Looking for a super wide-angle lens (M42)

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by TheReef, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. TheReef macrumors 68000

    TheReef

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    Hi All,
    I'm looking to buy a super wide angle M42 lens (less than 24mm equiv and not fish-eye).
    It will be used on a digital body. I essentially want something wider than the 18mm kit lens for land/seascapes.

    I'm wondering if there is anything cheap out there (ie <$100), brand doesn't concern me, does anyone have any recommendations?
     
  2. gnd macrumors 6502a

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    6mm f2.8 fish eye lens

    Found this on ebay and remembered your question. It's not the cheapest of lenses, but it IS wide ... :D
     
  3. feuerschlange macrumors regular

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    It fits Nikon F mount though.
     
  4. TheReef thread starter macrumors 68000

    TheReef

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    Wow, I've never seen anything like that before.

    A little out of one's budget through :p

    To broaden my options, could I be mounting old super-wide Nikon/Canon/Olympus lenses onto M42, or even the K mount with some adapters?
     
  5. feuerschlange macrumors regular

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    I know of a M42 to Nikon F mount, to use M42 lenses on Nikon bodies.

    You can have a try, wether the old German Practicar lenses fit on your body. I revisited them on ebay, as my first 35 mm SLR was a Practica camera.
    The lenses were sold under the labels Practicar, Practica, Pentacon, Zeiss for Practica.
    They come with M42 mount and are a steal on ebay.
    I saw 500 mm f5.4 lenses for 150,- EUR :eek:

    Next time, I am in Germany, I get myself a M42 - Nikon F adapter and buy into some of this glass.
     

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