Factory M240 R to M adaptor released

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porrsha Contributing Member • Posts: 694
Factory M240 R to M adaptor released

I received notification from my dealer that the R lens adaptor to the new M-240 has been released by the factory. Mine came in yesterday to the dealer and will arrive sometime later this week.

This adaptor has the 6 bit code and a tripod adaptor built into it. I will add more when I see it and try it.

Wayne

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Re: Factory M240 R to M adaptor released

porrsha wrote:

I received notification from my dealer that the R lens adaptor to the new M-240 has been released by the factory. Mine came in yesterday to the dealer and will arrive sometime later this week.

This adaptor has the 6 bit code and a tripod adaptor built into it. I will add more when I see it and try it.

Wayne

I have seen it in a Leica store and I was told deliveries had started in the UK a couple of months ago but there is a big queue for them.

I did not join as I have no R lenses.

Dr. Ulrich Rohde Senior Member • Posts: 2,040
Re: Factory M240 R to M adaptor released

I have the adapter since a few month, and I have a nice collection of R lenses from my R 6 days. The nice thing is that the adaptor has a 6 bit coding it allows you to identify in the 2002 firmware manually which R lenses you are using. However despite having the M 240 told which R lens you use, and the firmware corrects the lens deficiencies, the XIF data does not get the info. So later you can not determine which lens was used. Kind of a silly thing but probably easy to correct. Some user say the R lenses are "flat" on contrast, but I can not confirm this. If at all, the R lenses have a light yellow color, which is not as cold as some of the Canon colors. My favorite R lens is the Vario 28 to 90 mm, perfectly compensated and as an M lens would be my dream lens. The TriElmar 28-35-50 is a powerful second. The X Vario camera has a good zoom lens, if designed for the M would be spectacular. Anyone from Leica listening ????

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OP porrsha Contributing Member • Posts: 694
Re: Factory M240 R to M adaptor released

Dr. Ulrich Rohde wrote:

I have the adapter since a few month, and I have a nice collection of R lenses from my R 6 days. The nice thing is that the adaptor has a 6 bit coding it allows you to identify in the 2002 firmware manually which R lenses you are using. However despite having the M 240 told which R lens you use, and the firmware corrects the lens deficiencies, the XIF data does not get the info. So later you can not determine which lens was used. Kind of a silly thing but probably easy to correct. Some user say the R lenses are "flat" on contrast, but I can not confirm this. If at all, the R lenses have a light yellow color, which is not as cold as some of the Canon colors. My favorite R lens is the Vario 28 to 90 mm, perfectly compensated and as an M lens would be my dream lens. The TriElmar 28-35-50 is a powerful second. The X Vario camera has a good zoom lens, if designed for the M would be spectacular. Anyone from Leica listening ????

Ulrich,

Now I shall have to start a search for the 28-90 mm lens!! Interesting comment about the Canon color as we noticed in the medical field the cold blue of Olympus endoscopes versus the yellowish cast to Richard Wolf (Germany) endoscopes. I suspect the glass supplier or lens coating is to blame.

Wayne

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Dr. Ulrich Rohde Senior Member • Posts: 2,040
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OP porrsha Contributing Member • Posts: 694
Re: Factory M240 R to M adaptor released

How are you liking that Sony with the Leica lens?

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Dr. Ulrich Rohde Senior Member • Posts: 2,040
Re: Factory M240 R to M adaptor released

Very much, but also with the M 240. I was lucky and bought 2 lenses for $ 1200 each.

But no more !

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mint-Leica-Vario-Elmarit-R-1-2-8-4-5-28-90mm-ASPH-ROM-Boxed-11365-/251432055517?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item3a8a84b2dd

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OP porrsha Contributing Member • Posts: 694
Re: Factory M240 R to M adaptor released

Dr. Ulrich Rohde wrote:

Very much, but also with the M 240. I was lucky and bought 2 lenses for $ 1200 each.

But no more !

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mint-Leica-Vario-Elmarit-R-1-2-8-4-5-28-90mm-ASPH-ROM-Boxed-11365-/251432055517?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item3a8a84b2dd

OUCH!!!! I like $1,200 better!

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