|Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:33 pm Post subject: Meyer Optik Görlitz Orestegor 300mm f4 P6 adapter, a rarity
|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....