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02-10-2011, 07:56 PM   #31
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I doubt they do have those in stock but I'll call tonight - being russian is sometimes a plus.
Although I don't think it's a good idea to pay $700 for the fa 75/2.8 as well as $2600 and $2800 for 90-160 and 45-85 respectively.
I'd still call them to find out. If they do have those in stock I'd be surprised, though.
But what's good with Russia is that you can still bargain there sometimes. If the lens has been sitting on the shelf for a year or two, they might sell it for less.

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QuoteOriginally posted by axcross Quote
The bayonet is the same, but there's no a/f for d fa lens on 645n/n2 bodies..Different motors
That's all fine with me. My 645n has a split screen for some odd reason. I thought only the original 645 had it. Manual focus, meter lock and exposure compensation will let me do everything i want.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Spare Tire Quote
That's all fine with me. My 645n has a split screen for some odd reason. I thought only the original 645 had it. Manual focus, meter lock and exposure compensation will let me do everything i want.
I wish I had one - my came with the regular screen. I'll have to get used to it, though, as I mostly shoot with 67 lenses
Or get some fa lens.
02-14-2011, 11:52 PM   #34
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is it a joke?
Nope - no joke.

It wouldnt exactly be a first if we saw a cheap, low quality product that barely does the job released to a market and people taking a chance on it because it's cheap.

I've got some old Russian Helios lenses and a few Chinese no-name lenses for 35mm gear, so I wouldn't have been surprised to find out if there was a company somewhere making cheaper versions.

Zeiss are experienced with larger format camera and cinema lenses and make lenses to suit a number of mounts/manufacturers - would it be that much of a stretch to modify a Hasselblad mount Zeiss to fit a 645 Pentax format?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Warped Quote
would it be that much of a stretch to modify a Hasselblad mount Zeiss to fit a 645 Pentax format
film flange distances

Pentax 645D = 70.87mm
Hasselblad H series cameras = 74.9mm

Though these figures don't tell the whole story, there is a difference in the size of the lens mount with the hasselblad mount being physically bigger which could be troublesome.

with these figures I surmise it is indeed possible however things like aperture control,and control of the leaf shutter(in the lenses that have them) will require some substantial reworking of the lens that such adaptations would be feasible for the wealthy and/or people without enough sense to just use pentax lenses. And considering the prices for current H system lenses you would be better off just buying a hasselblad H3D or H4D camera that can use those lenses without fuss.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Spare Tire Quote
I hope all these lenses will still still be "fullframe" 645 so i can use it on my 645n! That 25mm *drool* I'll be able to fit that double rainbow all the way across the sky!
It will be interesting to see how the 25mm performs on full frame 645!
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Double rainbow oh my god!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Warped Quote
Zeiss are experienced with larger format camera and cinema lenses and make lenses to suit a number of mounts/manufacturers - would it be that much of a stretch to modify a Hasselblad mount Zeiss to fit a 645 Pentax format?
There are adapters, but I think it is stop down metering only:

Fotodiox Pro Adapter, Hasselblad Lens to Pentax 645 Adapter -- Fits Pentax 645N, Pentax 645, FTS07LAhbp645p
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A really useful adapter would be a Pentax 67 to 645 with shift and even tilt capability. Anyone out there a machinist?


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Looking at my adapter - I don't think there is sufficient clearance for a large amount of tilt but shift I can see as a possiblity when comparing to another shift lens...

QuoteOriginally posted by Thomas Quote
A really useful adapter would be a Pentax 67 to 645 with shift and even tilt capability. Anyone out there a machinist?
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But which 67 lens would you use? The 45mm is hardly wide enough on the 645D, nor agreeable, and the 35mm is a fish-eye.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Smolk Quote
But which 67 lens would you use? The 45mm is hardly wide enough on the 645D, nor agreeable, and the 35mm is a fish-eye.
The intent would be to use the shift to take two or more exposures to be stitched. The 55mm would be a good choice and stitching would be an alternative to the too expensive 25mm. Tilt would be a nice addition for depth of field.
After I posted this, I checked the Zoerk website. They make an such an adapter, however it is about $1600 USD.
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55mm would be a good choice and stitching would be an alternative to the too expensive 25mm.
Indeed it is, the SMCP-67 55mm f/4 is superior to the zeiss equivalent. Though one thing to bear in mind is that with the adapter is infinity focus maintained?
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Indeed it is, the SMCP-67 55mm f/4 is superior to the zeiss equivalent. Though one thing to bear in mind is that with the adapter is infinity focus maintained?
According to the website infiunity focus is maintained. Zoerk also has a 67/645 shift-only adapter for about $700
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