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08-19-2018, 07:37 PM   #1
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Help with lens mount ID?

Regarding the Kalimar 135mm lens in this ebay listing:
Lot Of 2 Camera Lens Kalimar 1:2.8 135mm Sears 1:2.8 135mm Lenses Fast Shipping | eBay

There's an "A" on the Kalimar aperture ring - in the same position as on Pentax A series lenses. But the Kalimar mount doesn't look like Pentax. Can anyone identify it?


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Nikon F with the AI tab. No rabbit ears, so it can't be used with non-AI bodies.
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I would hazard that it is to fit a 35mm Rolleiflex (SL 35 E), but not 100% sure.


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I would hazard that it is to fit a 35mm Rollei, but not 100% sure.


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The Rollei bayonet has a notch in one of the bayonet flags...

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Whats the weird pin by itself. Nikon F AI doesn't have that right? But the milked area on the aperture ring is suggestive of that.
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Whats the weird pin by itself. Nikon F AI doesn't have that right? But the milked area on the aperture ring is suggestive of that.
Not Nikon F now that I've been looking at it...
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It is a Fujica AX mount.

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I found it. Fujiica X mount...though Silver Surfer beat me to it...

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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
The Rollei bayonet has a notch in one of the bayonet flags...
Nikon's retention notch is opposite the actuator. That is missing on this lens.

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Whats the weird pin by itself. Nikon F AI doesn't have that right?
That big fat pin is the strange thing overall. The lens also has an "A" position which would be inconsistent with my guess of the Rolleiflex SL 35E. I am stumped.

Note: Posted and noticed that the riddle had been solved. I did not go down the Fuji path.


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Good detective work guys.
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The X system was only in production for 5 years (1980-1985). They made about 20 lenses and some third parties made lenses too...

Another dead lens mount to add to my LBA...The lenses and bodies are reasonably priced compared to some...
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It is a Fujica AX mount.

Yes! Fujica AX it is. Thanks for all the responses and information.

As Boris mentioned, Fujica AX belongs in the obscure category! I can usually ID the common Japanese mounts, but this one had me flummoxed. Before I asked here, I checked two mount ID sites, but neither of them had Fujica AX :

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I would hazard that it is to fit a 35mm Rolleiflex (SL 35 E), but not 100% sure.


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I love it when you talk Rollei to me, Steve.

In fact, I appreciate your suggestion because it gave me a chance to learn a bit about Rollei.
For me, Rollei is one of those names which resides out beyond left field.

Hmm, it looks like Fujica is now playing right field, and... I can't even tell who's in center!
Perhaps that will be a topic for another day.
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it looks like Fujica is now playing right field, and.
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