Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/09/29

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Subject: [Leica] Re: R 19 2nd vers. on EOS-300D (aka Canon Rebel Digital)
From: "Joseph Chan" <>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 22:42:11 +0100

I have a Canon EOS 10D and I also have a Leica R system with a number of
lenses including the later 19mm Elmarit-R.

I also have a Leica-R to EOS adaptor and I've used this regularly with
my 100mm macro Elmarit-R lens.

After using the Leica lenses on my EOS bodies, I have come to the
conclusion that this combination is fine when the camera is mounted on a
tripod and you have time to compose, manually focus and stop-down the
lens prior to tripping the shutter.

I have found it too cumbersome to use the Leica lenses on EOS cameras
when handholding.

Recently, there has been much interest in fitting the Leica extreme wide
angle lenses to EOS digital cameras but I don't really see the point. I
bought my 19mm lens because I wanted the coverage of that focal length.
I don't see the point of fitting this expensive lens onto a digital body
which is going to give me a much smaller angle of view.

For these reasons, I have given up trying to use my Leica lenses (except
the 100mm macro as I do mount the camera on a tripod for macro use) on
my 10D. The advantages of a digital SLR like the 10D are negated if you
have to spend time opening up the aperture, focus, stop-down, compose
all the time. I'd much rather use the 10D with the Canon lenses using
autofocus (I've had very good results this way) and continue to use my
Leica lenses on my Leica bodies.

Just my experience with Canons and Leicas - I love them all but would
only consider mixing and matching the LTM bodies and lenses!

Joe Chan

- -----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Jeff Moore
Sent: 29 September 2003 17:43
Subject: [Leica] Re: R 19 2nd vers. on EOS-300D (aka Canon Rebel

2003-09-27-02:20:12 Henning Wulff:
> If you are interested in this combination, why not go
> and try it and report on it instead of attempting sarcasm?

I wasn't aware I'd been sarcastic, either successfully or not.

It's purely out of cowardice that I haven't rushed to try the
combination.  I don't want to risk bunging up my lens or someone else's
mirror.  I was hoping someone else had already been bold...


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