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What mount is it?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Alain, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. Alain

    Alain Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 21, 2012
    Hello,
    I bought a vivitar 28mm on ebay, it was marked as a minolta mount, so I order an adapter Minolta/Olympus m4/3 but it was not a minolta mount.
    I found some picture of adapters in this forum and it looks like the lens has a Canon FD mount, is it right?

    vivitar.JPG
     
  2. Alain

    Alain Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 21, 2012
    I think Canon FD had 3 flanges, this one needs 4.
     
  3. 6x6

    6x6 Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 12, 2011
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  4. Alain

    Alain Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 21, 2012
    This is what I got :frown:
     

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  5. MikeR_GF1

    MikeR_GF1 Mu-43 Veteran

    I have a 28mm f2.8 Vivitar. (And for some reason just CAN'T remove the danged adapter!) The lettering just under the focus ring is "JAPAN C/FD" I have a Fotasy FD-M4/3 adapter on it.
     
  6. pharaviel

    pharaviel Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 20, 2011
    Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Daniele Frizzi
    Looking at the link, does not seems similar to the miranda bayonet?
     
  7. Alain

    Alain Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 21, 2012
    Yes I was just going to post that. It looks just like the Miranda, just my luck. I cannot find any adapter for that.
    Can I remove it from the lens and put another mount?
     
  8. Alain

    Alain Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 21, 2012
    Just found a Miranda to Olympus m4/3 adapter on ebay :thumbup:

    Thanks 6x6 for the link
     
  9. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    That's a tough one. At first glance I thought Canon FD since it appears to be a "breech" style, however I don't think that's correct.

    I think it may be a Miranda mount:
    MD. 60%>

    If that's the case, I'm not aware of any adapter that you can use to fit this to a :43: body. Is it possible that it could be a TX mount lens with a TX-to-Miranda adapter attached? Does it look like you can unscrew the mount?
     
  10. Alain

    Alain Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 21, 2012
    yes it looks like a miranda, and I found an adapter already
     
  11. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    Yeah, I noticed that after I posted that I was too slow. I've updated my [post=254157]list of adapters[/post] to include the Miranda.
     
  12. Alain

    Alain Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 21, 2012
    Nice list!
     
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  13. harrysue

    harrysue Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 12, 2011
    I wasn't aware that someone is making a Miranda adapter now. That's good for the many orphaned Miranda lenses out there. Maybe they will go up in value. The 50 mm's were considered good by Consume Reports. That and the low price made a Miranda my first camera. Still own it too. I'll confirm that mount as a Miranda. I

    I made my own adapter for my 50mm, gluing the mount from a teleconverter to a sacrifical AR adapter body, so I'm not sure I need to buy the one Alain found.

    Miranda was known was using pretty girls in their ads, back in the 60's and 70's.
     

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  14. Alain

    Alain Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 21, 2012
    Cool! Now every time I will use this lens I will think of that picture.
     
  15. pharaviel

    pharaviel Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 20, 2011
    Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Daniele Frizzi
    I have a strange need of buying a miranda slr...
     
  16. JudyM

    JudyM Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    It looks like you've got it figured out, so I won't bother posting a photo. I still have my old Miranda with a Vivitar 35mm on it, so I uploaded a photo of the mount to my gallery in case there are any doubts.
     
  17. Alain

    Alain Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 21, 2012
    Thanks JudyM, looks exactly like yours.