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    Leitax Bayonets to convert Leica R to Nikon Mount

    I have some of these available, new, $99 plus shipping. Don't wait two weeks to get them from Spain when I can get them to you in a day or two.

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    Re: Leitax Bayonets to convert Leica R to Nikon Mount

    As the official US reseller these bayonets have full Leitax company support and guarantee.

    (This may need to be moved into the reseller forum.)

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    Re: Leitax Bayonets to convert Leica R to Nikon Mount

    Monza, can you post a list of lenses that don't work or can't be converted? Also, am I correct in assuming that the lens works in stop down only, or does the camera stop down the aperture?

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    Re: Leitax Bayonets to convert Leica R to Nikon Mount

    Yes, the lens works in stop down mode.

    David @ Leitax reports the following with regards to lens compatibility:

    A few Leica-R lenses will not clear the mirror of a Nikon-F camera :

    Super Angulon 21mm f:3.4
    Summilux 35mm f:1.4
    Fisheye-Elmarit 16mm f:2.8

    Canon users are familiar with this on these lenses.

    - The Summilux 50/1.4 (1st. and 2nd. versions) seem to be slightly different than the rest of Leica-R models, they can use the Leitax bayonet, but may need a minor shaving on the new mount.

    About the extra shaving with the 50/1.4 Summiluxes, I had feedback from a customer that found his one working perfectly and all the holes in the right position, so it is not a general problem.

    - A recent diglloyd.com blog entry states that "using the Leitax conversion kit ... The 90/2 APO unfortunately has a mechanical issue that won’t allow it, and the 280/4 APO has an issue as well" ...
    http://diglloyd.com/diglloyd/2009-02...090216Nikon180

    - I've checked the APO-90 issue , and I will make an special edition of Leica-Nikon bayonets for this lens.
    About the APO-Telyt 280/4 the issue is only that removing the original bayonet you also remove the light baffle attached to it, please look at the APO-Telyt 180/3.4 instructions to see a similar case.

    NEW! The Summicron 35mm f:2 has been tested successfully on a Nikon D3, it works perfect, no mirror hitting.
    NEW! The APO-Summicron 180/2 has a thicker R-cam and needs a modified Leitax bayonet. It will be ready soon.

    These lenses can be used only on APS-sized sensor cameras :

    Elmarit 24mm f:2.8
    Elmarit 19mm f:2.8 ROM version

    Finally, the following lenses cannot use the Leica-Nikon bayonet due to physical incompatibility :

    Elmarit 35/2.8 1 cam
    Vario-Elmar 35-70/4 ROM
    Telyt-R 400/6.8

    As far as I know , all the rest of Leica-R three cam lenses will not have problems with mirror clearance.

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    Re: Leitax Bayonets to convert Leica R to Nikon Mount

    Excellent news on the 35/2 - was worried I'd have to sell my late model when moved to/added a Nikon FX.

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    Re: Leitax Bayonets to convert Leica R to Nikon Mount

    Ugh, David shipped my order on February 23rd and it has still not arrived! I really want my bayonet! But I know it will not get here any quicker from the US...
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