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Steinheil Munchen Quinar 85mm f3.5
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:40 pm    Post subject: Steinheil Munchen Quinar 85mm f3.5 Reply with quote

Recently, I had developed likings for Steinheil lenses, I come across this Steinheil Munchen Quinar 85mm f3.5 but could not find much info on the internet or Google. I found it here.

http://cgi.ebay.com.sg/Steinheil-Munchen-Quinar-85mm-f3-5-Lens_W0QQitemZ290371775724QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCamera_Lenses?hash=item439b81acec

I wish to know more about this lens, especially the mount. It looks like M42 to me or is it smaller than that ?


PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing

I bought that lens and had to return it.
The threads are Leica M39 and it has an RF coupling cam.
It is not an LTM lens however. Best I could figure out with help from a friend was that it was a Braun Paxellete (sorry if that is spelled wrong).
Anothe 39mm RF cam but with different back focus.
Stay clear from this unless you are using m4/3 camera.
Cute little lens. I wished it had worked out.


PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Braun PAXETTE, register is not LTM (28.8mm) but 44mm (a short tube could have corrected that though). There are such tubes on teh market, russian made, 15.2mm long


PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

44mm? Hmmm... EOS is also 44mm. I just wonder if that could work with a screw mount. It would have to be similar to those M42-PK-adapters.


PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

updating of a subject

Quinar 85/3,5 + M39 ring of h~15.1 mm + M39-NEX adapter + Sony a7

DSC00318 by Mr TTT, on Flickr

DSC01173 by Mr TTT, on Flickr

only test, f8 by Mr TTT, on Flickr

DSC01198 by Mr TTT, on Flickr


PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Too bad that lens pic is so dark, that fine lens deserves better!! Wink


PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I snagged one of these and snapped a few photos with it.




I use a nex m42 close and various m42 helicals and tubes.
Marvellous lens. Single coated i believe. I did not have a hood which would likely help with contrast. Great colors and very sharp wide open. At 3.5 it is not fast but gives nice bokeh.
It was overcast so the lighting was quite muted.


PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was looking thru Kadlubeks len catalogue book,it shows a culminar 85mm 2.8 in Leica visoflex mt, e36.5 filter size mount m39 maybe this is the answer


PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe it is a Paxette mount. 39mm thread but differerent register. 44mm. Culminar is a different plan Iirc. Not a lot of info available on this lens though.


PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have only this page of unknown for me book



PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm That lists 4 elements. Ss likely a tessar type. Anybody know if it is derived form a culminar type plan? Seems likely.


PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jamaeolus wrote:
Hmmm That lists 4 elements. Ss likely a tessar type. Anybody know if it is derived form a culminar type plan? Seems likely.


4 elements. but (i think) likely telefogar.


PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DSC01845 by Mr TTT, on Flickr


PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like 1 Like 1 two thumbs up. And the photo is nice as well.Wink