Installing the Lens Adapter on the Panasonic Lumix LX5 and Leica D-Lux 5

Several people have asked me about the process of installing the Panasonic DMW-LA6 lens adapter on the lens of the Panasonic Lumix LX5; and some people have asked similar questions about the Leica D-Lux 5, which is very similar to the LX5.  Before you can install the lens adapter, you have to remove the front lens ring from the camera, and it is not obvious how to do that. The process is described in my guide books to the LX5 and the D-Lux 5, but it may be more helpful to actually see the process. So, I decided to make a brief video clip to demonstrate how this is done; I hope this is helpful.

The video has just been posted; here is a link to the video at the White Knight Press channel on YouTube.

If anyone has comments on the video, or would like to see other topics covered in short video clips, please let me know and I’ll see if I can do more short clips to add to the other information on this site.

2 thoughts on “Installing the Lens Adapter on the Panasonic Lumix LX5 and Leica D-Lux 5

  1. Ricardo

    Please HELP installing adaptor tube to leica dlux5. Saw you video but I ca´t figure it out for the DLUX5.
    Thank you!!

    1. Alex White Post author

      Hi — I don’t have a D-Lux 5 anymore, so I can’t demonstrate, but there is really no difference in how it works on that camera. Sometimes the front ring on the lens is on too tight, and it may need a strong twisting action to get it loose, but there is no physical difference between the two cameras in how the lens adapter is installed.


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