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.
Thank you, I used an R camera for almost 20 years and loved it. I may have to re-acquire a few R less for my SL2.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.
Just another note that if you are a previous owner of the R body and lens of the eight or nine, The Leica ever ready case 14527 fits the new SL and some of the R lenses and M lenses perfectly. A great way to get around when you just want to have one lens and camera body with not too much gear it’s perfect.
I also look forward to the day when the factory that write the software updates for the SL will find time to do further functions for the R lens to the SL. considering if you have the end of line lenses with the contacts on the back there’s no reason why the SL and lens (ROM )cannot communicate more clearly to give you greater functionality. So yes I know the adapter is a little bit expensive but if you have the R lens they’re to greater quality to let sit around with that camera (SL).
I have the 100mm f2.8 /50mm f2 / 28mm f2.8 / 15mm f2.8 all with Rom and greatly enjoy using all four lenses with the SL beautiful beautiful quality of photos.
Kind regards Peter