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One adapter to rule them all - universal lens adapter

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by JohnMetsn, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. JohnMetsn

    JohnMetsn Mu-43 Veteran

    Adapter Anylens

    Anybody here tried this crazy looking adapter? Looks like a nice universal tool to use while you're waiting for your real adapter or trying to adapt some not standard lens. For more information about it click here.

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  2. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    Looks like some contraception that is placed on Frankenstein's head! :) 
  3. Yes, I believe that contraption is used for brain surgery.
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  4. JohnMetsn

    JohnMetsn Mu-43 Veteran

    I'm happy that you placed it on his head :wink:

    Anyway I like the fact that it's made of steel and that you can adjust focal distance by very small steps. If I'm right, this could be great for those, who are trying to adapt lens from a fixed lens camera...or is it too far from the sensor for that?
  5. Grinch

    Grinch Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 9, 2011
    One adapter to rule them all...designed by Tolkien?!?
    Would be useful if you want one adapter for most of your legacy glass, and have the time to tweak for each time you change configuration.
  6. I nominate NOT to be the one to return this to Mordor.
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  7. Lauzers

    Lauzers Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 6, 2011
    hhmm great idea. For all the adaptors i've been paying, i can get one of this.

    i wonder if it works...
  8. JohnMetsn

    JohnMetsn Mu-43 Veteran

    Vitaliy on his blog said he's using one...so I guess it works :smile: And Frodo likes it as well...
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  9. ddegomez

    ddegomez Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 7, 2011
    I took a look at the web site. They have some thing called a dandelion. Looks like the contacts cut out the back of a 3/4 lens. Doesn't say what it's for but it costs 17 euros. Tell me, do I need a dandelion?
  10. JohnMetsn

    JohnMetsn Mu-43 Veteran

    I think that's for 4/3, not :43:.
  11. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Who's Frankenstein?
  12. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    I don't wonder at all....
  13. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England

    Are you kidding?

    ps. you are now one Avatar away from the MU-43 all time record...
  14. FastCorner

    FastCorner Mu-43 Veteran

    May 28, 2011
    Definitely for temporary use. I can't imagine using that anywhere except for lens experiments.
  15. jiroumi

    jiroumi Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 12, 2011
    frankenstein is often erroneously known as the the monster that Dr. Frankenstein created :) 
  16. Pan Korop

    Pan Korop Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 31, 2011
    Phare Ouest
    Dandelion/Одуванчик is a series of AF confirm programmable chips for some legacy lenses (F, OM...) to 4/3 and modern Nikons. They've been around for a few years and are made by a Russian engineer. He seems to have an m4/3 version out.
    I'm placing an order right now before take his holidays. The cementing of the chip seems to require a bit of micro-mechanics skills (and a Dremel!). I guess I won't start with an expensive adapter...
    The micro version can't possibly give AF-confirm to CDAF, but max. aperture, focal length could be a real bonus : no need to reprogram the E-P's stabilizer, correct informations direct embed in the files... I'll let you know of my progress, or failure :biggrin:

    Btw, I wonder what stopped CV to chip their 25/0.95 -- they do it for their Nikon F primes, as does Samyang...
  17. John M Flores

    John M Flores Super Moderator

    Jan 7, 2011
    The engineer in me is strangely attracted to this elegantly simple contraption.
  18. Pan Korop

    Pan Korop Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 31, 2011
    Phare Ouest
    According to Melvin Kaminsky, you're right, Igor! And you're supposed to pronounce it Fron-Ken-Steen!

    Now according to non-Brooklynites, Frankenstein is erroneously quoted to be the author of a monster, when it was Mary Shelley :biggrin:
  19. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Years ago I stumbled upon the Russian 4/3rds site. Lots of great adapters and an ongoing project.
    Also ... beautiful girls seem to be the test-subjects. :) 
  20. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 4, 2010
    Contraption ;-)
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