m42 zoom lens


tickhiller

Link Posted 16/11/2009 - 20:39
My elderly father is very fond of his camera (I think it is a SP1000) but has been talking about a zoom lens. He does not hold with these modern techy gadgets, but has been muttering about the flexibility of a short zoom lens.
Does anyone have any suggestions for a 28-80ish m42 lens I can get him for christmas?
Oh and is has to be short enough to fit inside his standard stay on case.
Thanks
Julia
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hefty1

Link Posted 16/11/2009 - 22:38
Zooms in the M42 era weren't very commonplace and those that were made tended to be telephoto rather than wide / normal lengths. There are a couple out there but they tend to be rather bulky so I'm not sure you'll find one that fits inside his case I'm afraid.

The closest thing to matching your needs that I'm aware of would be one of these: link which, by the time the auction finishes, I'd expect to fetch around the £20-mark.

Good luck!
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tickhiller

Link Posted 17/11/2009 - 19:29
Thanks, I will have a look at this one
Samsung GX10, Tamron 18-250, Tamron 90mm Macro, Sigma 50-500mm, Sigma 10-20mm.
Pentax W30 for when conditions are really bad.
Olympus c3030 for IR when I have the time.

Mike-P

Link Posted 17/11/2009 - 20:03
What about a Tamron Adaptall 2 lens with a M42 mount?
Plenty on Ebay, mounts are quite cheap and the SP range is excellent quality. The 35-80mm f2.8-3.8 I have is pretty damned good.
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 17/11/2009 - 20:04

tickhiller

Link Posted 17/11/2009 - 21:23
Thanks Mike-P, I have seen an adaptall 28-80 lens which looks good. Would I need to get an adaptall 2 lens or would an adaptall be ok.
Sorry if I sound a bit dim but this is unknown territory for me.
Samsung GX10, Tamron 18-250, Tamron 90mm Macro, Sigma 50-500mm, Sigma 10-20mm.
Pentax W30 for when conditions are really bad.
Olympus c3030 for IR when I have the time.

thoughton

Link Posted 19/11/2009 - 09:51
I second Mike's excellent suggestion. There are some fantastic Adaptall-2 zooms for very little money.

I think most people would suggest you stick with the "SP" designated lenses. Which means Adaptall-2.

Lots of reviews and info here: http://www.adaptall-2.com/

I've got a 80-210 f3.8 which i think is excellent. Sharp throughout, easy to focus. I've also got a 60-300 which is decent but not brilliant. Better range, obviously, but a bit soft at the long end and quite a lot of chromatic abberation.
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Last Edited by thoughton on 19/11/2009 - 09:54

Mike-P

Link Posted 19/11/2009 - 14:25
tickhiller wrote:
Thanks Mike-P, I have seen an adaptall 28-80 lens which looks good. Would I need to get an adaptall 2 lens or would an adaptall be ok.

Either would be fine as long as you have the correct Pentax M42 mount.
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tickhiller

Link Posted 19/11/2009 - 20:36
thoughton wrote:
I second Mike's excellent suggestion. There are some fantastic Adaptall-2 zooms for very little money.

I think most people would suggest you stick with the "SP" designated lenses. Which means Adaptall-2.

Lots of reviews and info here: http://www.adaptall-2.com/

I've got a 80-210 f3.8 which i think is excellent. Sharp throughout, easy to focus. I've also got a 60-300 which is decent but not brilliant. Better range, obviously, but a bit soft at the long end and quite a lot of chromatic abberation.

Thanks I have saved this link and keep referring to it as I wander thro fleabay.
Samsung GX10, Tamron 18-250, Tamron 90mm Macro, Sigma 50-500mm, Sigma 10-20mm.
Pentax W30 for when conditions are really bad.
Olympus c3030 for IR when I have the time.

womble

Link Posted 21/11/2009 - 17:01
I have a Cimko 28-80mm M42 zoom lens I never use if that is of any interest to you.

K.
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tickhiller

Link Posted 24/11/2009 - 16:01
Thanks for the suggestion but I have had look at those measurements and the lens will be too big.
Julia
Samsung GX10, Tamron 18-250, Tamron 90mm Macro, Sigma 50-500mm, Sigma 10-20mm.
Pentax W30 for when conditions are really bad.
Olympus c3030 for IR when I have the time.

johnriley

Link Posted 24/11/2009 - 16:15
Try Fujica lenses - I think they made a relatively small M42 screw thread zoom in the 1980s.
Best regards, John

womble

Link Posted 24/11/2009 - 16:34
tickhiller wrote:
Thanks for the suggestion but I have had look at those measurements and the lens will be too big.
Julia

No worries. It is just gathering dust at home.

Best wishes, Kris.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website
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