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    4/3 Leica Lens M Adapter

    Is there adapter out there that will allow me to use my Leica M lenses on an Olympus E3 camera body?

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    Re: 4/3 Leica Lens M Adapter

    Don't think it works because the sensor is too far from the mount. It works fine on m43 bodies.
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    Re: 4/3 Leica Lens M Adapter

    barnack... have you intentionally forgotten to pay for shipping of the F6 that you bought from me?

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    Re: 4/3 Leica Lens M Adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by barnack View Post
    Is there adapter out there that will allow me to use my Leica M lenses on an Olympus E3 camera body?
    Cannot be done. The Leica M mount register is 28mm, the Olympus E-3 mount register is 39mm. That means any Leica M lens fitted to the E-3 mount would have at least 11mm of extension ... they'd focus nowhere near infinity.

    Plus many Leica M lenses project backwards into the film/sensor chamber in such a way as they would foul an SLR's mirror.

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