Showcase Kodak Luxtar 50mm projection lens

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by gnarlydog australia, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    It is the shortest focal length that I could find to cover 35mm format and having a solid metal casing was an appeal (no plastic). The lens is designed to go on a Viewlex projector therefore no helicoid and no aperture adjustment. For now it is mounted onto M42 17-31mm helicoid from eBay but It could live inside the shell of a Russina small lens (Jupiter-8?).
    I will post images of the adaptation but for now here are some close-ups (OOC)

    24576103074_de34cc1e34_b.jpg DV230045 by gnarlydog, on Flickr

    25088492092_2855429171_b.jpg DV230050 by gnarlydog, on Flickr

    The lens is very sharp in the center but a bit soft on the edges. It does give just a hint of swirl bokeh at the right distance.
    At infinity the lens measures 48mm long, and the barrel is only 42mm wide, so a rather compact lens. Adding an aperture control in the future (from an old lens body) might make it a bit more versatile.
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