Camera Lens M42 Mount
Because we can’t speak english
I am using DeepL translate, so it may be a strange sentence,
but I would like you to understand
In the world of vintage lenses
M42 mounts that come out well!
In this article, I will write about the M42 mount.
I will explain using lenses sell by our company Vintage Shop Japan Inc.
ASAHI PENTAX Super-Murti-Corted TAKUMAR 35mm F/3.5
The “M” in M42 mount refers to the industrial standard metric fine thread.
The “42” indicates that the outer diameter of the threaded
part (the part with the sharp point) is 42 mm.
While a typical lens mount is fixed in place by combining
The M42 mount has a threaded mount on the camera side
This is the method of screwing the lens mount (male screw) into this part.
At the time, it was the world standard lens mount, but it was
no longer used because of the time it took to mount the lens.
In Japan, Asahi Kogaku Kogyo (Pentax), Mamiya, Ricoh, and others
adopted the M42 mount.
Now that M42-compatible camera bodies are available at relatively
low prices, please enjoy your film camera life with various
In addition to this lens, other M42 mount lenses are available.
Asahi Pentax SMC TAKUMAR 50mm f/1.4
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Writer Takashi Okumura