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    M-to-R Adapters: How to M lenses perform on R?

    Another question for the R folks:

    What is your experience with mounting M lenses to a R?

    Stopped-down metering, I am sure.

    But how is IQ of the capture?
    How would my M-75-lux perform on my R9/DMR?
    Are there highly recommended adapters, or the opposite?

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    Re: M-to-R Adapters: How to M lenses perform on R?

    The M lenses do not usually mount on the R because the R film to mount distance is so much further than the M. Some of the older M lenses which had the lens heads screw off, allowed their use with the Visoflex. Theses lenses can then adapt to the R.

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    Re: M-to-R Adapters: How to M lenses perform on R?

    Thanks, Robert, should have thought about that...

    So you can mount R-lenses on M's via adapter, but they might be a bit bulky for the M's...

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    Re: M-to-R Adapters: How to M lenses perform on R?

    Where there is a will, there is a way:

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    Re: M-to-R Adapters: How to M lenses perform on R?

    Looking good, Jim;
    I have a 5D.

    What is a recommended R-to-EOS adapter with good build and possibly focus confirmation?

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    Re: M-to-R Adapters: How to M lenses perform on R?

    One more:

    What is a recommended R-lens to Leica M-body adapter?

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    Re: M-to-R Adapters: How to M lenses perform on R?

    Try the ones from HappyPageHK. I use his AF confirmation (you still have to focus manually) on my Zeiss and Zuiko 21's and they work very well.

    These are for R to EOS.

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    Re: M-to-R Adapters: How to M lenses perform on R?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nitnaros View Post
    One more:

    What is a recommended R-lens to Leica M-body adapter?

    Pete
    Novoflex Lens Mount Adapter - Leica R Lens to Leica M Body

    Novaflex is good.

    Remember no rangefinder coupling so it's hyperfocus all the way.

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    Re: M-to-R Adapters: How to M lenses perform on R?

    Thank You for the information.
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    Re: M-to-R Adapters: How to M lenses perform on R?

    I should explain that the Tele-Elmar M lens was adapted to EOS by shortening the lens barrel about 16mm and a EOS flange attached. My only point was that on longer than 50mm M lenses, it maybe possible to shorten M lenses for EOS or R bodies. This is the only M lens I've found where this is possible or desired. The Tele-Elmar is a very good lens.

    Also, I think Fotodiox sells a M to EOS adapter...

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