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Mounting a Meteor 5:1 zoom on a Micro 4/3 camera


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#1 Patrick Cooper

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 11:28 PM

I have a Krasnogorsk 3 16mm camera that stopped working a number of years ago. I haven't seen it around for a long time but it's got to be around here somewhere. I was thinking of mounting the Meteor f1.9 17-69mm lens to a Panasonic M4/3 camera. I do have an M42 to M4/3 lens adapter though that seems to be misplaced as well - Ive got to hunt around for that one too.

 

Though one thing that concerns me a bit is the rear glass element on this Meteor lens. From memory, it protrudes quite a bit and has sort of a cone shape. I don't think Ive owned any other lens where the rear element sticks out so much. Obviously, there wouldn't be any mirror for the rear element to hit when it's mounted on an M4/3 camera. Though would there be any chance that it could hit the sensor?


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 04:03 AM

Probably, just. M42 FFD is 45.5mm, and the Meteor protrudes about 40mm. behind the mount, although that's measured from a bayonet lens.
I don't know if the lens would cover MFT, though. It's twice the linear dimensions of 16mm.
You would have to be very careful to keep the flange parallel to the sensor.

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 09:03 AM

Woops! I forgot about the image circle being smaller. I guess lenses designed for Super 16 would likely cover MFT? Though they would be out of my budget regardless. I was hoping that there may be some old, manual focus fast zoom lenses designed for 35mm still photography that I could adapt to MFT but so far I haven't come across any. 


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