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Old 11-30-2016   #1
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Show me your weirdest adapted lenses

C mount Som Berthiot 25mm


Custom adapted 90mm Colorplan Leica projector lens.


DKL mount 50mm Xenar for Kodak Reflex.


I've taken pictures with all three of these and they work fine though the projector lens is a little funky to focus properly. I think the mount may be the issue.
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Old 11-30-2016   #2
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Duct tape for the win.

This was an exercise in can do more than something entirely functional. The lens and aperture were new old stock so pristine and boxed. Billows and M42 adapter followed soon after. Wanted to find something fun to do with it.





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I caught a lot of flack on one of the European boards for not using gaffer tape. I told them that this was "100mph tape" and that confused them even more.

It was fun but I'm not sure it was worth the effort photographically-speaking.
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Nikon 28mm f/4 perspective control lens on a tilt adapter.


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Old 11-30-2016   #6
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Chubberino,

Please describe the very interesting lens on the end of the bellows.
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Old 11-30-2016   #7
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This thread reminds me of a very strange lens in my lens collection. Please educate me what the filter's material is. The lens is a Chinese lithographic lens for making computer chips made in late 1970's. Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-30-2016   #8
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Here is a lens for a microscope, made by Carl Zeiss Jena.

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Love this thread. Wish I had something to contribute....
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Chubberino,

Please describe the very interesting lens on the end of the bellows.
Well the aperture is a Bausch and Lomb Automat Aperture, with a Doppel Anastigmat 120mm f/8 lens. Took some work and adapters to get it fit to the front of the bellows, but the bellows is an M42 mount so easy enough to get an M42 to FX adapter for it.
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You get an M42 adapter and 6 feet of gaffer tape and there isn't much you can't adapt to a Fuji camera!

I had a lot of fun with the c mount lens. The 25 didn't cover the sensor but the results were cool.
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Here's my other one. Most use these for video but I wanted an anamorphic style lens for pictures. It's a bit bulky. I was using it with other lenses before but opted to just attach a cheap Canon FD 50mm f/1.8 lens for easy use all the time instead of switching up the lens. It's almost like a digital XPan in a way. This anamorphic lens is 2x which means it's much larger than than a normal anamorphic ratio but that's fine. The wider the better in my eyes as I use it strictly for photos and not video.





Here's the before stretching image:



and here's the after stretching:

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Chubberino, love that anamorphic image. Really cool. What do you use to stretch the files? Are some image editors better at this than others?
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This is a fun thread. I have just yesterday adapted little 28mm f11, 2 element plastic lens from a little plastic 35mm camera. I ran a short load of some long expired Pan F through it to check if I hit infinity focus and apparently I did. So now I'm exposing a regular 36 exp load of 400 ISO Arista. It is set to infinity so is only good back to about 8 feet, at 3~5 feet it is out of focus.

Almost forgot, it's on a Leica M4-2
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Chubberino, love that anamorphic image. Really cool. What do you use to stretch the files? Are some image editors better at this than others?
Thanks! I just use Photoshop and because the lens is 2x it's a matter of adjusting the width to 200% and maintaining the height at the normal height of 100%. If it looks a little too tall then you can make fine adjustments as you go.
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This is a cool thread, with cool lenses.
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Old 12-02-2016   #17
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Tessar from Yashica T4 adapted by Mr Miyazaki
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Definitely want a Miyazaki someday. In the meantime, I may take up that Minilux conversion for fun though the price is steep and I already have the Summicron-C 40mm.
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The Tessar conversion is my very lightest & smallest lens. Love it on the MP. My Rolleiflex T from '58 has given me many superb photos. Love that Tessar character, so I'm hoping to get similar results. Even at $1k it's cheaper than a Leica lens
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My Agfa Solagon 50/2 in late jupiter-8 body and aperture, all shimmed up waiting for some clothes to be machined. It's among the sharpest lenses I own, even wide open. I also have a L35AF lens in a Kiev J-12 barrell with M-mount.
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nice!!!!!!!
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Old 12-02-2016   #23
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Now that's a cool lens! I just remembered trying to use a MTO 1000A mirror lens on my Fuji X-P1 to capture the moon. It barely fit the sensor and my tripod ball head was too shaky. I need to get a cradle style head from a telescope or something.
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Old 12-02-2016   #24
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A Carl Zeiss Jena Mikrotar 45/4.5 mounted on a Zenith 80.

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Old 12-02-2016   #25
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I should start a thread for my collection of weird and rare lenses.;)A Chinese missile tracking lens of about 2000mm F8,weighs about 30 kilograms.



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35mm color-minotar converted to Fuji XF that I bought a few months ago on ebay. I'm actually gonna sell it because I really don't get on with the focal length and it should be owned by someone that uses it rather than sit on my shelf.

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No photo, but imagine a chrome 65/3.5 Elmar Visoflex lens mounted via a stack of three Leica adapters mounted on a Leica SL. The three adapters are: Visoflex to R; R adapter to M; and M adapter to T.

BTW works like a charm. Leica does not advertise mounting Visoflex lenses on a SL.

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Wollensak Velostigmat 50mm 2.8 from a Perfex Deluxe, adapted to a brass lens mount from an Industar-22

Whole article is here: http://www.johanniels.com/index.php/...eica-ltm-mount
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cool indeed
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Weirdest for me was having my granddads dream lens on a OLY pen ep3. Talk about unergonomic
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Don't have the camera or the lenses anymore, but I made an adapter to mount Cooke Speed Panchro's (motion picture camera lenses) on a Panasonic GH-1. That was one of the advantages of that camera, you could mount pretty much anything on it.

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[quote=zhang xk;2672203]I should start a thread for my collection of weird and rare lenses.;)A Chinese missile tracking lens of about 2000mm F8,weighs about 30 kilograms.



"A Chinese missile tracking lens" -- Yikes.....
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I've mixed lens and camera brands for years, generally with respectably machined adapters. Examples:









Occasionally, I'm compelled to do something crazy. This is half a step above freehanding:



Result is some pretty extreme spherical aberration. Leica glow, anyone?



I eventually discovered how to detach the head properly.
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This may not be my weirdest adapted lens but it is the only one that has been called "sacrilegious."

I first used this adaptation back in the early 1970s when I had a Leica M1 that I used primarily on a microscope. Back then, a single Nikon F/Leica M adapter did not exist. I had to search until I found two adapters, one that allowed a Nikon F lens to mount on an "X" body and another adapter that allowed an "X" lens to mount on a Leica M body. I no longer remember what "X" was; however, unlike the adapters of today, I do remember that this "sacrilegious" adaptation did not permit focusing on infinity.

Since my Nikon lens did not connect to the Leica rangefinder (plus, the Leica M1 did not even have a rangefinder), I had to use zone focusing. For example, on my 18mm lens, I set the focus distance to 1 meter and the f/stop to f/11 so that everything from about 1/2 meter to infinity was in focus.


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I've shown these here before, but since you asked...

Nikon L35AF 35mm f/2.8 hacked into a butchered Industar-50 barrel (LTM mount). Scale focus (RF cam is still there, but it doesn't match up properly due the difference in focal length) down to 0.45m.





Praktica M60 26mm f/5.6 (which apparently was a rebadged Fuji P&S of some sort) with the aperture removed and jammed into an LTM body cap, making for a fixed focus (2m to infinity), fixed aperture ultra-compact lens.



I did all the testing of these on my X-E1, so at least they're marginally appropriate for this forum.
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I am humbled by some of these hacks! Fantastic work!
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