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Showcase Argus Cintar 50mm f/3.5

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by chicks, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. chicks

    chicks Mu-43 Top Veteran

    876
    Feb 1, 2012
    The Big Valley, CA
    Adapted this thrift store Argus C3 lens with some electrical conduit parts. Fun lens!

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  2. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
    I like the softness of the image, very nice, thanks!
     
  3. chicks

    chicks Mu-43 Top Veteran

    876
    Feb 1, 2012
    The Big Valley, CA
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  4. Brian S

    Brian S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 11, 2009
    I have one! Adapted into Nikon S-Mount.

    On the EP-2 using an Amedeo Adapter:

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    Full-frame, on the Leica M9.

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    Well- Argus is not coming out with a full-frame Digital...
     
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  5. chicks

    chicks Mu-43 Top Veteran

    876
    Feb 1, 2012
    The Big Valley, CA
    Brought this little guy out for some exercise. It's always worthwhile...

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  6. Uwharrie

    Uwharrie Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 10, 2012
    North Carolina
    Lynne Ezzell
    Chicks,
    Do you have photos of the lens and how you fashioned the adapter?
     
  7. chicks

    chicks Mu-43 Top Veteran

    876
    Feb 1, 2012
    The Big Valley, CA
    Simplest DIY adapter ever. A C-mount adapter, a short length of PVC electrical conduit coupler (3"? I forget, but a snap-tight fit in the adapter), and a conduit nut. Slightly enlarge the smaller hole in the nut until the Cintar's threads cut themselves matching threads in the PVC. Cut the coupler short, and sand flat 'til the lens focuses to infinity. Apply glue - can't remember what I used but PVC is notoriously hard to glue. Could use the PVC solvent glue, but it's messy...

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  8. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    Chicks that is a sweet adaptation!
     
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  9. KBeezie

    KBeezie Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 15, 2012
    Grand Rapids, Mi
    Karl Blessing
    My adaption without using tape, glue, cutting, twisting, etc. Just screws. Downside of course is no real way to focus except stack or unstack the series 6 retainers. (more info: https://www.mu-43.com/f40/rigged-argus-50-3-5-cintar-c3-e-p3-34272/ )

    what it looks like:
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    What it gets with "2 Ring" (meaning base ring in the t-mount adapter, then another retaining ring, the lens, and then the locking ring on front).

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    100% crop

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    Some "3 ring" samples (1.5 foot or so focus distance)

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    argus_oberon2_3ring.

    I intend to get some outdoor shots today.
     
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  10. KBeezie

    KBeezie Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 15, 2012
    Grand Rapids, Mi
    Karl Blessing
    An outside test, "3 ring" config (1.5 ft focusing). F/4 ISO 200.

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  11. KBeezie

    KBeezie Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 15, 2012
    Grand Rapids, Mi
    Karl Blessing
    And with the "2 ring" configuration at f/5.6.

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