Re: [OM] Zeiss Luminar Lenses

Subject: Re: [OM] Zeiss Luminar Lenses
From: Jan Steinman <Jan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 9 May 2017 11:09:01 -0700
> From: usher99@xxxxxxx
> JS writes:
> <<<Is that one of the little 8-degree adapters?
> Nope, one of these guys for FF.
> http://www.mirex-adapter.de/tilt_shift_adapter.htm

Cool! I hate to think what it cost...

Are you saying the back end fits an OM film camera?

The Kipon one I just returned looks so similar, it must be a knock-off. But it 
is MFT on the camera end and OM on the lens end. Too bad it can only go on the 
PEN digitals, as the EVF housing on others won't allow it to mount. I don't 
know if it will go on Panasonic MFTs or not.

> I never heard of Rafcamera before but it is excellent to know they do custom 
> work.

Being in Russia, shipping is expensive and slow. But if you send him a drawing, 
he'll make you a part. You can also send him a couple parts, and he'll make a 
composite. ("I need to mount THIS on THIS" sort of deal.)

> <<John Hermanson sent me some connectors and cords, and Any Day Now(TM), I'm 
> <<going to adapt my beloved T-8 and T-10 ring lights to the FC-01. 
> Very cool!  I hope it works.  I wish the xpol T10 filter worked with the 38 
> macro.  I think the lens extends too far.

Yea, same badness with the 20/2 macro.

If it works, I may be willing to do conversions for others. I thought it would 
be a simple cord change, but it also requires a trigger transformer, which I 
have located in Israel. Now, just have to wire it up...

Getting the proper cord/plug might be a challenge now that John no longer has a 
relationship with Olympus.

> Perhaps something can be rigged.  I do have pol material to place over T28 
> flash or other flash as a DIY xpol set up.
> You do need enough umph out of the flash as one loses almost 5 stops---am 
> guessing on the exact amount.

I think it's closer to three stops, but I could be wrong.

I have used polarizing film on the T-28 heads before. Cut it the same as the 
T-28 filters, and it will slip right into the slot.

But you're severely constrained in x-pol work, because the twin lights must be 
oriented so they have the same polarization.

With the 38 (and 20), I imagine you'd have to tape a bit of polarizing material 
(in the proper orientation) to the front of the lens. You should be able to do 
that without messing up the lens, as the front element is recessed.

> I miss Dr. Flash

Big shoes to fill!

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