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02-19-2010, 07:24 PM   #1
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is there such a thing as a m42 true macro lens ?

or am I just dreaming? wishing?
its lens lust..............gotta be

02-19-2010, 07:31 PM   #2

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yep, and there are some great ones.

I owned and highly recommend the Tomioka/Yashinon 60mm f/2.8. I believe Vivitar also made a 1:1 M42, and there are several others as well.

From the Tomioka:

02-19-2010, 07:38 PM   #3
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Pentax Lens Review and Specification Database - 50mm F4


Pentax Lens Review and Specification Database - 100mm F4 Macro

and for bellows use

Pentax Lens Review and Specification Database - 100mm F4
02-19-2010, 07:44 PM   #4
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The original 50mm Macro Takumar, preset version, was 1:1, but the later (SMC) ones were 1:2.

02-19-2010, 07:45 PM   #5

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QuoteOriginally posted by ricstew Quote
is there such a thing as a m42 true macro lens ?
I myself owned and sold:

- 2 copies of the Mamiya macro 60mm 1:2.8 (rebadged Tomioka/Yashinon). This one focuses down to 1:1.

- A Super Takumar macro 50mm 1:4, focusing down to 1:2.

- A Super Talumar macro 100mm 1:4, focusing down to 1:2.
02-20-2010, 01:30 AM   #6
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There is a Panagor Macro 50mm/F3 that goes 1:1. Don't have it, but I know Iris has it. Ask her if you want to know more...

EDIT: it is a 55mm!
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02-20-2010, 04:54 AM   #8
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I have a brand new M42 Vivitar 55mm f2.8 macro and I sold a 90mm version on Ebay a while ago. Both were 1:1.

Taken with 90mm.


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