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    What M42 adapters allowing infinity focusing?

    Does anyone know what non screw bodies can take M42 lenses thru adapters and have infinity focusing without the use of the incorporated lens. I know Pentax can, are there others?
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    There's a body to lens mount adapter list here: http://cameraquest.com/adaptslr.htm

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    Thanks. It seems I might be able to use one on my A1 but not on my FT3.
    Btw, B&H has em.
    Last edited by waynecrider; 10-15-2011 at 09:31 AM. Click to view previous post history.
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    any M42 and eos.
    i use several ...

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    Rolleiflex keeps the "auto-diaphragm" function if present....
    M6, SL, SL2, R5, P6x7, SL3003, SL35-E, F, F2, FM, FE-2, Varex IIa

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    That list looks a little short.
    Essentially, any camera body with a film to flange distance less than the screw-mount film-to-flange distance can accept the screw-mount lenses with the proper adapter. Most of these combinations have had an adapter made at some time or another.

    Generally, the canon FD and EOS mounts have the shortest flange, so there are adapters available for many different lenses.

    However one consideration is that any non-m42 camera will only be able to meter with these lenses in stopped-down mode. So if you will only be shooting wide-open, you will be fine. But if you want to stop-down the lens it will be inconvenient.

    Somewhere there is a good website that lists the different film-to-flange measurements of most camera systems.
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    I have a Contax 139Q and a Fotodiox M-42 adaptor for my Helios and Jupiter M-42 lenses. Works slick and provides infinty focus.
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    AFAIK Nikon F, Olympus OM and Leica R cannot focus infinity without optical elements in the adapter.

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