Hektor on Zenit

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Mustafa Umut Sarac, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. Mustafa Umut Sarac

    Mustafa Umut Sarac Member

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    Can I use Leitz Screwmount lenses on Screwmount Russian Zenit ?

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    Mustafa Umut Sarac

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    If it is one of the ones with the 39mm mount you can mount the lens, but it will only focus pretty close, i've used my elmar on my zenit 3m as a macro lens.

    Hope this helps,

    Rob
     
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    Rob , Was your elmar 50 mm or more ? I love Hektor is very cheap but 90 mm. What happens with a 90 mm Hektor on Zenit ? Does it magnify too much and work as macro or worse ?

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    They have different lens to film lengths.
    The Zenit, being a single lens reflex, needs to leave room for the mirror to move between the lens and the film.
    The M39 Leica thread mount (LTM) lenses are designed to come much closer to the film plane since they don't have to clear a mirror.
    The M39 lesnes for the Zenit are few (and fairly rare - all Soviet I think) and were designed specifically for the Zenit: Most M39 lenses are for rangefinders and on the Zenit will only allow focussing very close.