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M42 Lense Converter

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by Lockeyp, May 2, 2010.

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  1. Lockeyp

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    After watching the video clip on utube about the M42 Lense Converter by Rob Nun. My question is what 35mm lenses can be use. I have a Canon Eos350d as this could potentially save me some SERIOUS MONEY.

    All advice would be appreciated

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  3. wowzer

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    Word to the wise... Spend your money on lenses not gadgets...

    Camera bodys and gadgets come and go.. lenses are for a lifetime if chosen wisely.
     
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    Thanks Guyzer. I think that has answered my question.

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    Wowzer. I take your point. But a newby in the world of photography and not having a lot of money this seems to be the cheaper option than to pay alot of money, I know the saying. ' You get what you pay for ' At the moment the best of the older version is better than non of the newer version

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    As another thought.. there are many very good old lenses that can be had for reasonably short money if you do a little research.

    good luck and have fun... :)
     
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    M42 screw mount lenses, sold by Pentax, Sears, Praktika, and others about 30-40 years ago. Plenty still around and most of them are inexpensive. As you said, better than no lens at all. However, the modern lenses have better coatings and optics. You will see tradeoffs with contrast and sharpness and when your budget eventually allows you to buy a stabilized Canon lens, you will never look back.

    I own three common M42 Pentax lenses, and have tried them for fun on newer Pentax/Olympus bodies with adapters. They're OK, but the basic zooms that came with these cameras were better. Nonetheless, with care in focusing and exposure, you can still make wonderful pictures with these old lenses. And who knows, maybe you will stumble onto a real find in a rare M42 mount at a garage sale.

    I would point out that there are adapters without focus confirmation for less money Even less on Ebay. I don't know Canon, so I don't know if this feature is important.
    http://www.gadgetinfinity.com/product.php?productid=16850

    I no longer follow this adage if the lenses came with motors and chips. They can die just like any other electronic gear after a while.





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