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Hi

i recently bought a Leica Elmarit-R 2,8/135mm 2-Cam

To use it on Nikon I bought a Leica R to Nikon F adapter. However the lens does not fit into the adapter. Is this the wrong adapter to use (see picture)? Which one to buy?

 

Thank you

 

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First you need to remove the flange on the Leica R lens, then mount the Nikon flange (do not loose the small steel ball...). Actually, it is not an adapter for easy adapting, you simply change the footprint of the Leica lens. More instructions you find on the Leitax website.

http://www.leitax.com/conversion/leica/elmarit-135/index.html

 

.....frame-it was faster.....

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Thank you

So as I understand it there is no simple external adapter that one can buy? The only option is to alter the lens mount? 

By the way, what are adapters, like the one I bought then exactly for?

 

Thanks.

 

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vor 2 Minuten schrieb wolan:

So as I understand it there is no simple external adapter that one can buy? The only option is to alter the lens mount? 

By the way, what are adapters, like the one I bought then exactly for?

1) No

2) Yes

3) They "adapt" the Leica lens mount permanently. Better to call them "replacement flanges".

 

 

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What you bought is not an adapter.  In the case of Leica R lenses and Nikon F-mount bodies, no adapter is possible because the F flange distance is 46.5 mm and the R flange distance is 47mm.  The adapter would need to be 0.5 mm thick.

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