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03-21-2011, 02:09 PM   #1
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Can someone identify these M42 Hanimex lens?

I got these lens from evil bay on a boring day (sorry but I snipe auctions when I'm bored lol).

I already knew that Hanimex is a grab bag, you never really know who makes them, and the auction listing didn't provide a clear picture.

Got them on my hand today and here they are.

1st is a 35mm f/2.8 filter size 55, has A/M switch, I noticed the grip on the focus ring is quite unique, that's the best indication I've found.

2nd is another 35mm f/2.8 but this time the filter thread is a 52, no A/M switch, I can already tell these are 2 different manufacture.

3rd is a 135 f/2.8 filter size 55 no A/M switch, for the love of god I can't identify these at all lol as there are so many 135 f/2.8 out there.

All are M42 mounts. One very quick question, for those lens without the A/M switch, is there a way to jam the pin in the back so I can control the aperture manually? thanks.

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03-21-2011, 03:48 PM   #2
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The first 35mm looks a lot like my Chinon 55mm from a cosmetic stand point. Not sure if that helps, but the colours, fonts, and leatherette focus ring looks a lot like it.
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The first picture looks like a lens I found recently (or the second) that I am thinking about taking home. The first two both look so close I'll have to look at the lens to be sure. I don't know any more than you about this lens.

Have you tried the 35mm yet, and if so, what are your thoughts? I am debating on getting it, but I am skeptical on what it will give me.
04-13-2011, 11:41 PM   #4
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I have a 100mm f/2.8 Pentor which was made by the same maker as your 35mm f/2.8. I know that the same lens was also sold under the Chinonflex, Hanimex, Porst and Soligor labels. I'm still unsure about the maker though...

It's a very solid performer though:


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