DKL to Mu-43 Adaptor Question

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While traveling in Germany recently I picked up a "Voigtlander 135mm F/4 Super-Dynarex Lens" and have been looking for available adaptors.
So far the only one I have found is a Fotodiox one sold in major US stores and via their site. [think this is the correct one]
https://fotodioxpro.com/products/dklb-mft-p?_pos=8&_sid=9cfaddfcc&_ss=r

I paid EUR 17.00 for the lens, but the adaptors I found are US $59.95, Depending on the exchange rate nearly three times the cost of the lens.
Since the adaptor needs a means of controlling the aperture I guess that adds to the price as well.
The lens looks in reasonable condition with just a little degradation inside, but hopefuly not to effect the images.

The lens seems to have two toggles for the aperture. One just opens the aperture and one opens the aperture and works DoF scale markers.

Quite a good looking lens. If it works out OK I may see what it costs to get it cleaned.

Does anyone know of any other adaptors apart from the one in the link above for this lens?
I would like to not spend too much money until I determine if I like the results it gives, and if it is suitable for Mu-43.

One last thing how do I determine what the focal length will be in Mu-43 terms for the lens?
 

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Hi, there's a lot of adapters on eBay; there's a couple cheaper mu-43 ones of unrecognized brands, and there's many cheap ones to Nikon, Canon EF, PK, or m42, and then you could use a second adapter.

I don't know how the quality is of the brands on eBay.
Fotodiox is usually OK, and I'd guess their 'Pro' line should be good.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=dkl adapter&_sacat=0

mu-43: https://www.ebay.com/itm/DKL-M43-Adapter-for-Voigtlander-Retina-DKL-Lens-to-Olympus-Panasonic-M4-3-Mount/173818778549?hash=item28786813b5:g:YeAAAOSwYEBclFi0 (ships from China)

m42: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Copper-Brass-Voigtlander-Retina-DKL-Lens-to-M42-Screw-Mount-Camera-Adapter-CAP/132473461558?hash=item1ed8089b36:g:CDsAAOSwfgRb~6FO


The true focal length is not affected by the mount or sensor. It will be the same as any other 135mm lens, including your 14-140mm.
 

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Hi, there's a lot of adapters on eBay; there's a couple cheaper mu-43 ones of unrecognized brands, and there's many cheap ones to Nikon, Canon EF, PK, or m42, and then you could use a second adapter.

I don't know how the quality is of the brands on eBay.
Fotodiox is usually OK, and I'd guess their 'Pro' line should be good.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=dkl adapter&_sacat=0

mu-43: https://www.ebay.com/itm/DKL-M43-Adapter-for-Voigtlander-Retina-DKL-Lens-to-Olympus-Panasonic-M4-3-Mount/173818778549?hash=item28786813b5:g:YeAAAOSwYEBclFi0 (ships from China)

m42: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Copper-Brass-Voigtlander-Retina-DKL-Lens-to-M42-Screw-Mount-Camera-Adapter-CAP/132473461558?hash=item1ed8089b36:g:CDsAAOSwfgRb~6FO


The true focal length is not affected by the mount or sensor. It will be the same as any other 135mm lens, including your 14-140mm.
Thanks for the reply.
That "Fusnid" brand seem to show up often in the links you provided. I will order one of them to see how the lens performs.
The aperture control will be interesting since the lens has two toggles for the aperture.

In the past a few of the lens adaptors I have purchased have proved to not be very good. Still trying to get a C-Mu43 that is not too tight.
 
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