Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/08/22

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Off topic - the Nikon F5
From: Gary Elshaw <>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 12:28:14 +1200

Philip Wang wrote:

>The situation is, I have a lot of good Canon FD lens - like 50mm f1.2,
>35 f2, and 135 f2, etc. I would love to use those lenses on my Leica
>Question: is it possible to find an adapter for this purpose? If there
>is one, is it possible maintain infinite distance focus?
>If not, why? Is it true for all adapters made for adapt lens mount?
>- - Philip

Yes Philip, there is a Santa Claus!
There is a Canon made adapter known as 'Lens Mount Converter B,'
which was made for adapting Canon FD's to screwmount Leicas. Combine 
one of these with a Leitz screw to M converter and you have a 
mounting FD lens. I have used an old FD on my Leica III: there is no 
rangefinder coupling, but you can focus to infinity.

Take care,


"The difficulty now is that unexceptional adults believe the loss of youthful
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Gary Elshaw
Post-Grad Film Student
Victoria University
New Zealand