Micro 4/3 Showcase Adapted Lenses

Lili

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Lili
Here is my E-PL2 with the MMF-2, a Photodiox K mount to 4/3 adapter and Pentax 50 F2. VF-2 as well
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Shot on my Nokia Lumia
 
This is an old thread, and many of the Attachments were lost due to forum software changes- I've cleaned it up some.

I'm reviving it.

Argus Cintar converted to Contax mount, with an adapter; Wollensak 35/2 Raptar converted to Contax mount with an Adapter, and a Schneider 5cm F2.8 Xenar from a dead Agfa Karat converted to RF-Coupled Leica mount, with an adapter. The Xenar was made in the early 1940s, is fully coated, and rare as it uses 5 elements in a Tessar design.

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Not as much time these days for lens projects- work has been busy.
 
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Petrochemist

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Mike
I shoot with adapted lenses much of the time, so this thread is ideal for me :)

Let's start with my budget 50mm/1.2
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Rufus via frankenlens by Mike Kanssen, on Flickr

The lens only cost under £10 but needing a homemade adapter, which is somewhat Heath-Robinson.
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Mounted 50mm/1.2 projector lens by Mike Kanssen, on Flickr

In brighter conditions I've needed to add a paper aperture to bring the light down to the levels my camera can manage. A rather small dolphin shape did the trick here (at the cost of severe vignetting):
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rabbit & dolphins by Mike Kanssen, on Flickr

The helicoid has enough available to focus down to a few inches:
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50mm/1.2 projector lens test shot wide open by Mike Kanssen, on Flickr
 

Petrochemist

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N Essex, UK
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Mike
Here's a £50 c-mount microscope objective jury rigged to mount without the 0.5x relay lens:
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ultra macro lens set up by Mike Kanssen, on Flickr

Along with a couple of handheld macros using it:
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$1 test P1340013 by Mike Kanssen, on Flickr

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P1340885 small by Mike Kanssen, on Flickr

Adapted this way it goes from a roughly 3x macro (with excellent working distance of around 9cm) to infinity focus (~100mm f/9) just with the zoom control & helicoid.
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infinity focus test - shipping by Mike Kanssen, on Flickr

Vignetting is noticeable at more than 2x magnification as well as for infinity, but I don't consider that a concern.
 
Good Morning,

I guess I'll try bringing this thread back to life. I ran the Canon FDn 500mm f4.5L this morning with a MetaBones Speedbooster Ultra (0.71X) on an M1. The effective combo is ~355mm @ f3.2 and the crop on MFT makes the view around 710mm. The IBIS is very good on this older body and combined with a gimbal mount makes it a great setup that is easy to carry into the woodlands.

Regards,

Edd

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I love using legacy lenses on my Olympus cameras, so must look for some examples, and actually take the lenses for a walk. There's a preloved shop in Masterton that has some older Olympus gear - was tempted a couple of months ago, but haven't been working much, after being unwell for a few months, so don't have the $$$ at the moment. any older Olympus lenses to watch out for.

My main legacy lenses that I use are both Minolta. I also have a Canon FD, and Helios, but don't know if I've tried it on Olympus.
 
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