Leicina optivaron 6-66mm

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by marcochan, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. marcochan

    marcochan Mu-43 Rookie

    Oct 30, 2012
    May i ask the masters here if you have any idea adapting this lens on m4/3 camera. I have an opportunity to buy it for only 50 dollars.

    My questions area:

    1. What adapter will i use?
    2. What will the resulting image be?

    Kindly give me advise and tips.
  2. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
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    Check out this article for some details http://gmpphoto.blogspot.com/2012/05/leicina-special.html

    Apparently the Leicina was a super 8 movie camera made by Leica. The lens mount and registration distance was the same as the Leica M cameras, so an M to m4/3 adapter should work. Super 8 is pretty small so I'd expect vignetting unless Leica really over designed the lens.

  3. marcochan

    marcochan Mu-43 Rookie

    Oct 30, 2012
    Thanks for the link fred. Now i know i have to buy the M mount to m4/3 adapter.

    My question now is that was the vignette very strong? Can anybody post sample pictures?
  4. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    it would be extremely strong
  5. ph.

    ph. Mu-43 Rookie

    Feb 14, 2010
    optivaron in M-mount

    The mount is sturdy, yes, and Schneiders glass is excellent, but neither the big zoom nor the 10mm Cinegon covers the sensor. Both lenses are, however , quite rare in Leica mount, so as collector items they will be appreciated.

  6. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
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    I say you still buy it if its that cheap. Its a rare lens and might cash out big some day...
  7. dwig

    dwig Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 26, 2010
    Key West FL
    True, Super-8 compares to m43 as m43 compares to the 6x45 medium format. The image diagonal of Super-8 is slightly smaller than 1/3 the diagonal of m43.
  8. Matthias32

    Matthias32 New to Mu-43

    Nov 12, 2013

    Two weeks ago I bought this lens.
    The good news: NOS condition, lens are new, stored for 35? years..
    The bad news: it came without C-mount plate. Anybody has a photo of mount of this lens?
    A friend of mine tested his on BMPC and GH3, it looks it vignettes even on m43 (with ETC) on shorter fds...