What mount is this? Super Paragon PMC 2 AUTO 350-200mm 3.8 - 5.2


GeoffMoore

Link Posted 06/02/2023 - 10:15
Hey folks, I have been gifted a lens and trying to work out what mount it is. I believe it as Pentax K mount (original) as denoted by the K on the serial. But the push pins on the lens mount are throwing me.

Does anyone know if this lens can be converted to work on the Pentax K1.

I can't find much information about this one online. The Lens itself in the flesh doesn't look a day old. A++ condition.








Any guidance appreciated.

Thanks
Geoff
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Last Edited by GeoffMoore on 06/02/2023 - 10:16

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 06/02/2023 - 11:47
The only mount I know of that has buttons like this on the lens is the Olympus OM, but they're not usually round. These ones could be round because it's a third party item.

This site seems pretty extensive and the only other possibility I see there is the Voigtlander Vitessa T and I'd think that's too old for a 35-200mm zoom.

To be honest though, a third party legacy super-zoom is likely to be of such poor optical quality that it's not worth the bother of trying too hard...
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GeoffMoore

Link Posted 06/02/2023 - 12:00
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
The only mount I know of that has buttons like this on the lens is the Olympus OM, but they're not usually round. These ones could be round because it's a third party item.

This site seems pretty extensive and the only other possibility I see there is the Voigtlander Vitessa T and I'd think that's too old for a 35-200mm zoom.

To be honest though, a third party legacy super-zoom is likely to be of such poor optical quality that it's not worth the bother of trying too hard...

Thanks Jonathan.
I appreciate you point about it likely not worth the bother, but there is something about obscure lenses that i like, especially when one is in such good condition. I'm now wondering if the mount has been converted previously, hence the confusion. Would still like to see how it performs if I could.
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petrochemist

Link Posted 06/02/2023 - 12:15
It certainly looks like OM, while the buttons are not usually round I have at least one third party lens that does have round buttons.
To confirm the greater diameter of the OM mount (across bayonet tabs) is ~46.7mm and without the tabs the diameter is ~44.2mm.
OM has a horizontal locking pin near the end of one of the bayonet tabs.

Perhaps useful is the note I have that the lens can be used on PK bodies upside down if it is held against the cameras mounting flange.
Mike
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GeoffMoore

Link Posted 07/02/2023 - 12:06
petrochemist wrote:
It certainly looks like OM, while the buttons are not usually round I have at least one third party lens that does have round buttons.
To confirm the greater diameter of the OM mount (across bayonet tabs) is ~46.7mm and without the tabs the diameter is ~44.2mm.
OM has a horizontal locking pin near the end of one of the bayonet tabs.

Perhaps useful is the note I have that the lens can be used on PK bodies upside down if it is held against the cameras mounting flange.

Thank you Mike.
I had noticed upside down the lens felt like it should fit but sadly not. I reached out to the website owner for the link Johnathan posted and he confirmed that the mount was for OM so, I think its safe to say this might be going on ebay! - Thank you all for your help.
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