I would love to try and adapt the lens from my 16mm camera Krasnagorsk onto my Sony NEX bodies (3 or 5).

The lens I am referring to can be seen on this picture, it is a f 1.9 Zoom Lens:

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I found links to adapters on eBay, but often have a hard time knowing what accessories will work and which ones won't (most "old lens to new bodies" adapters I have bought in the past have given so-so to mediocre results).

I would love to know if someone has tried to pair these two together, either a Sony VG-30 type camera which has E-Mount or one of the smaller photo cameras from the NEX range. And ideally, a link to see some results!

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    Is the lens Meteor-5? M42 screw-mount?
    – Iliah Borg
    Jul 25 '15 at 16:05
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    Give me couple of days, optical measurements show that the lens should have much shorter register, close to 15mm. That would not work with standard adapters.
    – Iliah Borg
    Jul 28 '15 at 11:17
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    Possible duplicate of Can I use lens brand X on interchangeable lens camera brand Y?
    – inkista
    Mar 5 '16 at 17:43
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    @fabrice-d: what Iliah Borg said is that the a standard M42-SonyE adapter should be 30,5mm shorter than it usually is. M42 is a 42mm thread placed at the distance 45,5mm from the sensor (register distance), Meteor5-1 is not a common M42 objective. Apr 13 '16 at 14:37
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    The closest off the shelf thing is what is usually sold as a super slim/ultra slim/short build M42 adapter (which is just a thin ring), combined with M42 extension tube segments and/or M42 helicoid(s). If the lens actually has ~15mm register from the mounting flange, even that won't get you to infinity. If it has ~15mm from the rear element, that will work. Dec 2 '19 at 22:33

Krasnogorsk-3 has a Pentax M42x1 mount, though may be some models with Krasnogorsk bayonet mount.

The lens mounted is the Meteor 5-1. f1.9 /17-69mm Meteor 5-1. f1.9 /17-69mm

You can mount the M42 lens in mirrorless cameras, with the appropriate adapter. This lens was designed for 16mm film, so there are considerations using it on bigger frames.

Seems not suitable for SLR as the back element protrudes. Meteor-5-1 info @ allphotolenses.com

Meteor 5-1 17-69mm Cine Lens Test on Panasonic GH4 (vimeo)

  • Is the focal flange distance the same as for a 35mm camera M42 lens? Apr 14 '19 at 15:31

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