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This ain't M42, right?


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#1 Ira Ratner

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 07:57 PM

I just bought this same lens on e Bay from someone else in M42--a Vivitar 135mm F2.8.

But this guy is describing this as M42, so look at the 4th photo down:

http://cgi.ebay.com/...I...A:IT&ih=003

That's a K mount, correct? I just emailed him, so no reply yet.

And for all of you K3 wanna-be's out there, I paid just 17 bucks for mine, with 8 bucks shipping.

Now THAT'S cheap!!!

The best thing is, when my wife saw my eBay invoice for it, she'll now have no IDEA that I paid $290 for the Peleng 8mm.

Tee hee.

Edited by Ira Ratner, 10 September 2008 - 08:00 PM.

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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 10:28 PM

You're right, it's not an M42 mount. I'm not sure what that is just by looking at it.
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#3 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 01:14 AM

Right, it is not m42. Get your money back, either the seller misrepresented the item, or the photo is not of the lens you bought.
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#4 Ira Ratner

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 05:11 AM

I wasn't bidding on it anyway--I had already bought one in M42.

I contacted the seller and he thanked me for letting him now, so he changed the description. (He had to add a disclaimer at the bottom because he couldn't change the title.)
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#5 Matthew B Clark

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 09:12 PM

Is it easy to change a mount yourself?  Not an adapter, but the actual mount on one of these?  I just bought a Peleng 8mm lens that was listed as an M42 mount, and it arrived with a Nikon mount.  This is shipped all the way from Belarus, so right after I complained that he sent me a Nikon mount Peleng, he suggests he can send me the "actual mount" to replace myself.  Turning this into an M42.  This scares me a lot....since I just bought a new lens, and expect it to work as a new lens...and I am just now getting this as my first lens other than my stock Meteor zoom on my Krasnogorsk 3.  I am a little worried I will miss something very obvious and screw it up "mounting this myself".  Is it easy to do?  Or should I send this thing back straight up and ask for a new one?


Edited by Matthew B Clark, 05 January 2014 - 09:13 PM.

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#6 Zac Fettig

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 08:31 AM

It depends on the design of the lens. Sometimes, it's as easy as just turning a few screws. I think the Peleng was designed to be swappable. The mount itself is usually just a chunk of metal or plastic, and is an adapter of sorts.


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