Various Interesting M42 Screw Mount Lenses
After I acquired the P-mount adapter for the Mamiya NC series cameras I got more and more interested in M42 screw mount lenses. There are many of these lenses avaiable on the used market at very reasonable prices, and it is now possible to add some lenses to the Mamiya NC system which are not available or very hard to find as a Mamiya CS lens.
I am more interested in these lenses from a user´s point of view, therefore I´m only looking after newer lens designs which have multi-coated elements and very good optical quality. I will keep adding lenses to this overview which I find of interest especially for users. Please check back regularly for new additions if you´re interested in these M42 screw mount lenses.
AUTO mamiya/sekor Lenses for the Mamiya TL/DTL Series
These lenses were made for the Mamiya 500 TL, 1000 TL, 500 DTL, 1000 DTL, and 2000 DTL. I prefer the DTL series over the TL series since the camera has a spot and an average light meter. The lenses for the TL series originally had a silver aperture control ring and a silver front lens tube, the one for the DTL series were all black. Functionally they are identical (mostly auto aperture) and compatible with most M42 cameras. A few of the lenses are slightly different between the TL and the DTL series. Below is my collection of TL/DTL lenses I have acquired so far.