This is an interesting new lens mount adapter from Rayqual, which allows mounting of various SLR mount lenses on Leica M or Leica Screw Mount (LTM) mount rangefinder cameras.
While the adapter is not fully rangefinder coupled, it will facilitate focussing much more than any other adapter. It will set the camera’s rangefinder to a fixed distance of three meters. You will not be able to focus variably by means of the rangefinder patch, but the 3m setting and usual distance scale-based focussing should help a great deal.
Recommended for lenses up to 50mm focal length. Price ¥18.900.
The following lens mounts are available:
- Nikon F
- Pentax K
- Olympus OM
- Leica R
- Minolta MD
- M42 (Price ¥13.900)
As usual MADE IN JAPAN quality. Rayqual mount adapters consistently get positive feedback from our customers. Here is a recent comment: This is one well-built little adapter. No rotational slop, very solid; it’s very smooth mounting the lens. Glad I didn’t try the cheapos from eBay… (Texas, USA, on the Rayqual C/Y to EOS adapter)
Will you be making adapters for using Contax/Yashica and Leica R lenses on the recently released Sony A55 camera? Thank you.
Thank you for your comment.
There are no such adapters, because the flange back distance (distance from the lens to the film/sensor) for Minolta/Sony Alpha is 44.5mm and those of C/Y and Leica R are 45.5mm/47mm. That only leaves 1-3mm of thickness for an adapter to fit in between.
We have C/Y and Leica to Sony Alpha E mount (Sony NEX) available though here: http://www.japanexposures.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=394
Is there a Leica M mount to Sony Alpha adaptor? Thinking of using a Zeiss ZM on the Sony Alpha 55.
Thanks for any info.
Hi, yes there is such an adapter:
can you please tell me what happened to the «Rangeﬁnder Coupled SLR to Leica M Adapters»?
I’ve seen them from 2004 to 2011, but then they vanished from the Internets.
Is there any chance to purchase one of them?
Best regards, Alexander
Hi Alex, there has never been a fully coupled adapted. Only the one with 3m fixed RF setting. Is that the one you are referring to?
Hi Dirk 🙂
No, I mean a different one. But I cannot provide a stable link to the particular item (other than via ), so perhaps can I send you a *.pdf-file, please?
Dirk, there’s an email in your inbox 🙂