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M42 SLR standard lenses


Helios 44


This is a 58 mm f2.0 normal lens with apertures to 16. It focuses from 1.7 meters



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: m42
Manufacturer: KMZ
Dimensions: 6.0cm
Length: 5.5cm
Finish: black
Click Stops: yes
weight: 230gm
Diaphragm Type: preset
Elements/groups
Filter size: M53X.75
Typical serial no: 0069613

{Front of Helios 44-2} {side of Helios 44-2}

Helios 44-2


This is a 58 mm f2.0 normal lens with apertures to 16. It focuses from 1.7 meters



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: m42
Manufacturer: KMZ
Dimensions: 6.0cm
Length: 5.5cm
Finish: black
Click Stops: yes
weight: 230gm
Diaphragm Type: preset
Elements/groups
Filter size: M53X.75
Typical serial no: 0069613

{Front of Helios 44-2} {side of Helios 44-2}

MC Helios 44-3


This is a 58 mm f2.0 normal lens with preset apertures to 16. It focuses from 0.5 meters



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: m42
Manufacturer: MMZ
Dimensions: 6.0cm
Length: 5.5cm
Finish: black
Click Stops: yes
weight: 230gm
Diaphragm Type: preset
Elements/groups
Filter size: M53X.75
Typical serial no: 8620322

{Front of Helios 44-3} {side of Helios 44-3}

MC Helios-44M


This is a 58mm f2 normal lens with apertures to 16. It focuses from 0.55 meters. When the Helios-44 was given an automatic diaphragm it was renamed the Helios-44M



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: m42
Manufacturer: KMZ
Dimensions:
Diameter: 65mm
Length: 55mm
Finish: Black
Click Stops: yes
weight: 270gm
Diaphragm Type: automatic/manual
Elements/groups
Filter size: M52X.75
Typical serial no: 7930539

{Front of Helios 44M} {side of Helios 44-M}

Helios-44M-4, -5,-6,-7


These are a 58 mm 2.0 normal lens with apertures to 16. They focuses from 1.0 meters. There must be some difference between these lenses, but all I can see is the number.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: m42
Manufacturer: Belomo
Dimensions:
Diameter: 65mm
Length: 55mm
Finish: black
Click Stops: yes
weight: 270gm
Diaphragm Type: automatic
Elements/groups
Filter size: M52X.75
Typical serial no: 88396193

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Industar-50-2


This is a 50mm f3.5 normal lens with apertures to 0.65. It focuses from 0.65meters



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: m42
Manufacturer: KMZ
Dimensions:
Diameter: 3.7mm
Length:4.8cm
Finish: Black
Click Stops: no
weight: 60gm
Diaphragm Type: manual
Elements/groups
Filter size: M35.5X.5
Typical serial no: 7206108

{Front of Industar 50-2} {side of Industar 50-2}

MC ZENITAR-M


This is a 50mm F1.9 normal lens with apertures to 16. It focuses from 0.45 meters. It is multicoated has an automatic diaphragm and a meter coupling indicator.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: m42
Manufacturer: KMZ
Dimensions:
Length:
Finish: black
Click Stops: yes
weight:
Diaphragm Type: automatic
Elements/groups 6/5
Filter size: M52X.75
Typical serial no: 91077691

{Front of MC ZENITAR-M} {side of MC ZENITAR-M}

M42 SLR accessory lenses


Mir-20M


This is a 20 mm f3.5 wide angle lens with apertures to 16. It focuses from 0.18 meters. The filters screw on to the rear of the lens. They are part of the optical formula and one must be in place for optimum sharpmess. There is no provision to attach a lens hood. This lens comes in a leather case with 3 filters.




Volna 9 Manual

Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: m42
Manufacturer:KMZ
Dimensions:
Diameter: 92mm
Length: 68mm
Finish: black
Click Stops: yes
weight: 470gm
Diaphragm Type: automatic
Elements/groups 9/8
Filter size: rear M28/0.75
Typical serial no: 841558

{Front of Mir-20M} {side of Mir-20M}

Mir-1b


This is a 37mm F 2.8 preset wide angle lens with apertures to 16. A rare edition of this lens is marked "GRAND PRIX BRUSSELS 1958" around the filter ring.. It focuses from 0.7 meters



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: m42
Manufacturer: unknown
Dimensions:
Diameter: 5.7cm
Length: 5.3cm
Finish: black
Click Stops: yes
weight: 200gm
Diaphragm Type: preset
Elements/groups
Filter size: M49X.5
Typical serial no: 85020785

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Mir-1W


This is a 37mm F 2.8 preset wide angle lens with apertures to 16. It focuses from 0.7 meters. The actual Cyrillic charactor is "SH" which looks like a w.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: m42
Manufacturer: Valdai
Dimensions:
Diameter: 5.7cm
Length: 5.3cm
Finish: black
Click Stops: yes
weight: 200gm
Diaphragm Type: preset
Elements/groups
Filter size: M49X.5
Typical serial no: 9101562

{Front of Mir-1W} {side of Mir-1W}

Mir-10A


This is a 28mm F3.5 wide angle lens with preset apertures to 22. It focuses from 0.2 meters and is supplied in a leather case with 3 filters and a shoulder strap. This lens is scarce and physically very large.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: m42
Manufacturer: KMZ
Dimensions:
Diameter: 67mm
Length: 75mm
Finish: black
Click Stops: yes
weight: 520gm
Diaphragm Type: preset
Elements/groups 8/7
Filter size: M67X0.75
Typical serial no: 820109

{Front of Mir-10A} {side of Mir-10A}

MC Mir-24M


This is a 35 mm 2.0 wide angle lens with apertures to 16. It focuses from 0.3 meters. It has a little half-round switch to set it to manual or automatic. Itcomes in a black leather case with 3 filters in the top



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: m42
Manufacturer: KMZ
Dimensions:
Diameter: 62mm
Length: 64mm
Finish: Black
Click Stops: yes
weight: 350gm
Diaphragm Type: Automatic/manual
Elements/groups 8/7
Filter size: M58X.075
Typical serial no:850291

{Front of MC Mir-24M} {side of MC Mir-24M}

MC Industar-61


This is a 50mm f2.8 macro lens with apertures to f16 It focuses from 1.0 meters



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: m42
Manufacturer: LZOS
Dimensions:
Diameter: 49mm
Length: 75mm
Finish: black
Click Stops: no
weight: 200gm
Diaphragm Type: preset
Elements/groups
Filter size: M49X.75
Typical serial no: 8814288

{Front of MC Industar-61} {side of MC Industar-61}

MC Volna-9


This is a 50mm f2.8 macro lens with apertures to16. It focuses from 0.24 meters



Volna 9 Manual

Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: m42
Manufacturer: LZOS
Dimensions:
Diameter: 64.5mm
Length: 68mm
Finish: black
Click Stops :no
weight: 350gm
Diaphragm Type: preset
Elements/groups
Filter size: M52X0...75
Typical serial no: 900216

{Front of MC Volna-9 } {side of MC Volna-9 }

Helios-40-2


This is a 85mm f1.5 telephoto lens with apertures to 22. It focuses from 1.0 meters




Volna 9 Manual

Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: m42
Manufacturer: KMZ
Dimensions:
Diameter: 82mm
Length: 110mm
Finish: black
Click Stops: yes
weight: 950gm
Diaphragm Type: preset
Elements/groups 6/4
Filter size: M67X.75
Typical serial no: 900155

{Front of Helios 40-2} {side of Helios 40-2}

Jupiter-9 (MC Jupiter-9)


This is a 85mm f 2.0 telephoto lens with apertures to 16. It focuses from 0.8 meters




Volna 9 Manual

Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: m42
Manufacturer: LZOS
Dimensions:
Diameter: 69mm
Length: 72mm
Finish: black
Click Stops: yes
weight: 380gm
Diaphragm Type: preset
Elements/groups
Filter size: M49X.75
Typical serial no: 9122098

{Front of Jupiter-9} {side of Jupiter-9}

Jupiter 11


This is a 135mm F4.0 telephoto lens with apertures to 22. It focuses from 1.4 meters. This lens is commonly called the " hand grenade " lens because of it's shape. There was a doubler made specifically for this lens, it is very rare. The black and aluminum lenses were only made for a short time and are rare.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: m42
Manufacturer: Kazan
Dimensions:
Diameter: 6.2cm
Length: 8.3cm
Finish: Aluminum/black
Click Stops: yes
weight: 350gm
Diaphragm Type: manual/preset
Elements/groups: 4/3
Filter size: M40.5X.5
Typical serial no: 6502416

{Front of Jupiter 11} {side of Jupiter 11} {Front of Jupiter 11 doubler}
{side of Jupiter 11 doubler} {front of black Jupiter 11} {side of black Jupiter 11}

Tair-11A


This is a 135mm f2.8 telephoto lens with apertures to 22. It focuses from 1.2 meters It has a built in lens hood. It was supplied with a leather case and 3 filters.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: m42
Manufacturer: KMZ
Dimensions:
Diameter: 70mm
Length: 110mm
Finish: black
Click Stops: yes
weight: 600gm
Diaphragm Type: preset
Elements/groups 4/3
Filter size: M50X 0.75
Typical serial no: 004042

{Front of Tair-11A} {side of Tair-11A}

Jupiter-6


This is a 180mm F2.8 telephoto lens with apertures to 22. It focuses from 1.4 meters. This is the Russian version of the "Olympia Sonnar". This lens can be found in both m39 and m42.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: m39slr
Manufacturer:KMZ
Diameter: 8.8cm
Length:13.3cm
Finish: Aluminum
Click Stops: Yes
weight: 500gm
Diaphragm Type: Preset
Elements/groups 5/3
filter size: M77X.75
Typical serial no: 003925

{Front of Jupiter 6} {side of Jupiter 6}

Jupiter-6-2


This is a 180mm F2.8 telephoto lens with apertures to 22. It focuses from 2 meters. This lens is rare.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: m42
Manufacturer: KMZ
Diameter: 8.8cm
Length: 13.6cm
Finish: Black
Click Stops: Yes
weight: 1475gm
Diaphragm Type: Preset
Elements/groups 5/3
filter size: M77X.75
Typical serial no: 800205

{Front of Jupiter 6-2} {side of Jupiter 6}

Telemar-22-2


This is a 200mm F5.6 telephoto lens with apertures to 22. It focuses from 2.5 meters. This lens is much rarer than the m39 version.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: m42
Manufacturer:KMZ
Diameter: 6.3cm
Length: 14cm
Finish: Black
Click Stops: Yes
weight: 450gm
Diaphragm Type: Preset
Elements/groups
filter size: M49X.5
Typical serial no: 008242

{Front of telemar22-2} {side of telemar22-2}

Telezenetar-M


This is a 200 mm F telephoto lens with apertures to 22. It focuses from 1.0 meters


I need your help here. This is second hand information. I have never seen this lens.

Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: m42
Manufacturer: KMZ
Dimensions:
Diameter: 81mm
Length: 206mm
Finish: black
Click Stops: yes
weight: 1200gm
Diaphragm Type: Auto
Elements/groups
Filter size: M42X1
Typical serial no:

{Front of Telezenetar-M} {side of Telezenetar-M}

Jupiter-37A(MC Jupiter-37A)


This is a 135mm F3.5 telephoto lens with apertures to 22. It focuses from 1.2 meters. The lens is black only and I have never seen one marked "Jupiter-37". The sales brochure says that all elements are multicoated. The lens mount is removable so m39 and m42 are supported. It came in a black plastic canister with a lens hood and front and rear caps.

There is a very rare variation of this lens marked for the Moscow Olympics that came in a gray plastic container with the Olympic symbol in gold. It can be found in 2 versions rarely the lens is not marked jus the case. It is the only known olympic marked lens.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: m42
Manufacturer: Kazan
Dimensions:
Diameter: 57mm
Length: 92mm
Finish: black
Click Stops: no
weight: 410gm
Diaphragm Type: preset
Elements/groups
Filter size: M52X.75
Typical serial no: 909369

{Front of Jupiter-37A} {side of Jupiter-37A}

Jupiter-21M


This is a 200mm F4,0 telephoto lens with apertures to 22. It focuses from 1.6 meters. It is comes with a built in lens hood and a leather case.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: m42
Manufacturer: Valdai
Dimensions:
Diameter: 7.8mm
Length:16.3gm
Finish: black
Click Stops: yes
weight: 1200gm
Diaphragm Type: automatic
Elements/groups 4/3
Filter size: M58X 0.75
Typical serial no: 89007730

{Front of Jupiter-21} {side of Jupiter-21}

GRANIT-11M


This is a 80-200mm F4.5 Telephoto zoom lens with automatic apertures to 22. It focuses from 1.5 meters and comes in a black leather case with a shoulder strap.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: m42
Manufacturer: Arsenal
Dimensions:
Diameter: 70mm
Length:165mm
Finish: black
Click Stops: yes
weight: 950gm
Diaphragm Type: automatic
Elements/groups
Filter size: M58X.75
Typical serial no: 891936

{Front of GRANIT-11M} {side of GRANIT-11M}

Tair 3A


This is a 300mm F4,5 telephoto lens with apertures to 22. It focuses from 3.0 meters. This lens has a built in lens hood. Early lenses were gloss black and then they became matte black. Some are coated and possibly multicoated. The aperatures are controlled by a single ring preset that you lift to set. This lens has an interchangable lens mount for both m39 and m42. It comes in a black leather case with 2 72mm filters ,yellow and orange, screwed into the top of the case.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: m39slr
Manufacturer: Zagorsk
Diameter: 9.4cm
Length: 26.6cm
Finish: shiny black
Click Stops: yes
weight: 1550gm
Diaphragm Type: Preset
Elements/groups 3/3
Filter size: 72mm
Typical serial no: 700826

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