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11-07-2008, 03:26 AM   #1
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Leica lenses on Pentax

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Not to boast but I've been using Leica for more than a decade now, the M system that is.
I always wanted to keep on using my M lenses on a digital body then the M8 came, was too expensive and I got a Pentax system.

But the idea never left me: using Leica lenses on a digital body.

As I hate Canon and wouldn't switch, I just kept on waiting, knowing that someone would have the same idea as mine, and the talent to create a magic ring.

There it is : Leica & Pentax | Leitax

See for yourself.

I am tired of looking for a Pentax 24mm* and maybe will use an Elmarit instead.

Hope this will give a new life to those forgotten R lenses, it will sure make competition stiffer on getting them, but hey!!!


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11-07-2008, 04:37 AM   #2
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Hi,

This hack just looks great !

Please post photos ! How does it compare to the best Pentax primes ?

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11-07-2008, 04:44 AM   #3
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Well Leica Rs are exceptionnal lenses, now I haven't compared to all Pentax primes (could be done btw) but I have a feeling they will at the very least be equivalent...
Thing is some of the Pentax primes are hard to get by...Rs are much more common!

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Doesn't look too complicated or pricey. If you have R lenses to spare, go for it.

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Wow! May have to consider this. Have a R tele some where. Will have to look it up. Like the fact that it can be put back to factory if needed.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ghelary Quote
Hi,

This hack just looks great !

Please post photos ! How does it compare to the best Pentax primes ?

Regards,
Guillaume
interesting this topic came up now. I was prowling through camera stores a couple of weeks ago, and came across a fellow pentaxian, who also shot leica back in the 1980's

He told me a story where the store owner, back in the 1980's challenged him to go out and shoot identical shots with his Pentax and with a loanded out leica, and that upon reviewing the shots, he would be able to tell every shot made by a leica.

In the end, after reviewing every shot, every shot where the store owner declared a leica took the shot, it was actually the pentax.

I have no idea whether this is true or not, just a story I heard.
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well, only need to give it a try...
If you have some R lenses then it's easy to give it a go.
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