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Leica M lenses on Canon M5 via adapter

Discussion in 'Leica Camera Chat' started by Malcolm_Stewart, Aug 23, 2020.

  1. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    Some time ago I bought a Leica M6 and a few lenses. I shot a few B&W 35mm films, but nowhere enough to justify my investment. I've now bought a nicely made adapter which allows me to mount Leica M lenses on my Eos M5. Not a very happy mating, as I'm reliant on the red-enhanced viewfinder for determining best manual focus, but I have taken a few shots using my 35mm F/1.4 Nokton which Ken Rockwell describes in very poor terms*. As the M5 uses a cropped sensor, I can't check the field edges, or anywhere close, but centrally I'm quite pleased, and it's much better than I expected after reading what Ken had to say. My 50mm F/2 close-focus Summicron also works well - Ken describes this in glowing terms, and I can't tell the difference! 2 more lenses to go - a fairly recent 28mm F/2.8 Elmarit-M Asph 6 bit, and an old 9cm F/4 Elmar.

    * My checks on 35mm film seemed decent enough, and compared OK with the 50mm F/2 shot at the same time.

    I assume that it's impossible to mount Leica film lenses on any full-frame digital body.
  2. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Fujii make their own M adaptor to use Leica lenses on X-series cameras. I'm guessing that they saw this as a selling point for their rangefinder style cameras.

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