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Elkinon 1:1.3 18mm (Leitz Wetzlar Germany)
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:40 pm    Post subject: Elkinon 1:1.3 18mm (Leitz Wetzlar Germany) Reply with quote


I found this projector's lens in my grandpa's Leitz Wetzlar Cinovid. I was wondering what mount it had, and if there was any way to adapt it for a m42 mount ?

Here's the lens:

PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's from an old 8mm cine projector … of little practical use except on a mirrorless body with a relatively small sensor.
M42 probably not a mount of choice in this instance Wink

PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, thanks Smile

I guess it is probably better to sell it with the Cinovid. I was excited to find a way to (finally) get my hands on a wide angle that's cheap... But I did have the feeling that this would be impractical. I am anyway a beginner in the field... I got my first film camera a few weeks ago and I'm waiting for it to be repaired in order to avoid light streams Smile

PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You may estimate lens coverage by the size of the back glass. This one is tiny, so most probably it will give a small circle even in a cropped camera. But sometimes it makes fun, and the small circle image might be very sharp. Try freelensing, that is holding the lens by hand in front of the sensor.