Big vintage lens score and XC10 Full Frame experiment

Today on NFS they had an article about using a 35mm adapter on an XC10. I don’t see the point for me personally since I also have a FF D750 but I still had a look around in case they where super cheap. Could be a fun experiment.

 

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I quickly found one that also included a couple of vintage lenses, something Im very good at finding, buying, using and selling. So I went for a look. Worst case I could score some old glass for my girlfriends GM1 or an upcoming Blackmagic or NX1.
I met the guy in a garage and he opened the case.
Just seeing the word “Flektogon” on one of the lenses was enough to know that the deal was good.

352The lenses included where:
Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm f2.4
Carl Zeiss Jena 135mm f3.5
Voigtlander Color-Ultron 50mm f1.8
Super-Takumar 55mm f1.8
Jupiter 85mm f2
Chinon 28mm f2.8

 

All of them can be used on a Sony A7s, Canon 5Dmkiii, Panasonic or Blackmagic. In other words they would be easy to sell.
I paid $100 and looking at recently sold on ebay the lenses alone are worth a minimum of $600

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So my 35mm adapter for the XC10 all of a sudden makes sense. I got paid to take it on. It included a Canon, M42 and Nikon mount so I can use my Nikon glass after selling the others.

Here are two quick frames. Ive never used one before so I had to fiddle a bit. Also there was loads of dust on the lenses and no light.
So view it more as a proof of concept. Both grabs are ungraded.
I will have a proper test coming soon.

/M

 

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