Post by vintageslrs on Aug 15, 2012 19:59:49 GMT -5
OK my friends---HELP--
I received the Domiplan 50mm F2.8 lens and I cleaned it up and it is perfect! Then I grab the Exakta VX 500 and lo and behold...no fit. The Domiplan appears to be an M42 mount and the Exakta VX500 is some type of bayonet mount. How did I go wrong? This the second lens I bought for that camera and neither will mount...the first was a Topcor 35mm F3.5 in a UV mount---that I can use on my Topcon Uni....in any event. Never had any trouble with all my Japanese made SLR's and lenses....but these German and Russian SLR's give me fits---lol. HELP!
Exakta made bayonet systems only (until very late in the game they adopted the M42 thread mount - RTL 1000 and 500 types). As you will see they are 'left-handed' cameras. From Topcon only the R and RE lenses can be mount, although not perfectly because they shared the same bayonet, but increased its functionality (coupled diaphragm) primarily to use it for the sutter release on the right side of the camera. The R lenses sport a like outside diaphragm colsing system as the (pre-stop) Exakta lenses. Try this website for more information: captjack.exaktaphile.com/ Hans
Well, maybe you can't if you're not familiar with these lenses. Domiplan 2,8/50 was also the dominant lens for the Praktica M42 line, and from the picture it sure is meant for a Praktica; so the answer to your question is yes... Most sellers state the Exakta bayonet mount, because of the lesser value. My Exakta gear is stowed away and is quite inaccessible, otherwise I could send you one; here in NL you can get Exakta bayonet-mount lenses for next to nothing. I can look around if you want to...
My main knowledge is about Zeiss (Ikon) gear, but most German brands are quite familiar to me...
Post by vintageslrs on Aug 16, 2012 19:46:28 GMT -5
I agree with you Mickey...the seller should have been more specific. I looked at his other stuff for sale and see nothing of what I need. So, I will keep that lens---it is pristine. And just look for a correct one for the Exakta...any members wishing to sell me one...please let me know.