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    Leitz Photar lenses: Any way to make em work?

    Just a wild-hare thing here. I ran across an ad for a pile of nice micro/macro gear, and saw these lovely little lenses, that look just like all the other tiny little lenses you guys are bolting to your 4/3rds wonders.

    I don't have either a suitable camera or a photar lens, but I wonder if there'd be any way to get one of these little guys (like the 25/2 or the 12.5/2.4) to focus at infinity on a 4/3 mount of some sort.

    Probably got some pretty nice glass in there, huh?

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    Re: Leitz Photar lenses: Any way to make em work?

    Quote Originally Posted by NonFiction View Post
    Just a wild-hare thing here. I ran across an ad for a pile of nice micro/macro gear, and saw these lovely little lenses, that look just like all the other tiny little lenses you guys are bolting to your 4/3rds wonders.

    I don't have either a suitable camera or a photar lens, but I wonder if there'd be any way to get one of these little guys (like the 25/2 or the 12.5/2.4) to focus at infinity on a 4/3 mount of some sort.

    Probably got some pretty nice glass in there, huh?
    25mm seems good. Don't know about the 12mm but you'll need some kind of focusing device to use them on the camera, or you'll have to move the camera to focus them. Novoflex and some other companies make focusing rails (X-Y axis) for tripods you can mount cameras on for macro work.

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    Re: Leitz Photar lenses: Any way to make em work?

    Both the 25mm and 12.5mm lenses are in RMS thread mounts. A c-mount to RMS thread adapter is available (google). You do need a focus mount. The 12.5mm won't get you infinity (25mm is likely, but I am not sure).

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