[LRflex] Re: Nikon Step Down Mechanism Ponderings

  • From: "William B. Abbott III" <captbilly3@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: leicareflex@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 09:26:05 -0800

On Jan 20, 2011, at 2:40 AM, Gary E wrote:

> If you combine what Leitax already did and add an additional gizmo for auto 
> aperture, it might be easier to start there.  Since the Nikon body already 
> can assume a manual Ais/Ai lens attached, your goal should be to make the 
> Leica lens appear to be so ...

That sounds like another, even simpler place to mate the "R front" to a "D700 
back," fool the latter into "thinking" the that the R lens is a manual N lens. 
Not having any aquaintance at all with Nikon equipment I have no idea what may 
be involved, but perhaps Leitax does know what is involved

If the D700 had to be machined to make way for the adaptive R lens mechanism, I 
could contemplate a new retro-adapter that could be mounted on the D700 to 
restore it to all-Nikon functionality if desired.



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