AL Leica-M Mount Lenses
This section describes the appropriate method for attaching and detaching Leica-M® lenses. For more information, refer to the original manufacturer’s instructions. This section also lists lenses supported by the DSMC AL Leica-M Mount.
WARNING: ALWAYS protect your equipment, when it is not in use, by replacing lens caps and mount caps.
NOTE: Leica-M Lenses are compatible with WEAPON, SCARLET-W, and EPIC/SCARLET BRAINs only.
DSMC AL Leica-M Mount Supported Lenses
The DSMC AL Leica-M Mount is compatible with most Leica M-series lenses with focal lengths of 50mm and greater, EXCEPT for the 50mm f2.0 Dual-Range Summicron. The 50mm f2.0 Dual-Range Summicron has a protruding lug on the exterior of the lens body for mounting a supplementary finder. This lug interferes with the locking ring on the DSMC AL Leica-M Mount. Most Leica lenses with focal lengths of less than 50mm will encounter mechanical interference between the rear lens cell and the camera’s front panel.
EPIC DRAGON and SCARLET DRAGON
If you are using an EPIC DRAGON or SCARLET DRAGON® camera, you do not need to install a new OLPF frame. You can attach most Leica-M lenses without causing any interference with camera.
EPIC MYSTERIUM-X and SCARLET MYSTERIUM-X
If you are using an EPIC MYSTERIUM-X® or SCARLET MYSTERIUM-X camera, you need to install a new OLPF frame (included with the DSMC AL Leica-M Mount). Leica-M lenses are incompatible with older models of the OLPF frame originally installed in the EPIC MYSTERIUM-X and SCARLET MYSTERIUM-X.
For more information, go to OLPF Frame Installation Instructions available at www.red.com/downloads.
WARNING: Attempting to mount Leica lenses of focal lengths of less than 50mm could result in damage to the lens and/or the camera.