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Interesting Manual zoom lens, made in france.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:03 pm    Post subject: Interesting Manual zoom lens, made in france. Reply with quote

This is a lens I purchased off of ebay awhile back, haven't done much with it because I was dumbfounded by the strange mount. All it has written on it is: Lens made in France. It has 10 blades for the aperture diaphragm.

Holding it up to my GH2 I can get a clear image with just slight vignette on the corners, seems to be able to focus to infinity, (at least 15 feet)

Also, it has gear's for focus/zoom, so maybe an old tv lens?

This is the lens mount without the adapter pieces on it.







PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you cant show photos on your first post, reply to this and I think you'll be ok.


PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ie, repost the pics in reply?


PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

btw, i suppose you all can probably see, there were 3 screws holding the small plate down to the body of the lens, which the larger plate slides onto then tightens on with the lever screw. (i drilled those out to see if there was a c-mount or something below.)


PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing showing the make of the lens, this is always a good clue.


PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yaahhh:( kinda wondering if its maybe a prototype, but thats just me being hopeful.


PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By appearances, I'd say it's an Angenieux zoom. Perhaps for an early 70's 1" tube video camera.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's a pretty cool camera. I like the manual zoom lens because it gives me more control over my shots. The only thing that's really annoying is that the aperture ring doesn't have a stop or anything to indicate what aperture you're at. It's just a little knob with an arrow on it, so you have to look at the back of the lens to see what number it is. I recommend you try https://masterbundles.com/templates/presentations/powerpoint/education/ source to use templates. The other thing is that the focus ring also doesn't have stops, so if you want to focus at different distances, you have to try and guess where it's going to be in between those two places.