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Leica M Lenses with Canon EOS 6D

 
Howard ­ Parr
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Nov 15, 2013 18:26 |  #1

Hello All,

I have a couple of Leica cameras and lenses, and am likely to get a Canon 6D soon with a Zeiss or Canon lens dedicated primarily to macro photography (wristwatches). If I get the M lens adaptor, is there any reason I couldn't also use the 6D with my Leica M lenses?

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Nov 15, 2013 18:36 |  #2

You can use it on a Canon EOS M but Its not possible to mount a m lens on a EOS camera without it becoming a macro that only focuses to 30cm at its farthest. Cant remember why, some techno mumbo jumbo. But you can mount Leica R lenses which are just as good as M lenses. I suggest you try this out.


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Nov 15, 2013 19:10 |  #3

Won't work, it's because there's a thing called "flange distance."

Without getting complicated, it's roughly (or maybe exactly) the distance from the sensor to the lens mount or back of the lens.

If the target camera's flange distance is LESS THAN the flange distance used between the native lens and native camera, you can adapt (usually).

If the target camera's flange distance is MORE, then you normally cannot adapt, at least purely. Sometimes you can get away with either a non-optical adaptation, losing infinity focus, or you have to use an adapter with glass, which usually loses too much quality / light / whatever to really be attractive.

So, while Canon's EOS mount flange distance is less than say Nikon F (which is why you can adapt Nikon lenses to a Canon DSLR), the Leica's is less than Canon, so it cannot be done in a pure sense.

This is also why mirrorless cameras are exciting (since their flange distance is small compared to the cameras of old) -- one can adapt almost any lens to a mirrorless.

This is doubly also why the new Sony A7s are so exciting - finally an affordable, mirrorless, full frame camera -- let the adaptions begin!

Here's a handy chart:

http://en.wikipedia.or​g/wiki/Flange_focal_di​stance (external link)


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Howard ­ Parr
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Nov 16, 2013 00:00 |  #4

Thank you both very much for the info.




  
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Nov 21, 2013 07:34 |  #5

Howard Parr wrote in post #16454871 (external link)
Hello All,

I have a couple of Leica cameras and lenses, and am likely to get a Canon 6D soon with a Zeiss or Canon lens dedicated primarily to macro photography (wristwatches). If I get the M lens adaptor, is there any reason I couldn't also use the 6D with my Leica M lenses?

Thank you very much.


I use Leica-R lenses on my Canon 5DII and 7DII with an adapter with chip and focus confirmation. Manual focus, though! Just screw the adapter and put it one. Set the chip on the camera and there you go! I fact, I am selling one right now, 50/2.


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Nov 21, 2013 18:39 |  #6

Pepe Guitarra wrote in post #16468954 (external link)
I use Leica-R lenses on my Canon 5DII and 7DII with an adapter with chip and focus confirmation. Manual focus, though! Just screw the adapter and put it one. Set the chip on the camera and there you go! I fact, I am selling one right now, 50/2.

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Nov 21, 2013 21:25 |  #7

Maybe in the future when canon releases sometype of pseudo/mirrorless slr.
I looked into the M lenses as well and settled with zeiss... Even then, none of the Contax-G biogon lenses will work either, due to the flange distance.


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