Eric Pelve , Apr 21, 2009; 10:23 p.m.
I adapted a Leica R lens (180mm APO Elmarit f2.8) on my Nikon DSLRs (D300 and D700) using the Leixtax bayonet from David (owner of Leitax) and it works perfectly well. I took pictures of the conversion process to help David enrich his on-line collection of instruction guides and it is now posted on his web site:
It works like a charm and I must say that I sold my Nikon 180mm ED AF f/2.8 because I could not stand the comparison anymore. I have a series of pictures taken with the Leica Elmarit 180mm APO lens and Nikon D300 at the following link:
I recommend highly this conversion as you combine the best of both worlds: best lenses and best digital bodies (for the time being the D700 remains for me an unbeatable value performance/price)
Leica Elmarit 180mm APO-R on Nikon D300