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#1 Matt Irwin

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 11:10 PM

I have a project coming up that's shooting with a Mini35 and I want to use a Leica Noctilux (50 f/1) M-mount lens for a specific look in parts of the film.

I've been told that ZGC makes an M-mount for the P+S adapter... is that true? Does the flange depth even work or does there need to be some additional glass behind the rear element?

I would need a way to non-distructively do this as neither I nor production can justify / afford to purchase that lens to modify.

Thanks,
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#2 Henri Titchen

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 04:40 AM

Matt,

According to Wikipedia the Leica M series has a flange focal distance of 27.80 mm. This is a lot less than most cine mounts require. E.g. Arri requires 52mm.

I suspect special machining would be required. See the link below for a fascinating article regarding the use of an f0.7 lens by Stanley Kubrick.

http://www.visual-me...c/len/page1.htm

Henry.

I have a project coming up that's shooting with a Mini35 and I want to use a Leica Noctilux (50 f/1) M-mount lens for a specific look in parts of the film.

I've been told that ZGC makes an M-mount for the P+S adapter... is that true? Does the flange depth even work or does there need to be some additional glass behind the rear element?

I would need a way to non-distructively do this as neither I nor production can justify / afford to purchase that lens to modify.

Thanks,


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#3 Leo Anthony Vale

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 02:41 PM

I've been told that ZGC makes an M-mount for the P+S adapter... is that true? Does the flange depth even work or does there need to be some additional glass behind the rear element?


It's listed on the P+S site:

http://www.pstechnik...-ims-mounts.php
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#4 Matt Irwin

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 12:38 AM

It's listed on the P+S site:

http://www.pstechnik...-ims-mounts.php


Wow, I must have only "registered" the Leica R mount when I checked that page...

I'm gonna go buy some Centrum Silver now.
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