Leica Summicron 50mm 2cam

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I have an older Leica 2-cam lens that I inherited, I have heard that it's not functional with my R4, that 2-cam only works with the SL etc. I was wondering if this was true?
 
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It will still work... but I guess you will have to do Step Down metering...
 
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Robert,

The third cam can be installed at little cost. I had mine done at Solms along with a general clean, lubrication of the focusing mount and collimation. From memory the cost including postage from Australia and insurance was about US$130.00.

It is worth the trouble, particularly as the first Summicron-R is in my humble opinion a better lens.

Justin Scott
 
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I am very new to the whole world of Leica. I just bought a new R8 body without a lens. For Christmas I received a Leitz Summicron-R 50mm f2 (made in Canada) lens. This lens has only two cams. I read about lenses appropriate for the R8 in the manual that came with the body but found the information confusing.

Does anyone know if I can use this lens on the R8 body? I don't want to attach the lens until I am sure. If I can use it with the R8, what will be my limitations?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Faisal HUDA
 
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Faisal,
I don't have an R8, but I hope this information will help:
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It says you cannot damage your camera by attaching the lens, but you need to stop it down.
Enjoy your R8! (for the time being, with some limitations)
Juan
 
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Thank you very much for your help, Juan. I plan on taking my first pictures on a trip to Eastern Europe (Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Kolin) starting in Paris and going by car via the Swiss alps. If any picture turns out well, I will try to post them on this site.

Happy holidays!

Faisal HUDA
 
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Faisal,

As I posted on October 23 (above) have the third cam added. You will appreciate the improvement

Justin
 
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