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    Can Leica R Lenses work on Sony A series Cameras

    Just curious to see if the Leica lenses will work on the Sony A 7 camera bodies. I believe the R lens are AF thanks

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    Re: Can Leica R Lenses work on Sony A series Cameras

    The R lenses are manual focus only but can be used on the Sony A7 series of cameras with an adaptor I believe.

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    Re: Can Leica R Lenses work on Sony A series Cameras

    I use Leica M and R lenses all the time on my two A7r/2 cameras.
    All you need is an R to E adapter.
    An R to M followed by an M to E adapter also works just fine.
    There are a number of companies making those adapters.
    I found the expensive Novoflex adapters to be precisely made.
    But other cheap adapters work as well.

    Some, but not all, wide angle M lenses exhibit corner smearing.
    That can be addressed by Kolari by replacing the sensor cover glass with a thinner one. But then native lenses might suffer a bit.
    How much? Mostly to be determined.
    With best regards, K-H.

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    Re: Can Leica R Lenses work on Sony A series Cameras

    I have a number of R lenses which have Leitax mounts. To use them on the A mount is a simple matter of swapping the Leitax mounting plate.
    Cheers,
    Jeff
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    Re: Can Leica R Lenses work on Sony A series Cameras

    Because R's are retrofocus lenses that don't place the rear element too close to the sensor, they'll work perfectly and won't smear the corners (as happens with short M lenses). Many of the primes are Mandler designs, though some of the inexpensive ones, and esp. the kit zooms, were 'borrowed' from Minolta.

    If you have R lenses you're well set up for manual focus with A series.

    Kirk

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