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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:19 pm    Post subject: m42 af confirm to OM to MMF2? Reply with quote

I imagine, would this be if the sigma lens with M42 lens mount fitted with M42 lens adapter to Olympus om (af confirm) and then mounted on the Olympus mmf2 for the ep-l1?


PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Novoflex Minolta to Nex adapter.
I focusses slightly past infinity but that's probably to compensate for temperature.
Otherwise it's rock solid.
No play whatsoever.

Kipon Leica M to Nex.
Focusses past infinity ( quite abit more than the Novoflex)
It has some play camera to adapter and lens to adapter.
So the play is cumulative, not very much but it is noticeable.

Kipon Minolta to Nex.
Same issues as the former compunded with the fact that you can turn the lens past it's locking point.
Since having the Novoflex I don't use it anymore.


PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:29 pm    Post subject: Fotga lens adapter Reply with quote

I have just received this Fotga adapter in Nikon Ai to Sony E mount and initial tests show that it is a good fit and from my eyes, will focus to infinity. It was 6.49 from the seller Filter plaza on Ebay; http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Filter-Plaza?_trksid=p2047675.l2563.
I have others on order but they are yet to arrive......Smile.


PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:44 am    Post subject: Adapter M42 to Nifon F mount-foscus infinity possible Reply with quote

I found this adapter on Ebay, made in China by KIPON...and sells by "sh_photo_1"not very cheap unfortunately.
A few pictures of the product are attached below;
What I found interesting is that the seller stated that "focus infinity is OK". As you can see from the pictures it seems that there isn't any additional glass between your M42 lens and photo sensor. Moreover looks like the adapter has a special construction that allows the lens to be mounted closer to the sensor (basically inside the camera body partially);
Has anyone tried this type of adapter before?


Products photos here:

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Adapter M42 to Nifon F mount-foscus infinity possible Reply with quote

As an anti-spam measure, 1st posts cannot show images. So one of us will usually quote a new member's first post. Welcome to the forum.

You're right -- that is an interesting looking adapter. I don't shoot Nikon, though, so I'm not familiar with the problems one may have when using M42 lenses on a Nikon body. It does look to solve a registration distance problem, though, doesn't it?

cccornel wrote:
I found this adapter on Ebay, made in China by KIPON...and sells by "sh_photo_1"not very cheap unfortunately.
A few pictures of the product are attached below;
What I found interesting is that the seller stated that "focus infinity is OK". As you can see from the pictures it seems that there isn't any additional glass between your M42 lens and photo sensor. Moreover looks like the adapter has a special construction that allows the lens to be mounted closer to the sensor (basically inside the camera body partially);
Has anyone tried this type of adapter before? http://i41.tinypic.com/dfuglk.jpg


Products photos here:
http://i41.tinypic.com/dfuglk.jpg
and here
http://i40.tinypic.com/2lcldnp.jpg








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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This adapter couldnt let the M42 screw go further into the Nikon, the M42 mounting flange will always be in the way.

The nearest I have ever got to infinity with a glassless adapter and M42 lenses was like this - sorry no original photos but you get the gist.. I cut the flange from a reversing ring. The Nikon flange has to be filed down inside to fit the M42. If you want a permanent fitting glue it, If you want a temporary but firm fitting put hotglue on the M42 thread and spread it with a hot knife. Push the M42 into the nikon ring immediately.



PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any news on the MF forum adapters as mentioned by Attila?


PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Geiz ist geil!" - "avarice is ace" was the stupid slogan of some idiotic marketing peope here in Germany some times ago.

Let's have a look, if this is correct:

A L39 to Sony E adpter incl. postage for 7,99 Euros?
http://www.ebay.de/itm/300959767637?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

adapter did arrive very fast, because shipment was from GB, not from fareast. Adapter is well made for this price, BUT:

My older Leitz lenses have a Fix at inifite pos. and need to be pressed down to focus to nearer distances. The adapter is too thick in diameter and button was not downpressable.
So I had to remove material by machining from the outer ring:

This adapter fortunately is build from two parts: inner ring with L39 thread and outer ring. The inner ring is able to be turned in the thread angle You prefer and fixed with three screws. This turning has NO influence on the focus distance, it's only to turn the lens's display in the correct postion.

Fortunately the adapter did focus a very little bid beyound infinite, so it works now.
Machining did show, that the quality of the used aluminium is not the very best, as can be seen in striae formation.

But one should not await too much for this price.


...aaahm, as I see now on the last pic.: dust was not included in the price Wink


PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the same seller a Nikon to Sony E adapter:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/310726418965?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

for 11,69 Euro - a bargain?

o.k. let's see:
Nikon lens sits strong and without any move, that's wellcome.
Adapter sits on the Sony also very good fixed.

I don't like the roundet fixing for the Nikon Lenses, a strong cutoff like the original Nikon bayonet would have shown more precise manufacture:

All in all the adapter seems to be o.k. for this price.

BUT: Focussing to infinite is not possible, the adapter is too thick.
Had to remove 0,5mm material by turning: bayonet screwed from the adapter and reduce the inner ring hight 0,5mm; could have even been a bit more, I need to do it again....

Facit: The producer did obviously not mention that anodising would add some material to the adapter.

If one is not in contact with a machinist, the adapter is worthless - even for 11,69 Euro. Crying or Very sad


PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello to all

If it might help, i received today this adapter for C/Y to EOS, seller is "jackthehat" from UK. Adapter cost is 15,99.

Click here to see on Ebay

I'm using Zeiss lenses from my Contax film cameras : Planar 1.4 & 1.7/50mm and 2.8/135 Sonnar
previous adapter let some loose... especially with the Sonnar which was not so great as you may imagine

But that late adapter fits perfectly, lenses hold still in place, no mirror issue. I'm using them on a Canon EOS 1Ds, but i think the adapter can suit a 5D and aother without any issues


PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:27 am    Post subject: K&F Concept FD to FX adapter. Reply with quote

K&F Concept FD to FX adapter
Bought from ebay: http://www.ebay.ie/itm/321598753993
For 9, free postage, received within a week from purchase.

Not bad at all. It is all metal with its inner tube painted matte black so it does not reflect any light to the sensor (although it would not be an issue with the FD lenses).
BUT, the infinity focus comes sooner than the infinity hard stop on the lens' focusing ring. I have been using the adapter with the FD 50mm 1.4 SSC on my X-Pro 1 and the pre-focused at infinity photos where all soft. After investigating it a bit I have discovered that the real infinity is a few mm before the infinity hard stop. I have contacted the seller and he told me that these adapters are a bit shorter so that focusing at infinity is guaranteed.
Other than that they are perfect, all metallic and they do not scratch the cameras lens mount or the lens' mount.


PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since my recent swap from Canon 5D Mkll to Sony a7 I've had to buy a bunch of E-mount adapters (Nikon, M42, OM, PK, Adaptall, C/Y). I seem to have got lucky first time with K&F Concept, every adapter is a nice, tight fit to the lenses. There's a tiny amount of movement between camera and adapter but not enough to complain about. So, I'm really pleased with this make of adapter.

I would like to find a Canon EF to E mount (af) adapter but I can't find any feedback from users. Most of these adapters are around the 50 quid mark so I don't want to get it wrong, please share your views if you have one Thank you!


PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After I bought my NEX 7, I ordered adapters for it: Canon FD, Canon EOS, Nikon F, Pentax K, M42, M39 and C-mount. I bought them all off eBay from the same seller. The brand I bought was Fotasy. Made in China, of course, but they are made very well and they feature a good, snug fit. -- Unlike the Chinese-made Nikon F to EOS adapter I bought a few years ago. It has slop in it that I've never been able to get rid of entirely.

Most recently, I bought Fotasy adapters for Canon FD and Nikon F that have an integral tripod mount. Paid about $15 each for these two. They are just as well made as the previous 7 I bought. The tripod mounts are securely made and provide the sort of relief my NEX 7 needs when hanging heavy lenses with no tripod mount off the front of it.


PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jupiter 8 (50mm) lens to Nikon D3300? Any adaptor/Mount? Tips?


PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alexcrushjohnson wrote:
Jupiter 8 (50mm) lens to Nikon D3300? Any adaptor/Mount? Tips?

Depends what mount the Jupiter has, you need to tell us that.


PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alexcrushjohnson wrote:
Jupiter 8 (50mm) lens to Nikon D3300? Any adaptor/Mount? Tips?

Not feasible. You can only focus very close on your Nikon D330.


PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've built up a collection of cheap adapters over the years, but I haven't kept details of the supplier/make of most of them.

My main cameras are MFT & PK mounts, few of the PK adapters I have are particularly special (T2. M42, M39, & Adaptall 2)
The only exceptional PK adapter is a home made plunger style tilt/shift adapter for enlarger lenses (shift movement is rather minimal)

Among the MFT models there are a few worth mentioning.

NB. I don't have any EOS lenses but it is a mount which can take adapters to all sorts of other mounts, so I've ended up using it as an intermediate. I have adapters for PK,M42, OM, Adaptall2 & reversing rings to use on EOS adapters Which greatly adds to the flexibility of my kit Smile

My first was to fit PK lenses on MFT & provide a tilting movement. Whilst fun to play with it has a tendency to jamb on the camera body so I've not used it for quite a while.
A later tilt adapter is a FOTGA MFT to EOS which also has a tripod mount. This doesn't jamb on the mounts at all, but seems considerably less controllable than my original model, being a ball & socket type joint which can be tightened up.

Another specialist adapter is a MFT to M42 helicoid. The one I got proved to be ~0.1mm too long for infinity focus with a typical M42 lens. A great shame as an adapter that works for everyday use yet extends to give closer focusing is brilliant. I later managed this with a MFT to EOS helicoid (which came from Roxsen). This wasn't available when I got the first one.

For me a useful toy is a MFT to EOS focal reducer (mine is the RJ version) giving a second focal length for each of the lenses I can put on it, and effectively making the lens faster to boot.

Among the adapters that lack special features are a few that are a little unusual, these include:
A combined c mount & short M42 adapter to go on MFT (the short M42 being useful for mounting helicoids/bellows etc.
A 1.25" telescope tube to c mount (usable with the above to get a camera closer than the usual T2 adapters, allowing prime focus with normal Newtonian scopes).

Apart from those above I've rarely had any problems with adapters despite tending to buy the very cheapest.
One M42 adapter I ordered turned out to be T2 instead (M42x0.75 rather than M42x1) It's not as useful IMO but I've forgotten which one it was!
The Sony A to MFT adapter I got is too short (0.6mm less than internet registration tables suggest) My only A mount lens is a 10mm/2.8 where the short registration has severe effects on focusing (needs to be set to ~25cm for infinity). I've ended up shimming the lens rather than the adapter to improve matters as this works slightly better for slipping it into the EOS adapters.


PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:51 pm    Post subject: C/Y adapters Reply with quote

No maker marked, but I have one C/Y adapter where the little spring leaf that latches into the bayonet indent (and needs some fiddling with a screwdriver to loosen again) is too short to latch. Yes, the maker has thoughtfully provided a slit in the spring and a screw to enable adjustments, but the spring leaf is still to short and the lens does not latch and may easily loosen.

Conclusion, do make sure that the latch works.

p.


PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently picked up a Contax IIIA Color Dial with the 50mm f1.5 Sonnar. The body was dead but the lens was near mint. I was only able to find two adapters to fit the lens to my Fuji X cameras. One was made in Russia using old Russian lens and body parts and the other was made is Venezuela by Amedeo Muscelli. Amedeo makes hand crafted adapters to fit Leica, Sony and Fuji cameras to Contax and Nikon RF mount lenses and they are more costly than the Russian versions.
I bought one from him and, despite all of the turmoil in Venezuela, it arrived safely and is perfect. Very smooth focus and locks tight to the lens. It accommodates both the internal and external Contax mounts.

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