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D700 & Leica R objective

RLede

Conroe,TX, US
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RLede Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Apr 2008
Thu 06-Dec-12 06:51 PM

Hello Everyone.
I am looking at the Fotodiox adapters.
There is a flange replacement for Leica R lenses to fit into the Nikon mount. My question regards the possible using of the Vario-Elmar 35-70 f3.5 on my D700. Anyone experienced on using that zoom lens or, the fixed focus Leica M (rangefinder) lenses via Fotodiox adapters ? I may be upgrading to the D800.
Thank you

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Leonard62

Pa, US
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#1. "RE: D700 & Leica R objective" | In response to Reply # 0

Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Resources articles library Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009
Sat 08-Dec-12 12:45 PM

Your Vario-Elmar should work fine after you replace the mount. I have never replaced the mount on any of my Leica R lenses but have used them on a Canon and an Oly M4/3 body with excellent results. This is a common conversion on the Leica Forums using Nikon bodies. Your Leica M lenses won't work on a Nikon body. I don't even know if an adapter is made since you wouldn't be able to focus anywhere near close to ∞. But I do use all my Leica M and SM lenses on my Oly OM-D E-M5 with great results, much better than with the lenses on a M8 and I wouldn't doubt on a M9 as well.

Len

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RLede

Conroe,TX, US
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#2. "RE: D700 & Leica R objective" | In response to Reply # 1

RLede Gold Member Nikonian since 30th Apr 2008
Sun 09-Dec-12 02:23 PM

Hello Len,
I truly appreciate your response. Helpful to me also your reference to the OM-D E-M5 and the M lenses since I have a few Leica M lenses including a 60mm macro which mounted on the Visoflex. Are you using the Novoflex adapters for the 4/3? Since I posted my question I have found the Leitax flange for my Vario-Elmar 35-70 F3.5 objective with several good reviews from users and prompt response to inquiries. I appreciate you kind disposition and if you wish we may extend our dialogue through rdlede@mac.com.

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Leonard62

Pa, US
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#3. "RE: D700 & Leica R objective" | In response to Reply # 2

Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Resources articles library Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009
Sun 09-Dec-12 03:16 PM

All my adapters are from Fotodiox. I find their prices are very reasonable and the quality very good. I have quite a few M lenses I use on the Oly E-M5. I used both my Noctilux f1.0 and the 75mm Summilux 1.4 yesterday.

Len

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