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Oldest adapted lens on MFT?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by apicius9, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. apicius9

    apicius9 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2010
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Hi,

    What I really find fascinating about the MFT system is that it is possible to combine lenses from the past with modern technology. So, I was thinking: What might be the oldest adapted lens out there that is used on a MFT camera? My oldest will probably be the early uncoated version of the Cooke Kinic 25/1.5. Unfortunately, I haven;t found out how old it is exactly but I would assume from the 1930s or late 1920s. I'll add a picture as soon as I can, maybe somebody knows. Which old lenses are you using? Of course, it would be great to see pictures as well....

    Stefan
     
  2. Vidar

    Vidar Mu-43 Top Veteran

    545
    Dec 31, 2009
    Bergen, Norway
    The late 20s? Thats cool! Looking forward to see some pictures!

    My oldest lens on :43: is not very old, just a OM 50mm 1.4 from the 70s..
     
  3. mabelsound

    mabelsound Guest

    My Summar is from 1937...
     
  4. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    This is the oldest one I have

    The lens is a Leica Elmar 50mm f3.5 (LTM) from 1933 which, I think was the first year of production.

    G1_Elmar_Screw.
     
  5. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    806
    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
    Bill, I imagine that you must refrain from collapsing
    the lens while mounted on the G1...... nice looking
    piece of history.
     
  6. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    you are dead right Obi Wan (I'll find out your name one day - but don't tell me)

    - IF I use it - (and the picture quality is not that great - it's not supposed to be coated - but it looks coated - and I think Leica did quite a few factory mods for owners and may have had some kind of service), - I stick a roll of cardboard around the barrel with a couple of elastic band - I'll take a shot or two and post to so you can all see what you are missing
     
  7. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    806
    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
    looks easier to lift than my 300.....:biggrin:
     
  8. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    If it's a problem I'll swop you

    quick photo with the 1933 lens - I gave it a chance - it's on a tripod f something between 4.5 and 6.3

    Indoor - natural light - but not much of it

    elmar.

    elmar_B_W.
     
  9. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    806
    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
    looks pretty darn good to me....
     
  10. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    +1 !
    Rafael