Jump to content

Recommended Posts

If you like to stay classic, found a Leitz original one : is the well known IRZOO - 14097 (for 50 & 35 mm lenses), not difficult to find nor costly : otherwise there are, for instance, the CV adapters (see Adapters: LTM to M) which are well done and have the plus of 6 bit coding capability (which can't be done on the IRZOO).

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a wide variety of adapetrs from Leica to CV to cheap Ebay self codable adapters, and all work very well and allow accurate focus. In my own case I wouldn't buy an expensive one again.


The thing to remember is that a lot of Leica screw mount lenses are meant to sit offset a small amount clockwise on an LTM body (to allow the photographer to see the focus scale if an accessory viewfinder was used). So in all likelihood if an adapter is described as 'LTM' it will mimic that offset on the M9. But CV do an adapter that mounts the lens square on the body, so the focus scale and apertures start top dead centre.


So you would think you want the CV adapter to mount the lens square wouldn't you? But if you don't use the original style LTM adapter with a lens that was offset, and has a focus lock, you can find you start to see your finger appearing in the viewfinder as you focus closer. The offset allows your finger to remain out of the way. A lot of people think the offset is down to poor machining and the adapter is therefore poor quality, which is a very wrong assumption.



Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Create New...