Does anyone have a M o LTM adapter?
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Does anyone have a M o LTM adapter?

Does anyone have a M o LTM adapter?

Just curious, since I wanna try my dad's summicron-m on my iii. Thanks

Not the usual LTM to M!
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not possible unless you don't mind not being able to focus to infinity
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not possible unless you don't mind not being able to focus to infinity
Hey that's fine for me
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not possible unless you don't mind not being able to focus to infinity
... or have power tools and a very understanding father.
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Why not try dads M body too?

You can find Ltm-M mount adapters meant for the Viso and Enlargers.

Focus will be a gamble, I would leave this as a pipe dream.
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Why not try dads M body too?
Seems like the best way to appreciate it in it's intended form. Adapting always seems to be a trade off of some sort.

Not being able to focus to infinity doesn't sound as bad until infinity becomes only 6 to 12 feet (or much less) away when you consider how much of a gap has to be created to machine an M-to-L39 screw mount adapter.
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Most likely it would involve removing the M bayonet from the lens. Leica did it for some customers (I think CARTIER-BRESSON had one M lens converted to LTM). I guess it would be a gruesome task.

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Not only will you not be able to focus to infinity, you won't be able to focus past about 24 inches. Considering the close focus of the lens is just under 1 meter and the optical group only moves about 1cm from infinity to close focus, moving the lens out another 12mm will only allow for scale "focus" aka pure guessing in this close range. Also be aware that the DOF is critical up close and you won't be able to see your zone or point of focus at all.
You'd need a visoflex and bellows to see what is in the frame.
If you have an SLR, just stick the lens up to the open camera and look through. You'll see what I mean. DOF is paper thin and that lens isn't optimized for close-up work anyway. You'd be better off adapting a 55mm f/3.5 Nikkor Macro to this camera. It at least has focus scales and is a better flat-field lens for macro work.

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True. Thanks for the responses or I'll just the the m LTM version of it if I have money haha
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If your dad will loan you the Summicron-M, borrow the M body too.
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If your dad will loan you the Summicron-M, borrow the M body too.
Of course. I don't like M bodies and prefer SM's for various reasons. Gonna eventually try one more roll with him M6
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