The neatest way I've seen to jam the pin is with a sliver of CDR, carefully filed to shape and superglued to the back of the lens.
It would obviously be a better idea to just buy an M42 body capable of operating the pin! Spotmatics are still relatively cheap and plentiful here, or go earlier with an SV if you're not bothered about a built-in light meter. Either is likely to need a CLA but will be ready for another few decades afterwards.
Maybe there's a way to rig an adapter to move in the pin.
porst color reflex 55mm f1.4, or if you find it, porst color reflex 55mm f1.2 ...
I just laid my hands on a 55 1.4 for about 70 euros.
I bought Flektogon 35/2.4 long before the hype started. The hype is gone, and I still love it. The blades are sometimes sticky, so I have to clean once in a while.
It's pretty easy (though a bit of a shame) to modify the lens so that it clears the mirror. One has to file down the protective rear housing (very carefully).
Originally Posted by Tony-S
+1 for Super Tak 50/1.4
+1 for Super Tak 28/3.5 (a stupid stupid sharp, fun lens)
+1 for Super Tak 105/2.8, though I just sold mine because I never use teles
+1 for Super Tak 35/3.5, though I have only used the optically similar K version
+1 for using these lenses on a spottie instead of an EOS film system. I have done both, and Spotmatics provide a more rewarding experience.
Better yet, get a camera with a better viewfinder like a KX or MX and get an M42 adapter to leave permanently on the camera. Big viewfinders = big fun!
How good is the 50 1.4 Super Tak?
I already use a Nikon 50 1.4 AI and a C/Y Zeiss 50 1.4
I'd like to add the Fuji 135 2.5 and Fuji 85 F4 Soft Focus (for when you need everything to look like 1980)
Ooh good question. I've never used either of those lenses, so I can't compare. I've liked just about every 50 I've owned, so maybe I'm too nice about lenses. But I really like the Super Tak--it has great bokeh, is really sharp at all apertures from f/2 on, and has a vintage "glow" at 1.4.
Originally Posted by GarageBoy
I don't know how good it is, except to say that I like it better than the Pentax-M 50/1.4/1.7/2
Stopped down, prolly f/8 (and be there):