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08-10-2007, 07:46 PM   #1
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help newby identify lens mount

can anyone identify this mount.
i can't find one that looks exactly like it.
threads are on the inside of rim.

thx,

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08-10-2007, 07:48 PM   #2
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photo please.
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how do you upload to this site from picassa instead of pictures
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you can't I don't think. You'll need to upload the image to say photobucket or link us to the photo in your picasa gallery.

08-10-2007, 08:33 PM   #5
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i hope this works, running out of ideas fast
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08-10-2007, 08:51 PM   #6
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looks like minolta
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Its an old minolta film mount.

M = minolta
SR = their first generation 35mm bayonet mount

haha I see a nice Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm f3.5. Its a bummer you can't use it on the pentax K Mount.
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does no one make a minolta to k adapter
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technically not possible because the minolta lens to film distance is shorter than pentax mount so you'll lost infinity + a portion of your long focus ability.
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what a waste, this thing has the deep purple coatings
of a a.p.o. telescope.
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haha what a beauty! haha get an old Minolta camera just to use it :P
08-10-2007, 09:38 PM   #12
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i better stick to trying to get a great shot from my k10.
i'm a digital newby. i haven't shot anything since
my mamiya/sekor dtl 1000 died 30 yrs. ago.
i really appreaciate the fast help ,thx
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study the back of your lens well. It will help you identify whats pentax and whats not. Certain tell tale signs like Canon FD's double aperture ring like base, Nikon's F prongs and AI raised rims, Olympus OM's stop down and lens release projections, Konica's "EE" on the aperture ring etc etc.
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That's a bit of a classic. Vivitar Series 1. Earliest version, if I'm not mistaken. They sold a bundle of these, very popular lens and still has a bit of a cult following. Very good lens if still in good condition. Bit heavy by today's standards. There were four or five versions over the years. The first three are all good. The design and manufacturer changed a bit between each, Vivitar is a marketing brand and design company - they contracted out the manufacture of their lenses. "Series 1" was the name they originally gave their best lenses, but unfortunately they seemed to have lost their way in more recent years and diluted its appeal by using it on some not-so-great kit.
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