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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:19 pm    Post subject: Canon EOS 6D and manual lenses Reply with quote

I'm presuming those lenses I've used on my Canon EOS 5D will also work on my 6D. Interestingly though, the 6D has less metal between the mount and the mirror, so theoretically lenses with protruding parts to the bottom of the lens body are more likely to work on the 6D than the 5D / 5D II / 5D III. However, where glass sticks out, it is still likely to hit the mirror.

I'll keep this thread updated with test results!

Confirmed working lenses

Carl Zeiss Distagon 25/2.8 (Yashica / Contax)
Carl Zeiss Distagon 28/2.8 (Yashica / Contax)
Carl Zeiss Distagon 35/2.8 (Yashica / Contax)
Carl Zeiss Planar 50/1.4 (Yashica / Contax)
Carl Zeiss Planar 85/1.4 (Yashica / Contax)
Carl Zeiss Sonnar 85/2.8 (Yashica / Contax)
Carl Zeiss Sonnar 135/2.8 (Yashica / Contax)
Carl Zeiss Tele-Tessar 200/3.5 (Yashica / Contax)
Carl Zeiss Tele-Tessar 300/4 (Yashica / Contax)
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 80-200/4 (Yashica/Contax)
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 100-300/4.5-5.6 (Yashica/Contax)
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 35-70/3.4 (Yashica/Contax)
Industar 50 (Zenit M39 - doesn't reach infinity due to register distance difference)
Industar 50-2 (M42)
Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar 50/2.8 (Exakta - doesn't reach infinity due to register distance difference)
Helios 44 (original black model, M42) - fine with a high quality Kipon adapter
Helios 44-M4 (M42) - fine with a high quality Kipon adapter
Yashica Yashinon-DS Auto 50/1.9 (M42)
Asahi Super Takumar 55/2 (M42)
Asahi Super Takumar 105/2.8 (M42)
Meyer Optik Domiplan 50/2.8 (M42)
Vivitar 28/1.9 (M42)
Soligor 35/2 (M42)
Pentacon 100/2.8 auto (M42)
Pentacon 135/2.8 preset (M42)
Pentacon 200/4 preset (M42)
Nikon Nikkor 55/1.2 (pre-ai)

Confirmed semi-working lenses

Meyer Optik Primoplan 58/1.9 (M42) - hits the mirror at infinity though (as with the 5D).
Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 58/2 (alu version, M42) - touches the mirror at infinity, but still takes the photo (as with the 5D).
Yashica Yashinon-DX Auto 50/1.4 (alu version, M42) - touches the mirror at infinity though resulting in partial black image.
Carl Zeiss Tessar 45/2.8 AE (Yashica / Contax) - touches the mirror at far distances (slightly before infinity)

Confirmed non-working lenses

Carl Zeiss Jena Prakticar 35/2.4 MC (PB) - lens will now mount (unlike with the 5D), but mirror hits at all focal lengths

Note: I am now using a high quality Kipon adapter which is just about the perfect thickness. Some cheaper adapters seem to focus slightly past infinity, which causes some borderline lenses to hit the mirror.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you. This is the kind of information I was waiting for. Keep it coming!


PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you a Helios 44-2 to test?


PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure I have somewhere. As far as I'm aware I have:

Helios 44 M39
Helios 44
Helios 44-2
Helios 44-M4

Will test them out this week if I get a chance Smile


PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:18 am    Post subject: Re: Canon EOS 6D and manual lenses Reply with quote

thank you for the info..
really in need of this, as I'm considering getting a Canon EOS 6D for all my contax cy lenses...

I have 18/4, 25/2.8, 35/1.4, 45/2.8, 60/2.8, 85/1.4, 100-300/4.5-5.6

wondering if anyone could help giving more test results on these lenses..

thanks Very Happy


PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ManualFocus-G wrote:
I'm sure I have somewhere. As far as I'm aware I have:

Helios 44 M39
Helios 44
Helios 44-2
Helios 44-M4

Will test them out this week if I get a chance Smile

Thanks - It's the one lens I really miss on the 5Dii.


PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Canon EOS 6D and manual lenses Reply with quote

ManualFocus-G wrote:
I'm presuming those lenses I've used on my Canon EOS 5D will also work on my 6D. Interestingly though, the 6D has less metal between the mount and the mirror, so theoretically lenses with protruding parts to the bottom of the lens body are more likely to work on the 6D than the 5D / 5D II / 5D III. However, where glass sticks out, it is still likely to hit the mirror.



This is what Henry and I thought as well when we saw the 6D at the Photokina.


PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

do you have the chance to test the exakta mount? thanks


PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lEo. wrote:
do you have the chance to test the exakta mount? thanks


I've just tested it with the Tessar, as above Smile


PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick update - the original Helio 44 is fine with a high quality kipon adapter (from Amazon).

Primoplan still hits the mirror at infinity but the picture is recorded.


PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Updated 6/1/13 with some Takumars, Domiplan and M42 Yashica standard lenses.


PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:48 am    Post subject: Re: Canon EOS 6D and manual lenses Reply with quote

MythTW wrote:
thank you for the info..
really in need of this, as I'm considering getting a Canon EOS 6D for all my contax cy lenses...

I have 18/4, 25/2.8, 35/1.4, 45/2.8, 60/2.8, 85/1.4, 100-300/4.5-5.6

wondering if anyone could help giving more test results on these lenses..

thanks Very Happy

If you happen to find an adapter with MF confirmation chip that works with 5Diii and 6D (digic5 cameras), please let me know, all of my adapters but one do not work on my 5Diii.



@ManualFocus-G
Do your adapters have a MF confirmation chip ?


PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Canon EOS 6D and manual lenses Reply with quote

dok wrote:
@ManualFocus-G
Do your adapters have a MF confirmation chip ?


I have an old HappyPageHK adapter which doesn't work with the 6D. But I generally use plain mechanical adapters as I've found the AF feature hopeless.


PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow great topic and info here. Thanks very much.
I'm in the market for a full frame dslr and I also really like the look of the C/Y lenses for both stills and video.

Not sure if this counts as a confirmed test, but someone at Flickr has posted photos taken with a 6D and apparently a planar t* 85mm 1.4

edit: For some reason I cant seem to post the link here. go to flickr and search for 'canon 6d contax zeiss' and it's the first series of pictures that come up by a user named 'edsrzo'

cheers


PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jackbyo wrote:
Wow great topic and info here. Thanks very much.
I'm in the market for a full frame dslr and I also really like the look of the C/Y lenses for both stills and video.

Not sure if this counts as a confirmed test, but someone at Flickr has posted photos taken with a 6D and apparently a planar t* 85mm 1.4

edit: For some reason I cant seem to post the link here. go to flickr and search for 'canon 6d contax zeiss' and it's the first series of pictures that come up by a user named 'edsrzo'

cheers


Welcome to the forum!

For spam protection your first post can't contain a link or images. Now you can freely post links.


PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes the 85/1.4 works fine too Smile


PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know if the C/Y 35/1.4 and 28/2 work on 6D without mirror issues?

Thanks
-nate-


PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have either of those but I doubt the 28/2 will work.


PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:16 pm    Post subject: leica R lenses on canon 6d? Reply with quote

Hi all,
Does anyone know if the 1980s versions of the elmarit-R 28mm and the summicron-R 50mm will work on a canon 6d without hitting the mirror? The pebbleplace leica DB seems to suggest they are ok with the canon 5d, but I'm not sure if this can be extrapolated to the 6d as well.
Thanks!


PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome!
Summicron I think yes , I don't remember too long protrude back.


PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Send me the lenses and I'll try them Laughing

Seriously though, so far everything that works on my 5D also works on my 6D.


PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ManualFocus-G wrote:

Seriously though, so far everything that works on my 5D also works on my 6D.


I think that can be subsumed as a general rule.


PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great! Thanks! Can't wait to try these lenses out Smile


PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have tested 6D with some of my CY lenses with adaptor wihout chip

NOT WORK: 18mm/4, 45mm/2.8

WORKING: 35mm/1.4, 85/1.4, 100-300mm/4.5-5.6

HAVN'T TESTED: 25mm/2.5, 60mm/2.8


PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe you could just measure the distance from the base of the mirror to the front of the housing. Then we could easily infer that everything that works on the 5 will work on the 6?