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    Makinon Promaster Reflex 500 mm 1:8

    Just acquired one of these with unknown Camera Adapter.

    I am fully aware of the advantages / disadvantages of these particular genera of lenses but for $25 it's a new toy for the Nikon D 3300.

    Having difficulty in tracking down what Camera it was off. Just spent 2 hours searching everywhere for a Makinon information re code on adapter. The Code is " CA " hopefully this can steer me in the right direction for an adapter the the Nikon F Mount. I presume that is what I am looking for as I haven't found anything to tell me otherwise.

    Lens did have a few spider webs of fungus but was simple to pull apart and clean.

    A few pics to help along the way.



    Hope the pics aren't too big.


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    The "C" nomenclature (AFAIK) usually refers to Cinematography (lenses).

    The "A" following was a bit confusing, but it would be the 1st C lens I've seen with bayonet mount.

    On beating the books, this is the closest I could find: http://cinematography.net/edited-pages/LensMount.htm
    It is (apparently) an Arriflex C mount.

    Anyway, it should come off so that you can replace it with a suitable camera mount of your own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ameerat42 View Post
    The "C" nomenclature (AFAIK) usually refers to Cinematography (lenses).

    The "A" following was a bit confusing, but it would be the 1st C lens I've seen with bayonet mount.

    On beating the books, this is the closest I could find: http://cinematography.net/edited-pages/LensMount.htm
    It is (apparently) an Arriflex C mount.

    Anyway, it should come off so that you can replace it with a suitable camera mount of your own.
    Hah – nice piece of research Am.

    I took the simplistic approach and assumed CA=Canon…although that would be just too easy eh!

    Cheers

    Dennis

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    Thanks Fella's for the Research,

    Had an idea that it might be obscure as generally something pops up in Google.

    Will have a look at " T " mounts, seems to be the easiest way to go.

    Thanks again

    Colin

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    Hi All,

    Turns out it was a Canon FD

    Colin

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    so, you got it mounted on your D3300 yet?
    John Blackburn

    "Life is like a camera! Focus on what is important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don't work out take another shot."


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    Hi John,

    Yes mounted via Canon FD to Nikon F with glass, 1st impressions not favourable. Very hard to focus via 66 year old eyes.

    I have also a Tokina 500 F:8, very easy to pick out the " sweet spot " on it, the Makinon is a lot harder for me.

    Will have to post a few pics.

    Colin

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