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Subject: [Leica] "R" lenses on digital bodies
From: cummer at (H&E Cummer)
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2010 11:42:23 -0700
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Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2010 09:53:38 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
From: Wayne Serrano <wayneserrano at>
Subject: [Leica] "R" lenses on digital bodies
To: Leica Users Group <lug at>


I was thinking that maybe we should begin a poll to find how others  
are using their "R" lenses on various digital bodies:

1. Which camera body?
2. Which focusing screen?
3. Modifications necessary if any?
4. Miscellaneous and pertinent info?

Hi Wayne,
As most on the LUG know I have settled on changing my R lenses'  
bayonets to Nikon and
use my R lenses on my D700. I arrived at this combination by a long  
road, having started
with Canon - various bodies including a 5D and a 1dMkII - and then  
Olympus, the 300 series and then
the E3. I like the Nikon because I get focus confirmation up to f5.6  
without chips in the bayonets,
and it is full frame, with great high ISO performance, and a linear  
exposure program so exposures
remain correct as you shut down - unlike the Canon.

Sample photos are here:

Other examples (the 400 telyt) are in the tiger photo folders.

My 2 cents