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    Mounting Leica M lens on Nikon DSLR?

    Is it possible? If yes how?

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    Re: Mounting Leica M lens on Nikon DSLR?

    I guess I will answer my own question: Search indicates it is not possible.

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    Re: Mounting Leica M lens on Nikon DSLR?

    I have no idea whether or not this really works or if the vendor is honest, but I did turn up this listing.

    Note that it is for Visoflex lenses only; these all will be tele lenses in a short mount.

    Standard M lenses for direct mounting on the camera body would be usable only for extreme close-ups. The Nikon DSLR body is much thicker than a Leica M body, so this extra thickness makes infinity focus impossible.

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    Re: Mounting Leica M lens on Nikon DSLR?

    In addition to the Visoflex lens, M lens with detachable head may be also used.
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    Re: Mounting Leica M lens on Nikon DSLR?

    Thank you guys!

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    Re: Mounting Leica M lens on Nikon DSLR?

    Hi ZoranC
    I received the adapter today (the Leica M lens to Nikon F mount)
    i will try it tonight, and i will let u know the result
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    Re: Mounting Leica M lens on Nikon DSLR?

    90mm f/2 Summicron Ver II will work on the a Nikon body using two adapters. Visoflex adapter and Visoflex to Nikon adapter. Focus confirmation in my D700 works well, and infinity focus is maintained.

    I'd be curious to know which LTM ( M39 ) Visoflex lenses work on Nikon. I have a 90/4 Elmar which has a removable head.

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    Re: Mounting Leica M lens on Nikon DSLR?

    Quote Originally Posted by deepdiver View Post
    Hi ZoranC
    I received the adapter today (the Leica M lens to Nikon F mount)
    i will try it tonight, and i will let u know the result
    Thank you!

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    Re: Mounting Leica M lens on Nikon DSLR?

    Bad news.... the lens (leica 50/1.4 summilux M lens) cannot be used on Nikon DSLR.
    YES, I can mount it on my Nikon DSLR using this adapter, however, i cant get focus on any photo!

    I still dont get it, how come on their website, they said, I can use it..??

    http://www.fotodiox.com/catalog/prod...products_id=43

    can anyone help me?

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    Re: Mounting Leica M lens on Nikon DSLR?

    I'm sorry but what they say is "Leica Visoflex M Lens to Nikon F Lens Mount Adaptor". A Leica Visoflex M lens has a longer register compared to a Nikon F mount and can be adapted. A leica M lens (non Visoflex) has a shorter register and cannot be adapted.
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    Re: Mounting Leica M lens on Nikon DSLR?

    You now have a 50lux Macro Tough lesson to learn. I did the same thing once with a LTM lens. Look for a Ver II 90 cron with the visoflex adapter--I just sold mine.

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    Re: Mounting Leica M lens on Nikon DSLR?

    Quote Originally Posted by deepdiver View Post
    Bad news.... the lens (leica 50/1.4 summilux M lens) cannot be used on Nikon DSLR.
    YES, I can mount it on my Nikon DSLR using this adapter, however, i cant get focus on any photo!
    Sorry to hear that

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