Reverse mount adapters for enlarging lenses

For macro photography

Rodenstock Rodagon enlarging lens with reverse adapter for M39 Leica Mount for macro photography Rodenstock Rodagon 50mm f/2.8 with reverse adapter on Nikon PB-5 bellows for macro photography El-Nikkor 50mm f/4 enlarging lens with reverse adapter for M39 Leica Mount for macro photography El-Nikkor 50mm f/4 with reverse adapter on Nikon PB-5 bellows for macro photography

Quality enlarger lenses are one of the best options for macro and micro photography. Enlarging lenses are designed for high resolution and for flat-field focus, and this is a major advantage on using it for macro and micro photography. For higher magnification ratios and greater image quality, reverse mounted enlarging lenses on a bellows is the most usefull combination.
With the M39 Leica mount adapters, many enlarging lenses will have the same M39 Leica mount on both ends, making easier the use of the enlarging lenses on any direction. You can use it on a Nikon/Canon/other to M39 Leica mount adapter, as the one fitted on the bellows on the pictures above.
Adapters are now also available with M42 mount, T2 mount, Copal 0 front mount and Copal 1 front mount.
Schneider lenses were made with a few different barrels, so you should always check your lens front thread.

28.5mm x 0.5 reverse mount adapter

Available with M39 LTM mount, M42 mount, T2 mount, Copal 0 front mount and Copal 1 front mount

Available in aluminum or brass. For Schneider Componon-S 50mm 2.8
Check your lens, as some can have instead a 43mm x 0.75 front filter thread. In such case use the 43mm x 0.75 reverse adapter.
For "vintage" Componar 50mm 4

Enlarging lenses reverse adapter 30mm to M39 LTM, M42 or T2 mount for Componar S for macro photography

A solid adapter with 28.5mm x 0.5 male thread on front to fit the lens front filter thread. Available with male M39 Leica thread mount, M42 (42mm x 1) thread mount, T2 (42mm x 0.75) thread mount, Copal 0 front (29.5mm x 0.5) thread mount or Copal 1 front (40mm x 0.75) thread mount. You can leave the adapter mounted on the lens and use a threaded cap (not included) on it. The adapter is partially painted matt black on the inside.

28.5mm x 0.5 Reverse Mount Adapter

30mm x 0.5 reverse mount adapter

Available with M39 LTM mount, M42 mount, T2 mount, Copal 0 front mount and Copal 1 front mount

Available in aluminum or brass. For Schneider Componar-S 50mm 2.8 and Componar-s 80mm 4.5

Enlarging lenses reverse adapter 30mm to M39 LTM, M42 or T2 mount for Componar S for macro photography

A solid adapter, made in aluminum, with 30mm x 0.5 male thread on front to fit the lens front filter thread. Available with male M39 Leica thread mount, M42 (42mm x 1) thread mount, T2 (42mm x 0.75) thread mount, Copal 0 front (29.5mm x 0.5) thread mount or Copal 1 front (40mm x 0.75) thread mount. You can leave the adapter mounted on the lens and use a threaded cap (not included) on it. The adapter is partially painted matt black on the inside.

30mm x 0.5 Reverse Mount Adapter

30.5mm x 0.5 reverse mount adapter

Available with M39 LTM mount, M42 mount, T2 mount, Copal 0 front mount and Copal 1 front mount

Available in aluminum or brass. For Rodenstock Rogonar 50mm 2.8, Rogonar-S 25mm 4, Rogonar-S 35mm 4
For Rodenstock Rodagon 28mm 4, Rodagon 35mm 4
Check your lens, as some can have instead a 40.5mm x 0.5 front filter thread. In such case use the 40.5mm adapter.

For Schneider Componon 28mm 4, Componon 35mm 4, Componon 40mm 4
Check your lens, as some can have instead a 43mm x 0.75 front filter thread. In such case use the 43mm adapter.
For "vintage" Schneider Componar 75mm (check your lens), Componar 105mm, Componon 28mm, Componon 35mm, Componon 60mm, Componon 80mm, Componon 105mm.

Enlarging lenses reverse adapter 30.5mm to 
 M39 LTM, M42 or T2 mount for macro photography

A solid adapter with 30.5mm x 0.5m male thread on front to fit the lens front filter thread. Available with male M39 Leica thread mount, M42 (42mm x 1) thread mount, T2 (42mm x 0.75) thread mount, Copal 0 front (29.5mm x 0.5) thread mount or Copal 1 front (40mm x 0.75) thread mount. You can leave the adapter mounted on the lens and use a threaded cap (not included) on it. The adapter is partially painted matt black on the inside.

30.5mm x 0.5 Reverse Mount Adapter

34.5mm x 0.5 reverse mount adapter

Available with M39 LTM mount, M42 mount, T2 mount, Copal 0 front mount and Copal 1 front mount

Available in aluminum or brass. For "older" EL-Nikkor 50mm 4, EL-Nikkor 75mm 4, EL-Nikkor 80mm 5.6 and EL-Nikkor 105mm 5.6

Enlarging lenses reverse adapter 34.5mm to M39 LTM, M42 or T2 mount for macro photography

A solid adapter with 34.5mm x 0.5 male thread on front to fit the lens front filter thread. Available with male M39 Leica thread mount, M42 (42mm x 1) thread mount, T2 (42mm x 0.75) thread mount, Copal 0 front (29.5mm x 0.5) thread mount or Copal 1 front (40mm x 0.75) thread mount. You can leave the adapter mounted on the lens and use a threaded cap (not included) on it. The adapter is partially painted matt black on the inside.

34.5mm x 0.5 Reverse Mount Adapter

35.5mm x 0.5 reverse mount adapter

Available with M39 LTM mount, M42 mount, T2 mount, Copal 0 front mount and Copal 1 front mount

Available in aluminum or brass. For APO EL-Nikkor 105mm 5.6 N

Enlarging lenses reverse adapter 35.5mm to M39 LTM, M42 or T2 mount for macro photography

A solid adapter with 35.5mm x 0.5 male thread on front to fit the lens front filter thread. Available with male M39 Leica thread mount, M42 (42mm x 1) thread mount, T2 (42mm x 0.75) thread mount, Copal 0 front (29.5mm x 0.5) thread mount or Copal 1 front (40mm x 0.75) thread mount. You can leave the adapter mounted on the lens and use a threaded cap (not included) on it. The adapter is partially painted matt black on the inside.

35.5mm x 0.5 Reverse Mount Adapter

40.5mm x 0.5 reverse mount adapter

Available with M39 LTM mount, M42 mount, T2 mount, Copal 0 front mount and Copal 1 front mount

Available in aluminum or brass. For EL-Nikkor 40mm 4 N, EL-Nikkor 50mm 2.8 N, EL-Nikkor 63mm 2.8 N, EL-Nikkor 75mm 4 N, EL-Nikkor 80mm 5.6 N, EL-Nikkor 105mm 5.6 N
For "older" EL-Nikkor 50mm 2.8, EL-Nikkor 63mm 3.5
For APO-EL-Nikkor 105mm 5.6
For Rodenstock Rogonar-S 50mm 2.8, Rogonar-S 60mm 4.5, Rogonar-S 75mm 4.5, Rogonar-S 90mm 4.5, Rogonar-S 105mm 4.5
For Rodenstock Rodagon 35mm 4, Rodagon 50mm 2.8, Rodagon 60mm 4, Rodagon 80mm 4, Rodagon 105mm 5.6, Rodagon 135mm 5.6
For Rodenstock Rodagon-WA 40mm 4, Rodagon-WA 60mm 4, Rodagon-WA 80mm 4
For Rodenstock APO Rodagon-N 50mm 2.8, APO Rodagon-N 80mm 4, APO Rodagon-N 105mm 4
For Rodenstock APO Rodagon-D 75mm 4, APO Rodagon-D 75mm 4.5, APO Rodagon-D 120mm 5.6
For Schneider Componon-S 100mm 5.6, APO-Componon HM 120mm 5.6
For "vintage" Schneider Componar 135mm, Componon 135mm, Comparon 150mm.

Enlarging lenses reverse adapter 40.5mm to M39 LTM, M42 or T2 mount for macro photography

A solid adapter with 40.5mm x 0.5 male thread on front to fit the lens front filter thread. Available with male M39 Leica thread mount, M42 (42mm x 1) thread mount, T2 (42mm x 0.75) thread mount, Copal 0 front (29.5mm x 0.5) thread mount or Copal 1 front (40mm x 0.75) thread mount. You can leave the adapter mounted on the lens and use a threaded cap (not included) on it. The adapter is partially painted matt black on the inside.

40.5mm x 0.5 Reverse Mount Adapter

43mm x 0.75 reverse mount adapter

Available with M39 LTM mount, M42 mount, T2 mount, Copal 0 front mount and Copal 1 front mount

Available in aluminum or brass. For many Schneider Componon and Componon-S lenses.

Enlarging lenses reverse adapter 43mm to M39 LTM, M42 or T2 mount for macro photography

A solid adapter with 43mm x 0.75 male thread on front to fit the lens front filter thread. Available with male M39 Leica thread mount, M42 (42mm x 1) thread mount, T2 (42mm x 0.75) thread mount, Copal 0 front (29.5mm x 0.5) thread mount or Copal 1 front (40mm x 0.75) thread mount. You can leave the adapter mounted on the lens and use a threaded cap (not included) on it. The adapter is partially painted matt black on the inside.

43mm x 0.75 reverse Mount Adapter

43mm x 0.5 reverse mount adapter

Available with M39 LTM mount, M42 mount, T2 mount, Copal 0 front mount and Copal 1 front mount

Available in aluminum or brass. For "older" EL-Nikkor 135 5.6

Enlarging lenses reverse adapter 43mm to M39 LTM, M42 or T2 mount for macro photography

A solid adapter with 43mm x 0.5 male thread on front to fit the lens front filter thread. Available with male M39 Leica thread mount, M42 (42mm x 1) thread mount, T2 (42mm x 0.75) thread mount, Copal 0 front (29.5mm x 0.5) thread mount or Copal 1 front (40mm x 0.75) thread mount. You can leave the adapter mounted on the lens and use a threaded cap (not included) on it. The adapter is partially painted matt black on the inside.

43mm x 0.5 Reverse Mount Adapter

47mm x 0.5 reverse mount adapter

Available with M39 LTM mount, M42 mount, T2 mount, Copal 0 front mount and Copal 1 front mount

Available in aluminum or brass. For EL-Nikkor 150mm 5.6

Enlarging lenses reverse adapter 47mm to M39 LTM, M42 or T2 mount for macro photography

A solid adapter with 47mm x 0.5 male thread on front to fit the lens front filter thread. Available with male M39 Leica thread mount, M42 (42mm x 1) thread mount, T2 (42mm x 0.75) thread mount, Copal 0 front (29.5mm x 0.5) thread mount or Copal 1 front (40mm x 0.75) thread mount. You can leave the adapter mounted on the lens and use a threaded cap (not included) on it. The adapter is partially painted matt black on the inside.

47mm x 0.5 Reverse Mount Adapter

49mm x 0.75 reverse mount adapter

Available with M39 LTM mount, M42 mount, T2 mount, Copal 0 front mount and Copal 1 front mount Available in aluminum or brass.

Available in aluminum or brass.

Enlarging lenses reverse adapter 49mm to M39 LTM, M42 or T2 mount for macro photography

A solid adapter with 49mm x 0.75 male thread on front to fit the lens front filter thread.Available with male M39 Leica thread mount, M42 (42mm x 1) thread mount, T2 (42mm x 0.75) thread mount, Copal 0 front (29.5mm x 0.5) thread mount or Copal 1 front (40mm x 0.75) thread mount. You can leave the adapter mounted on the lens and use a threaded cap (not included) on it. The adapter is partially painted matt black on the inside.

49mm x 0.75 Reverse Mount Adapter

52mm x 0.75 reverse mount adapter

Available with M39 LTM mount, M42 mount, T2 mount, Copal 0 front mount and Copal 1 front mount

Available in aluminum or brass. For Rodenstock Rodagon 150mm 5.6
For EL-Nikkor 135mm 5.6 N, EL-Nikkor 150mm 5.6 N

Enlarging lenses reverse adapter 52mm to M39 LTM, M42 or T2 mount for macro photography

A solid adapter with 52mm x 0.75 male thread on front to fit the lens front filter thread. Available with male M39 Leica thread mount, M42 (42mm x 1) thread mount, T2 (42mm x 0.75) thread mount, Copal 0 front (29.5mm x 0.5) thread mount or Copal 1 front (40mm x 0.75) thread mount. You can leave the adapter mounted on the lens and use a threaded cap (not included) on it. The adapter is partially painted matt black on the inside.

52mm x 0.75 Reverse Mount Adapter

62mm x 0.75 reverse mount adapter

Available with M39 LTM mount, M42 mount, T2 mount, Copal 0 front mount and Copal 1 front mount

For Schneider Componon-S 180mm 5.6

Enlarging lenses reverse adapter 52mm to M39 LTM, M42 or T2 mount for macro photography

A solid adapter with 62mm x 0.75 male thread on front to fit the lens front filter thread. Available with male M39 Leica thread mount, M42 (42mm x 1) thread mount, T2 (42mm x 0.75) thread mount, Copal 0 front (29.5mm x 0.5) thread mount or Copal 1 front (40mm x 0.75) thread mount. You can leave the adapter mounted on the lens and use a threaded cap (not included) on it. The adapter is partially painted matt black on the inside.

62mm x 0.75 Reverse Mount Adapter

Notes on enlarging lenses:

EL-Nikkor and EL-Nikkor N lenses - Since 1979, the "N" was added to the end of the lens name on catalogues and lens cases to denote the new type of lenses. The "N" (new) lenses are easy to identify by the new exterior design.
Rodenstock Rogonar and Schneider Componar - These are 4 elements lenses while Rodenstock Rodagon and Schneider Componon are 6 element lenses.
Lenses with iluminated aperture display for camera work - For the lenses with this feature there is the need to block, with little pieces of black opaque masking tape, a small hole on the rear of the lens body. Otherwise light will pass through the aperture display into the camera. This doens't happen when the lens is reverse mounted, as then both the aperture display and the hole are outside the camera or bellows.

Contact for a custom adapter

Will let you know if it can be made.

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