Hasselblad Distagon 60mm to Pentax 645

Discussion in 'Medium Format' started by laurence_smith|2, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. I did a search, but could not find the answer readily. Perhaps the
    forum could help me.

    I have a Hasselblad Distagon 60mm lens begging to be used. Will it
    fit, via adapter, to my Pentax 645 without a problem? I understand
    that other Hasselblad lenses can be adapated, but was just concerned
    about the 60mm.

    Are there any issues I should be concerned about? I'm assuming I'll
    lose functionality for metering, but are there any other problems
    that I could find?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions/recommendations.
     
  2. If you are willing to use Hasselblad lenses, what about buying a Hasselblad body. A body with magazine does cost these days less than adapting a lens? Smart sets begin maybe at 150 euros.

    Kerkko K.
     
  3. Hasselblad to smaller format cameras will fit via adapter.
    You will have to meter stopped down.
    However you should be able to use TTL AE modes.

    There is nice adapter wher eyou get 20mm of shift.
    I was tempted to buy a 645 for that one reason, but I bought a 4x5 field camera instead. Im not sure If Ive made the right decsion LF gear is large.
    Read the section in your pentax manual that explains "attaching Pentax 67 lens to your 645"

    Check out http://www.zoerk.com for adapters, Im sure there are other who make some also.
     
  4. Kerkko wrote: If you are willing to use Hasselblad lenses, what about buying a Hasselblad body. A body with magazine does cost these days less than adapting a lens? Smart sets begin maybe at 150 euros.

    Good point, Kerkko. However, I have a herd of Pentax lenses, and just the one stray Hasselblad 60mm hanging around. So, I just wanted to be sure I could use it with the Pentax. Not that I wouldn't mind a Hasselblad body! But, the adapter would be much less in cost. Thanks for the nice reply.
     
  5. I have both for now. I looked into using the inexpensive adapters with a P645. The
    lens and body may fit perfectly, but functionality may be a compromise. How does it
    handle the shutter coordination issue? After all, both the lens AND the body have
    functional shutters. The lens-shutter has to stay open when focussing, right? The
    magnification and FOV are based on 60mm. Essentially the 60mm Distagon bayonet
    mount is the same as all the other Hassy V-series lenses. I'm not sure you'd gain
    much over the usage of a normal P645 lens.
     
  6. The adapter on ebay would cost under $100 (I have one).
    You will be use AP and manual exposure. Stop down
    metering of course.
     

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