I'm thinking of one of these in m42 - there seem to be a few variations over the years, though the basic scheme seems much the same. Is there much/anything to choose between them? They all seem to be MC in the 2.4 version.
The only problems with these lenses it that the latest MC ones almost always have a sticky or slow aperture, the earliest Alu lenses tend to get very stiff in the focusing because they used stearin.
That wax grease effectively only knows to phases: fluid or solid. Lenses with a stiff of stuck focus really smell like candlewax.
There is a Flektogon 2.8/35 in mounts M42, Exa / Exakta, Praktina, Werra and I think some rarities, a Flektogon 4/50 and 2,8/65 for Pentacon Six / Praktisix and the newer (late 1970s) MC 2.4/35 Flektogon.
All are superb lenses
The only problems with these lenses it that the latest MC ones almost always have a sticky or slow aperture,
Very nice. Let us know how it works.
I just got a Zebra lens for my Edixa. I had considered a Flektagon, but got a Lithagon as the Lithagon lenses were marketed with the Edixa back in the day. My lens is stop down M42. I found the results very compatible with modern lenses.
The Edixa user-s manual lists a 24mm lens that was available. I think it is this Lithagon 24mm f4. It is a pre-set lens, but that may be OK.www.photrio.com
Optically many of the East German Zeiss lenses were very good, but mechanically they weren't, because the bearing surfaces on the focusing helicoids were made out of aluminium instead of brass that more expensive lenses, use, so that after some wear tended to bind, and eventually completely ceased up.
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