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Can I adapt Contaflex lenses?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by agentlossing, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    I had to pass up a pretty-looking Zeiss Ikon Voigtlander 115mm f4 at an antique shop for $39 the other day - I say "had to" because my adapted lens collection looks impoverished without something with either Zeiss or Voigtlander appearing somewhere :p

    The main reason I didn't go for it was that a search turned up no contaflex adapters. Does such a thing exist?
     
  2. Shadetree

    Shadetree Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 1, 2013
    Chattanooga, TN
    Butch
    I think the Contaflex lenses don't have a focusing mechanism so you'd need an adapter with one and they would be very expensive.
     
  3. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    I noticed the elements didn't seem to be doing anything when I turned the ring. Alas!
     
  4. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 29, 2012
    Contaflex lenses aren't of the true interchangeable type. There's a few elements in the body itself, so the part you change out is only half the lens. Lovely lenses, but a weird and complicated setup.
     
  5. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    In glad I trusted my gut. A pity, it was a really neat lens.