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    Novoflex to start new adapter line for Micro 4/3rd

    Now if Olympus will just get their Micro 4/3 right this could get interesting.

    "So, Novoflex's new lens adapter, which will let you put a Leica lens onto a Micro Four Thirds camera, has us rather excited. Novoflex is also planning Micro Four Thirds adapters for Leica R (the SLR lenses), Nikon, Contax/Yashica, Olympus, Pentax and Minolta lenses"


    Full 'Wired' article here.

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    Re: Novoflex to start new adapter line for Micro 4/3rd

    I was hoping for a LTM adapter.

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    Re: Novoflex to start new adapter line for Micro 4/3rd

    John,

    Who is "we" in the quoted article?

    And why did it take so long for "them" to get the coin dropped at the right slot?

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    Re: Novoflex to start new adapter line for Micro 4/3rd

    Quote Originally Posted by Hacker View Post
    I was hoping for a LTM adapter.

    Just add a M to LTM adapter and you would not notice any difference. Even my tiny 2.5cm f/4 W-Nikkor-C sits and works perfectly.

    Via the M adapter, using the M to LTM adapter, I can mount a Novoflex LEINIK
    and use Nikon lenses (the ones with proper adjustable apertures and no G crap).
    They do look big and ugly though.

    Any number of already existing Leica thread to other system adapters- Minolta MD, Canon FD, Olympus OM, Konica, Leica R , what not can be mounted and used this way. One does not need a dedicated adapter for each and every system lens.

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    Re: Novoflex to start new adapter line for Micro 4/3rd

    today I hope to have the first prototype adapter made to adapt C/V thread mount or Leica thread mount lenses to the G1.

    the next stage will be a G1 to Leica M mount adapter.

    made from finely machined bronze, similar the the LTM-8 adapters we make for the M8.

    e-mail me if interested; i will post details as soon as I can

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    Re: Novoflex to start new adapter line for Micro 4/3rd

    the next stage will be a G1 to Leica M mount adapter.
    John, I am curious about the looks and the price. My self made M4/3rds to M adapter cost me close to the Novoflex adapter, this is not including my hours spent on cutting and grinding. Admittedly, I am not a machinist nor do I have the proper tools.

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    Re: Novoflex to start new adapter line for Micro 4/3rd

    my shop is very well equipped. these will be made on an Okuma CNC lathe to very high tolerance. it is the only economical way to do it.

    shown is an example of a flange made for the Zeiss 18mm for the M8. it sells for $150, close to the target price for the G1-thread mount adapter

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    Re: Novoflex to start new adapter line for Micro 4/3rd

    That looks neat!

    Would you post some shots of your workshop/equipment?

    I am sending an email with some requests.

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    Re: Novoflex to start new adapter line for Micro 4/3rd

    my company:
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    Re: Novoflex to start new adapter line for Micro 4/3rd

    The 'Milich' adapter is well known in the M8 world. This is great news!

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    Re: Novoflex to start new adapter line for Micro 4/3rd

    Quote Originally Posted by johnastovall View Post
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    "So, Novoflex's new lens adapter, which will let you put a Leica lens onto a Micro Four Thirds camera, has us rather excited. Novoflex is also planning Micro Four Thirds adapters for Leica R (the SLR lenses), Nikon, Contax/Yashica, Olympus, Pentax and Minolta lenses"


    Full 'Wired' article here.
    Now, while I´ve seen the Novoflex adapter mentioned on several sites, I can´t find a single word about it on Novoflex´ own web site (neither the German nor the English version). Adapters to 4/3, yes, but no micro-4/3. Have they pulled it after people started writing about it, or have I missed something?

    I´ve already ordered Stephen Gandy´s Leica M adapter, but I´d be interested in mounting an AF Micro Nikkor 60/2.8 that´s "left over" from my migration from Nikon. So, a Nikon F adapter, either directly to m4/3, or to either Leica M or LTM would be nice. There´s one of the latter in Novoflex´ price list; possibly Jim will come up with something as well.

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    Re: Novoflex to start new adapter line for Micro 4/3rd

    I just emailed the "Wired" article's author about his source.

    I would like to see something for the Canon FD mounts. Since the flange to sensor distance wouldn't be an issue with the micro 4/3

    "The market wants a Leica to be a Leica: the inheritor of tradition, the subject of lore, and indisputably a mark of status to own."
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    Re: Novoflex to start new adapter line for Micro 4/3rd

    Correct, it's not on their site yet. It has not been pulled; it's not yet been posted.

    They say they'll have Nikon F direct to µ4/3, if you want to wait until February.

    Or, the Panasonic DMW-MA1 (4/3 to µ4/3) and a Nikon F to 4/3 adapter (from Fotodiox and others) will do the trick now.

    Canon FD has been announced from the Japanese vendor:


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    Re: Novoflex to start new adapter line for Micro 4/3rd

    Quote Originally Posted by monza View Post
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    Or, the Panasonic DMW-MA1 (4/3 to µ4/3) and a Nikon F to 4/3 adapter (from Fotodiox and others) will do the trick now.
    ....
    Fotodiox was a new acquaintance to me... and quite reasonable prices, too.

    Is the quality of their adapters OK, and are they good to have business with?

    Going via a 4/3 to m4/3 adapter would probably be OK (and allow for future use of 4/3 lenses...).

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    Re: Novoflex to start new adapter line for Micro 4/3rd

    Quote Originally Posted by Per Ofverbeck View Post
    Fotodiox was a new acquaintance to me... and quite reasonable prices, too.

    Is the quality of their adapters OK, and are they good to have business with?

    Going via a 4/3 to m4/3 adapter would probably be OK (and allow for future use of 4/3 lenses...).
    I have their Nikon to 4/3 adapter, it works great with my e420 and now the G1 with the m4/3 adapter. I can finally focus my Nikkor 50mm 1.4 through the viewfinder!

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    Re: Novoflex to start new adapter line for Micro 4/3rd

    Quote Originally Posted by Per Ofverbeck View Post
    Now, while I´ve seen the Novoflex adapter mentioned on several sites, I can´t find a single word about it on Novoflex´ own web site (neither the German nor the English version). Adapters to 4/3, yes, but no micro-4/3. Have they pulled it after people started writing about it, or have I missed something?
    Per, I contacted Novoflex directly and have ordered an adapter by email. I was told they will be available next week.

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    Re: Novoflex to start new adapter line for Micro 4/3rd

    Quote Originally Posted by phobus View Post
    I have their Nikon to 4/3 adapter, it works great with my e420 and now the G1 with the m4/3 adapter. I can finally focus my Nikkor 50mm 1.4 through the viewfinder!
    Quote Originally Posted by mreddington View Post
    Per, I contacted Novoflex directly and have ordered an adapter by email. I was told they will be available next week.
    Sounds good on both fronts, then. Nice to hear.

    I´ll stick with my already placed M adapter order with Stephen Gandy (unless there´s some real big delay), but if I like using these lenses full manual on the G1, I now know where to look for Nikon and Leica R adapters.

    Thank you!

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    Re: Novoflex to start new adapter line for Micro 4/3rd

    Quote Originally Posted by Per Ofverbeck View Post
    Sounds good on both fronts, then. Nice to hear.

    I´ll stick with my already placed M adapter order with Stephen Gandy (unless there´s some real big delay), but if I like using these lenses full manual on the G1, I now know where to look for Nikon and Leica R adapters.

    Thank you!
    I emailed Steve last night....it's January now

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    Re: Novoflex to start new adapter line for Micro 4/3rd

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    I emailed Steve last night....it's January now


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    Re: Novoflex to start new adapter line for Micro 4/3rd

    Yes, I was told January also.

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    Re: Novoflex to start new adapter line for Micro 4/3rd

    I was able to get Novoflex to ship me their adapter from Germany to the USA, it is going out today.

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    Re: Novoflex to start new adapter line for Micro 4/3rd

    Monza

    What magic did u do??

    When I emailed Nonoflex they just gave their U.S. distributor, and told me that the U.S distributor will sell to a dealer, and then the dealer would sell to me.

    How did u cut out all the middle men??

    Martin

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    Martin, no magic, just persistence.

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