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Posted - Sep 18 2017 :  10:08:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello everyone,

Looking for USSR-made lenses for the K-mount (or A-type mount, like Tair-11A, with fixed adapter for K-Mount). Currently I only have Helios 44K-4, would love to extend my collection. :) If you have some glass of this type collecting dust in a drawer, leave me a message, we might strike a deal :).

Especially interested in Helios 77K, Volna-1, APO Telezenitars 300mm and 135mm, zenitar and peleng fisheyes, and pretty much everything other than aforementioned Helios 44K-4.

Pierre Tizien
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Posted - Sep 20 2017 :  1:58:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit Moxies's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Most of Apo Telezenitar 135 you will find in M42 mount (-M).
Zenitar-K 50/1.9 is not hard to find but Zenitar-K 50/1.7 I think never really existed. Zenitar-K 2.0 is also not hard to find at good price, even on ebay. Construction looks a bit cheap, but image quality is very good.
Also A mount with K-mount look to be rare, I never saw one, only M39, M42 and Nikon F I can see.
Look like you forgot the Mir-47K which is not easy to find, but findable, and a good lens to use. Also rare, but not so hard to find if you are patient is VarioZenitar-K 25-45mm/2.8-3.5.
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sean perry
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Posted - Sep 22 2017 :  2:06:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello and welcome to the forum R4ct3r.
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Posted - Sep 23 2017 :  07:17:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hm, that VarioZenitar seems nice, even though I'm not fond of manual zooms. Looks worth a shot, but it is difficult to find...

Thanks for the welcome Sean!
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Posted - Sep 27 2017 :  01:09:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
you can try to search in Russia. E.g. Helios-77k

Of course the deals are a bit risky, you need to pay first (mostly the sellers do not accept Paypal, I usually suggest to transfer the money by Moneygram) and then hope that the seller sends the lens to you. From my last about 20 deals one was a fraud.

MC Volna can be found there with Almaz cameras for about 100.
Saw Telezenitar 300/4.5 one month ago on the same marketplace, about 600, but now probably sold, don't see it there anymore.
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