Pentacon Pentor Super TL + lenses...very cool

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  1. Dutchboy

    Dutchboy TPF Noob!

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    Hi everyone,

    I received a Pentacon Pentor Super TL camera plus several lenses back in the 80's. Now I've found them again in my basement and would like to know something about them.

    I was wondering if they would fit any modern cameras (by any chance) as these lenses are quite good.

    My uncle bought them in the Netherlands in the 1970s. Here's a list of the lenses and accessories (all in perfect condition):

    Pentacon 50mm f/1.8 auto

    Panagor PMC auto wide angle 28mm f/2.5

    Panagor auto macro 55mm 1:3

    Pallas auto 135mm f/2.8

    Fodor auto 400mm f.6.3

    Kenko Mirage (special effects filter)

    Vivitar Auto Thyristor 273 external flash

    The only thing wrong with the camera is that the exposure meter no longer works. Otherwise it's in excellent shape.

    Any info on these items will be much appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I believe your Pentacon uses screw mount lenses, correct? (they are mounted
    by screwing them onto the body)

    If so, yes, many cameras used this mount. It's called the Universal Screw
    Mount aka Pentax/Praktica screw mount aka M42 mount and other names.

    Vintage cameras such as the Pentax Spotmatic series, some early Yashica,
    Ricoh, Fujica, "Sears," and many others used that mount.

    As for modern cameras, you can get an adapter (called a screw
    mount/K-Mount adapter) that will allow mounting the lenses on
    any K-Mount body which includes recent and current Pentax SLR models
    (film & digital), and some other film bodies.
     
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    Thanks Compur,

    They are screw mounted. I'm going to look for some screw mount adapters today. I have just read that there are also adapters to attach M42 screw-mounts to Canon EOS bodies on eBay. Will try to get hold of one. These lenses would make a nice addition for my Rebel 2000 film camera or my Rebel XTi. They would only function properly in manual mode of course, but that's good practice!

    Pity I just bought the XTi. Otherwise one of those digital Pentax's would have been great.
     

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