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Having slogged through multiple pages on this thread I was struck by the surprising number of 40mm lens, from various sources.
Surprising to me, anyway.


Also, gratifying since 40mm and its equivalents have been a favorite of mine for decades but thought myself an odd duck because of it.
20mm 1.7 on m4/3
27mm on APC,
80mm on 6x7
On occasion even Nikon's excellent 35mm 1.8 DX on the D800E, cropped to 40mm to eliminate the dodgy edges.


Thanks to all of you who contributed the many, many inspiring and fascinating M portraits!
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Having slogged through multiple pages on this thread I was struck by the surprising number of 40mm lens, from various sources.
Surprising to me, anyway.


Also, gratifying since 40mm and its equivalents have been a favorite of mine for decades but thought myself an odd duck because of it.
20mm 1.7 on m4/3
27mm on APC,
80mm on 6x7
On occasion even Nikon's excellent 35mm 1.8 DX on the D800E, cropped to 40mm to eliminate the dodgy edges.
Totally OT, but if you're a 40mm connisseur, you owe it to yourself to try the Pentax 43/f1.9 Limited
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Never used it but know it has a sterling reputation.
Thanks for the reminder, Nick.
and, appropriately for this thread, I understand "some" were made in M mount.
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Totally OT, but if you're a 40mm connisseur, you owe it to yourself to try the Pentax 43/f1.9 Limited
Yes it is a fine lens but I believe only usable on a Pentax?
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Yes it is a fine lens but I believe only usable on a Pentax?
There is an LTM version.

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I own such an LTM version of the Pentax 43mm/1.9. It is a very good lens.
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It is a relatively "rare" lens too.
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Yep there was a native, rangefinder-coupled LTM version of the 43mm Limited, labelled as the SMC Pentax-L 43/f1.9 Special (from that wonderful era when many of the Japanese manufacturers were releasing special editions in LTM).

It has a special place in my very short wishlist
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It is a relatively "rare" lens too.
I've heard only 800 in silver and 1200 in black were made, but I don't know if this is accurate.
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I once compared the 43/1.9 with the Summicron-C 40/2. I could not detect any observable differences, but I did not make any prints. Both lenses are superb lenses.
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I have this lens in both Pentax K-mount and Leica thread mount, a favorite for its pleasant rendering. It has 7 elements in 6 groups arranged similarly to Pentax 50mm lenses; half-stops to f/16 with 9 diaphragm blades. Surprisingly longer than the 40mm M-Rokkor, but of course its optics were originally designed for clearing an SLR mirror, glass well-recessed at the rear. Thus it performs very well on digital RF cameras. It is 47.8mm long at infinity with the M bayonet-mount adapter in place. Features a focus tab. Worth noting is modest amount of barrel distortion.
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I have been recently rediscovering my Pentax lenses, including a Pentax-M 50/1.4 in M mount. I just love the images from this lens.
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So how was this lenes hood removed?? Or is this some variant I've never seen before??

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So how was this lenes hood removed?? Or is this some variant I've never seen before??

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probably nikon F mount. all M mount has the built-in hood as far as i know.
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probably nikon F mount. all M mount has the built-in hood as far as i know.
It’s awfully short to be F mount?
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So how was this lenes hood removed?? Or is this some variant I've never seen before??

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This lens was modified by Voigtlander (Cosina) to be used on a drone.
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I have this lens in both Pentax K-mount and Leica thread mount, a favorite for its pleasant rendering. It has 7 elements in 6 groups arranged similarly to Pentax 50mm lenses; half-stops to f/16 with 9 diaphragm blades. Surprisingly longer than the 40mm M-Rokkor, but of course its optics were originally designed for clearing an SLR mirror, glass well-recessed at the rear. Thus it performs very well on digital RF cameras. It is 47.8mm long at infinity with the M bayonet-mount adapter in place. Features a focus tab. Worth noting is modest amount of barrel distortion.
Good to know.
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I was lucky enough to find a never used M6 TTL from a couple who had saved it for their kid since 2000. Turns out the kid wasn't interested, so they sold it to me.

The timing couldn't have been better since I had just been ripped off by an online seller, when trying to buy a M6TTL

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I was lucky enough to find a never used M6 TTL from a couple who had saved it for their kid since 2000. Turns out the kid wasn't interested...
Wonder if they're adopting...
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I was lucky enough to find a never used M6 TTL from a couple who had saved it for their kid since 2000...
Delicious.

However, I do wonder if 20-year-old unused lubricants may be a problem. Best to not waste a second longer and start using the camera immediately!

Don't forget to send in the warranty card.
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