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07-27-2013, 01:25 AM   #1
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Can anyone identify this mount?

I recently bought this Hanimex 28mm f2.8 lens for cheap but I don't know what type of mount it is so I can't get an adapter. Can anybody help? It's a screw mount but it's larger than an M42.

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If any has any additional information on the lens itself I'm interested in finding out more about it as well

07-27-2013, 03:55 AM   #2
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Larger than M42? Are you sure? That rules out T2, M39 and leica screwmount. The pictures are somewhat underexposed, but don't really tell much beyond it being screwmount anyways. Google seems to think it was an M42 lens. I'd guess it was an internal adapter and you didn't get the actual mount, except for the fact that you seem to have a back cap. I don't suppose there's any writing on the back cap?
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I'd guess it was an internal adapter and you didn't get the actual mount
That's what I would think, too. There were several such systems.
Some russian lenses are M42, but were delivered with a special M39 adapter which also took care for the different register distance of RF bodies, and even connected to the range meter of Leica/clones. You see them frequently turning up on eBay as M39/M42.

Can you see any possibility for the aperture to be closed by the camera?
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Very unlikely that a T2 mount adapter would not fit.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RKKS08 Quote
Some russian lenses are M42, but were delivered with a special M39 adapter which also took care for the different register distance of RF bodies, and even connected to the range meter of Leica/clones. You see them frequently turning up on eBay as M39/M42.
My guess is that the OP's lens has some sort of T-mount (See deep incursion of the rear element). These are usually 42mm but with a different thread pitch than M42. As noted above, M39 is a significantly smaller mount.

As for FSU (Former Soviet Union) lenses, the information in the above post is a bit skewed. I have several FSU lenses in M39 LTM (Leica Thread Mount) and I can assure you that they cannot be adapted to a SLR camera due to a much shorter registration distance. The confusion arises due to KMZ using M39 as the mount for its early Zenit SLR cameras. Lenses for those cameras have the same registration distance as M42 (Praktica/Pentax) and can be adapted to later Zenit and other M42 bodies using a simple adapter that nests flush into the larger M42 mount. Zenit M39 SLR lenses can mount without adapter to LTM bodies, but cannot focus at any distance. Likewise, M39 LTM lenses can mount to a Zenit M39 SLR but without infinity focus (macro only).

To muddy things up even a little further, M42 lenses (and most other mounts, for that matter) can be adapted to rangefinder bodies and such adapters do exist. Unfortunately they adapt without rangefinder coupling (difficult to explain why not...just trust me on this...has to do with focus helicoid thread pitch) and as a result are not very useful.


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Woo! Hoo!

One learns something new every day! How does this sound...Hanimex "H" mount!

Hanimex H Mount - a different take on interchangeable lens mounts


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Woo! Hoo!

One learns something new every day! How does this sound...Hanimex "H" mount!

Hanimex H Mount - a different take on interchangeable lens mounts

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Nice find ... J
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Thank's for all the info guys! I think it must be a Hanimex H-Mount.
On the inside of the back cap the is a small 'HM' which seems to indicate as much. Also I measured the diameter of the mount to be 47mm - which according to the internet is how big the H-Mount is.
Now I guess the question is where am I going to get an adapter for this? I may just end up getting a reverse-mount adapter and using it for macro photography if it proves too difficult .

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If the register distance is not a problem, take a T2 mount and remove the inner part, then use the 3 screws, or replace them by longer ones, to secure the T2 mount part to the lens.
Using glue is maybe also possible, but not reversible.
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Thanks for the tip I've ordered a T2 mount adapter online. I'll let you know how it goes when it arrives.
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