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#1 Chris Burke

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:06 PM

Can a M42 mount lens be converted to PL? I am trying an experiment and need a couple cheap primes with smaller front diameters and can be converted to PL. On the wide end, I need a 20mm or so. Has anyone ever done this or know of lenses that I could look at?
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:49 AM

there are also some adapters for this, never tried one but I believe they are usable :rolleyes:
http://rafcamera.com...l-mount-adapter
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Posted 07 June 2013 - 04:57 AM

I bought that Rafcamera adapter couple of weeks ago. It's perfect for close focus and macro shots, but very few lenses can be used for normal shooting because the rear part of the lens have to fit inside the adapter and tho must not have diameter more than 51mm. for macro shooting, you can use any lens and just flip the adapter if necessary.

 

Some older lenses with T or T2 mount can be fitted to PL with an adapter rafcamera also manufactures, it enables infinity focusing and is quite affordable. Usually these T lenses are telephoto or extreme telephoto lenses, never seen any wide angle lenses in this mount. 

 

http://rafcamera.com...-camera-adapter


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 05:04 AM

Personally I would maybe try to convert some old Nikkor primes if wide angles and hard PL mount is necessary. For ex.  AI-S -series lenses are usually very sharp and have more contrast than most cheap M42 lenses.  You maybe have to re-built the focus and / or iris mechanics, just like with the M42 lenses  <_<


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:21 PM

thanks, I will take a look at those


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 02:58 PM

Some older lenses with T or T2 mount can be fitted to PL with an adapter rafcamera also manufactures, it enables infinity focusing and is quite affordable. Usually these T lenses are telephoto or extreme telephoto lenses, never seen any wide angle lenses in this mount. 

 

http://rafcamera.com...-camera-adapter

 

I've got a pre-set Hidenon 28/2.8 with a T2-mount, so it does exist wide angle lenses in this mount :)


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