Wanted YS Mount (M42 preferred)

Discussion in 'Sell/Trade/Wanted' started by Marcus Rowland, Apr 3, 2021.

  1. Marcus Rowland

    Marcus Rowland Member Site Supporter

    Apr 23, 2017
    London, United Kingdom
    Eos 400D (Rebel XTi), Canon 18-55mm, lots of adapters for other lenses
    Nikon D7000, Nikon 18-55mm DX VR, Tamron XR 28-300mm, Nikon AF 50mm 1.4, Samyang 8mm f3.8, Vivitar S1 100-500 5.6-8, etc.
    Panasonic Lumix G1, 14-42 3.5-5.6, lots of adapters
    Pentax K200, Pentax 18-55mm
    Sony A100, Sony 18-70 3.5-5.6
    Sony NEX 5 body.
    Fuji FinePix S5700.
    Sony DSC-V1 with infrared kit.
    FLIR One thermal imaging camera.
    I've picked up a huge old Sigma macro zoom that was designed to use their old interchangeable YS mounts - basically a T-mount with a stop-down pin. Unfortunately the mount is missing, and the lens doesn't offer a manual stopdown setting, though I can probably fake it by putting on a T-mount then wedging something between the mount and the lens's own stopdown pin. But a proper YS mount would be preferable.

    On the whole I'd prefer M42 because I have a good Eos-M42 adapter, but anything would do, although I'd prefer to avoid anything that was built for open-aperture metering such as Canon FD - YS mounts for open aperture were allegedly very unreliable.

    If I still had access to a good workshop I'd probably try to build one, most likely as a T2 mount modification, but currently that isn't possible. Anyone got anything?

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