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Meteor-8M-1

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

  1. PhotoDmiK

    PhotoDmiK Mu-43 Regular

    83
    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

    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

    83
    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

    83
    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