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gracefruit

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While cleaning out a drawer today, I found some old lenses:

A Takumar 35mm 1:2.3 (I think this is an M42 Mount)
A Pentax M 50mm 1:1.7 (K mount?)
A Takumar 55mm 1:2 (Again, I think it's an M42 Mount)
A Vivitar 'Automatic Tele Converter' (this has a screw mount, M42?)

Maybe this is a haul or maybe it's junk. None of these have lens caps, but most have been stored 'on camera' (I found two old Asahi Pentax bodies, too) or in a lens case. They seem to be in good shape.

Is it worth getting an adaptor? My manual skills are lacking, but maybe it's time to learn.
 

gracefruit

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I've located one on Amazon. It's all very exciting! I hadn't really considered using older lenses, but it seems that once you know what you're doing, the possibilities are endless.
 

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If it is Pentax and screw mount it is M42. Otherwise it is K mount in bayonet.

The Pentax-M 50/1.7 is a little gem. If you want a 50mm this one is well worth having. I have one myself that my daughter seems reluctant to give back.

The Takumar 35mm 1:2.3 is one I don't see too often and one I have not owned but it looks like it could be a fun one.

The Takumar 55mm 1:2 is also a nice lens. I owned one more years ago than I would like to recall.
 
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The screw mount adapters (C, ltm, m42) are the cheapest because all they need to do is cut a thread for the lens, not machine a bayonet mount. If you don't like the old lenses it won't be big money wasted.
 

gracefruit

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I ended up on Ebay and found both the M42 and the K mounts from one seller for a fair decent price. Having only recently moved out of using iauto all of the time, I hope these 'new' lenses will help me learn.

Thanks so much to everyone for their input and help. Maybe one day I will know enough to help others this way.
 
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