Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/03/05

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Subject: [Leica] no more R9 and R lenses - compatibility with new AF system
From: cummer at (H&ECummer)
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 06:22:23 +0800
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> Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 14:08:50 -0500 (EST)
> From: Akhil Lal <alal at>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] no more R9 and R lenses
> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> 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  
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).

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