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    R lenses on visoflex?

    I've looked around but can't seem to find an adapter to put an R lens on visoflex III.

    Any ideas?
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    Re: R lenses on visoflex?

    You did not search the right places or did not look up any of Leica compendium books.

    Leica did make an adapter.

    Part Number: 22228/500934

    FWIW, a Leica adapter to mount M lenses on R bodies also exists. This is only for macro use of visoflex mount lenses.

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    Re: R lenses on visoflex?

    Thanks. Seems to be an expensive item. Surprise? No!
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    Re: R lenses on visoflex?

    Expensive Leica?

    Jokes aside, they are not. Only when someone identify them for what they are then it becomes expensive.

    I have many of the original Leica adapters (all sorts) bought for a pittance. All very well made as one would expect.

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    Re: R lenses on visoflex?

    R-lens + 22228/500934 Adapter + Visoflex III + M9.

    I don't think that would focus to infinity, K-H.

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    Re: R lenses on visoflex?

    No, R lenses will not focus to infinity on any Visoflex. Visoflex mount lenses can be adapted to nearly all SLR cameras because of their large register distance. R lenses can only be adapted (without surgery) to a few SLR cameras such as Canon EF which have a noticeably shorter register than Leica R.

    Technically, the 22228 adapter is an R lens to M adapter, not Visoflex as it reduces the lens flange to film/sensor distance to that of an M lens. It came out to allow the mounting of R lenses on the Leicina movie cameras. Visoflex II and III accept M mount lenses, but will only focus to infinity with those designed for the Visoflex register.

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