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06-04-2015, 08:12 AM   #2956
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Canon to Pentax adapter de-glassed with the FD 135/2.5 ... another ridiculously low thrift store score for the lens ...



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QuoteOriginally posted by wombat2go Quote
Thanks Presto., I already have the Pentax Bellows M here which matches my -M collection.

I am reading that the Canon FD mount lenses are almost worthless as the adaptors to Canon dslrs need glass etc and the functionality is lost.
It is a pity , as the FD lenses are are in good condition. Anyway, I can use them on the A1 from time to time.
I will be interested to try to get that Canon MA drive with new cells as a future project.
(After I finish the RB67 restoration in progress here)
I think the FD mount is very short mount-to-image surface, so cross mounting a Canon FD lens on a different camera means close-ups only or a rather poor quality telextender mount. I had such a one-lens TC mount to put a Nikon lens on a Pentax (film body) and it was not satisfactory. No-lens cross mounts were not available at that time, but now I would consider using one to use some older Nikon telephotos (with diaphragm ring) as such a lens would be used for wildlife and essentially never focused to infinity.
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My first SLR



06-05-2015, 07:54 AM   #2960
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QuoteOriginally posted by GSiGuy Quote
What's the silver lens in the back? Looks vaguely Soviet or East German...

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06-05-2015, 10:51 AM   #2961
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QuoteOriginally posted by AldaCZ Quote
My first SLR

The MX was my first SLR as well, with a 50mm 1.7
I added a winder and several zoom lenses.
An excellent workhorse.
06-05-2015, 11:29 AM   #2962
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Been shooting this a bit lately. It's a temperamental beast at times. (I've recently had to the wind knob apart, as the shutter release had gotten stuck in the locked position.)

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Custom Takumar lenses on classic Pentax cameras

Thanks to DCShooter, I now have a small family of custom Takumar lenses for mounting to various gorgeous looking Pentax film bodies.



















06-06-2015, 02:19 AM   #2964
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I am just falling in love with all this old classic film gear.

I can totally see why people collect this stuff.

This is dangerous ground for me to be walking on right now, because I don't think my wallet can take much more at the moment. Haha.

A lot of "I don't need it, but I really want it." In this thread.
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QuoteOriginally posted by 45 Mike Quote
The MX was my first SLR as well, with a 50mm 1.7
I added a winder and several zoom lenses.
An excellent workhorse.
Haha it's a bit of irony that DSLR made me to get SLR. I really like the size and the half-press metering
06-06-2015, 05:22 PM   #2966
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What on earth are the lenses with the orange aperture rings?

I assume they're custom? (I mean they're Screw mount, which means they're old, but the orange looks way too modern for the 70s)
06-06-2015, 05:42 PM   #2967
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wild Mark Quote
Thanks to DCShooter, I now have a small family of custom Takumar lenses for mounting to various gorgeous looking Pentax film bodies.
Is that black piece on the table for the front ring removal? If yes, it looks custom, what did you make it from? Thx.
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Custom - DCShooter's handy work

QuoteOriginally posted by hks_kansei Quote
What on earth are the lenses with the orange aperture rings?

I assume they're custom? (I mean they're Screw mount, which means they're old, but the orange looks way too modern for the 70s)

Yeas they are custom refinishes. OK, I am sure I have divided opinion here, but the reality is they were asking for a refinish. Prior to the refinish, they were in all sorts of cosmetic decay. With Brian's handy work they are not only functional, but cosmetically good again.

The aperture ring is actually red, but the colours in my quick snaps are not accurate.

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QuoteOriginally posted by furryurry Quote
Is that black piece on the table for the front ring removal? If yes, it looks custom, what did you make it from? Thx.
Yes, it is in part custom, in part purpose manufactured.

I bought mine from a UK seller (can't remember who now).

if you search "lens rubber wrench" in ebay you get a decent selection of options that look reasonable.

Well worth having on or two in your kit!!!
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@hks_kansei if you haven't already look up the other thread by dc shooter about the lens refurbishment that he does it is worth a look. Brian takes run down old all metal lenses and refurbishes them with various custom finishes adds a cla and makes old things new again.
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I'll have to check it out

The lenses look amazing, which I think is what threw me at first since i'm used to seeing bad custom work on lenses.

These are done so perfectly you could have told me they were new from Pentax and I wouldn't have questioned you.
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