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Armadillo
23rd January 2009, 11:37 AM
Does anyone here use the older M42 screw mounts with their digital cameras? If so, what lenses do you have?

Bushie
23rd January 2009, 05:05 PM
Yes,

I've got a couple of old 50mm lenses

Yashica 50mm 1:1.9 and
Pentacon 50mm 1:1.8

use them on a Pentax K10D with adaptor.


Martyn

Armadillo
23rd January 2009, 07:46 PM
MIght help if I put up what I have....

SMC Takumar 28mm F3.5
Super Takumar 55mm F1.8
Steinheil Munchen F2.8 50mm
Pentacon 135mm F2.8
Focal 135mm F2.8
Hanimax 200mm F3.5 (1960's, metal body, decent optics)

At moment I have a Minolta 7d (soon to get Sony A700) with adapter.

Bigbjorn
23rd January 2009, 08:15 PM
Is this the Praktica/Pentax screw mount? I suppose I could measure and gauge mine to be sure. I have a 400mm Novoflex, pistol grip focus. I have two Praktica, a IVB with inbuilt exposure meter (not TTL) from 1962, and a late model with TTL meter and 1/1000 shutter. Both bodies need repair. Will give to a good home. Open to offers on the Novoflex.

Armadillo
23rd January 2009, 08:27 PM
Yep, also refered to as the Pentax screw mount. Zenit also used the same mount, hence the russian lenes also have the same mount. The adapter can purchased for most Digital SLR cameras. Thpough the lenses an only be used in Apeture priority or manual. These early lenses really do impart a character all of thier own.

Armadillo
23rd January 2009, 08:56 PM
Is this the Praktica/Pentax screw mount? I suppose I could measure and gauge mine to be sure. I have a 400mm Novoflex, pistol grip focus. I have two Praktica, a IVB with inbuilt exposure meter (not TTL) from 1962, and a late model with TTL meter and 1/1000 shutter. Both bodies need repair. Will give to a good home. Open to offers on the Novoflex.

The Novoflex were an interesting lens as they often came with an interchangable front element that took them from 400mm to 600mm. Leica produced a 400mm head replacement for the lens which improved the optics significantly. Interestingly, Novaflex was used by the photographer who took the photos of Campbell and the Bluebird as he broke the land speed record and then flipped and got killed. (Send you a PM)

Bushie
25th January 2009, 10:33 AM
Interestingly, Novaflex was used by the photographer who took the photos of Campbell and the Bluebird as he broke the land speed record and then flipped and got killed. (Send you a PM)

Donald Campbell was killed on Conistan Waters during his attempt to break the water speed record in 1967, so may be a Novaflex took picture of that. ;)


Martyn

rick130
4th February 2009, 10:00 PM
I have a few Asahi Super Takuma SMC lenses (50mm F2, 135mm F3.5 and 150mm F4) and a screw to K mount adapter, but what's a digital camera ??















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