What is the mount on this Elicar Auto Zoom lens , 85-205mm F3.8 No. 493302? enter image description hereenter image description hereenter image description hereenter image description here enter image description here

  • It looks like several other brands sold that lens ... if it IS identical to what vivitar sold, you got a Kino Precision lens here, which made some of the better (bulky, heavy, overly complicated but optically not too shabby) early tele zooms. Jan 19, 2019 at 20:13
  • Yep, 13 elements in 9 groups for a mid 1960s design... there's your heavy and complicated :) Jan 19, 2019 at 20:17

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It looks like an old Minolta SR mount lens. The notch in the bayonet tab in your 4th and 5th pictures are a dead giveaway for being a Minolta SR/MC/MD mount.

The lack of a shutter-preferred autoexposure lug means it is not an MD lens. The riveted tab is the meter coupling tab, indicating this is an MC lens.

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