Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/07/17

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Subject: [Leica] Leica R Lenses on You're M8
From: tomschofield at (Tom Schofield)
Date: Tue Jul 17 06:57:15 2007
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That would be nice.  Not only would it be good to be able to use one  
lens on both systems, but the 19mm would be good for M8 users, where  
it would be more like a 24-25mm than the 21 which becomes a 27-28mm  
equivalent.  Now I'l have to look for that ring again!


On Jul 17, 2007, at 4:24 AM, Douglas Herr wrote:

> Tom Schofield <> wrote:
>> IIRC, when I tried using that adapter with the 19mm R, I found it
>> lacked the groove which would allow that lens to mount on it.  In
>> other words, you end up with the same limitations on using it to
>> mount wide angle R lenses on an M, as you have when using wide angle
>> R lenses on a Leicaflex SL.  Apparently, the adapter was intended to
>> mount the R Macro lenses on the Visoflex bellows, not to allow you to
>> avoid buying M wideangle lenses by using your R lenses.
> The groove can machined into the flange.  It's a Leicaflex-era part  
> but it can be updated.
> Doug Herr
> Birdman of Sacramento
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