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Exakta Meritar lens quality? Adapter options?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by mbbinvt, May 17, 2012.

  1. mbbinvt

    mbbinvt Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 28, 2012
    Just found my mom's old Exakta in the attic. It has a Meritar 2.9/50mm lens on it. I'm wondering about its quality. Hey, it's German, how bad could it be?

    I'm also wondering if there is any trick to finding an adapter for it, or is any Exakta to micro 4/3 adapter on ebay adequate?
  2. mbbinvt

    mbbinvt Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 28, 2012
    Bump. Anyone know anything about this lens?
  3. tonyjuliano

    tonyjuliano Mu-43 Regular

    Ernst Ludwig was a German optical company. It was based at Lausa, a small town near Dresden.

    Ludwig made entry level lenses, often with three elements. They were offered as a low price alternative to the Carl Zeiss Jena or Meyer lenses of the time.

    This lens was made with both a M42 thread and Exacta bayonet mount. There are plenty of adapters out there for M42, not so sure about Exacta.
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