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 Â¥18.900.
The following lens mounts are available:
- Nikon F
- Pentax K
- Olympus OM
- Leica R
- Minolta MD
- M42 (Price Â¥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)
As previously announced Rayqual has released the three more adapters for the Micro-Four-Thirds system (such as Panasonic Lumix G1, Lumix GH1, Olympus E-P1 and the forthcoming Panasonic Lumix GF1).
As always these high quality MADE IN JAPAN adapters are made to high quality standards and allow photographers and cinematographers to reliably and precisely mount their Leica R, Olympus OM and Pentax K lenses on modern digital bodies.
This complements the previously released adapters for Leica M, Canon FD, Contax/Yashica and Nikon F lenses.
Unlike products by other manufacturers Rayqual adapters have not suffered from any quality issues and/or recalls by their manufacturers. The general feedback and customer satisfaction is extremely high.
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A customer in Malaysia, who is obviously privileged enough to be given a private view of a final pre-production model of the forthcoming Olympus E-P1, sends us the above photo. In it you see a Carl Zeiss ZM Planar 50/2 mounted on the E-P1 by means of a Rayqual Leica M-M4/3 adapter for Leica M lenses.
He comments further:
The focusing is great because of the 3″ screen, plus you have the zoom function like the G1. In certain ways it is better than the G1…. the face detection works very well even with this manual lens. Without an EVF it is a bit odd and needs getting used to but it is a very solid camera though. Just imagine… an 100mm f2 ( 50mm x 2) image stabilized lens… this is mind blowing… the Rayqual really feels like a piece of precision engineering.
Looks like this will be an exciting year for M4/3.
Ahead of scheduled July 2009 Rayqual has released the two announced adapters for the Micro-Four-Thirds system (such as Panasonic Lumix G1 and the speculated digital Olympus Pen F).
As always these high quality MADE IN JAPAN adapters are made to high quality standards and allow photographers and cinematographers to reliably and precisely mount their Nikon F and Contax/Yashica lenses on modern digital bodies.
Pentax K, Olympus OM and Leica R versions will follow suit in August.
Premium lens adapter manufacturer Rayqual just informed us of the following upcoming releases of new adapters for the Micro Four-Thirds (M4/3) mount:
Nikon F and Contax/Yashica to M4/3 lens adapters will become available in
July June and Pentax K, Olympus OM and Leica R versions will follow suit in August.
Prices will be in line with the Leica M and Canon FD to M4/3 adapters (Â¥18.700).