Leica T (Typ 701) - Nikon Lenses

All images - Leica T (Typ 701) Nikon 20mm f/1.8G and Voigtlander 58mm f/1.4 lenses

Like most MCE (Mirrorless / CSC / E.V.I.L) cameras the Leica T (Typ 701) can, via adapters, be fitted with all kinds of legacy and alternative lenses. Above I've shown some examples taken with my Nikon 20mm f/1.8G and Voigtlander 58mm f/1.4 (Nikon fit) lenses. Both lenses used wide open for all pictures. This gives me the option, should I want it, to shoot with limited depth of field and / or in low light with a decent ISO setting. 

Focusing is achieved by setting the left thumb wheel to magnify the image. No focus peaking, but then after some of my experiences with that, I'm not that bothered. It's not something I would do a lot of and I'm certainly not contemplating buying lots of Leica lenses to use with my T, but it does offer me something different from my usual way of working and is worth it for that.

I decided to try this out again as I have a Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5 - 4.5 FX zoom arriving later today and I was planning to do a comparison with that and my Leica T 18-56mm zoom to see how the two compare. I've always had this notion that a lot of Nikon lenses are every bit as good as Leica, but nobody seems to notice. I may well be proved wrong, but it's something I'd like to try. Besides, I'm very much a fanboy for both Nikon and Leica and the idea of combining the two is an interesting and fun exercise. As someone who grew up photographically aspiring to own what I considered to be the seminal names in camera gear, but couldn't afford to, I'm now happily indulging myself now I can. Thus proving once and for all that I can be as biased, self-indulgent and brand besotted as anybody else. But then you knew that already!!