Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2014/08/28

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Subject: [Leica] Lei-ko R lens to S body adapter ring
From: grduprey at (grduprey at
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:47:46 -0500 (CDT)

Do the lenses cover the full format of the S2?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Herr" <wildlightphoto at>
To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:40:00 AM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: Re: [Leica] Lei-ko R lens to S body adapter ring

Charlie Chan wrote:

This is for those, who would love to use some of their R lenses on a new S 
(006) or S2 body. I have just bought an adapter ring from Michael Leibfritz 
in Germany

It cost 500 euros including overnight european courier delivery. It is 
beautifully made. You can only use it for lenses of 180 or longer.  The new 
S lenses top out at 180 focal length. The rumoured 350 S lens may well not 
happen. Focus is manual of course with stop down metering. The max focus 
distance is limited, unless you send the lenses to Leica for adjustment.


280/4 APO - max focus distance at infinity point on lens barrel is about 
20m, but my copy goes beyond infinity to the ?feet / m? mark on the barrel 
(which is 40m + in real life).

There was some variation in 280mm f/4 APO production.  My original copy 
(originally 3rd-cam, now getting its biennial diaphragm de-gumming) is like 
Charlie's lens.  My newer copy (ROM) focuses only slightly past infinity and 
even has a different focussing pitch.  Sounds like the older version is a 
better fit for the S2 + lei-ko adapter.

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento

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