Meteor-8M-1

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by PhotoDmiK, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. PhotoDmiK

    PhotoDmiK Mu-43 Regular

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    May 26, 2015
    I have Quartz 8mm film camera with detachable Meteor-8M-1 lens. Its 1,8/9-38, working as 0.5-2x converter.

    I found working full 4/3 frame covering combo attaching it (holding in hands, so no usable photos yet) to Industar-50-2 lens (its 3,5/50) with 2x light loss. As result it close to 4,5/25-100 manual lens.

    Is it worth to create such vintage lens?

    Any ideas how to use it? It does have C-mount compatible threads, but require some more lenses to be used on camera.
     
  2. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Hi, what happens if you try to use it without the Industar?

    FWIW, zooms older than 1980 or so tend to have a lot of deficiences (compared to old primes or most modern lenses).

    Barry
     
  3. PhotoDmiK

    PhotoDmiK Mu-43 Regular

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    May 26, 2015
    I think it work like front macro lens adapter. To human eye it work like spyglass.
     
  4. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    If you're going to try attaching it to the Industar 50/2, would you be better off getting a cheap $25 50mm/1.8 so that you have a 25-100/f2.5 instead? That seems like a much more useful and interesting combination. There are a lot of cheap ~24-70 or ~28-80 legacy lenses out there that will undoubtedly be better than a modification to produce a 25-100/f4.5.
     
  5. PhotoDmiK

    PhotoDmiK Mu-43 Regular

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    May 26, 2015
    Rear element of Meteor is about 8mm in diameter. It can not fully cover front element of faster lens like 50/1.8