Adapted lenses

Discussion in 'Canon EOS Digital SLRs' started by porkphoto, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. rayallen

    rayallen Active Member Site Supporter

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    It does sound reasonable though.
     
  2. Robert Shears

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    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.
     

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  3. porkphoto

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Thank you.
     
  6. Marcus Rowland

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    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 *
    Olympus OM1
    Praktica Bayonet *
    Canon FD **
    Minolta AF * ** and MD * **
    Tamron Adaptall
    Exakta Varex
    T-mount *
    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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    Testing a Mamiya RB67 50mm f4.5 lens on Canon 6D body.
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  8. Robert Shears

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    Lovely image, there is life in the old lenses yet.
     
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    Nice image, the mamaya/ 6D works well, my only suggestion is that the owner of the paddock in the foreground needs to get some goats into the it to eat down the vegetation
     
  10. Barry Gallagher

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    Hi, New member here so I hope I've chosen the correct section to ask my question.
    I'm a fairly new owner of an 80D and love it, I was wondering if it was possible to use any of my Olympus 4/3 (NOT MICRO) lenses on it.
    I can find plenty of adverts for MICRO 4/3 Adapters but nothing at all for the ORIGINAL 4/3 lenses to Canon EF - I do realise that I would probably lose all AUTO functions but I generally work in Manual anyway.
    Any help or info would be greatly appreciated.
     
  11. porkphoto

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    I'll try to answer this inquiry as best I can. The registry for Olympus 4/3 system is wrong compared to the registry of a Canon EOS system therefore it cannot be made to fit. There are adapters for the Zuiko OM lens to Canon EOS but that's a different lens altogether. I hope this helps.
     
  12. Barry Gallagher

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    Hi, Thanks for your reply though I'm not sure I understand "registry", I know they make them for the MICRO 4/3 - are they so different?
     
  13. porkphoto

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    Registry when referring to cameras and lenses is the distance from the sensor to the rear element of the lens after it is mounted. Some combinations of cameras and lenses require that the lens be so close so as to require the lens to be inside the camera body, needless to say that will not work out too well for the mirror. A good site to visit is Camera Quest or Fotodiox, if they do not have any listing for a camera and lens combination that would mean that that combination will not work. I hope this helps. Good luck.
     
  14. Barry Gallagher

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    Excellent - Thanks, now things start to make sense. I'll definitely check out those sites, thanks again for the quick response.
     
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    Here is the Mamiya 50mm f4.5 mounted on my 6D. Lol...the lens is so huge that it practically dwarfs the camera, but what sweet music it makes. After I work with it some more I'll do better. So far I like the results I'm getting.
    Canon-Mamiya-a2.jpg
     
  16. Craig Sherriff

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    A sweet looking set up, kinder makes me want one
     
  17. porkphoto

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    Yes Craig, its a great set-up. The lens is big and heavy but perfect for good balance and a steady hand-hold. After more testing it seems the 65mm f4.5 appears to perform a tad better. I haven't tested it outdoors in real life yet, first chance I get I want to do some shooting before all the snow melts. Thank you for your input and comment.
     

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