Leica T (Typ 701) and Nikon lenses


Above images - Leica T (Typ 701) Nikon 20mm f/1.8G lens

Above images - Leica T (Typ 701) Nikon 100mm f/2/8 Series E lens

Thanks to my Novoflex adapter, I can now use my Nikon lenses on my Leica T. This gives me a lot more options and adds that adapter / alternative / legacy lens dimension to the system. Which is of course how most Mirrorless interchangeable systems have to start off. Leica have the advantage that you can use M mount lenses on the Leica T, which fits the form and size of the camera. 

This in somewhat stark contrast to Canon's encouragement to use their EF lenses on the EOS-M cameras.

I remember the first time I saw shots like this from Canon and couldn't resist a smile. "Excuse me, is their a camera somewhere in there?' 

However, I don't currently have any m-mount lenses and don't really want to buy any in, so I took the opportunity to get the Novoflex adapter to use my Nikons. And they work well. With the 100mm, since I was working in good light, I used a narrow aperture, f/11, and set the hyperfocal distance accordingly and it performed well. Turned the camera into a point and shoot basically, which was fine for what I was shooting. 

Neither of these Nikon lenses reach the stellar heights of my Leica T lenses, but they turned in some very decent files. While the optics Leica have created for this system are amongst the best I've ever used, I do have to pay for the privilege and apart from my 23mm f/2 they aren't particularly fast, so using my Nikons gives me more choice. The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART lens is actually spectacular - see here - but small, light and unobtrusive it's not. In time, if I can prise myself away from the 11-23mm zoom, I'll give the others a go. Since I was pleased to discover that I can use my Nikon lenses in situations other than when I have a lot of time to compose, they will be useful and complementary to the still developing (At least I hope it is!!) Leica T system. And that's a nice bonus.