Random Collection of Old Lenses

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  1. roboticboredom

    roboticboredom TPF Noob!

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    So a friend gave me a bunch of lenses that are pretty old looking. He wanted me to find out if i could sell them - i dont recognize any names so i am assuming its cheap-o stuff... and they all have screw-type mounts??? :confused: Guessing they are around 1950-70's???? Only the Converter and Minolta have modern style lense mounts.
    I haven't been able to much about them online but maybe you can tell me if they are old treasures or just cheap old junk :)
    I will try to list them as best i can...

    1. Hannimex
    Wide Angle Lens w/ Multi Lens coating
    28mm / f2.8-.22/ 74 deg angle view/ 49mm filter

    2. Vivitar
    Telephoto
    135mm/ 1:3.5
    No. 198667

    3. Soligor
    Wide Angle
    35mm/ 1:3.5
    No. H653425

    4. Mamiya/Sekor
    Auto
    50mm/ 1:2
    No. 102003

    5. Albinar-ADG
    2x Macro Converter
    50mm

    6. Yashica
    Auto Yashinon-DX
    300mm/ 1:5.6
    No. 3560960

    7. Minolta
    Maxxum
    AF 50mm/ 1:1.7 (22)
    49mm Filter

    So yeah... :scratch: ;) thanks for any insight :)


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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    If they have the M42 thread mount, they are more likely late 1960's to 1970's lenses. I recognize most of the lenses by brand and name. NOne of them are likely to be standouts optically, but there is one redeeming feature of M42 thread mount lenses--many of them work well with an EOS adapter,an will thus shoot pretty well on modern Canon digital SLR bodies.

    These adapters cost around $17-$25 on eBay, and work pretty well. The Yashinon 300mm f/5.6 and the Vivitar 135mm f/3.5 would probably be reasonably useful on a Canon Rebel or 20-30-40D series body. The Mamiya/Sekor 50mm f/2 is probably as good or better than Canon's 50/1.8 EF-II in terms of lens coatings and flare resistance.

    Not all M42 lenses are identical. Ones that have a small switch or button-like system that says A-M or Auto-Man. are the handiest ones to use when adapted to Canon. The Maxxum AF is the newest, but will not adapt to anything that I am aware of.
     
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    roboticboredom TPF Noob!

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    Sweeeeet - thanks very much - i will let my friend know about his lenses.
    I am sure he can put them up for "adotion" on craigslist and find them a good home.
    I don't own a canon myself, but i will let him know about the converter :)

    Thanks again! :mrgreen:
     
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    Early TPF Noob!

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    The Maxxum 50mm can be used on Sony DSLR's, and could possibly be more valuable now than when it was new.
     

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