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07-21-2019, 04:49 PM   #1
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Spotmatic ES Reviews Page : lens compatibility note

I learned something new today that might be good to include as part of the general description for the Spotmatic ES review page. According the camera manual, the following two lenses (one quite popular) are physically incompatible with the ES and ES II:
  • Super-Takumar 50/1.4 (presumably both 8-element and 7-element versions)
  • Super-Takumar 55/1.8 with reverse direction aperture ring
The nature of the incompatibility is a not known, at least to me.


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A note on the descriptions for the ST 55/1.8 (early) and both versions ST 50/1.4 might also be in order.


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I didn't know it either until reading the manual a few minutes ago...But I've never had an ES
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I own both an early and a later version ST 55/1.8 and the difference appears to be about a millimeter additional intrusion of the rear element collar into the mirror box. Strangely, the rear element placement and curvature appears to be different as well. (!)


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