OT: lenses (Was: Front Panels - PDP8 and PDP 11

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Thu Mar 10 18:11:23 CST 2016

>> (Note: the only digital that can handle a D-mount is the Pentax-Q.  It 
>> claims to be the smallest interchangeable lens digital - I need to get 
>> a letter writing campaign going to convince Minox to redo their 
>> Minox-Leica as a screw-mount using C or D mount!)

On Thu, 10 Mar 2016, Zane Healy wrote:
> Okay, you’ve actually lost me on these.  What is a D-mount?

C-Mount is the standard mount for 16mm movie, and then for TV cameras.
D-mount is the standard mount for 8mm movie.  About half the size as C.

The Minox-Leica M3 is a tiny pocket digital that only resembles the 
appearance of a Leica M3.  But, if they were to make a digital IIIf, they 
could have a functioning screw-mount, with interchangebale lenses.  And 
take back their bragging rights from Pentax.

BTW, Leitz made a C-mount 25mm lens version of the "Hektor-Rapid"

"Super-8" hardly ever supported any interchangeable lenses.
Well, one of the models of Leicina used Leica M-mount!  There was a lens 
made for that camera; when used on a regular M, it only covers a tiny spot 
of the frame.

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