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Old 06-09-2017   #1
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There are, and were so many different lenses made in LTM and M mount, from Japan, to Russia, Germany, England, and the USA, all around the world. What are some of the most unusual lenses you've found and/or used?
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Old 06-09-2017   #2
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6cm f/1.5 Sonnar LTM. I had to take it apart, reassemble and adjust RF cam with aluminum tape. It agrees with RF on my M4 now at all distances, including close and wide open. I traded my late Hasselblad 500C with bits and pieces for it, just couldn't get along with it.
This lens is kind of a controversial topic, because no one knows where they came from. It is not labeled Zeiss, just Sonnar 6cm and some convoluted serial number that would be correct if there were an additional number. It shoots very well, however not as nice as 50/1.5 postwar Sonnar I use on Amedeo adapter.
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Old 06-09-2017   #3
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i just acquired a Summarex 85/1.5. It's pretty odd to use an LTM lens that weighs 800g.
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Old 06-09-2017   #4
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And so many can be hacked to LTM. I shoot a schneider xenar 38/2.8 from a Kodak instamatic 500 I had set to LTM.
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Old 06-10-2017   #5
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And so many can be hacked to LTM. I shoot a schneider xenar 38/2.8 from a Kodak instamatic 500 I had set to LTM.
Would love to see pics of how you modded this!
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Old 06-11-2017   #6
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Those TK-2D teleconverter lenses are quite uncommon.

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Old 06-11-2017   #7
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A very rare cine 20mm F2 lens with an adapter for rangefinder cameras.

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Old 06-11-2017   #8
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I heard that the Russians are trying to influence our lens appreciation habits. Here's something German to help take it back:


Goerz 4", f/9.5 red dot Artar - it's really good for medium format, flat field, macro work
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Old 06-12-2017   #9
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A very interesting thread, I have always been very curious about Angenieux lenses, I've seen some people adapt them to M mount, has anyone tried this?
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