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> Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 14:08:50 -0500 (EST) > From: Akhil Lal <alal at duke.poly.edu> > Subject: Re: [Leica] no more R9 and R lenses > To: Leica Users Group <lug at leica-users.org> > > When I spoke to Ms Harbets last year she was not very clear on meter > coupling and auto stop-down operation of existing R lenses with the > digital R. It was apparent that many design details of the R10 had not > been finalised. > Of course the simplest > way for Leica to do it, and the worst case for current R owners, is > that > current R lense will have the same degree of functionality on the > R10, as > they do on an EOS, ie. they will mount on the new body but will not > couple > in any way. Let's hope Leica does not take that route. If Leica takes this route, which would be the simplest for them, I think David Lladro over at Leitax will be very busy turning out R>N bayonets. I know I am going to convert all my R lenses to N mount and use them on my D700 while awaiting developments. I doubt very much if I will ever buy a new R outfit if the compatibility of old R lenses is no better than fitting R lenses with Nikon mounts on Nikons (i.e. no auto diaphram). Cheers Howard.