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Leica M -> EOS M (anybody interested?)

 
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Jul 08, 2013 08:24 |  #1

Hi,

I'm just trying to gauge interest in an adapter that would adapt leica m-mount lenses to the eos-m system.

It would be similar to my Sony NEX version in that it would read 6-bit coding (if the lens has it) and report the focal length and maximum aperture, but I'm not sure about the details yet with regards to focus coupling or peripheral illumination correction (The sony version will auto invoke the manual focus zoom when focus changes. I'm sure something similar can be accomplished with Magic Lantern).

Keep in mind this would take a while to develop. And as I said, I'm still gauging interest to see if it's worth while to develop.

https://www.phigmentte​ch.ca/lmnex/ (external link)

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Jul 11, 2013 11:06 |  #2

Okay, silence speaks louder than words.

I guess my job just got easier. :lol:


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Jul 11, 2013 11:33 |  #3

There's at least one out there already. Was just looking at it on Amazon. I'd be more interested in a MFT-to-EOS-M adapter.


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Jul 11, 2013 11:43 as a reply to  @ M_Six's post |  #4

Can you post a link please? (or PM me with the link). Thanks.


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Jul 11, 2013 12:28 |  #5

phigment wrote in post #16111034 (external link)
Can you post a link please? (or PM me with the link). Thanks.

To the Leica M adapter? Right here:

http://www.amazon.com …ss-Cameras/dp/B00AUKE4CA/ (external link)


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Jul 11, 2013 12:40 as a reply to  @ M_Six's post |  #6

Okay. Thanks.

To clarify, the difference is that mine would have electronics to communicate with the camera. It would identify which leica lens is attached and indicate when focus is changing. It would also provide (user configured) peripheral illumination correction information.


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Jul 11, 2013 13:41 |  #7

Yeah, for the price of the Fotodiox version, you can't expect much.


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Jul 11, 2013 13:50 |  #8

phigment wrote in post #16111199 (external link)
Okay. Thanks.

To clarify, the difference is that mine would have electronics to communicate with the camera. It would identify which leica lens is attached and indicate when focus is changing. It would also provide (user configured) peripheral illumination correction information.

This sounds interesting. What kind of price are we talking about?


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Jul 11, 2013 13:53 |  #9

Until Canon gets serious about the EOS M line, I can't there being a lot of people using a consumer level body with a bunch of $2000 Leica lenses and an expensive adapter. Not when there are NEX 7 and Fuji X-pro out there.


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Jul 11, 2013 14:04 |  #10

Indecent Exposure wrote in post #16111386 (external link)
This sounds interesting. What kind of price are we talking about?

I'd target it at the same range as the NEX adapter. Around $250.

tkbslc wrote in post #16111394 (external link)
Until Canon gets serious about the EOS M line, I can't there being a lot of people using a consumer level body with a bunch of $2000 Leica lenses and an expensive adapter. Not when there are NEX 7 and Fuji X-pro out there.

I agree. But, you're not limited to leica lenses when using the M-mount. There is a large selection of zeiss and voigtlander lenses as well.

Also, the recent (temporary) price drop made me think this could be a precursor to new bodies. It might be a good time to start development.

Also, I feel the existence of the magic lantern firmware is a bonus as compared to NEX. With the NEX system the focus assist is limited to zooming in. I really like the look of magic zoom on ML.


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