Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/11/30

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Subject: Re: [Leica] God, no Canon vs. Nikon...
From: "Ken Iisaka" <>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 22:39:18 -0800

> Ken Iisaka wrote:
> ><Snip>
> > Nikon has long touted conpatibility and adaptability of its lenses and
> > top-of-the-line bodies.  There is however one pre-Ai lens that cannot be
> > used on F3 onwards.  It is the 2.1cm 1:4 lens that requires a mirror
> > up, due to its symmetric, Aviogon-like design.  ><Snip>
> And the 45 2.8 GN Pancake. That's why I always keep an old FM around.

Actually, Nikon used to replace the aperture ring so that it can be used
with all Ai bodies, so this lens doesn't qualify :)  FM allows you to flip
the coupling so that you could mount the lens, but you have to put up with
step-down metering.