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#1 Stephen Perera

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 02:50 AM

Hi all.....want to use my Hasselblad lenses on my Aaton for a long shot i want to do.....i have a Hasselblad to Nikon adapter and from there an )aaton manufactured) Nikon to Aaton mount adapter to mount on the AAton XTR 16mm camera,,,,any issues? basically if i look through and it focuses well should be alright no?


Edited by Stephen Perera, 12 June 2018 - 02:53 AM.

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#2 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 03:52 AM

In theory you can, just ne aware that manufacturing errors (although within tolerate) can add up. Probably less of an issue with long focal length lenses than wide angle and zoom lenses. 


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 04:03 AM

They can get a bit wobbly. I have one that I have to shim up with a ring of plasticard to make it tight, but electrical tape on the flange surface might do the same job.

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#4 Stephen Perera

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 04:36 AM

hey Mark so the issue is wobble as opposed to optical problems...thanks to Brian too...yeah long lens


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#5 Mark Dunn

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 04:43 AM

Well, fitted on a camera in the usual way, if there's any play, gravity is going to pull the lens down, so it may no longer be parallel to the film plane and that could be an "optical problem".
My example was on a slide copier so the problem was different-image displacement and alignment. But it's just plain unprofessional to have a wobbly mount, and, of course, it will only get worse if left. That's why longer lenses often have some extra support- to relieve the mount.
Would this be a Hasselblad 150, perchance?

Edited by Mark Dunn, 12 June 2018 - 04:47 AM.

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#6 Stephen Perera

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 05:54 AM

haha yes ....I have: the beautiful silver Hasselblad Sonnar 150mm F4....and the legendary Planar 110mm F2....and the Planar 80mm f2.8...and the Distagon 50mm F2.8 and the older, lighter and smaller 50mm C version of that.......all of which can be used by activating the 'depth of field preview' to engage the aperture blades.....the camera has a Cooke Varokinetal 9-50mm lens on it which weighs more or at least the same as the Hassy lenses with the adapters i think


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