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My M42 Family

This is my entire collection of M42 lenses. The Takumars are my favourites. Ever since I got my M42-EOS adapter, and lay my hands on the Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 35mm F3.5 lens, I was stunned by the quality of construction of the lens, and how wonderful it feels in my hands. Now I can't stop collecting these beauties. These lenses are optically superior to the cheap zooms of today, and they are dirt cheap by today's standards.

[Updated September 2, 2005]
Many of the lenses in this picture have been sold, but also many have been added. One day I will take a picture of my current M42 lenses. I am looking to complete my collection of East German lenses. They are fantastic optically, but not as well made as the old Japanese lenses, especially the Takumars.

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Bobby Wong Jr.14-Dec-2007 13:47
wow, what a collection!
Sean Carpenter15-Jul-2006 20:52
Good to see another M42 fan. I've got some equipment pages, too - we have a good bit of overlap on the Pentax lenses.
Francisco 20-Dec-2005 19:58
Hello:My hobby is the photography and í´ve discovery the value of old metalic lenses.
I have bayed same M42 lenses (Pentacon 50mm 1.8 , Pentacon 135 2.8) and i´m looking for a Carl Zeiss 200mm 2.8 to use on my Canon EOS D60.
I think that these lenses give more quality.
Best Regard from Spain.
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