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04-10-2009, 08:58 PM   #1
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Anyone tried to mount M42 on Leica M?

Hi this is my first thread, I have recently fell in love with M42 lens. My current favorite ones are Revuenon(enna) Macro 24/4 & Super-Takumar 35/2. Almost each M42 lens has its character just love them, the metal makes are very different from nowadays cheap plastic prime lens made by Nikon & Canon.

Anyhow, I was using them on my Nikon D50 for months, but now I am organizing some budget for a Epson R-D1 rangerfinder. So I am selling off some of my old gears. I am wondering if anyone knows whether M42 lens will work fine on a rangefinder cameras? I know there are adapters out there, but i haven't read anything about the real experience... I wonder if anyone knows, maybe he/she may provide me some information.

Thank you.

04-11-2009, 05:08 AM   #2
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I haven't tried it, since I don't have a Leica, but I googled leica.m m42 adapter and voila! Adapter M42 to Leica M Mount here you go. Since LM register is about 27mm and M42 is about 45mm, it has about 18mm of extension. Look for short (pancake) lenses, eh? Yes, M42s work fine on rangefinders!
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You will have to scale focus, of course. So it will be easier with wides.

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