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    Dan might be right here.

    This is what Stephen Cane says:

    "it's a cheap Japanese lens for SLRs
    not RF probably a T mount on the back
    forget putting it on your M3."

    Oh, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

    Thanks to all who pitched in here.

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    Well, as I said, if it is a t-mount lens putting it on your M will take two adapters. A mythical t-mount-to-LTM adapter, of which I have two, neither for sale, and a somewhat less mythical LTM to M adapter. And then guess focus.

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    Too bad your lens turned out to be M42, as you were told it would fit your Leica, I presume you will get your money back.
    If you are looking for a cheap but good 135 lens, I have had good results from a Jupiter 11, which looks like this:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Jupiter-11-4-1...QQcmdZViewItem
    This came in 3 fittings, M42 for Pentax-type screw-thread SLRs, M39 for screw-thread Zenith SLRs (no good for Leica) and M39 for LTM. I had one of these in the 1960s and bought another a few years ago - both were good.

    Incidentally Dan is quite right to say that T-mount lenses will fit anything and that it is the mount which is specific to one brand of camera. As Dan says, T-mounts for Leica do exist (but are very rare) but do not give rangefinder coupling, which you can (just) do without with a wide-angle lens but not a 135.

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    Thanks David

    Quote Originally Posted by David H. Bebbington View Post
    Too bad your lens turned out to be M42, as you were told it would fit your Leica, I presume you will get your money back.
    If you are looking for a cheap but good 135 lens, I have had good results from a Jupiter 11, which looks like this:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Jupiter-11-4-1...QQcmdZViewItem
    This came in 3 fittings, M42 for Pentax-type screw-thread SLRs, M39 for screw-thread Zenith SLRs (no good for Leica) and M39 for LTM. I had one of these in the 1960s and bought another a few years ago - both were good.

    Incidentally Dan is quite right to say that T-mount lenses will fit anything and that it is the mount which is specific to one brand of camera. As Dan says, T-mounts for Leica do exist (but are very rare) but do not give rangefinder coupling, which you can (just) do without with a wide-angle lens but not a 135.

    Regards,

    David


    Yeah Thanks, David.

    I have a 50mm lens (came with the camera) and just picked up a 90mm from KEH. So I'll play with those for a while, save my pennies, and may look at the Jupiter down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David H. Bebbington View Post
    Too bad your lens turned out to be M42, as you were told it would fit your Leica, I presume you will get your money back.
    If you are looking for a cheap but good 135 lens, I have had good results from a Jupiter 11, which looks like this:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Jupiter-11-4-1...QQcmdZViewItem
    This came in 3 fittings, M42 for Pentax-type screw-thread SLRs, M39 for screw-thread Zenith SLRs (no good for Leica) and M39 for LTM. I had one of these in the 1960s and bought another a few years ago - both were good.
    At least five fittings, you are forgetting Contax mount for the Kiev rangefinders and the unique Kiev 10 mount. Alfred Klomp says it was also available in Exakta mount. Nice lens.

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