Anyone have any expereic=nce with this adapter?
Hi just read your question, yes I bought the SL body and was awaiting the Leica R to L adapter. I have had this adapter for over 12 months and I give it a 9.9 out 10.I found the adapter excellent with the R lenses and high Quality excellent if you have a few, I have since bought the native zoom lens the 28-90 mm SL lens it is very good also but I have found the R lenses I can actually focus much more crisply.Anyone have any expereic=nce with this adapter?
Thank you very much for you sharing your experience. I have difficulty focussing my M lenses on my SL and wondered if the ergonomics of R lenses made that a simpler task.
I am particularly interested in R focal lengths over 100mm on the SL because I find the 90-280mm SL too large and heavy to carry around.
I had the same experience with the Vario 28-90 R. As a big fan of the Vario 35-70 R, I imagined that the 28-90 would be a blessing but I was wrong. It's size and weight ruined the joy of the 35-70 and I returned that triumph of the optical engineering. Just because you can doesn't mean that you should.
I'm considering a 180 and/or a 70-200 and Extenders to cut off some weight for SL needs greater than the 24-90 can handle.
I assume (and what is always dangerous!) that the R received aperture and shutter information through the ROM contacts and I do not see why an "intelligent" R-Adapter-L could not do that to meet SL computational and display needs, but I leave that to those more knowledgeable than me. Just saying.
I had an almost twenty year love affair with the R System, R4 to R7 (the favorite and last film R) and R9-DMR, the ergonomics of which I took great pleasure. Sadly, the SL did not follow in those R9 ergonomic footsteps, which the S did, to its benefit, IMHO.
Thank you for sharing your heartening experience.