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    Contax 645 lens to Hasselblad or Nikon adapter

    i have a nice collection of Contax 645 lenses I would like to use with my Hasselblad 645. Can anyone tell me where to get the best adapter ?
    Maybe even to my Nikon 800 ?
    Is there anyway to get the autofocus to work on either camera ?

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    Re: Contax 645 lens to Hasselblad or Nikon adapter

    I don't think that you will be able to adapt them to your Hasselblad (645) H camera: a Hasselblad H camera has no shutter, as the shutters are in the lenses, whereas the Contax 645 lenses have no shutters, as the Contax 645 camera has a shutter.

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    Re: Contax 645 lens to Hasselblad or Nikon adapter

    Hasselblad H, with no body shutter, can only accept Hasselblad lenses. They have their native H lenses and the classic 500 series lenses which can be adapted (you cannot use the Hassy 200 series lenses since they do not have a shutter.)

    Only medium format bodies with shutters such as the Mamiya 645, Phase One body, Leica S, or Contax body can accept lenses from other systems. Even then only some combinations work as each lens system was designed to be a certain distance from the film/sensor and you can only go further, not closer than this distance.

    You could always pick up a back mounted for Contax. They are less common but we get one in every month or two.
    Doug Peterson , Digital Transitions | Email
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    Re: Contax 645 lens to Hasselblad or Nikon adapter

    The Leica S has an adapter for your Contax 645 lenses:
    NEW LEICA S-ADAPTER C ENABLES THE USE OF CONTAX 645 LENSES / News / Home Page - LEICA Camera AG
    As far as I know they are the only ones.

    The Leica S also has an adapter for your H lenses.

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