I absolutely love my 1950's Color Skopar lens on a Vitomatic. (I promise to post some pics in the gallery soon!!)
But I'm looking at how to get those great 50's Voigtlander lenses onto a more modern camera body. (I don't want to use the unwieldy Prominent). You can get these great lenses for much less than $100 each... mmmmm
The bodies I'm most keen on are: Hexar RF and Cosina Voigtlander Bessa. (I guess that for future lens options, I'd prefer a Leica M-mount lens body rather than ContaxRF mount.)
Thanks to this forum, it seems like there is a Voigtlander Prominent lens (1950's) to Leica-M adapter.
See the links below - it is attached to an Epson DR-1, which indeed has a Leica M fitting.
Now, from my reading on Prominent adapters, I have only come up with two options (from Cameraquest and others): a Prominent to ContaxRF mount and a Prominent to NikonRF mount adapter, which VC has been making since 2003.
Also, this info says that the adapters only work on 50mm lenses (ie Nokton 50/1.5 and Ultron 50/2)
Does anyone have info on the adapter in the photo (ie to Leica M)??
And why won't such an adapter work on, say, the 35mm/3.5 Skoparon wide-angle. Since the Prominent camera had interchangeable lenses, surely the mount would be the same...
The last point is: since the old Prominent focuses via the much-maligned focus knob on the left side of THE CAMERA BODY, not the lens, how on earth do you focus the Nokton when it's fitted to an adapter like that????
Is there great knowledge from you peoples out there?????