Here's a lens that I have had for a while, and now, I am finally able to utilize it, thanks to the new "Tube System".
It is a Schneider 240mm F5.6 Symmar in barrel mount. By combining one 30mm, and two 20mm tubes, I get a
package that focuses from infinity to super close-up. Shown is one of my Makiflex Automatics with the
6x9cm back and groundglass.
I really like this new "Tube System", in fact I have ordered alot of extra parts for my uses in the future.
Waiting for all of it to arrive. One lens I would like to "put together" is the Schneider 240mm Xenar in
Also I have a 300mm Rodenstock Imagon in barrel mount coming from Germany.
Should be here any day.
Here is another Makiflex lens I just completed. After many, many hours of metal cutting, and hand filing, here is my 240mm F4.5 Schneider Xenar, in barrel mount. Had to cut and file a very heavy brass flange, essentially turning it into a retaining ring. This -just- fit into a (completely cut-out) circular flat plate from China. Combining three of the 30mm "tubes" results in infinity focus, to extreme close-up, on the Makiflexes.
Really alot of work, but worth it, in my opinion. The 240mm Xenar is a rather big, heavy lens, but works well on the Makiflex, and the groundglass image looks great, even wide-open. Looking forward to shooting with this setup.
Also shown in the photo is a short Cable Release, which screws into my Makiflexes. This also came from China. It also fits my Sinar Norma Mechanical Shutters. How many brand new items can you buy for these really old things?
Next project will be a 300mm Rodenstock Imagon in barrel. Takes the same flange as the 240mm Xenar, so it will just fit inside the "tube system".
Here is my new 300mm Rodenstock Imagon in barrel, and some of the new "tube system" parts.
So this is a work in progress.
Here is my 300mm Rodenstock Imagon (barrel-mount) setup and ready-to-use.
Three of the 50mm tubes plus a 30mm allows for perfect infinity focus with this
very long Imagon.
Shown focused at infinity. Can't wait to get out and use this lens.
Sure it's big, but it's relatively lightweight and well-balanced on the Makiflex.
Can the standard hold such set-up?
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I think it will be fine.
The tubes are very light in weight and the 300mm Imagon is not a heavy lens. Only two elements.
I do have a several heavy large square Manfrotto tripod plates that I use with the Makiflexes on a tripod.
Which is how I will use this lens for the most part.
Last edited by Nokton48; 09-14-2014 at 10:00 AM. Click to view previous post history.