About M42 Screw Mount Cameras
Of all the lens mounts ever made for cameras with interchangeable lenses, the M42 screw mount stands alone as having been the most successful mount in terms of creating a de facto international standard that was used for many years by several camera manufacturers. At the height of its popularity cameras from Argus, Chinon, Contax, Cosina, Edixa, Exa, Fujica, GAF, Mamiya/Sekor, Miranda, Olympus, Pentacon, Pentax, Petri, Praktica, Ricoh, Sears, Vivitar, Voigtländer, Yashica, Zeiss Ikon and Zenit were all available in the M42 screw mount, thereby becoming known as the Universal Screw Mount.
Come join us and show us what you can do with your classic M42 camera! Feel free to also post photos of your gear if you like!
Please tag your images to show which camera, lens and film you used, and the developer too if known. For your images to remain in the group pool, they must include tags or captions which mention what type of film was used and what type of M42 screw mount camera was used to help differentiate them from images captured with digital cameras. An exception is made for images taken of your M42 camera or M42 lens, which may be taken with either film or digital.
Please note that photos submitted to this group must have been taken with an M42 film camera. The camera must have the M42 mount as its native lens mount. Images taken with cameras using an M42 adapter (for example, M42 adapter on a Pentax K bayonet mount camera, M42 adapter on a digital camera, etc.) are not allowed in the pool. No images taken with a digital camera are allowed, although images showing your M42 equipment may be taken with a digital camera.
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