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12-05-2009, 05:16 PM   #31
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He meant what he said.....the M42 lenses will be much more comfortable in a Spotmatic.

He didn't say the photographer would be much more comfortable having the lenses in a Spotmatic. He said the lenses themselves would be much more comfortable.

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Finally here is a picture of the M42 adaptor on an ME super
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Cash Quote
He meant what he said.....the M42 lenses will be much more comfortable in a Spotmatic.

He didn't say the photographer would be much more comfortable having the lenses in a Spotmatic. He said the lenses themselves would be much more comfortable.
Lenses have feelings you know...

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Lenses have feelings you know...

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This is true

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Lenses have feelings you know...

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And they're also about the same age, so they have more to talk about with each other....something facilitated by the fact that they were designed to communicate with each other directly to begin with, rather than through an interpreter (adapter) as is the case when mounted on later cameras.

It is as if the Takumar lenses said to the Spotmatics, "Hey, you speaka my language?" and in reply received the warm comfort of a smile and a Vegemite sandwich.
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Hi PETER. You have solved the problem and were absolutely right first shot, It is a removable adaptor unlike any of the previous ones I have seen or bought, which are really wide flanged. .
Hee, yes, those with the wide flanges are the cheapest sort: unless you are using them for macro work, they are often sucky, as you may not get infinity focus. (They work a treat for macro tubes and the like, much better than the cheap inside-the-lens-mount imitations, but not so much for other uses.) The best inside-the-mount adapter is what you have, the Pentax-made one. Imitations of that type are basically fraught with problems and inconveniences.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Cash Quote
And they're also about the same age, so they have more to talk about with each other....something facilitated by the fact that they were designed to communicate with each other directly to begin with, rather than through an interpreter (adapter) as is the case when mounted on later cameras.

It is as if the Takumar lenses said to the Spotmatics, "Hey, you speaka my language?" and in reply received the warm comfort of a smile and a Vegemite sandwich.
I don't know - mine met a strange L(ady)X - she made him nervous
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Cash Quote
And they're also about the same age, so they have more to talk about with each other....something facilitated by the fact that they were designed to communicate with each other directly to begin with, rather than through an interpreter (adapter) as is the case when mounted on later cameras.

It is as if the Takumar lenses said to the Spotmatics, "Hey, you speaka my language?" and in reply received the warm comfort of a smile and a Vegemite sandwich.
They also share the appropriate "aperture coupling"

Steve

(Could not resist...)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Cash Quote
He meant what he said.....the M42 lenses will be much more comfortable in a Spotmatic.

He didn't say the photographer would be much more comfortable having the lenses in a Spotmatic. He said the lenses themselves would be much more comfortable.
Well, I mean both actually.

K mount cameras won't be able to close the aperture when taking a picture -- you have to close it manually. It's doable, but not optimal. Also, even with an official adapter, there's a tiny bit of wiggle you'll feel when focusing. That's not a big deal at all, but does make focusing with those excellent well damped Taks just a bit less fun.
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