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leica1:4 200 ext.tube+pentax110 50mm+bodycap adapter

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by cosinaphile, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    leica1:4 200 ext.tube+pentax110 50mm+bodycap adapter , you may wonder what this will yield, or why i even cobbled it together .

    the only macro i owned is a 105 2.8 AF micro nikkor which becomes somewhat
    huge on the ep1\gf1 with the adapter , also the 200mm equiv. focal length made focus a trembly fiddly affair off a tripod, especially with the 10x focus assist !

    so when a saw an e bay item marked..

    14020 K 1:4,5/200 1:4/200 ERNST LEITZ WETZLER GERMANY

    for under 20 $ i snagged it , when it arrived i was startled at how tiny it was,
    in fact the only 50 i had that looked reasonable and balanced on it turned out to be a pentax auto 110 50 mm 2.8.... the height of a lens cap and also an anodized ring of about 3 mm added additional length

    so it ends up being a defacto macro lens giving a good macro focus ability but short a bit of 1:2 still useful and sharp , the lens does not focus to infinity as modified , something i knew when i started

    the lens cap has has its edge ground and polished to reduce the diameter here is a pic of the lens mounted on one of my cameras


    macro_pentax_50_with_leica_extension_tube.
     
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  2. wilson.c

    wilson.c Mu-43 Regular

    38
    Mar 1, 2010
    Nice!! You could get one of those M42 helicoids and make the setup variable :) But then you will need to find a Leica to M42 adapter.
     
  3. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    tell me more about m42 helicoids , where have you seen them


    thanks
     
  4. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

    454
    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    Very nice.......
     
  5. wilson.c

    wilson.c Mu-43 Regular

    38
    Mar 1, 2010
  6. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    great info, some seem pricey

    thanks for the links all who helped