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Adapting M42 lenses to PL mount.


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#1 Amith Surendran

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 04:30 AM

Hi,
I was wondering about the possibilities of remounting, recollimating or adapting old M42 lenses to fit a PL mount for use on an Arri. Is it possible? in fact i did stumble over a few old lenses with very unique optical qualities like rendition of colours, soft contrast (yet tack sharp), coma etc..
I would like to know, if it is possible to do the above, and to what extent it is practical.

Thanks in Advance

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#2 Hunter Hampton

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 12:42 PM

In short, Yes. I had an adapter for this purpose. Because of the difference in FFD, the m42 lenses need to sit down inside of the mount about 10mm, and only a handful of lenses are skinny enough to sit inside of the PL mount adapter. There are a lot of older ziess mid-range and telephoto lenses that do fit though.
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Posted 03 January 2009 - 07:03 PM

I Agree with Hunter. Aranda group in Au. may carry them. Les Bosher in the UK can manufacture one if he doesn't have it stock.
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#4 Frank Cook

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 08:11 PM

Les Bosher can also make a 1.4X or 2X extender-converter for use with larger lenses.
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