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Will image one work without hitting mirror on Nikon D800E?

Leica Elmarit-R 28mm f/2.8 on FF camera
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Author Topic: Rear Lens Clearance of Leica Elmarit-R 28mm f/2.8 on FF camera D800E?  (Read 2439 times)

Gerald Botkin

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Elmarit-R 28mm ROM version production run in 2002 with s/n's  3944114 - 3944313 of which there were only 200 hundred made according to leica wiki index. 1st image

 I have read photographers using the 2nd image version, ROM and non-ROM  before the year 2002 with no problems in the 11 333 series lenses. Their 28mm's look like the rear lens/ shroud of the 2nd image. I want to use the 1st image on a FF D800E camera if it clears my mirror, of course converting the mount with a Leitax mount. Dave with Leitax couldn't give me a answer if it would work. Maybe someone out there has one with a s/n from 2002 that looks like the 1st image, can compare it with the 2nd image and tell me if there is a difference in the height @ infinity focus on the rear lens/shroud. I don't know if the specs in the leica wiki index are for all later versions even with the different rear lens/ shrouds as seen in these photos. Thank you for your help.

Gerald
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Gerald Botkin

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Thank you Marc for taking the extra effort to help. Appreciate it very much. Ah, the things we do to use Leica glass.
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telyt

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I'm just guessing that your 28mm would have the same setback as my 28-90

I don't see any basis for this assumption.  The lenses are a completely different designs.

As a rule of thumb, lenses that fit the Leicaflex SL are likely to clear the mirrors full-frame CaNikon cameras.  The 28mm Elmarit-R is OK on the Leicaflex SL, the 28-90 zoom isn't.

I measured both my 21-35 (shaved to fit)and my 28-90 (not shaved) vario elmart from the rear most portion of the flange and the rear element (leitax mount installed) and you need 5/32" or less to prevent mirror interference.

The mirror swings in an arc so the diameter of the rear protrusion matters too.

If the zoom works OK on Marc's D800E I see no reason the 28 wouldn't because it has more clearance than the zoom.
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oolic

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Gerald Botkin

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Thanks a bunch, oolic. Exactly what I was looking for. I will try to contact member and see how he made out with his lens.
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