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Angenieux 45-90/2.8
Angenieux 70-210/3.5
Super-Elmar 15/3.5
Super-Elmarit 15/2.8 ASPH.
Fisheye-Elmarit 16/2.8
Elmarit 19 1st version
Elmarit 19 current version
Super Angulon 21/4
Elmarit 24
Elmarit 28 3 cams
Elmarit 28 R cam
Elmarit 28 current version
Elmarit 28 ROM
Super Angulon PC 28
PA-Curtagon 35/4
Summilux 35 3 cams 
Summicron 35 3 cam
Elmarit 35 2 cams
Elmarit 35 3 cams
Summicron 50 1 cam
Summicron 50 2 cams
Summicron 50 3 cams
Summicron 50 R cam
Summicron 50 ROM
Summilux 50 3 cams
Summilux 50 Rom E60
Elmarit 60-Macro 2nd vers
Elmarit 60 Macro R-cam
Elmarit 60-Macro ROM
Summilux 80 3 cams
Summilux 80 ROM
Summicron 90
APO-Summicron 90 ASPH
Elmarit 90 first version
Elmarit 90
ApoMacro Elmarit-100 3cam
ApoMacro Elmarit 100 ROM
Macro Elmar 100/4+Bellows
Elmarit 135
Elmar 180/4
Elmarit 180/2.8 first version
Elmarit 180/2.8 2nd version
APO-Summicron180/2
APO-Elmarit 180/2.8
APO-Telyt 180/3.4
Telyt 250/4
APO-Telyt 280/2.8 
APO-Telyt 280/4
Telyt 350/4.8
Telyt 400/5.6
Telyt 400-560/6.8
Telyt-MR 500/8
Vario-Elmar 3.5/35-70
Vario-Elmar 4/70-210
Vario-Apo-Elmarit 70-180
Vario-Elmar 105-280
APO-Extender-R 1.4x
APO-Extender-R 2x
APO-Extender-R 2x ROM
Visoflex 14167 adapter
Visoflex 14127 adapter


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We sell replacement mounts to use Leica-R lenses on Nikon cameras.

Welcome to Leitax, this is our Leica-Nikon page. After the encouraging response from our first Leitax bayonet clients and several requests from Nikon users, we can offer this new replacement bayonet to use two cams, three cams, R-cam and ROM Leica-R lenses on Nikon bodies.

-This conversion is fully reversible and will not damage either the lens or the camera.
-The Leica-R lenses will focus to infinity and will maintain the aperture click stops
-The Nikon cameras will show a  focus confirmation light in the viewfinder.
-The professional Nikon cameras (D200 and up), and FujiFilm S5Pro, will meter in A and M modes (stop-down) the newer models can use Auto-Iso as well.
-Users of non professional Nikon cameras (D40, D80, D90, D5000, etc) can select Manual mode and check the histogram of a test shot to meter accurately. New! it is possible to meter with these cameras with a chip on the Leitax mount.

Some of the instructions you see on the left are for the Leica-Pentax bayonet. Just change the final step, installing the Leica for Nikon-F bayonet instead and you are ready to shoot with your Nikon or FujiFilm camera.

Leica on Nikon , no adapter


Questions?     info@leitax.com

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This Leica-R lenses will not clear the mirror slapping movement of any Nikon F-mount camera, no surgery solution is possible :

--Super Angulon    21mm f:3.4

The Summilux 35/1.4 can be shaved until it is possible to use this lens on APS- sized sensor and Full Frame Nikon cameras.

Elmarit28 on Nikon F , no adapter The following lenses can be used only on APS-sized sensor cameras because the rear glass would hit the Full Frame camera's mirror, no surgery solution is possible :

--Elmarit       24mm f:2.8
--Fisheye-Elmarit  16mm f:2.8
--Super-Elmarit 15mm f.2.8



As far as I know , all the rest of Leica-R three cam lenses will not have problems with the mirror clearance matter.
If you discover another problematic lens, please let me know.
Elmarit 100 on Nikon D700 , no adapter

- You can see pictures taken with Leica-R lenses with modern digital cameras at the Leitax group at Flickr.

- The Visoflex 14127 adapter (Visoflex lens to Leica Camera) can be converted with the Leitax bayonet.
- The Visoflex 14167 adapter needs the same special Leitax bayonet that the Telyt 400-560/6.8 lens.

- It is possible to use the current Elmarit 19/2.8 on Full Frame cameras just shaving a bit the rear end of the lens, please take a look at this lens instructions.

CAUTION! A customer reports that the earlies (3624xxx) of the 3-cams Elmarit 28/2.8 current version units have a taller than usual rear end lens protection, and it will hit the mirror of Full Frame Nikon bodies. As you can see at the feedback page, a 366xxxx that is still a 3-cams unit is ok. The ROM version (s/n 3779xxx) has been tested on D3, and it works fine.

- I'm offering now a reversible custom conversion work for the Leica Zoom lenses with ROM contacts that are, in general, not suitable for direct bayonet replacement, please contact me for an estimate.
Of course, there is no problem with 3-cam Zoom lenses.

- It is possible to install the Leitax bayonet on the Leica Vario-Elmar-R 105-280/4.2 ROM and Vario-Apo-Elmarit 70-180/2.8 ROM, because these lenses are build the same way as the Leica ROM primes.

CAUTION! The first Nikon DSLR cameras: D100, D70, D70s, D2Hs and D2Xs models, seem to have a slightly bigger mirror than the rest of APS-sized sensor cameras. Thus, the Leica Elmarit 24/2.8, that barely clears the mirror movement on crop cameras, will hit the mirror on these models.

- We can use the telephoto lenses Telyt 400 and 560/6.8 on Nikon cameras with a special Leitax bayonet, but lenses newer than head number 2380541 can have different cams that will not be compatible with the Leitax mount. Please check your lens, has it the same cam as in the instructions pictures?

- My Telyt 400/6.8 is now a 640mm with autofocus

- I'm offering a special bayonet for the Apo-Summicron 180/2, to avoid removing its black internal tube.
- I have a special bayonet for the older Leica-R lenses with 1 cam.

We are selling and installing the Dandelion chip for Nikon on the Leitax mounts, with it you get:
- Metering with consumer-class Nikon cameras (D40, D50, D60, D80, D90, D3000, D5000..etc)
- If your camera has a 3D matrix meter, it will function as well.
- Fine calibration of focus confirmation dot.
- Correct focal length and max. aperture in Exif data.
- These are the programming instructions
- There are only three film cameras that Dandelion is not compatible with: F4, F60 and F90x.
- Programming mode is not compatible with F5 and D1X/H models.
- This is how I glue the chip on a Leitax mount.
- This is how to glue a chip on a Nikkor AI-S lens.

 ---- We are offering three variants of the Leica-Nikon bayonet:

1--- The normal variant with Full and Half stops at the aperture ring, just like the original Leica-R lenses are.
2--- The special variant with only Full stops. With it, you can compose the picture in the viewfinder and take all the pictures you like changing the diaphragm value many times and still knowing the value of the aperture ring, just counting the "clicks".  You don't have to remove your eye from the viewfinder to check the diaphragm value.
As an additional benefit, you can use 1/3 diaphragm values.
3-- The special variant with no F-stops. This one is intended for the film makers, who need a silent aperture ring operation. Usually they remove the small ball to avoid the "clicks", but this is not good, there is a danger to destroy its spring and also this creates a new problem: the iris spring can move the aperture ring if there is nothing keeping it in place.

- The new design of the Leitax mount allows to preserve the tube-like shroud of the long focal Leica-R lenses.
- I've found a way to have precise hard stops at the final aperture ring positions on all Leica-R lenses
- A customer kindly informed that we can use matrix metering with adapted lenses on Nikon professional cameras     just filling the non-CPU lens data at the camera menu. The Dandelion chip is not needed to have this feature.

- From October 28th. 2013 , the Leitax mounts are compatible with the Nikon teleconverters
TC-14E II, TC-17E II and TC-20E II/III

- New ! You can easily focus your Leica-R lens with the new Leitax mount with Auto-Aperture simulation, here the instructions.

You can order the Leica-Nikon bayonet here.
Please check how many screws has the Leica original bayonet of your lens to order the appropriate replacement.

- Due to strict security, the postal service to the US can take several weeks, US customers please consider the UPS option.

Almost Auto-Aperture on Leica-R lenses
This is the new Leitax Leica-R to Nikon-F  mount.

With this new model, to focus with the diaphragm wide open is easy, using the Leica-R lenses with 
Auto-Aperture simulation on the Nikon cameras.
Here the instructions.

Spare bearing ball included.
92 Euro
Version
Nikon bayonet, no adapter
1680
a-- In stock b-- In stock c-- In stock


This is the classic  Nikon-F bayonet for Leica-R lenses with six holes.

Also included a spare bearing ball just in case the one at the lens get lost.



Now in three variants for the aperture ring F-stops:

a-Full & Half stops In stock
b-Only Full stops In stock
c-No F-stops  In stock
68 Euro
Variants
Ten holes bayonet, no adapter This is the classic Nikon-F bayonet for Leica-R lenses with ten holes..
It has the standard six holes plus four additional.
Spare bearing ball included.
75 Euro
Variants
Apo-90 special bayonet, no adapter Special Leica-Nikon bayonet for the Apo-Summicron 90/2

Spare bearing ball included

82 Euro

Special mount, no adapter Special Leica-Nikon bayonet for Telyt 400-560/6.8 and Telyt 400/5.6 (no surgery). Also for:
--Visoflex 14167
--Leica bellows
--Super-Angulon PC 28/2.8
--PA-Curtagon 35/4
78 Euro
Special Leica-Nikon bayonet for the older Leica-R lenses with 1 cam.

Spare bearing ball included

84 Euro
Nikon-Angenieux Special Nikon mount for several Angenieux for Leica lenses.
(e.g., Zoom 70-210/3.5)

Spare bearing ball included
88 Euro
Special Nikon mount for Leica-R APO-Summicron 180/2

Spare bearing ball included
88 Euro
This is the original Dandelion-Nikon chip for Leitax mounts (and other adapters where the chip is glued at the internal side)
With it you get:

- Metering (Matrix if available in your camera) with consumer-class Nikon cameras ( D50, D60, D5000, D80, D90, D3000, etc)
- Fine calibration of focus confirmation dot.
- Correct focal length and max. aperture in Exif data.

28 Euro
And this is the special Dandelion Chip for Nikkor manual lenses (and other lenses where the chip rests on top of a flat surface)
With it you get:

- Metering (Matrix if available in your camera) with consumer-class Nikon cameras ( D50, D60, D5000, D80, D90, D3000, etc)
- Aperture control from the camera.
- Fine calibration of focus confirmation dot.
- Correct focal length and max. aperture in Exif data.

27 Euro
Nikon Template The Leitax template simulates the mirror movement of a Full Frame Nikon camera.
With it, you can check if your adapted lens will hit the mirror of your camera without any risk of damage.


Template instructions
26 Euro
This is the same plastic corner used for the Dandelion chip.
But we can use it to make hard stops for the Leica-R lenses aperture ring too:
precise hard stops
4 Euro
We offer to install the original Dandelion chip in our Leitax bayonets.
This price includes a chip and installation on the Leitax mount of your choice.

Included a Nikon cap to protect the installed chip.


37 Euro, chip glued on your Leitax mount
This is the glue I use, it is strong and will not stick your fingers at once.
7 Euro
Nikon cap You may need a generic Nikon-F rear lens cap.
2 Euro
Techcap But, if you want the best, I can offer now the OP/TECH USA Nikon-F cap.

-It has a rubber O-Ring that seals the lens from dust and moisture.

-The O-ring also forms tight friction, it will avoid losing the cap.

-It covers the entire bayonet diameter, providing more protection against blows and scratches.
Out of stock
9 Euro

With certain models, we'll have to manipulate inside the lens, it's not a good place for something metallic. With this plastic tool I don't make any scratches in the Leica lenses.
3 Euro
I use this model for all the Phillips screws in the Leica and Zeiss lenses, it is industrial grade quality made by Irazola, and the design is very good, you can push and turn it firmly with the rotary end and the rubber finish.
5 Euro
This one is for the small black screws at the Leica's lens rear shroud. Unfortunately, Irazola doesn't produce a size for the bayonet flat screws founded in older Leica lenses. 5 Euro
This silicone grease tube is enough for dozens of bayonet replacements.
1 Euro
hemisphere If your Leica lens has lost the plastic red hemisphere, you can glue a new one.
Original Leica spare part.

Original Leica
Max. two pieces
3 Euro
 Now you can buy an additional bearing ball and the spring that goes below it.

The spring is an original Leica part.
The bearing ball  has the precise tolerances to work fine on your Leica-R lens. This is important, a regular ball from the hardware store could get stuck into the barrel hole.
Max., two sets
4 Euro
cargol You can use the same screws that you have removed from your Leica-R lens, but In case you have lost one...

This is the standard screw for the Leica lens bayonet.

Original Leica spare part.
(max. order = two pieces)
Original Leica
Max. two pieces

0.25 Euro

Non-original Leica without restrictions

0.25 Euro
screw cam In case you have lost one...

This screw is for the Leica lenses cams.

Original Leica spare part.
(max. order = two pieces)
Original Leica
Max. two pieces

0.25 Euro
shroud screw In case you have lost one...

This is the black shroud screw

Original Leica spare part.
(max order = two pieces)
Original Leica
Max. two pieces

0.75 Euro
bayonet replacement, no adapter If you don't feel confident after reading the instructions, send your Leica lens to me.

Provided your lens is in the list, we can install a Pentax or Nikon bayonet on it.

 Notice this price doesn't include the bayonet nor shipping.
50 Euro

Extra shipping cost for UPS courier
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