Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/04/19

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Re: EOS to Leica R adapter source
From: J Gong <>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 22:28:25 -0700 (PDT)


Your latest message confuses me.  You speak of using EOS zooms on R bodies, but
that adapter does not exist. The film plane to lens flange distance is too
great to permit proper infinity focus.  

The other way around works.  I count myself and Joseph Yao as two people who
have used adapters to fit R lenses on EOS bodies. Specifically, D30's to have a
digital camera with R optics. After all, I'll be dead by the time Leica came
out with one.

The Novoflex adapters are available at bhphoto and calumet. No, they're not
cheap, but it's a cool tool...

It's also nice to have a cheap EOS body as a backup, with more versatility
available too.  Of course, everything is manual focus and stop down metering.

This setup won't solve your manual focus problems however. I have found it
difficult to accurately focus with the clear Canon screens; they were designed
with AF lenses in mind.

Best Regards,

John Gong

- --- Javier Perez <> wrote:
> Hi
> It's a God send for me because I'm loosing too many 
> family and pet pics on account of stupid focusing
> mistakes and my eyesight isn't getting any better.
> I really like the better EOS cameras. The only problem
> is I can't use the 19 except with an RT or RS because
> it will hit the mirror. Whatever the case I would love
> to be able to keep using my Rs and just spend on the
> cheap and surprisingly good Canon zooms for casual
> pics
> The limitations are no meter coupling and auto
> aperture
> It doesn't bother me at all since I would use them for
> slow to take pics of landscapes and portraits. The AF
> still works and if you get an EOS 1, 1n, 1v or others
> you can shoot near wide open in daylight with the 8000
> top speed.
> I'll have to get one eventually but not at that price!
> Someday maybe I'll be taking digital pics with a 180
> Elmarit on a 1d!!!!!!! The 1d is fast coming down in
> price and is the only current solution for digital
> pics with R lenses.
> See Ya
> Javier

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