Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/12/11

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M lenses on R using Visoflex adapter?
From: "Roy Zartarian" <>
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 1999 18:20:07 -0500

Let me expand a little bit on Marc's earlier reply.

The 14167 will allow the use of Visoflex lenses on the R body.  
Leica literature sometimes does not always distinguish between 
the M lenses and those designed for proerp use with the Viso, 
although the physical bayonet mount is the same.  Right now I've 
got the 14167 semi-permanently attached to a 3rd version 280/4.8 
which I use on and R4sp or an R8.  Sometimes, to be outrageous, 
I'll use the adapter with the 65 Elmar on the R8.

Of course. with such set ups, most of whatever automation the 
body offers is lost.  Stop-down metering is required, and I'm still 
trying to work out some compensation factors.


On 11 Dec 99, at 17:11, Andrew M. Moore wrote:

> The Leica R6.2 manual mentions an adapter (order no. 14167) that
> appears to let you use an M lens "which is compatible with the
> Visoflex adapter") on an R body.
> Does anyone have any experience using this adapter?  Could I really
> use my current M lenses on an R body?