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    Exakta lenses on M9?

    Does somebody know if lenses with an Exakta mount (Y1-type, I believe) would be usable on the M9? And, with what/which adapter?

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    Re: Exakta lenses on M9?

    Quote Originally Posted by Photon View Post
    Does somebody know if lenses with an Exakta mount (Y1-type, I believe) would be usable on the M9? And, with what/which adapter?

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    In theory, at least, such an adapter could be made, for focussing up to infinity. But there would be no coupling to the rangefinder, so they would have to be scale-focussed. Not very convenient, except possibly for extreme wide-angles. Not worth the trouble IOW.

    Using them on a Visoflex for macro is another matter; there were lots of decent macro lenses for Exakta. Still, lenses like Leitz Hektor 135 or old Elmarit 90 (not Tele-Elmarit) can be used with their optical units removed and put on a Visoflex with suitable adapters, focussing all the way to infinity. Those lenses are rather inexpensive, and adapters would be easier to find than for Exakta lenses.

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    Re: Exakta lenses on M9?

    I'm a bit at a loss why anyone would want to do so, with all that excellent vintage Leica glass out there.
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    Re: Exakta lenses on M9?

    Quote Originally Posted by jaapv View Post
    I'm a bit at a loss why anyone would want to do so, with all that excellent vintage Leica glass out there.
    same, but I suspect the reason is that the original poster has a wealthy collection of Exakta lens supply... otherwise I would be wondering the same reason jaap

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