Adapted pancake lenses?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by thaiusmle, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. thaiusmle

    thaiusmle Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 18, 2013
    Any one using adapted pancake lenses? Please show the pictures! :2thumbs:
  2. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    I've shared this one elsewhere...but here it is again:

  3. PantelisMor

    PantelisMor Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 14, 2013
    Which lenses are they ;;;; the photos taken by these lenses,are they good enough ;;;
  4. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    The lens is a Voigtlander 35mm f/2.5 Color-Skopar. By itself its 23mm long and with the 31.5mm long--half a centimeter longer than the 20mm f/1.7.

    I've posted some images here.

    They're good enough for me. The corners smear a little, especially the top left one, but in the center and through the majority of the frame, the lens is incredibly sharp with excellent colors--helped by its rather simple design & moderate aperture.
  5. thaiusmle

    thaiusmle Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 18, 2013
    Looks nice!
  6. the.growler

    the.growler Mu-43 Regular



    It's less than 1.5 inches deep, including adapter!
  7. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Voigtlanders... cheap Asian made crap :rolleyes: If you have any I'll be willing to help you make space for more lenses on your shelf by taking them off your hands. I'll even pay for the postage... coz I'm a nice guy...


    An SLR pancake - Konica 40mm on a PM1

  8. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 12, 2011
    South Bend, IN
  9. thaiusmle

    thaiusmle Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 18, 2013
    What is the lenses?

    Sent from my HP touchpad CM10
  10. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 4, 2010
    Industar 69. There are a few posts on the forum about mod-ing it.
  11. David

    David Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 22, 2011
    thanks for sharing in the mod in this thread. you just gave me a
    project to do. looks good.
  12. the.growler

    the.growler Mu-43 Regular

    As phigmove pointed out, it is an Industar-69. It's a 28mm f2.8 lens from the old Soviet Chaika half-frame camera. Good copies are readily available on eBay for less than $50. It uses a standard M39 screw mount but the lens has to be modified for infinity focus on a M4/3 body. Fortunately, the modifications are very simple due to the extremely simple construction of the lens. Sometimes, all the lens needs is adjustment as opposed to any physical modifications.

    Once you've fixed the focus issue, it's a perfectly acceptable little lens. It's not razor-sharp edge to edge, but center sharpness is fine and there's no vignetting. Not up to the image standards of the Voigtlander or Konica, but it's still a lot of fun. I posted a couple of sample images in the gallery documenting the hack. Industar-69 Hack - Mu-43 Gallery
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