Discussion in 'Canon EOS Digital SLRs' started by porkphoto, Jun 10, 2018.
It does sound reasonable though.
I bought a cheap FD to EOS adapter and was not too pleased with the results (I know many people have the opposite reaction with their images) so bought a M42 to EOS adapter, also cheap, this was supposed to provide focus confirmation but it did not. I then purchased a cheap M42 adapter with a flange that would depress the pin on auto lenses, much better! I was much more pleased with those images. I tried my Chinon 200mm F3.5 M42 on my 20D and enjoyed the results.
Great shots, I'm glad to see you did not give up. I like the composition of the first image. Thanks for sharing your experience.
I am getting focus confirmation with my cheap M42-EOS adapter on both the EOS-1Ds and the EOS-20D. I have not seen an M42 adapter that depresses the pin. It is good to know that they exist but I don't need one as my Super-Takumars and SMC-Takumars all have Manual/Auto switches and Manual mode effectively pushes the pin. I have two Tamron Adaptall-2 lenses which don't have Man/Auto switches but I have made reversible modifications to those which keeps the pin pushed in.
Those flower images are great. You could not wish for better than that.
Sorry for the delay replying - I mainly use my Canon as a testbed for lenses for a wide variety of mounts, so a LOT of my pictures are taken with other lenses. Of course they're mostly of the "look, this lens can focus on a fairly distant church" variety for eBay listings so I can't point to any particularly outstanding examples. I've got adapters for most of the common mounts - without checking I have (in order of used most to least; * indicates a dandelion chip is fitted, ** that the mount has a compensating lens to allow it to focus to infinity)
Pentax Screw - the one I use most *
Pentax Bayonet *
Praktica Bayonet *
Canon FD **
Minolta AF * ** and MD * **
M39 for older Zenits
Nikon - rarely used since I have a D90, but sometimes useful for older lenses
Fujica FX ** - used a couple of times.
Rollei QBM - only used once
Contax/Yashica - probably only used it once
The Tamron Adaptall one is just a dumb mount that simply locks the lens to the body and stops down the lens - you have to set the aperture by hand, of course, since there's no way the electronics of a canon could work with it. At some point I'll probably add a dandelion chip for metering; I have this on the T-mount and some of the adapters and it does make things easier.
later - sorry, for some reason I marked both of the Pentax adapters as having compensating lenses - they don't, and don't need one.
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