Fotodiox adapter for M42 lens
Just received my Fotodiox adapter for M42 mount. It's a screwmount M42 for the 1960-1970s Pentax Asahi manual lenses with great bokeh. I have 3 lenses and tried 2 of them. The adapter I got has the infinity focus capability by having a glass element on the back. It included a Nikon rear lens cap. Has anyone else used this? I'm concerned that it will not stop down my Tamron 24mm f/2.5 lens. Looks good through the viewfinder. Glad I can finally use it on my Nikon 8008s and FM2n bodies. I've had it used for about 9 years and didn't want to have to get another used one for the F-mount. Has anyone else used this Fotodiox M42 screwmount adapter for other M42 screwmount lenses? Any favorite lenses in the M42 format that you plan on using for their look instead of a Nikkor (not because of the cost?)
#1. "RE: Fotodiox adapter for M42 lens" | In response to Reply # 0Leonard62 Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009Sun 04-Dec-11 10:48 PM
I probably would not buy an adapter that had a lens element to allow infinity focusing. I would worry the resolution would be degraded. I believe that was the concern with using the older Canon FD lenses on the EOS bodies. But I do have a Pentax kit and when I want to use the lenses on a digital body I have a full frame Canon body for that plus for my Leica R lenses.
As for Pentax lenses I would like to try on a Nikon body I would choose the original Super Takumar 50mm f1.4 lens with the radioactive element. That's a super lens and was one of the best in it's day.
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