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#1 Dylan Smart

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 06:28 PM

Basically I have a meteor 5-1 m42 lens and want to adapt it to a bolex h16.... saw this on ebay but unsure if it would work.

 

https://www.ebay.co....em=282241794156

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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#2 Gregg MacPherson

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 07:50 PM

I looked at that eBay listing and the only thing I noticed was that they say the lens side of the adapter is aluminum. If the C mount thread is that I would be displeased,  but I noticed the that the C mount thread is a separate part within the aluminum body, so it may not be aluminum.  Just ask them about that.

 

Aside from that, is the FFD increment accurate..?  Measuring from M42 to C mount.  If it's not, then there's another source of error, needlessly introduced.  Ask them what the machined tolerance is...they will know what the possible error is on this...


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#3 Gareth Blackstock

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 06:11 AM

I recently bought a similar adapter, upon attaching it to the camera it was a very nice secure fit.  The adapter appeared to be well made.  I bought it for a Bolex and M42 super takumar I have.

 

It cost me $22AUD, I figure sometimes it is bad economy to go the cheapest, although when I shoot some test footage with it and the focus is buggered or the film plane out, then I will know I have to get a better adapter, and it did not cost the earth.  Not all cheap stuff is poor quality I have found. 

 

https://www.ebay.com...353.m2749.l2649


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#4 Dylan Smart

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:09 AM

Thanks guys your help is much appreciated.  I will ask the seller about the ffd and aluminium threading but fingers crossed it should work!


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