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12-06-2012, 02:33 PM   #1
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Greetings and Question re. SL66 lenses

Hello Pentax users.

I confess I am not currently a user, aside from the old Spotmatic case that I've fitted to my Leica M9. (I do still have the old Spotmatic outfit.)

I'm an former medium format film shooter with a Rollei SL66 outfit that is gathering dust. It appears there is now an adapter to put those optics onto a Pentax MF digital body. I am very curious if anyone has tried that. For my type of shooting, the pre-set, manual nature of the combination would not be a problem.


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12-06-2012, 07:18 PM   #2
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SL66 lenses doesn't have focusing helicoid. The focusing is done with camera base bellows. Such an adapter of SL66 to Pentax 645D would require a focusing helicoid or some kind of mechanism.
12-06-2012, 08:01 PM   #3
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This is the adapter I was curious about: Rollei Rolleiflex SL66 Lens to Pentax 645D Camera Focusing Helicoid Adapter | eBay

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12-06-2012, 08:36 PM   #4
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I have one and it works.

12-07-2012, 12:04 AM   #5
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Welcome to the Pentax MF Forum Paul! I don't have anything to contribute re your question about using Rollei SL66 lenses on a 645 body, but when I saw your name I thought, holy cow, Paul Roark is here!

I've been participating in the Digital BW Print Exchanges originally organized by Tom O'Connell for about 10 years now. I've been one of the print exchange coordinators for the past few years as well.

Your contributions to the Digital BW forum inspired me to give inkjet B&W printing a try, so many years ago.

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12-07-2012, 10:31 AM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by bensonga Quote
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Hi Gary,

I do recall seeing some of your posts in the B&W digital print forum <>.

Your location also sounded a bit familiar. I worked one summer in Anchorage long ago (1969) and I met a person (no recall of his name now) who had a house up on the south-facing mountain side in the canyon east of Eagle River. Being able to see a glacier from the house impressed me, being from So. California.

I hope the B&W printing is still working well for you.


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