Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/12/13

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Subject: Re: [Leica]WTB Lens for R3
From: "Bill Stanke" <>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 09:49:35 -0800
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Most Leica R lenses can be modified from two-cam to three cam.  Here is a
link to a good source on cams:

As an alternative, you could use Tamron Adaptall lenses.  The current mount
is marked "R4", but should work fine on the R3~R7.  Some list members have
reported that the Tamrons sometimes do not work 100% correctly with the R8.
I have a Tamron Adaptall for the R series that I'm not using.  You could
contact me off-list, and I'd sell it to you for what I have into it.

I noticed that the "E-Place" has some current listings for Vivitar lenses
for the SL.  I don't know if they offered lenses for the R series, or if the
Vivitar lenses have three cams.  They used to make lens in a "T4" or "TX"
mount, but I think they lost out to Tamron in the interchangeable mount
game. A dealer is also constantly flogging a 500 mm f/8 Samyang in Leica.  I
have no idea if it is any good though.

However, why shoot Leica, if not to shoot Leica glass?

Bill Stanke

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From: "Geir Bugge-Olsen" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 8:39 AM
Subject: [Leica]WTB Lens for R3

> I am looking for lenses for R3  3 cam.1 wish is a wide 28 or 35 lens and a
> 90mm.Is there other manufactors other than Leica for those lens?Is it
> possible to rebuild lens from Leicaflex to 3cam?
> Regards
> Geir
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