Leica lenses/adapter

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by MexicoMik, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. MexicoMik

    MexicoMik Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 19, 2012
    Anybody use an adapter for EP to Leica Lenses? I tried a search but nothing showed up. I have a variety of Leica lenses for my M6 and was wondering if the ACTUAL results of using an adapter and Leica lenses (I understand the crop factor effect) is worth buying an adapter?

    Seems like my 28mm Cron and 90mm Elmarit might be a couple of good lenses on my EP3 IF the quality of the leica lenses with an adapter is equal to or better than 4/3 lenses that would yield the same approximate angle of view.

    If there are posts re this, please point me to them... Thanks.
  2. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
  3. b_rubenstein

    b_rubenstein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 20, 2012
    Melbourne, FL

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    The 28 will have a similar FOV to the P25/1.4, and probably won't be optically better. The advantage to the Leica is that you already have it. There is no m4/3 prime 90mm lens and a fast one would make a nice, fast 180mm (FOV) lens.

    I personally find that MF is more trouble than it's worth without a EVF. Even with an EVF, I prefer AF lenses. FWIW, I only shot with MF cameras from 1971 - 1996.