Schliesser <> wrote:
>>Does the purpose of a SM-to-M ring includes something
>>other than (1) adding some distance to flange back and (2)
>>bringing up a correct frames?
>If you don't have the right adapter, you can still use any LTM lens. The 
>only problem will be that you will get the wrong frame in the finder if 
>they do not match. Just use the frame preview lever to bring up the right 
>- Paul