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Still in love with my M3 but processing film feels more and more taxing as the years pass. I have been unable to find clean and clear answers to my question: can I use my old Summilux 50/f1.4, Summaron 35/f2.8 and newer Voigtländer 21/f4 on a Monochrom body? The switch is tenting but as I work mostly on a volunteer basis these days and cost is an issue.

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Welcome! You should find everything in the instructions.

Leica's Monochrome manual page here.


• The following models cannot be used:
– Hologon 15mm f/8
– Summicron 50mm f/2 with close up attachment.
– Elmar 90mm f/4 with retractable tube (manufactured from
– Some versions of the Summilux-M 1.4/35mm (not aspherical,
manufactured from 1961-1995, Made in Canada) cannot be
mounted to the camera or will not focus to infi nity. The Leica
Customer Care department can modify these lenses so that
they can be used on the camera.
• The following can be used, but risks damaging the camera or the
Lenses with retractable tube can only be used with the tube
extended, i.e. their tube must never be retracted into the
camera. This is not the case with the current Macro-Elmar-M
1:4/90mm, as its tube does not protrude into the camera body
even when retracted. It can therefore be used without any

Edited by pico

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Your three lenses would work on a Monochrom CCD or M246 .


Even if your Summaron 2.8/35mm for M3 (with goggles) just as with your M3 now.


Manual for M246: http://us.leica-camera.com/Service-Support/Support/Downloads?category=&subcategory=124179&type=93705&language=all


and first version Monochrom :http://us.leica-camera.com/Service-Support/Support/Downloads?category=&subcategory=93712&type=93705&language=all



edit: Sorry pico

Edited by a.noctilux

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