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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Leica R lenses on Nikon D800


I'm looking at getting a few Leica lenses (type R)

50mm, 135mm


Wondered if there is a good adaptor, and what's involved with making it
Work 100%. Modifications...? Issues....? Or working on my Nikon D800



Let me know,

Thanks





Feb 09, 2013 at 03:54 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Leica R lenses on Nikon D800


There are no attachable adapters that work for Leica R -> Nikon, because the adapter would need to be inconveniently thin. However, check out www.leitax.com for excellent quality mount replacements that replace the Leica R mount with Nikon F (or Canon, or a few other) bayonets.


Feb 09, 2013 at 03:58 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Leica R lenses on Nikon D800


I'd strongly recommend leitax mounts instead of adapters. If you check their page you should find the instructions and level of complexity. From what I remember the 50 cron should be easy to convert, not sure about the 135mm


Feb 09, 2013 at 05:38 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Leica R lenses on Nikon D800


The Elmarit 135 shouldn't be a problem. I'd highly recommend getting the Canadian over the older German model.


Feb 09, 2013 at 06:10 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Leica R lenses on Nikon D800


Once you've decided to adapted the lens(es) of your choice per above, for the price you cannot go wrong with modern 50mm Summicron.


Feb 09, 2013 at 06:37 AM
 

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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Leica R lenses on Nikon D800


mpmendenhall wrote:
There are no attachable adapters that work for Leica R -> Nikon, because the adapter would need to be inconveniently thin. However, check out www.leitax.com for excellent quality mount replacements that replace the Leica R mount with Nikon F (or Canon, or a few other) bayonets.




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Feb 10, 2013 at 05:40 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Leica R lenses on Nikon D800


I use Leitax type adapters from Jinfinance for my D800E; excellent quality at half price. As for the R-lenses I used: The Macro-Elmarit-R 60/2.8 is matchless even at infinity, check MTF curves at Leica's site; better than the 50/2 E55. 28/2.8 Elmarit-R with fixed hood is an excellent lens but expensive. 35/2 Summicron-R (E55) can be recommended too however be warned about the corners. Used 90/2 and 135/2.8 later versions too but nothing exceptional, CA issues at the first two apertures.


Feb 10, 2013 at 06:45 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Leica R lenses on Nikon D800


I use Leitax adapters , they are perfect

here are some shot today with a Summilux 50 R leitax converted ;-)


el Rastro , Madrid by jamesmdo, on Flickr


el rastro , Madrid by jamesmdo, on Flickr


a touch of color in the "rastro" ,Madrid by jamesmdo, on Flickr


A fairy in my living room by jamesmdo, on Flickr



Mar 03, 2013 at 04:58 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Leica R lenses on Nikon D800


Leitax makes the replacement mounts, as mentioned above. FM member worldinlens also makes them.


Mar 03, 2013 at 06:26 PM





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