Leica M-Adapter L (Black)

Leica M-Adapter L (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Leica M Lens to Leica L-Mount Camera
  • 6-Bit Coding Sensor
  • Supports Aperture-Priority Metering

Color: Black

Lens Mount: Leica M

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Leica 18771 Overview

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Use your M-mount lenses on any camera using an L-mount, such as the SL and T, with this black M-Adapter L from Leica. This precision-crafted tool features a sensor for 6-bit coded lenses, permitting aperture priority modes and accurate exposure metering. It will also write this information to the Exif data.

UPC: 799429187712
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Leica M-Adapter L (Black)
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Leica 18771 Specs

    Camera Mount Leica L (T/SL)
    Lens Mount Leica M
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.016 x 4.016 x 2.205"

    Leica 18771 Reviews

    M-Adapter L (Black) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 17.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth it Yes, it's overpriced, but shooting with M lenses on the Leica T is very easy and a real joy. The Leica T lenses are good, but not as good as a Leica M obviously. Shooting with a 50 Summilux on the Leica T is a joy and the pictures are breathtaking. You need this adapter to use your M lenses. It's very well made, very solid and feels like it will last a life time.
    Date published: 2015-09-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what it says Nice solid metal adapter for M-mount lenses. The little silver piece acts like a switch to engage/disengage the M-mount side. It has an optical reader to digitally encode the model of recent M lenses into EXIF data. It can't tell the aperture or focal distance, but that's to be expected.
    Date published: 2015-04-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is Perfect - Of Course! This Leica made product works perfectly, is beautifully machined and with a perfect fit for both lens and camera body. Mount your Leica M mount lenses on your Leica SL, and if the lens is 6-Bit coded, then your image files will include the lens info and lens corrections.
    Date published: 2018-05-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does exactly what you need it to do. Given that you can adapt almost any lens to the M-mount through some combination of adapters, this lets you use your M, R, and other glass on your L-mount camera. On my SL, it works perfectly, and the 6-bit coding support helps keep my EXIF tidy. Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2016-06-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A well made adapter This adapter fits smoothly on the Leica SL and allows the use of any M lens. Of course the focus and f-stop are adjusted on the lens.
    Date published: 2017-09-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well, it works, but very limited I was pleased to get this adapter ring so that I could use my M lenses on my Leica CL. The resulting photographs are perfect, no problem. It will not surprise Leica owners to know that what this adapter will do is very limited. You can forget about the Leica M rangefinder. You can tell from looking at the LCD screen if your subject is even close to being in focus. But this is generally not adequate, so I found myself doing what everyone used to do before autofocus or even rangefinder focus was available which is estimating the distance to the subject and setting the focus ring accordingly. That is very unfortunate. If somehow someway by some miracle Leica could figure out how to make focusing with this adapter more accurate it would be absolutely wonderful.
    Date published: 2018-08-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from a must have if you were a Leica M photographer It works excellent and is well made a nice addition to the Leica SL
    Date published: 2016-06-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works like a charm, though way overpriced It works perfectly on my CL. It allows me use my M Lenses as if they were mounted on my M camera. Being said that, the cost is unbelievable, 4 weeks after buying my CL, Leica decided to give it for free! So my camera became more expensive. Leica should have grandparent previous customers
    Date published: 2018-07-06
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    Will this Leica M adapter L (18771) work with ...

    Will this Leica M adapter L (18771) work with Lumix S1/S1R camera that uses L mount bracket? Panasonic + Sigma + Leica formed a L mount alliance. I want to use this 18771 adapter on Lumix S1 camera.
    Asked by: Sai-Yu
    Yes, it will work with the new L-mount cameras from Panasonic and will enable you to use your M lens for manual focusing only with these cameras.
    Answered by: Richard
    Date published: 2019-04-22

    Can Lumix S1/S1R work with this Leica 18771 ...

    Can Lumix S1/S1R work with this Leica 18771 adapter to do aperture priority light metering, while users do manual focusing? I mean, can the Lumix S1/S1R recognize the aperture value of the M lens that also attached to this adapter?
    Asked by: Sai-Yu
    The adapter can support the aperture priority modes.
    Answered by: Reuben
    Date published: 2019-06-16


    will the adaptor make leica m lenses auto focus?
    Asked by: Robert
    The answer that indicates nothing can make M lenses autofocus is misleading. The Techart Leica M to Sony E Mount adapter enables autofocus with M lenses and, while not perfect, is surprisingly fast and accurate in decent light.
    Answered by: Jim
    Date published: 2019-03-22


    Is this adapter weathersealed?
    Asked by: Benjamin A.
    It is not weather sealed. I adapt Summilux-M lenses with Leica SL. However, both the lenses and the camera body are weather sealed.
    Answered by: Omer T.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    Do Leica lenses with 6 bits coding transfer their ...

    Do Leica lenses with 6 bits coding transfer their data to Panasonic S cameras like Leica SL?
    Asked by: Jinho
    Good question. I have no idea. Maybe ask this question of Panasonic tech support.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-06-24


    Will this adapter effect minimum focusing length of M Lenses (0.7m)? Does it work like M to E-Mount adapter on Sony?
    Asked by: Pakorn V.
    Thank you very much for all ans. I just want something like Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Adater. 0.7m on M Lenses is quite problematic for me. Love Focusing length on native TL lenses but I love pop and quality of M lenses.
    Answered by: Pakorn V.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    will this adapter work for mounting M lenses to Leica SL?
    Asked by: Stephen M.
    I don't own a SL camera, but given the following Leica announce about the M-T adapter, I guess that it can be used for M lenses on the SLExcert form Googlesearch: ..The adapters for the Leica T camera system can be used on the Leica SL, just like the Leica T lenses: with the M-Adapter T, you have access to lenses that rank among the best in the world. Lenses created to deliver maximum performance in any photographic situation.Hope this help.
    Answered by: marcel B.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    will my exif data be correct with M lenses on the Leica SL? I have a summicron v4 50mm, summarit 90mm, zeiss 50/2 and plan to get a 135mm f4 or f3.4
    Asked by: Valentino
    Hi ValentinoYes the Exif data is correct with the adapterRichard
    Answered by: Richard B.
    Date published: 2018-08-25
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    Leica 18771 Q&A

    Leica 18771 Accessories

    Designed For Use With:

    • Leica CL
    • Leica SL (Typ 601)
    • Leica T
    • Leica TL
    • Leica TL2
    • Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Nocturnus
    • Panasonic Lumix DC-S1
    • Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R
    • ZEISS Tele-Tessar T*
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