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85 1.2 converted to canon mount

 
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mwtphoto



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Location: Toronto, Canada

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:52 pm    Post subject: 85 1.2 converted to canon mount Reply with quote

I saw this on ebay - see link

http://cgi.ebay.com/Contax-85-1-2-Planar-50th-Anniversary-Canon-EOS_W0QQitemZ280088552299QQihZ018QQcategoryZ3340QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

is this just a permanent adapter do you think?
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stevenpa



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen a mount conversion like this before done to a C/Y 100/2.8 Makro. I don't know how reliable such a conversion is in terms of infinity focus, etc., but it sure looks cool!

The Anniversary 85/1.2 in the ebay link looks to have been done in a similar style. The Canon AF contacts are just an AF confirm chip as there are absolutely no AF motors in any C/Y mount and thus no way to drive the AF. It's still just manual focus with your hands.

I'd be interested in knowing how the conversion was done.
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Freedolin



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevenpa wrote:
It's still just manual focus with your hands.


And manual aperture ...

-- Markus
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mwtphoto



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:35 pm    Post subject: 85 1.2 Reply with quote

so this is just a permanently attached "AF Adapter". I wonder if this was done before all of the adapters became available. It must have taken some nerve to have such an expensive lens converted. It looks pretty well used.
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