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Bell & Howell 85mm F1.4 lens (Samyang?)

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by barry13, May 23, 2014.

  1. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
  2. Lodos

    Lodos Mu-43 Regular

    I wonder if there is a cheap mechanical adapter for four thirds to micro four thirds (one without electrical contacts like om-m4/3 or fd-m3/4 adapters from fotodiox, rainbow or fotga etc).. I never came across one.. all I have seen have electrical contacts and priced around starting $60..
     
  3. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    I haven't seen one.

    I heard the Rainbow was $50, but it's $58 on Amazon now.
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AQALP9O/

    However, that lens is available in other mounts so a cheap adapter could probably be found.

    Barry
     
  4. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    Seriously ? I have been seeing them around since just before the DMC G1 was 1st released. That was the 1st ยต4/3 adapter available before any others. Its not as common to see now but they are available still, like this one for about 13 bucks.


    Interesting about the 85mm lens tho. I might consider it if I did not already have a 75mm 1.4 in c-mount. Actually I have 2 of those 75mm c-mount lenses, I have just never got around to selling the second one.
     
  5. HarryS

    HarryS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    919
    Jun 23, 2012
    Midwest, USA
    Wow. It's a relatively huge lens, but I always wanted one of these 85's, and the Bell & Howell label is a blast from the past. Too bad it's only a sticker. At $205 shipped, well I can afford that.