'crippled' KAF lens mounts - what does this mean


Link Posted 31/07/2003 - 10:47
I am currently using a P50 and an ME have an assortment of fairly good lenses to fit these. However, since the P50 is my fathers (I borrowed it), and he now wants it back I am thinking of getting a new(ish) body. I was looking at purchasing something like an MZ30 MZ60, but notice they have a crippled KAF mount - what exactly does this mean - I dont want to have to get new lenses too - I like the ones I have! ( ).

Does anyone have any recomendations as to what body (less than 200 new or 120 2nd hand I should buy) - I would like one with a motor drive in, autofilm rewind, and also must be able to fully manually control shutter speed etc etc.



Link Posted 01/08/2003 - 07:11
Most recently this refers to the lack of an appeture ring on the FA J mounts/lenses.

For more details,
See http://kmp.bdimitrov.de/technology/K-mount/crippled.html
and http://digilander.libero.it/aohc/selart18e.htm

I am new on this forum. I have no doubt others will be along shortly with recommendations.



Link Posted 13/08/2003 - 09:02
I dont know about the crippled mounts but this might be of interest. I have had a MZ 60 before and you almost need earmuffs on when taking shots. It was definatly a little of putting while in Paris taking photos and people would turn and look to see where all the noise was coming from. Might just have been my one as I havent used any other MZ 60s to compare. No complaints on the photos but the auto rewing for a partial film didnt work all the time.
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