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    yes, the Minolta CL uses the M-mount, and is actually the same camera as the Leica CL or whatever they call it. the "mini-leica". Get a M39-M mount adapter ($25-50) and you're golden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudman View Post
    yes, the Minolta CL uses the M-mount, and is actually the same camera as the Leica CL or whatever they call it. the "mini-leica". Get a M39-M mount adapter ($25-50) and you're golden.
    ....and i'm bankrupt...grin

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    I have the Carl Zeiss Jena 58mm. A great lens but when I put the Nikon to M42 mount on one of my nikon bodies it was extremely hard to get off. Ie the mount would not budge without considerable force. Any suggestions?
    I will NEVER stop developing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_jupiter View Post
    Im this case, your ignorance is rather charming.

    Leica Thread Mount is 39mm as opposed to the M42 series. Difference besides the thread itself is the mechanism of the lens. Rangefinders have a different way of telegraphing their focus.

    And no, they are not interchangeable.

    tim in san jose

    Dear tim,

    Thank you for taking the time to explain (as you can plainly see, I have no experience whatever of things Leica).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stock Dektol View Post
    I have the Carl Zeiss Jena 58mm. A great lens but when I put the Nikon to M42 mount on one of my nikon bodies it was extremely hard to get off. Ie the mount would not budge without considerable force. Any suggestions?

    I'm not sure which bit is "sticking", however the M42 to "whatever mount" adaptor has a retaining spring which you have to detent with a small screwdriver (or special tool) to release it from the camera body, or it won't budge.

    Alternatively, some M42 lenses have a drop-down pin on the flange (which is used in open aperture metering on the bodies for which they were originally designed) which, when used with camera bodies of other brands, tends to drop into existing openings on the "foreign" camera's mount -for which it wasn't designed- often causing serious release problems.

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    Thanks for the response. This lens is from 1950. So, the camera it was made for had no internal meter resulting in no pins or projections. The adapter I have is only a simple piece of metal. No springs... please see here for pictures or if you have further advice.
    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum52/5...n-trouble.html

    Thanks alot
    I will NEVER stop developing...

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    That adaptor is very similar to the one I use for M42-Canon EOS, simple but effective, but unlike my M42-PK(M) adaptor there's no looking tab.

    You just have to use brute force to remove them which is not as severe as it sounds.

    Ian

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    Ian, Thanks for the response. This adapter has a hole where the lens "fixation" pin pops through when fully on the camera body mount. I am having problems getting it to that point. Should I just really force it? I would really rather not.
    I will NEVER stop developing...

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    No definitely don't force it on. I guess it's like mine made in a back-street machine shop in Hong Kong or China & the tolerances aren't that good. Mine goes on fully and the pin locks. The problem is getting it off as there's nothing to grip, that's quite different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudman View Post
    yes, the Minolta CL uses the M-mount, and is actually the same camera as the Leica CL or whatever they call it. the "mini-leica". Get a M39-M mount adapter ($25-50) and you're golden.
    The Minolta's Is the CLE and uses an electronically controlled shutter.
    The CL is Mechanical.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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