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Deckel to canon eos adapters - problems at near focus
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:29 am    Post subject: Deckel to canon eos adapters - problems at near focus Reply with quote

Hallo all,

found no intro thread so posting here directly.

I got recently two DKL Deckel to EOS adapters from ebay, the usual cheap chinese type.

I have a voigtlander Super Dynarex 135mm f4 and a retina-curtagon 35 in Deckel mount.

For both lenses both adapters feature an impossibility to focus at a non macro short distance: the curtagon minimum focusing distance is at more than one meter, the voigtlaender's minimum focusing distance is at even more than two meters. In a small room I simply cannot use this lens.

I wonder if I need some sort of macro ring, so far I have found no short canon EOS ring that be short enough: with my shorter macro ring for EOS I only get macro focus(it's already too strong).

Any solution?

tx


PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:59 am    Post subject: Re: Deckel to canon eos adapters - problems at near focus Reply with quote

pleto wrote:
Hallo all,

found no intro thread so posting here directly.

I got recently two DKL Deckel to EOS adapters from ebay, the usual cheap chinese type.

I have a voigtlander Super Dynarex 135mm f4 and a retina-curtagon 35 in Deckel mount.

For both lenses both adapters feature an impossibility to focus at a non macro short distance: the curtagon minimum focusing distance is at more than one meter, the voigtlaender's minimum focusing distance is at even more than two meters. In a small room I simply cannot use this lens.

I wonder if I need some sort of macro ring, so far I have found no short canon EOS ring that be short enough: with my shorter macro ring for EOS I only get macro focus(it's already too strong).

Any solution?

tx
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That is the way they are, a limitation of the formula and design of the deckel format. To achieve close focus, the best solution is a helicoid adaptor. I went with a helicoid for Sony emount to m42. Then got an m42 dkl adaptor, that way I can use the helicoid with other non dkl lenses as well. Then you have an amazing fully macro-ready infinity-focusing lens. any way you do it, you'll lo as some lens speed in the bargain. Good luck.


PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some example shots using the setup I described above.

https://500px.com/photo/1022696669/alaskan-grasshopper-by-d-thorne

https://500px.com/photo/1022487616/chugach-view-2-by-d-thorne

https://500px.com/photo/1015068499/in-lampranthus-by-d-thorne

https://500px.com/photo/1014965735/in-a-flame-bush-by-d-thorne