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In Topic: M42 Lenses ..... Which Camera To Match?

02 March 2011 - 02:42 PM

QUOTE (Fidgety @ Oct 6 2007, 05:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hello all.

Actually have two topics here.

I have a Zeiss jena DDr 2.8/50mm and a Zeiss Jena DDR 1.8/50mm Pancolar both with M42 thread. One of the sellers of the lens also sells an adapter to fit EOS. I cannot get infinity focus on either lens with this adapter, and when set to infinity with the Pancolar, the mirror hits the back of the lens (as I suspected)
Does anyone have experience of this problem, particularly the lack of infinity focus? Comments much appreciated.

As (I'm told) these are good lenses, which is the best Pentax model (or others) that would suit. I'm a bit shy of trying anything that these lenses were NOT made for after the disappointment of the Canon. Comments much appreciated.


The old Praktica 35mm slr cameras used 42mm thread lenses...that might be another option...not too expensive either!

In Topic: Is It Worth Dusting Off My Old Pentax Slr?

02 March 2011 - 02:36 PM

QUOTE (mccririck @ Dec 15 2010, 10:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I found my Pentax MZ-M recently, still with film in it from over ten years ago.

Just wondered if the film would still be ok to process and also where is the cheapest place to buy film these days? And where should I get it processed?

Hi...its worth putting a roll of film through it..the film thats in there may give you a few shots, but dont depend on it.
You can buy 35mm film in high street camera shops, or there is a lot availble on line or #bay.

You can buy B&W thats C41 prossessable (in high street etc) but it can sometimes give coloured tinge, Its not a true B&W film.
Colour film is about 5 to have printed (standard print size) so put a colour roll through first and try it...sometimes the light seals can degrdae over time, as can the mirror damping sponge...give it a blow out before fitting the new film...have fun !