I've bought a Hanimex 1:4.5, 80-200mm Automatic Zoom lens. The seller wrote that it is a Minolta MD-mount lens, but it doesn't fit my Minolta x300. What mount is this lens?

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Your lens likely has a Canon FD mount. The reasons are as follows:

  • It has a breech mount. Canon FL/FD lenses are among the most well-known breech-mount lenses.
  • The location of the linkages matches those on Canon FD mount lenses. Note there are two "pins" on the FD mount. One to "auto" control the aperture. The other to communicate the aperture position for aperture priority.
  • The lens has screws that match those on known Canon FL/FD breech mounts. (Circled in red.) These screws fit into a notch in the FL/FD breech-mount lens cap.(Circled in blue.)

You can confirm the mount by attaching the lens to a camera with an FD mount.

If you'd like, you can measure the mount diameter to compare with a list of lens mounts (alphabetical, by-register, Wikipedia).

See Evolution of the Canon FD Mount.

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FD mount FL/FD lens cap

FL and FD mounts

The pin on this lens is not longer than the pin on any other FD-mount lens. It only appears longer because of perspective:

  • The lens is being held with the front element away from the camera. Note the converging lines of the lens barrel.
  • The camera is also being held at an unusual angle and position.

Here is the pin from a new-FD mount for comparison.


It seems unlikely that not having a moving mirror would allow the Pellix to be able to take a longer pin. The mirror in FD mount lenses is above the aperture-control linkage. Whether the mirror is present or moving does not affect how long the pin can be.

Canon Pellix Canon T-50

  • \$\begingroup\$ The second pin is way too long to fit in any FL or FD mount camera except the Pellix or Pellix QL. \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Commented Jan 30, 2019 at 21:01
  • \$\begingroup\$ @MichaelC The pin appears long because of perspective. I will illustrate by adding a picture of an nFD mount in which the pin appears long, but the lens definitely fits a Canon body with FD mount. \$\endgroup\$
    – xiota
    Commented Jan 30, 2019 at 21:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ It's on the far side of the third photo taken from a side view of the rear of the lens. Any perspective distortion in that image makes it look smaller than it really is in relation to the other pin. \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Commented Jan 30, 2019 at 21:13

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