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    dumb leica question

    for a lot of you this is a no brainer,

    the question the leica M cameras and the bessa cameras that take leica M mount, is that the 39mm mount? or something else?

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    Re: dumb leica question

    I'm just an upgraded dummy, but I think "39mm mount" refers to the screw thread mount, the later bayonet mount usually being called an "M mount."

    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M39_lens_mount

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    Re: dumb leica question

    thanks just seeing if the fotodiox adapters would work with the current leica M mount...as you can tell don't know anything bout this...

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    Re: dumb leica question

    You don't need an adapter for an M mount. You need an adapter for the Leica Thread Mount (LTM). With that you can use LTM lenses on M bodies. And that doesn't just include Leica lenses, Zeiss, Canon rangefinders use the LTM mount and several Former Soviet Union cameras use it. More on them....

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    Re: dumb leica question

    thanks for the info I am getting a handle on it now!!

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