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fiddlefye

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I like this picture a lot!

Are your two aus Jena lenses Exacta mount? Just curious what type of adapter/converter you used on your F-1.
All three of the lenses are Exakta mount, yes - 58 f2 Biotar, 50 f3.5 Tessar and 35 f4.5 Meyer Primagon. The converter is something made by Canon back in the 60s and named "Lens Mount Converter E". I gather they made converters for other mounts as well, but I'm not sure which.
 

je2a3

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All three of the lenses are Exakta mount, yes - 58 f2 Biotar, 50 f3.5 Tessar and 35 f4.5 Meyer Primagon. The converter is something made by Canon back in the 60s and named "Lens Mount Converter E". I gather they made converters for other mounts as well, but I'm not sure which.
That's what I thought. Thanks!
 

fiddlefye

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Late last week I got an email from my camera tech with a photo of a Mac G5 tower he'd been given. Nonchalantly posed on it were two "Bullseye" Contarex cameras. My friend and I share an interest in Macs, be he knew I'd be all over the Zeiss... I stopped at his shop and what should it turn out to be? An old and slightly tatty first-generation Contarex and then an absolutely pristine second-generation example with every single lens ever made for the camera - 21 (with finder), 35, 50, 85, 135 and 250 with plastic "bubbles" and matching hoods for each, three film cartridge backs, bellows, magnifying right-angle finder, "Every-ready" case, a pile of bayonet filters and a ton of literature. To top it all off it all came in a fitted case designed specifically for it. I haven't been able to even find that one in the literature yet...
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