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    Leica Screw Mount to Micro Four Thirds?

    Hi

    A very quick question if I may. I'm interested in getting an Ultron 35mm f1.7 for my E-P1. I understand this is a Leica Screw Mount, and simply need to know what adapter I need to mount directly to my E-P1.

    I think in the 'early days' you would have needed two adapters to do this, but I'm hoping a single adapter is now available which will do the trick?

    Many thanks in anticipation.....

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    Re: Leica Screw Mount to Micro Four Thirds?

    Several companies sell these on eBay. I`ve had good luck with adapters from JinFinance (RJ), and he makes a LTM to m4/3 adapter. Do a search on M39 and G1.
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    Re: Leica Screw Mount to Micro Four Thirds?

    Many thanks John,

    Really appreciate the quick reply.

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    Re: Leica Screw Mount to Micro Four Thirds?

    Both RJ and Hawke have them. No real difference, both work fine. Some adapters have a separate inner part that can be loosened and rotated if needed. The Ultron works best if you add a baffle with a ca. 13mm opening at the rear of the lens. This increases corner sharpness.
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    Re: Leica Screw Mount to Micro Four Thirds?

    Thank you for the info - ordered from RJ this evening.

    Mike

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    Re: Leica Screw Mount to Micro Four Thirds?

    Well, adapter arrived and now first manual lens purchase came yesterday, a mint 35mm 1.7 Ultron.

    I know there's been some debate recently about 'why' manual focus lenses on micro 4/3 but......doesn't she look pretty



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    Re: Leica Screw Mount to Micro Four Thirds?

    Very pretty indeed! Let us know how she performs, too.
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    Re: Leica Screw Mount to Micro Four Thirds?

    It looks great. Please let us know how the corners perform...there have been instances of smearing with the 28 f/2 Voigtlander, but I use a Voigtlander 28 f/1.9 with good results.

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    Re: Leica Screw Mount to Micro Four Thirds?

    Cindy,

    I was considering to buy the 28/2 Voigtlander, since the 28/1.9 is the discontinued model. (But it's still available).

    I will use the lens with my M8, as well as M4/3.

    May I have your comments about using these with the M8? Many people prefer the 28/2 but I feel from photos downloaded from internet, that 28/1.9 may be preferable.

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    Re: Leica Screw Mount to Micro Four Thirds?

    Beautiful, Mike. That's a nice looking combo! I just purchased an adapter set for C mount + M39 + M42 that I'm looking forward to using. Post some photos with it when you get a chance!

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    Re: Leica Screw Mount to Micro Four Thirds?

    Quote Originally Posted by s.agar View Post
    Cindy,

    I was considering to buy the 28/2 Voigtlander, since the 28/1.9 is the discontinued model. (But it's still available).

    I will use the lens with my M8, as well as M4/3.

    May I have your comments about using these with the M8? Many people prefer the 28/2 but I feel from photos downloaded from internet, that 28/1.9 may be preferable.

    Thanks in advance,

    Seyhun
    Seyhun,
    The Leica 28 f/2 is the gold standard. I had it in the past, but now I have the 28 f/1.9 Voigtlander and the 35 f/2 Leica for my M8. I love the Voigtlander. Mine is very sharp and is excellent with an IR filter (no hot spots) on the M8. I have not used the Voigtlander 28 f/2. I understand that it is smaller than the 1.9, but I'm so happy with the 1.9 that I wouldn't consider switching. It works well on my G1's. It is nice to stick a G1 body and the adapter in the camera bag when I'm taking out the M8.
    Maybe someone who has used both Voigtlander 28's will post.

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    Re: Leica Screw Mount to Micro Four Thirds?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy Flood View Post
    Seyhun,
    The Leica 28 f/2 is the gold standard. I had it in the past, but now I have the 28 f/1.9 Voigtlander and the 35 f/2 Leica for my M8. I love the Voigtlander. Mine is very sharp and is excellent with an IR filter (no hot spots) on the M8. I have not used the Voigtlander 28 f/2. I understand that it is smaller than the 1.9, but I'm so happy with the 1.9 that I wouldn't consider switching. It works well on my G1's. It is nice to stick a G1 body and the adapter in the camera bag when I'm taking out the M8.
    Maybe someone who has used both Voigtlander 28's will post.

    I have tried both Voigtlander 28mm lenses and I can assure you that older 28mm f1.9 Asph is better performer on m4/3rd. It has less smearing, probably because the rear element is not as close to the sensor as newer 28/2.
    You can still see a bit of smearing at infinity, but not bad. Get it while you can, unless you want to go with high-end cine, but those will cost you much more.

    I'm not huge fan of Voigtlander overall, but they do make some excellent lenses and Lanthar 90mm f3.5 APO is one of them. (excellent for the money)

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