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    leica r lenses on the oly e510

    anybody out there can give me a pointer as what adapter to go for..just bought a e510 with 14-54m 2.8 lens on ebay but would like to use some of my lux r glass that I have been using on the dmr.
    AF confirmation would be great if possible.. and I assume I can use cs2 acr with the files? anyone using aperture2 with it? I am a 4/3rds virgin. I am using as an event and family camera.

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    Re: leica r lenses on the oly e510

    i have an adapter... but no leica lenses :-) so i cant really say how well they work with leica R. Its just an ebay cheapy... no AF confirm... looked into that but nobody really could tell me if it really worked that well

    I use nikon, oly OM, contax and pentax lenses on my 510 - you can see results on flickr page in my sig

    getting focus is an issue... i did try a cheapo split prism screen but it didn't work for me so back to original screen.

    Infinty focus can be an issue... i have had problems with the nikon and pentax... less of a problem with contax and OM... but that may just be me.

    as for processing oly files.. I use aperture and have no problems... then again I am not a major pixel peeper

    enjoy your 510.. it should be lighter in the hand than the DMR :-)

    and check out the oly digital lenses... they are rather good... 12-60 and 9-18 are my favs just because they suit my style of shooting

    cheers

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    Re: leica r lenses on the oly e510

    I think the only 4/3 adapters with AF confirm is the Dandelion, http://oly43club.ru/index.php?p=howtobuy

    Unfortunately, they don't seem to make an R-adapter.

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    Re: leica r lenses on the oly e510

    LEICA R to 4/3 adapter, by Leica, works perfectly with most R lenses on my oly e520. No AF confirm though.

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    Re: leica r lenses on the oly e510

    I have used cheapo no-name adapters as well as the Fotodiox adapter chipped by the Dandelion guys at Oly43 club in Russia.
    Everything has worked just fine.
    The focus confirmation is a hit or miss with quite some "slack". When critical always try to use LiveView.

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    Re: leica r lenses on the oly e510

    My cheap and shabby chinese Adapter... works !
    And now is the time to buy R-Lenses
    Due to Leica discontinues the complete R-Series i hope and await a flood of used lensstuff on ebay and co....

    Lenslust lenslust lenslust, wake up !

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    Re: leica r lenses on the oly e510

    I have the same adaptor that Klaus mentioned. It works real well.

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    Re: leica r lenses on the oly e510

    thanks for the info I guess I will just try to find one on ebay and goforit.

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    Re: leica r lenses on the oly e510

    I had gotten an Adapter from Stephen at CameraQuest /$175.00
    when i had an E1 & 420e
    with an R 50 summicron
    It was Heaven....
    Last edited by helenhill; 10th March 2009 at 14:12.

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    Re: leica r lenses on the oly e510

    I use leica lenses on my E-3 and now recently on the Pana G1 with a cheap adapter.
    It had some play when mounted but someone mentioned to put some transparant thin tape on the lens side. Since then it doesn't move.
    Here is a photo E-3 with the Leica APO Telyt 180 mm 3.4

    And here a photograph I took yesterday with this lens. I like a lot of DOF

    Kind regards, Michiel (BTW my first post here)

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