M42 Mount

, Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5 on Sony A7

Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5 on Sony A7

This is a classic lens approaching 45 years old, does it still deliver?

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, SMC Takumar Bellows 100mm f/4 Macro NEX 3

SMC Takumar Bellows 100mm f/4 Macro NEX 3

A second old bellows macro, this time a compact unit from Pentax. How does this one perform

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, Super Takumar 35mm f/2 Pentax M42

Super Takumar 35mm f/2 Pentax M42

Standard lenses of large aperture are in short supply for APS-C, how does this old film 35 fill the role?

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, Bushnell 21mm f/3.8 (Vivitar, Soligor? in M42)

Bushnell 21mm f/3.8 (Vivitar, Soligor? in M42)

This is an inexpensive ultra-wide from the film days, but how does it stand up on APS-C as a wide angle?

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, Vivitar Series 1 90mm f/2.5 Macro

Vivitar Series 1 90mm f/2.5 Macro

I have tested a lot of the old standard focal length macros, but how does a telephoto 90mm macro from the old days stand up? This works out to be a moderately long telephoto...

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, Auto Chinon 55mm f/1.4

Auto Chinon 55mm f/1.4

Old 50-55mm lenses were some of the most popular 35mm film camera lenses. They were a standard field of view, compact, and large aperture. Another popular focal length was 85mm, and all these old...

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