1. Reminder: Please use our affiliate links for holiday shopping!

Soligor 135mm f3.5 - what mount is this?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by punkman, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. punkman

    punkman Mu-43 Regular

    151
    Dec 30, 2011
    Europe
    I got this very, very cheap on eBay. There were no pictures of its back and the seller had no idea what mount it was.

    I was pleasantly surprised to find out it was M42 and I could use it right away with my M42 to M4/3 adapter. Then I noticed the mount was loose and had 3 small screws around its perimeter. I unscrewed it so I could clean the very dirty rear element.

    <a href="http://www.23hq.com/punkman/photo/7595926">
    7595926_95426c74865b2d2200dd7fbc9c9f8539_large. "756" width="756" />
    </a>

    Is this some kind of T mount? I've Googled a bit but didn't manage to figure it out. It's threaded on the inside and smooth with a lip for the M42 adapter's screws on the outside.

    It has some oil on the aperture blades, so I think I might use this to practice taking a lens apart and cleaning it.

    <a href="http://www.23hq.com/punkman/photo/7595924">
    7595924_29fa3490034ee37b4a17ad76c3844ed0_large. "756" width="756" />
    </a>
     
  2. punkman

    punkman Mu-43 Regular

    151
    Dec 30, 2011
    Europe
    It's a pretty sharp lens, here are some samples:

    <a href="http://www.23hq.com/punkman/photo/7596445">
    7596445_e85f16351c654f432e206b28ab829cb3_large. "567" width="756" />
    </a>

    <a href="http://www.23hq.com/punkman/photo/7596448">
    7596448_b7b974d5446432c61b51e47e05172f9a_large. "567" width="756" />
    </a>

    <a href="http://www.23hq.com/punkman/photo/7596440">
    7596440_8bfb207fe2f49846492d358656d31de5_large. "567" width="756" />
    </a>
     
  3. punkman

    punkman Mu-43 Regular

    151
    Dec 30, 2011
    Europe
    bump

    Anyone know what mount is this?
     
  4. labcoatguy

    labcoatguy Mu-43 Regular

    130
    Jan 23, 2011
    Cambridge, MA, US
    Odds are it's a T mount. If it's 42mm wide but doesn't fit an M42 mount thanks to a different screw pitch, then T it is.
     
  5. PENpal

    PENpal Mu-43 Veteran

    384
    Feb 15, 2011
    I have a similar one (No. H62792) and it is m42 mount. No problems at all.
     
  6. punkman

    punkman Mu-43 Regular

    151
    Dec 30, 2011
    Europe
    If you look at the picture, the ring is an UNKOWN mount to M42 mount. It's threaded on the inside, the outside is smooth and has a lip to hold the M42 accessory. I want to know what that UNKOWN mount is.
     
  7. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    "some kind of T mount" nope. A YS mount lens is some kind of T mount.. What you have there, that IS a T-mount lens.. The adapter is in two parts and the T mount adapter should just simply screw on and off, with set screws to adjust orientation. But you did not just loosened or tighten the set screws on the mount like they are meant for. You removed them.. Put them back:tongue: .. after you put it back on the mount of course :smile: .. they are there so you can loosen and adjust the orientation of the lens so the scales can be on top once mounted to the camera. Once the T-mount adapter is put back together, & on with the set screws tightened, then you can unscrew the whole adapter and you will see that it is a 42mm diameter screw mount thread like the M42 mount but, the thread pitch is not the same.
    Anyway after you get it off, buy a micro four thirds T-mount adapter for it. Make sure its not the Solid type for telescopes. You want the ones with set screws so you can adjust lens orientation a little if you need to. They are real cheep.


    that's not for M42 accessories, that just the threading for the T-mount. DO NOT try to screw this onto an M42 mount camera or adapter without the M42 T mount adapter on it. You will mess up the threads.
     
  8. punkman

    punkman Mu-43 Regular

    151
    Dec 30, 2011
    Europe
    RDM, I don't think it's a T-mount, there's a few variations. Wikipedia mentions a T4 mount, I don't know how I missed that.

    I suppose it's a T4 mount but I'm still a bit confused.

    I tried but I can't unscrew anything more. It's just the M42 ring that I can take off and it's not threaded.
     
  9. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    Noooo!
    IT IS A T Mount , not a T4. I have them both (they do not even look close) .. do you need me to take the mount off my T-mount lens so it looks exactly like this and take a photo for you to show you ? Ill do it .. just let me know if you still doubt me. However, the retaining ring on that one might not be stuck. You just probably have the original Version T mount lens.
    The original T Mount slides onto a T mount lens. It is secured only by 3 set screws that match a channel on the lens mount so that the lens barrel is not deformed by the set screws, and it can be removed with no problem like you did. It was quickly replaced by the second T mount Version, also called the T2 version. T2 version is a screw mount using a male M42x0.75 metric thread on the lens used to attach the collar that the mount attaches to by the set screws. But most people just still called it a T-mount instead of T2
    .It is OK tho because that part of the mount is the same on all T-mount adapters, weather T1 or T2. So just buy a new T/T2 adapter for the micro four thirds and remove the set screws the same way as yours and switch the parts and not use the retaining ring.