The Leica M240 is the most versatile Leica M camera to date, but there's still a few things that it's not particularly good at. Close focusing is one of those things, which is simply a limitation of the rangefinder mechanism itself. That said, thanks to the introduction of Live View on the M240, we're now able to focus using the LCD or the EVF, and this opens up a world of possibilities for different lenses or adapters.
One of those adapters is the Novoflex Visoflex II/III adapter set. While it's primarily built for using old Visoflex II/III lenses on your M240, it also functions well as an adjustable macro extension tube for your existing M lenses. You can use all, or none of the included extension rings to adjust how close you'd like to get to your subject, and it's pretty amazing what kind of results you can get from your standard 50mm M lens.
The photos here were taken with a 50mm Summicron, showing the range of close focus abilities with this adapter. It's not perfect, and focusing can be difficult to achieve if you're shooting handheld, but it's an impressive device that gives you capabilities that we never thought would be possible with the Leica M.
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