Leica to xxx adapter ring

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    Hi guys!

    I got a very sweet deal on a 50 mm f/1.2 Leica R series lense. Problem however is, that I cant just goout and buy a Leica. Nedd $$$ big time. But, I was thinking, is i possible to find any sort of adapter ring or such to convert to a nother camera? And what are the consequenses of doing so?

    BTW, he's asking $250 for it, and it's in perfect condition!

    Cheers, Oliver
     
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    Yes, there are such adapters. What other cameras do you have? If you haven't got any, consider something like a Canon EOS5, costs abiout £50 to £80, an adapter from China will cost £10 or so (see e-bay. There are more expensive adapters which make the autofocus confirmation work (not the autofocus itself). R lenses work fine on EOS and other cameras, but you have to meter stopped down and close the aperture yourself each time you take a picture.

    You could probably find a Leica R3 for less than you think, maybe £100 to £130, it will certainly need servicing for another £80 or so.
     
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    f1.2?
     
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    Probably an f:2, 50 Summicron-R at that price.

    You need a thinner body to have an adapter with no optics. That's a Canon EOS autofocus body. An adapter for $175 here: http://www.cameraquest.com/frames/4saleReos.htm Novoflex also makes some Leica R to EOS adapters that bhphotovideo.com might carry.

    KEH has bargain Leica R bodies for the same price as the adapter or less, and you get proper full aperture metering, etc in the bargain.

    Lee
     
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    Hi guys!

    Thank you for the reply. It is in fact a Noctilux f/1.2 lens!

    I have a EOS 650 body that i might try then. If i buy the lense that is. Still a bit to much money at the time.

    Cheers, Oliver
     
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    There were no production 50mm f:1.2 Noctilux R lenses, only a few 52mm prototypes. I've seen a posting about a 52mm f:1.2 Noctilux R, but it was never in the catalog or full production, and it's very unlikely that it would be priced at $250 unless someone made a huge mistake. There was a Summilux-R f:1.4. No production Noctilux-R lenses were made. The one prototype 52mm f:1.2 Noctilux-R lens that I found online went for 30,000 euros.

    The M mount rangefinder 50mm f:1.0 Noctilux may be what he has, but it shouldn't be at $250 unless it's in pretty poor shape.

    You may need to check on the lens more closely, or perhaps the decimal point in the price. :smile:

    Lee
     
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    Hi Lee (and others)

    So ive finally got a pic of the lense, at what disappointment. He said it was a 1.2 but after reading your reply and doing some researching, I could'nt quite understand it.

    But now, after looking at the picture it is clear, that it's a f/2.0. Disappointing I must say.

    So I dont think im gonna spend the cash on this one.

    Thanks for the relpy all!

    Cheers, Oliver
     
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    The front lens bezel on this lens is marked 1:2/50, so it might appear to be a faster lens to an undereducated observer.

    I can understand your disappointment, but perhaps if you'd used it, without expectations of a faster lens at a very cheap price, you wouldn't have been so disappointed. That's about the going rate for that lens, and the price with a body or EOS adapter does raise the cost of entry. You might have found it worth the price, though. A lot of people do.

    Lee
     
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