Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/07/07

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Lurker uncovered!
From: Ken Wilcox <>
Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2001 09:01:26 -0400
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Welcome to the LTM subgroup! There are many of us here who use a IIIc or
IIIf or other LTM.

Canon and Russian lenses can be used directly on your IIIc. The
"appropriate adapter" you refer to is used to mount these and LTM Leica
lenses on M bodies.

Enjoy the IIIc. They are a lot of fun to use.

Ken Wilcox

At 12:40 -0700 7/7/1, a fine scholar, Lorenzo Vanzinni wrote:

>Well, I've been lurking here for a while as I'm not a purist. Decided it was
>time to crawl out of the closet. I mostly use Russian & Voightlander stuff
>for fun. I did just acquire a IIIc however so I can at least claim Junior
>Club membership. I have to admit, even with an old III c I'm hooked! I've
>heard comments to the effect that others are using non Leica lenses
>(Russian, Canon, etc.) with "an appropriate adapter." Why is an adapter
>needed? Isn't a Leica thread mount a Leica thread mount? What is the
>difference? & I guess the most important, If these are needed where do I buy
>them? Thanks TGV

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