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    Best M-adapter and why?

    Please advise to which Leica M adapter to get to use with E-P1 or GH1 and why. I have a 35 Cron and a 50 Lux. Also, which VF would work for both the 50 and the 35? Thanks to all.
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    Re: Best M-adapter and why?

    Thanks for all the advise.

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    Re: Best M-adapter and why?

    I think the Rayqual one is the best. Reason being is it didn't have any focusing issues.

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    Re: Best M-adapter and why?

    I got the Voigtlander adapter from Camera Quest. It works fine with all my M lenses.
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    Re: Best M-adapter and why?

    All the current adapters are of good quality, the Rayqual and Voigtlander stand out as the best quality machining.

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    Re: Best M-adapter and why?

    Thank you. i have used Stephen at CamerQuest before so I think I will try the Voigtlander as well as a 75mm VF for my 35 & 50.

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    Re: Best M-adapter and why?

    RayQual without any question.

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    Re: Best M-adapter and why?

    Panasonic will be selling M and R leica adapters soon. I'll wait for them if I were you.

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    Re: Best M-adapter and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by cdnguyen View Post
    Panasonic will be selling M and R leica adapters soon. I'll wait for them if I were you.
    Although I haven't seen any information on when those will become available, Panasonic's adapters look very similar to the Voigtlander. Might, in fact, be the same thing.
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    Re: Best M-adapter and why?

    The Panasonic adapters are available now (at least in Hong Kong) and I've just ordered some. On the advice of someone I trust and who has used the various ones, including the Voigtlander and (pre-Voiglander) Cameraquest ones, those are apparently the best. No binding, no uneveness of any sort or any other issues.

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    Re: Best M-adapter and why?

    How do the Panasonic adapter compare in price? Are they more or less than the 4/3 to m4/3 adapter?

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    Re: Best M-adapter and why?

    What about the one from:

    http://stores.shop.ebay.com/RJ-camer...__W0QQ_armrsZ1

    Less than $100.

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    Re: Best M-adapter and why?

    Has anybody tried Hawkpeng's L(M) adapter? From what I've read on here, it seems RJ's focuses slightly past infinity, while the Voigtlander and Rayqual focus on infinity...

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    Re: Best M-adapter and why?

    I'm using the Voigtlander M->m4/3 adapter, together with a Voigtlander LTM->M (28, 90mm) adapter. I'm using a Voigtlander 12mm. When everything's attached, the red dot on the Voigtlander M->m4/3 adapter lines up perfectly with the E-P1.

    The white dot on the 12mm is a little off center though - a little bit to the right of the red dot. Seems to focus to infinity, though.

    To those with Voigtlander adapters and using Voigtlander lenses - do your white dots line up with your red dots?

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    I've got two Voitlander adapters, VM to m4/3s and Nikon F to m4/3s, and both are of excellent quality. The only thing that I don't like about the Voitlander adapters is that they don't come with proper end caps, just a cheap and nasty slip-on, soft-plastic cap.

    Now where can one find good lens and body caps for m4/3s?

    Cheers

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    Agree about the cheap slip on caps. I gave my lens a harder turn today and it seemed to line up properly.

    I believe one of the eBay vendors (jinfinance maybe?) sells end caps.

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    Re: Best M-adapter and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by JMaher View Post
    How do the Panasonic adapter compare in price? Are they more or less than the 4/3 to m4/3 adapter?

    Jim
    I got mine for $1600HK, which works out today at about $207US. After comparing them (M and R) to the Voigtlander M adapter, I would have to say that the Panasonic ones are the nicest. They look very 'Leica-like' in all their details. Fit and finish are excellent.

    Henning

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