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    There are a number of places that have info on 1, 2, 3, R-only, and ROM Leica R lenses and compatibility with bodies. Karen Nakamura has a nicely laid out explanation and compatibility table here: http://www.photoethnography.com/Clas...as/Lens-R.html

    There are other sites that will have more thorough information on specific lenses, but this page is a clearly stated primer. Quick answer: 3 cam lenses will work well with all Leica reflex bodies.

    Lee
    Last edited by Lee L; 12-12-2006 at 07:40 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Thanks, Lee. I may be confused, but I'm not the only one:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LEICA-SUMILUX-...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Quote Originally Posted by David H. Bebbington View Post
    Thanks, Lee. I may be confused, but I'm not the only one:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LEICA-SUMILUX-...QQcmdZViewItem
    Hi David,

    Be aware, there is no description as to whether it is a 3 cammed and/or romed lens. I think, that the rommed lenses will fit the R3 however. They should.

    Rich
    Last edited by naturephoto1; 12-12-2006 at 10:33 AM. Click to view previous post history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David H. Bebbington View Post
    Thanks, Lee. I may be confused, but I'm not the only one:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LEICA-SUMILUX-...QQcmdZViewItem
    Must be either a special edition convertible lens or else come with one of these: http://www.cameraquest.com/adpSLRRF.htm
    or one of these: http://www.cameraquest.com/adaptslrRFM.htm

    Then again, maybe Bill from Ockham was right and the simplest answer, confusion or lack of familiarity, is the correct assessment.

    Lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee L View Post
    Must be either a special edition convertible lens or else come with one of these: http://www.cameraquest.com/adpSLRRF.htm
    or one of these: http://www.cameraquest.com/adaptslrRFM.htm

    Then again, maybe Bill from Ockham was right and the simplest answer, confusion or lack of familiarity, is the correct assessment.

    Lee
    Lee,

    Now you have me confused. The lens on eBay looks like a standard 3 cammed or rommed Leica R 50mm 1.4 Summilux.

    Rich
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    Quote Originally Posted by naturephoto1 View Post
    Lee,

    Now you have me confused. The lens on eBay looks like a standard 3 cammed or rommed Leica R 50mm 1.4 Summilux.

    Rich
    I'm sure it is - the problem is that lower in the listing it's described as being for Leica rangefinder!

    Regards,

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by David H. Bebbington View Post
    I'm sure it is - the problem is that lower in the listing it's described as being for Leica rangefinder!

    Regards,

    David
    Sorry David,

    I just didn't read the description, but recognized the lens.

    Rich
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    There are several things that sets Leica cameras ahead of Nikon:
    manual film rewinding
    sound from inside the cameras and feel while rewinding
    sound of hit of rewinding laver on way back
    sound of the shutter movement
    ability to use Leica lenses
    confidence it gives to user

    Are they really ahead???????
    I think that somehow Nikon F6 (or even F2as) coupled with F1.4/85 AF Nikkor, or some more good lenses form Nikon or Zeiss is nothing behind.

    many say LeicaflexII is still the choice No.1. I think personally that R6.2 is better choice (it is also no battery camera). Leica R8 is actually my first choice when consider all Leica qualities from above, in spite it is dead without battery (last 2-3 years).

    Again, the biggest R Leica quality is that it uses Leica lenses. Today (in Euro-) lens manufacturers cannot use lead any more. It also sets ???? on new Leica lenses and also why Zeiss make lenses for Nikon in Japan. Leica make a try to design new lenses as aspherical (as replacement for lead) but I never could see "photo-good" aspherical lens. Also today Leica set of lens-designers (worst ever in Leica history) are far behind Nikon's engineers which also got good design history from behind. So Leica quality today is REALLY big question. Shortly, I would say Leica today do not worth even and fraction of the price you will pay for a new stuff.
    If you still like them go with old lenses but take care not every Leica lens will fit every Leica camera.
    www.Leica-R.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by naturephoto1 View Post
    Now you have me confused. The lens on eBay looks like a standard 3 cammed or rommed Leica R 50mm 1.4 Summilux.

    Rich
    Sorry. Maybe I should have been clearer. I was just following up on David's having pointed out the seller's obvious confusion with a somewhat informational "joke" about getting the lens on the body for which it was (wrongly) listed.

    Ask my kids if I'm sometimes obtuse.

    Lee

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    I started using Leicas with the R3. Both R3s I had always worked famously. I had five or six Leitz lenses and the world was good.

    Then I foolishly "upgraded" to R4s. I wound up going through three all of which had electronics problems. I believe they were the Portugal models. Would that I had never switched from the reliable R3.

    I gave up on Leica out of frustration with all the R4 problems. Sold my lenses and every thing Leica that I owned and switched to Nikon. Have never looked back although some of those photos taken with Leitz glass were the best things I've ever done.

    Yes, am very sour on Leica. I think most would be if they had three expensive bodies like the R4 all completely fail (electronics didn't work at all) and Leitz USA couldn't seem to keep them repaired.

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