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02-11-2014, 09:22 AM   #1
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What is this mount please?

This is a Hanimex 135mm f/3.5 which came with a M42 adapter. I'm curious to know what the lens mount is - it's threaded (obviously) and measures about 46mm across. The only thing I can come up with is a Miranda mount but can anybody give a positive ID and tell me if there are any adapters that I could use on a DSLR rather than using another adapter on the M42 one already fitted.

I will review this lens later with more pics First impressions are it's extremely well made and sharp. It also has two aperture rings - which is new to me!


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Hanimex had an interchangeable mount that was a 47mm screw thread. I don't believe they ever made one for K mount, so an M42 is your best option. Even if a K mount exists it would likely be hard to find.

You can take a cheap M42-K adapter, remove the clip, put some Loctite on the threads and drill a hole in the mount for the lock pin. That way it will mount just like a native K lens.
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Hanimex had their own camera line, so I suspect it's a Hanimex mount.
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Is it larger than M42?

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QuoteOriginally posted by aoeu Quote
Is it larger than M42?
QuoteOriginally posted by Darley Quote
it's threaded (obviously) and measures about 46mm across.
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An interesting link. Hanimex H Mount - a different take on interchangeable lens mounts

I had never heard of a hanimex mount.
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Ah interesting replies all, thanks for that. Yes it must be an H mount (hence the lens number) 47mm screw.

Still curious about the twin aperture rings. One seems to lock the minimum (say f22) while the other can then be moved to maximum (f3.5) temporarily and then back to the desired aperture without having to look at the numbers- presumably to aid focusing?

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One seems to lock the minimum (say f22) while the other can then be moved to maximum (f3.5) temporarily and then back to the desired aperture without having to look at the numbers- presumably to aid focusing?
That is exactly what it is meant for, it is called a preset lens.

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Preset aperture ring. You set the aperture you want with the front ring. Then focus through the viewfinder. With the second ring you close the aperture to the preset value en release.
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Thanks both of you, dunno why I never heard of this before! Maybe i just forgot - I am getting old
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Thanks both of you, dunno why I never heard of this before! Maybe i just forgot - I am getting old
the russian lens have the double aperture too...my tair 11a has it..it's different for sure but the lens is awesome
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Thanks both of you, dunno why I never heard of this before! Maybe i just forgot - I am getting old
Not old enough, I'd say! Pre-set lenses were fairly common in the late 1960s, particularly with models featuring interchangeable mounts. They are less common now, though the Russian KMZ Helios 40-2 85/1.5 has a pre-set diaphragm and is still in production.

http://www.zenit-foto.ru/en/production-kmz/54-english/produktsiya-eng/764-helios-40-2


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Not old enough, I'd say!

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Oh I was around in the 60s, just about. I have forgotten more than I know, not having picked up a manual lens until a couple of years back after a break from photography and then starting with digitals about 13 years ago. Too desensitized by modern cameras that do it all for you. They knew how to make stuff back then - not like your modern plastic junk
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