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    M42 SLR w 1/2000 shutter speed?

    So, I was wondering... are there any M42 SLRs with a shutter speed of 1/2000? I often find 1/1000 not quite enough using 400 film in daylight to get my apertures down to 3.5 - 4 and was wondering if there may be a different body to look for outside of the Spotmatics which all seem to only go to 1000. I found one Chinon mentioned after searching the Google but it seems like a beast based on the posts and I'd prefer something more like my Spotmatics in terms of handling.
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    A neutral density filter is cheaper and takes up less room. It won't affect the handling of your Spotmatic, either.

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    Some of the Pentax K-mounts go to 1/2000 (can't remember which ones). You'd need a K-mount/M42 adapter, which is cheap and easy.

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    If you can find one there is the cosina voigtlander bessaflex, which came out in 2003 or so. Basically the same CV mechanics in an M42 SLR flavor. That has a top speed of 1/2000.

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    Alpa 2000 Si, most likely made by Cosina or Chinon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    A neutral density filter is cheaper and takes up less room. It won't affect the handling of your Spotmatic, either.
    Fair point that... it's amazing how often one (one being me, in this case) can overlook the obvious.

    I'll check out the other things mentioned also. Thanks for the replies!
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    Good morning;

    Another approach might be to look for another camera with a 1/2000th shutter speed, and get an M-42 adapter for that mount. I can do this with some of my Minolta cameras, and my Nikon F2. M-42 really is pretty "universal."

    Hmmmm. I wonder if there is an M-42 to Minolta "A" mount adapter? That would allow the use of my M-42 lenses with a top shutter speed of 1/12,000th second on the Minolta Maxxum 9 / Dynax 9.
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    Chinon ce-2 has a 1/2000 shutter speed. It can also do aperture priority with any m42 lens. (it's a very nice camera by the way).

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    Loman is probably referring to the Chinon CE II Memotron. Though not as small as a Spotmatic it isn't so beastly next to the Pentax ESII.


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