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Novoflex Lens Mount Adapter - Leica R Lens to Leica M Body

Novoflex Lens Mount Adapter - Leica R Lens to Leica M Body
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Novoflex LEM/LER Overview

The Novoflex Lens Mount Adapter allows a Leica R type lens to be mounted onto a Leica M type camera.

Although the lens will fit physically, automatic diaphragm (AE metering) or any other functions are not retained using this adapter. In this case you will have to meter in "stop-down mode", since the lens does not have the ability to have its aperture controlled by the camera body.

The current version of this adapter comes with a special 6-bit marking on the camera side to bring up the Leica R-lenses menu in your Leica M 240 digital camera.

Novoflex LEM/LER Specs

Camera MountLeica M
Lens MountLeica R
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.22 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.05 x 2.95 x 1.75"

Novoflex LEM/LER Reviews

Perfect for my use

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-08

I have had several Novaflex adapters over the years and all have performed perfectly for their intended use. Once again on this Leica R to M version. I've downsized my kit to an M10, 35mm Summicron ASPH, 135mm Tele Elmar, and now a 21mm R Super Angulon converted with this Novaflex. This adapter is solidly built and performs very well given I always focus by distance from subject. Live View works well too. Exposure works perfectly.

Great adapter for legacy lenses in the digital world

By Einar
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-07

Performs flawlessly. Used it on my M240 with an EVF. Works good. Might even be better on an M10 with the new EVF. Also used on my CL, here attached to the Leica M adapter. Again, flawless, the lens is recognised. Her the EVF make it a winner. A great performing lens. Recommended for all L mount shooters who need an affordable macro or tele.

Cheaper, and it does the job

By Ricky
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-02-25

I have 2 R lenses, and one Leica original adapter ring. I want to get the 2nd ring so I decided to give a try of this Leica authorized product, this ring does not have any electronic piece so end up working the same result as the original one, but cheaper price.

Well made adapter!

By Dennis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-22

This adapter has performed well. I have other Novoflex adapters, and this one so far seems to reinforce my positive experience with their products.

Works like a champ, worth every penny

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-01-26

A must-have to bring up the R-lens menu on the M240. Works great.

State of the art adapters

By odd geir
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-02-12

While waiting for the Leica M I'm using Sony NEX-7, mostly with M lenses. I do own an M9, but the old rangefinder is not suited for my kind of shooting; I get too many shots slightly out of focus. I happen to have an old R lens, a 180/2,8. I was a bit reluctant to spend money - the Novoflex adapters are expensive - on a NEX/LER adapter, when it struck me that I could get the LEM/LER instead, and use two adapters. Thanks to the high precision of the state of the art Novoflex adapters, this worked 100%

What a difference..

By Pierre
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-16

Having had to return 2 Fotodiox adapters after a) lens lateral play when mounted and b) difficult un-mounting from an M240 body (LR-LM and m42-LM), i opted for this -much more pricey- option.  Happy to say the Novoflex mounts/dis-mounts just like a Leica lens, and LR lens fit much more tightly, with no play. Fotodiox is sadly not giving great factory control over their products, as i own 2 other LM adapters (FD and NikF) which don't display these problems, even though they share the same body mount casting. Or so one would think. Yes expensive, but we are talking about mounting pricey glass on $$$$ cameras, so well worth the investment.

Novaflex Leica R lens to Leica M body adapter

By Jim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-24

This Novaflex R to M lens adapter is an excellent product. It is of high quality. It performs its design function perfectly. The coding on the rear flange of the adapter activates the appropriate lens menu on my Leica M Type 240. This adapter greatly expands the flexibility of the Leica M 240 by allowing the use of R lenses.

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Is there any functional difference between this and the leica r to m adapter?
Asked by: Anonymous
The adapters do the same thing.Both do not create any electronic connection between the lens and camera.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2022-01-20


Does Novoflex offer a tripod lens support for this adapter? Is there something similar to the Novoflex ASTAT-NEX for this adapter?
Asked by: Anonymous
Tripod collars are lens model specific so your best to check to see if your R lenses have one available. Unfortunately, Novoflex only produces ASTAT lens collars for the NEX and Micro 4/3 adapters. The only option we have is the Manfrotto 293 Telephoto Lens Support. The length of the bracket is adjustable to take different length lenses.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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