Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/01

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 24mm testing one two three
From: "SonC (Sonny Carter)" <>
Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2001 21:28:22 -0500
References: <><017401c0bae2$b46a3b50$9cd9efd1@joe> <001201c0bb13$e47ddb40$8bb7b3c7@gpd7901>


I've  used a Canon wide angle on my M6 by using the Canon to LTM adapter
along with an LTM  to M adapter.  It worked, and as long as you block the
pin that actuates the auto diaphragm on the lens, you can shoot with it.
I'm not sure how the Nikkor keeps the Iris open, but you need to defeat that
if you are using the SLR lens on an M camera.

That said, the hunk of lens is unwieldy on the front on the M6, and you have
to be careful  the combination doesn't decide to jump off the front of your
camera.  Not fun.

I think the much more compact Voigtlander 25mm + VF would be a happier

SonC  (Sonny Carter)
Cammie G. Henry Research Center
Northwestern State University of Louisiana

- ----- Original Message -----
From: Roger Bunting <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2001 8:26 PM
Subject: [Leica] 24mm testing one two three

> I'm beginning to grow into a 24mm lens but just cant make the full $2K
> decision/commitment for my M6 yet. After reading Tom's apraisal on of the
> Cosina I started wondering.. and checked out Stephen Gandy's prices to see
> if I could do some testing on my M6 for less than the Leitz layout. While
> use the 24 on a SLR, I'm not sure if it is the right choice for me on the
> M6. Your thoughts on the following are appreciated.
> 1) Nikon to M adapter with 24mm f2.8 MF Nikkor + Cosina 25mm VF = $240 or
> 2) Voigtlander 25mm + VF = $289.
> Does anyone have any experience with the adapters. I think I know the
> = Voightlander, but is there any wisdom to convince me otherwise. I don't
> think the extra stops on the Nikon are going to do me much good without a
> coupling.
> Thoughts appreciated.
> Roger

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