Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by blu_billiken, Dec 5, 2009.
Does anyone know if a Tokina AT-x 35-200mm or a Minolta 45mm will fit a Leica R4 film camera?
No lens in either Minolta MD or MC mount nor any lens in Minolta Maxxum/Sony Alpha mount will fit a Leica R series camera. The Minolta 45mm would be in MD mount and won't fit the R4. If the Tokina fits a Minolta then it will also not fit the R4. I don't believe Tokina has ever offered any lens in Leica's R-mount.
The Leica R4 only accepts lenses made specifically in the Leica R mount and works properly only with those having the proper cam configuration (cams vary with the vintage of the R-mount lens). There are almost no lenses that fit the R4 that are not Leica brand lenses.
Unfortunately, Dwig is correct... Minolta was involved in the design of some versions of the R-series camera but the mount is purely Leica-R. There are adapters to use R mount lenses on various digital bodies but not the other way around.
Leica R bayonet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yea i thought because of Minolta's relationship with Leica there might be some compatibility. My girlfriend found an old Leica R4 without a lens and I really wanted to pop some film in there and one of my lenses but I will have to buy a lens now. Thanks for the response guys, very helpful.
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