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    Ken Peillard and Leica help.

    I'm visiting my parents in Portugal and my grandfather just gave me "a bunch of old lenses"...it turns out it's 3 leicas and 3 kern paillards.
    I've never handled either type of lens so I'm looking for a little assistance.

    The leicas:
    1- They seem to have some sort of a nob that i don't know what it's for. I can set the aperture fine but I cannot get the focus ring to move.
    2 - Which type of adapter should I be looking for to us these lenses on a micro 4/3?

    The kern paillards:
    1 - I just want to know if there's any adapter for these to use them on a micro 4/3. They are incredibly small and super portable.
    2 - Did anyone ever test this type of lens? Is it any good with micro 4/3?

    I'll post some picts in a sec to make thins a little clearer.
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    Re: Ken Peillard and Leica help.

    The "Kerns"



    The leicas






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    Re: Ken Peillard and Leica help.

    Congratulation to Your fine lenses Rawfa!

    That knob ist for fixiing the distance setting to endless(?) distance. press theat knob, than You can change distance.

    Adapter for mFT? Buye the cheapest from China, it will work!
    Same for Your Kern lens: orde a c-mount adapter, but don't hope for too much succes taking pics with c-mount lenses

    kind regards
    Thomas

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    Re: Ken Peillard and Leica help.

    Thanks for the prompt response, Thomas. Yeah, I've read all the horror stories with the C-Mounts (but I was doing some research and there's a website that says these are D-Mounts...).
    As for the leicas is the mount m42 the one I should be looking for while looking for the adapter?

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    Re: Ken Peillard and Leica help.

    Looking at the Switar lenses i suspect the are D-mount lenses. If so they are made for 8mm film and can't be used with our 4/3 cameras.

    Leica rangefinder lenses are either LTM (39mm thread mount Leica Thread Mount) or bayonet type called M-mount.

    The above is to the best of my knowledge and from the images I would say you need an Leica M-> 4/3 adapter. The Leica in the image, is it an M3?

    /Jonas

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    Re: Ken Peillard and Leica help.

    Yeah, those Kerns look too small to be C mounts.

    From your last image, it looks like the Leicas are M mounts. That 50mm Summicron will be a fun portrait lens =)

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    Re: Ken Peillard and Leica help.

    The knob on the Leica lens is an infinity lock. Depress it to release and focus the lens. There is a possiblity that the grease has dried up...in which case a drop of lighter fluid will free up the focus; in which case it needs a CLA.

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