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Thriftin’ for more lenses: The Wide-Angle edition

Weapon of Choice: 1988 Brother Charger 11

Weapon of Choice: 1988 Brother Charger 11

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This turns out to be a "Petri Bayonet" mount, as I suspected proprietary to Petri. I can't find a Petri Bayonet to Canon EOS adapter, but there is a Petri Bayonet to M42 adapter for $30 that should work, since I can just pair it with my M24/EOS adapter. I'll have to find another Petri lens I want to use, though. $30 is a bit steep just to try out one lens. I will probably spring for it if I find another Petri lens, though.

This turns out to be a “Petri Bayonet” mount, as I suspected proprietary to Petri. I can’t find a Petri Bayonet to Canon EOS adapter, but there is a Petri Bayonet to M42 adapter for $30 that should work, since I can just pair it with my M42/EOS adapter. I’ll have to find another Petri lens I want to use, though. $30 is a bit steep just to try out one lens. I will probably spring for it if I find another Petri lens, though.

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Mamiya/Secor 1000 TL, a late 60's model. seems to be well-regarded.

Mamiya/Secor 1000 TL, a late 60’s model. seems to be well-regarded.

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Camerapedia on the Mamiya/Sekor TL series

Pentax Forums on the Vivitar 135mm F2.8 Auto Telephoto

 

Club Snap on the Vivitar 28mm 1:2.5 Auto Wide-Angle

 

Updated: August 5, 2013 — 4:23 pm

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  1. Nice camera and lenses. I’ve owned and shot many of frames through Vivitar lenses. Those 2 you bought look great.
    Happy shooting!

  2. Mama Mia! That’s a nice Mamiya! You sure do well in the thrifts.

  3. Wow, yet another thrifting score. Congrats!
    Mamiya/Sekor is a fine brand, you’re so lucky.

  4. Score! Always nice when you can find the thing you are looking for amongst the detritus. I wonder if you could look at a Miranda F I picked up many years ago? I’ve always wondered if it was worth fixing up…

    1. Sure! I don’t know much about the cameras, but I can take a look. About all I know about Mirandas is that the lenses require an adapter with corrective glass to fit on my Canon, and thus I have to avoid them.

  5. Again, great hunting on your part. Congrats on the new lenses. I spent the weekend shooting mostly with manual focus on my digital and enjoyed it immensely.

    1. I’m still learning the quirks of manual focusing and exposure, and I think I need to adjust my camera’s viewfinder to my eye because I’m having a hard time with it. What looks to me to be in focus in the viewfinder often isn’t in focus in the result. |:

  6. That camera looks the spitting image of a Pentax Spotmatic, right down to the removable accessory (not hot) shoe. If you are happy with the screwfit converter, you could hunt down Super Takumar lenses from the Pentax range. Best glass in their day. Vivitar are a pretty decent aftermarket brand too though.

    1. Yes, I’ve heard of the Super Taks and am on the watch for them if they turn up. Of course, because I’m restricting my shopping to just Thrifts I pretty much have to take what I get. I’m absolutely not going to take this lens hunger to eBay! :D

      Vivitar glass from the 70’s and 80’s seems to have been popular with the people donating their goods to thrifts these days. They did shop well – almost all of them have turned out to be the “good” versions, made in the early batches by Kino, Komine or Tokina. They’ve all been very well taken care of and have almost always come with both end caps intact and very clean, no blade oil and mold-free (not that tough in this dry climate). They’re fun to collect, and much smaller than typewriters (:

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