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  1. Battou

    Battou TPF junkie!

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    No actually it does not surprise me, there where two versions of the Sears SLII. The first being the Nikkorex F, Ricoh Singlex, Sears SL11 triplets with Nikon F bayonet mount. The second Sears SLII was said to be a meterless Ricoh Singlex TLS body.

    I also read somewhere that the Ricoh Singlex had an M-42 mount variant, however since I have not owned any of the cameras listed (with the exception of the Chinion CS and Pentax H2) I am going soly on what I have read. That said it is possible that there may be flaws in the information. Feel free to help me clear that up.


     
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    I'm not aware of an M42 Singlex model other than the later "TLS" cameras.
    The idea may be based on the 2 Sears SLII models with different mounts.

    But, that's just my conjecture. Who knows what those 2 SLII cameras may
    have been called in other countries? There was so much brand switching and
    re-naming going on in that period that it's certainly possible.
     
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    Your right; I'd forgotten about those Russian M39 SLRs. They're not technically "Leica screw mount" as the flange to film distance is different, substantially greater, than the 28.8mm Leica standard ,but they do use the same thread and LSM lenses fit and work for closeup and macro use.

    Right camera, wrong decade. Production began on the Contax S in 1949 though development began several years earlier. It is supposedly the first SLR with a pentaprims (actually penta-roof prism) for correct left/right and right side up eyelevel viewing. There was another camera (Italian?) that appeared at about the same time with a pentaprism. Here's a quick snap of my poor old Contax S with a 58mm f/2 Biotar. [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, 1949, not 59.
     

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