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    What's the strongest focal length reducer that exists for medium format lenses?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karim D. Ghantous View Post
    What's the strongest focal length reducer that exists for medium format lenses?
    I believe it's 0.7, like most speedbosters yeah?
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    (secret piece of advice:-)))

    Buy USSR medium format glass before it gets really high in cost.

    The lens line is brilliant, well built, proper sized bodies, and cinema-mod friendly. The prices are extremely low now, in the area of a PL lens cap cost ahhahah

    Search for Kiev-88 (prod dates 1980-200x) and Salyut bodies' lenses.

    Details here, with the lens list
    https://translate.googleusercontent....-E9t1W6RG4kVHw

    If you wanna go even more vintage, try lenses for Salyut body (was in production from 1957 to 1972):
    https://translate.googleusercontent....gc5wXSu2COy5Xg

    Usual problem is iris stuck and dry grease, that is easily solved by a basic service.

    Best test ever (still film shootout) is found here where the soviets are placed against Zeiss and show nice performance, The Mother of All Lens Tests :
    http://www.rickdenney.com/mother_lens_test.htm
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    I have a set of 70 mm LOMO lenses starting from 28 mm to 100 mm plus 200-300, all made in 1960s, kinda vintage i think
    cinema lenses , not photo)
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    Exactly

    Beside still lenses, there were USSR cine lenses for 70/65mm film, including some f1.4 ones and some Zooms!

    I made a huge thread about it here, plz enjoy



    http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthr...-format-lenses
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilya O. View Post
    (secret piece of advice:-)))

    Buy USSR medium format glass before it gets really high in cost.

    The lens line is brilliant, well built, proper sized bodies, and cinema-mod friendly. The prices are extremely low now, in the area of a PL lens cap cost ahhahah

    Search for Kiev-88 (prod dates 1980-200x) and Salyut bodies' lenses.

    Usual problem is iris stuck and dry grease, that is easily solved by a basic service.
    But can you adapt these to PL easily? Is there an adaptor, or would maybe c7Adaptors make a PL mount (replacement or adaptor) for them?
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