Help identifying a mount

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  1. theartfuldodger

    theartfuldodger Member

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    Hey guys, a family member gave me an old manual lens they found around the house. Can anyone help me identify what it is? I had a google and thought it was a Minolta MC/MD mount so I bought an adapter but when it arrived, it didn't fit. Thanks!

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  2. ^catalyst

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    M42 thread-mount- most commonly found on older SLR's from Pentax; its got an auto-aperture pin on it too.

    I'm guessing the lens has some kind of 'Auto' aperture setting on the ring maybe? Without any more detail than in the picture I can glean it is likely a Hanimex 28-80 or something like that?
     
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    Thanks! And great guess on the lens but it's actually a Soligor 28-80mm Macro.

    Will buy an adapter for it for my Sony and see how it goes!
     
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    You'll find there is a whole bunch of 'OEM' lenses like that sold under various names around the world, Soligor, Hanimex, Vivatar etc etc.

    Basically rebranded Japanese lenses from the 70s-90s. I wouldn't be getting your hopes up for something 'sharp' once you've got it adapted- but it might be a bit of cheap fun.
     

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