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    Default Help to idetify this strange lens

    A friend of mine own this strange lens. He keep it as a souvenir. He has no idea what exactly is it

    Could anyone help us to find some info about the lens?

    here are photos:




    Front screw is about 62mm.
    Rear mount screw is about 45mm

    Anothe question: is it possible to use this strange thing on a m4/3 camera?

    Thank You!

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    Default Possibly an m42 lens mount?

    Or possibly the Tamron T42? The T42 didn't mount on a camera directly, instead, you bought a T42 lens and a T42 adapter to your specific lens mount. (Canon, Minolta, Nikon, etc.). Since stop-down metering and manual focus was state of the art, this sort of modularization was possible at the time.

    See this Wikipedia entry:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M42_lens_mount

    It sure looks like one. Probably from the 1960's and 1970's. Most of the 2nd and 3rd teir manufacturers used it at one time; the most popular and famous were Pentax and Pentacon, but even Olympus and Yashica produced m42 mount cameras at one time or another.

    Looks like a private OEM brand. Sometimes they were quite good, and sometimes quite dreadful. But even Sears-Roebuck sold lenses in the M42 mount under their own name.
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    Default Re: Help to idetify this strange lens

    no, definitely not M42. Its rear screw is 45 or 46 mm

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    Default Re: Help to idetify this strange lens

    Ahh! you're right, I counted the thread diameter to the inner part of the ring not the outer. Never mind!
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    Default Re: Help to idetify this strange lens

    To me it looks like a lens from some type of optical equipment other than a camera.

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    Default Re: Help to idetify this strange lens

    Quote Originally Posted by antsnark View Post
    A friend of mine own this strange lens. He keep it as a souvenir. He has no idea what exactly is it

    Could anyone help us to find some info about the lens?
    This is a "LaserRed" super wide macro lens, made in Japan.
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    Default Re: Help to idetify this strange lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Neddog View Post
    This is a "LaserRed" super wide macro lens, made in Japan.


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    Default Re: Help to idetify this strange lens

    It is kind of cheap add on lens for video camcorder or camera, similar to this
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Lens_46mm.html

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    Default Re: Help to idetify this strange lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Neddog View Post
    This is a "LaserRed" super wide macro lens, made in Japan.
    All that I share with you is purely my personal perspective based on my own experiences. Feel free to constructively criticize my opinions and my photos, please!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johannes View Post
    It is kind of cheap add on lens for video camcorder or camera, similar to this
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Lens_46mm.html
    Damn, that looks spot on, Johannaes! It even says in the description on the one you showed, "- For Lenses With 46mm Front Thread"... just like the rear thread size of the OP's version. The markings look alarmingly similar, like the "0.42XAF", as does the build.

    I think we have a winner!

    So I guess the answer would be that yes you can use it on m4/3, as all you need to do is find a lens with the right front thread size - or get a step-up ring for it. Assuming you still want to use it now that you know it's a clip-on adapter.

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    Default Re: Help to idetify this strange lens

    Google is the winner.

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