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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:15 am 

While home from school recently I discovered an old film camera that belonged to my grandfather, with a 58mm f2 Carl Zeiss lens. Based on the serial number the lens is from the neighborhood of the 1940's. It uses a Pentacon 6 mount, which I understand was used by several old East German camera manufacturers.

From everything I've heard about Carl Zeiss lenses, I would love to try this out on my D90. I found an adapter ring online, but I'm not sure if there is any way it will work. The lens has no electrical contacts at all, so I'm not sure if I could get past the "F e e" or "F--" error from not being able to read the aperture.

Is there any way this will work? I know there will be no metering or anything of that nature, I would just love to experiment with this lens if it's possible. Thanks

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:43 am 
Well try it and find out. Probably no metering.

Bear in mind it wont be very sharp, nor is it very fast and obviously it doesnt autofocus compared to even the cheapest modern lens.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:18 pm 
It will work, you just put it on manual mode. A friend has a M42 adaptor on his canon and it works fine. Oh also the lensbabys don't have cpus and work using M mode.

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