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Meyer Optik Görlitz Orestegor 300mm f4 P6 adapter, a rarity
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:33 pm    Post subject: Meyer Optik Görlitz Orestegor 300mm f4 P6 adapter, a rarity Reply with quote

I have bought this one today.
Beautiful lens and I have small accessories for it, like for instance 35mm SLR bodies:



I will use it with M42 cameras, BUT the idea was also to use it with my Kiev-6s. Because I did believe from hasty reads online that the cone with a given SRL body mount (M42, Exakta, whatever) is screwed on what is in fact a P6 mount.

obviously I didn't search in details, because that's what I have when I remove the M42 adapting cone:



but this is a Flektogon P6 and the Kiev-6s I use for it:





the retaining ring taken off the Kiev-6s, The P6 mount has three tabs that do fit the receiving ring on the camera body. The Orestegor doesn't have these tabs. Diameter of the P6 ring is a bit wider also:



so I should have read a bit more online, because I just learn that the Orestegor-300 doesn't come with a native P6 mount, but a custom mount system and will need a P6 adapter.
I didn't bring along my Kiev-6s when I went to pick the lens, but I could have been suspicious because the size of its M42 adapter is clearly longer than the P6-M42 adapter I use sometimes with my P6/bayonet-B lenses:




anyway, the PROBLEM seems now to find an Orestegor_300-P6 adapter. I tried different keywords, and only result I get is ONE (not two, just one) item on Ebay. An the asked price is twice what I paid for the lens ....





quite surprised, because P6 systems are, relatively, quite popular among MF enthusiasts and I had believed this adapter was common....


PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a big catch! Like 1


PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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