Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/01/21

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Subject: [Leica] Doomed: Leica MP 0.58x
From: telyt at (Douglas Herr)
Date: Fri Jan 21 11:03:59 2005

Ian Watts <> wrote:

>Douglas Herr wrote:
>> Leica's alternative is to make the lenses Canon-fit, manual only - which 
>> is
>> exactly what an R lens plus adapter is.  Why would Leica make manual 
>> lenses
>> that would only fit Canon when an R-mount lens plus adapter would work 
>> just
>> like a Canon-mount manual lens, and could be used on a Leica-R body as 
>> well?
> One selling point would be that Leica manual focus lenses with a Canon 
> mount
> would have an auto-diaphragm

Not without Canon-compatible electronics, and Canon has shown that 
reverse-engineering the electronics is risky.

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento