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    LTM SLR

    Hello,

    Out of curiosity, was there ever an SLR made that accepts LTM lenses and will still focus them to infinity? I roughly understand the technical reasons why this may be called "impossible", but you never know what people might have done at some point.

    It sure would be great to use my Summar, Summitar, and Serenar lenses on an SLR for something other than close up work.

    Thank you in advance.
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    Technically that would be impossoble on any 35mm SLR, even on an Olympus Pen F.
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    Yes. I was thinking some sort of small or split mirror that crops part of the composition, basically useful just for through the lens focusing, not for framing.
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    Canon made an M39-FD adapter, but just for macro use. I don't think I've seen any 35mm camera with the early Bronica style mirror designs that allow the lens to protrude into the lens box (falling mirror hinged at the front that slides forward and drops, or later split mirror where the front half drops and the rear half flips up).
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    I have an LTM to Canon FD adapter (that I got from you, as a matter of fact). I use it a lot with extension tubes. I got the idea of a split mirror from an Exacta 6x6 that I was looking at the other day.
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    The Bronica EC and EC-TL have the split mirror design. It can be prone to alignment problems.

    The falling mirror design on the Bronica Z, D, S/2/A, and C is a lot more complex than the traditional rising mirror, which is why those cameras are notoriously loud.
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    I wonder if I could rig an inset adapter to get it to work on one of the Canon EOS APS SLRs. I forgot what they were called. Not sure what is available in APS anyhow, though. Probably not worth it. A small-sensor DSLR is probably a better bet.
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    There are a couple of digital cameras that would let you do this. Not technically SLRs, but you do view through the lens via the sensor. I'm sure you know about these though...

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    Actually, any SLR which has a full mirror lock-up should be able to mount an M39 with an adapter and keep infinity focus.
    Without TTL viewing or focusing of course. And probably not SLRs with very narrow mounts (Exakta, M42?).

    But, for example, C/V made a version of its 15mm (and others?) to use on a Nikon F2 with a raised mirror.
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