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

Zane Healy healyzh at aracnet.com
Thu Mar 10 19:25:32 CST 2016

> On Mar 10, 2016, at 4:11 PM, Fred Cisin <cisin at xenosoft.com> wrote:
>>> (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.

Ah!  I knew what the C-Mount were, but hadn’t run across D-Mount.  I looked at the cost to do 16mm movies today, and decided against that.  I would like to add a video component to my main Photography project, and have decided to go with Super-8.  Even then shooting B&W Super-8, getting it processed, and digitized, won’t be cheap.

> 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.

Okay, this is what I thought you were talking about with Minox.  

> 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.

INTERESTING, I didn’t realize that, according to the one book I have, that’s the "Leicina Special", made from 1972 to 1977.  It also looks like they sell for a lot more than is practical for my project. :-)  I’d rather use a cheaper camera, and spend the money I save on film and processing! :-)

I need to see about restoring the two Super-8 projectors I was given, and the Super-8 camera I found at an Estate sale.  One projector needs a new belt, the other seems to be mostly functional.  No clue on the camera.


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