Leica Lenses with non-leica bodies

Discussion in 'Rangefinder Forum' started by dxphoto, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. dxphoto

    dxphoto Member

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    Hi,

    I tried this with Hexar and ran into the alignment issue. I wasn't sure if the problem was caused the camera itself or, it seems to be a known issue that the alignment systems don't compatible with each other.

    I am wondering if this is also true to other systems -- like the Zeiss Ikon and Bessa systems. I used Original Leica LTM on the R and it seemed working fine. Not sure the M systems. I try to find some official confirmation from Zeiss or Bessa... but no luck...

    Are there any guys here tried these combination? can you share the info.. thanks....
     
  2. rpsawin

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    I have used Leica lenses on my Hexar RF and CV RF with no issues. I have also used Hexar, CV and ZL lenses on my Leicas with no problems. FWIW the CV lenses are both M mount and LTM with adapters.

    Best regards,

    Bob
     
  3. Alex Bishop-Thorpe

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    It's not something I ever heard mentioned as a problem during all my research before buying a Bessa R2A, nor has it been a problem since. Apparently the compatibility is pretty much perfect.
     
  4. nicefor88

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    Why are you guys making your life so complicated? :wink:
    Just get a good deal Leica body on ebay (prices are very low nowadays) and you won't run into any problems. Leica lens with Leica body and Basta!
    :D