Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/07/22

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Subject: [Leica] Olympus E-P1 and Leica lenses with adapter
From: joseph at (Joseph Yao)
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009 23:01:53 +0800

An update regarding Leica M to Micro 4/3 adapters:

The Voigtlander M to M4/3 adapter does not permit the use of the Dual Range
Summicron 50/2.0: when mounted, the lens will not focus beyond 3m.  The
focusing mechanism binds with the adapter and renders the lens for close
range use only.

The Panasonic Leica M to Micro 4/3 adapter has no such problem, not to
mention it is noticeably better built.

Thus I believe the Voigtlander adapter has a design defect that should be


On 7/9/09 5:19 PM, "Joseph Yao" <joseph at> wrote:

> Joseph in SG,
> Panasonic have both Leica M and Leica R to Micro 4/3 adapters:
> l#acc03
> They are by far the best M4/3 adapters I have used, and are reasonably
> priced too.  Compared to the Voigtlander M to Micro 4/3 adapter, it has a
> smoother lens mount with no holes drilled over the mount surface.  It 
> weighs
> slight more at 60g as opposed to 40g, and feels more substantially built.
> Please give your local Panasonic dealer a call!
> And yes, they work on the E-P1 fine.
> Joseph in HK
> On 7/9/09 3:03 PM, "Joseph Low" <joelct at> wrote:
>> Hello Khun Pasvorn
>> So you confirm that the Cameraquest adapter will fit the Olympus E-P1?
>> Can you comment on the overall finish of these adaptors? I intend to buy
>> The E-P1 shortly and will need adaptors for both M & R lenses
>> Thanks for your advice
>> Joseph Low
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