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01-26-2011, 10:03 AM   #1
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Takumar Compatibility Question

I have a couple of Takumar lenses I've been using with my Pentax Film SLR - SF1

I also have a DSLR Canon Rebel XT and I'm wondering if it is possible to use the Takumar lenses from the Pentax with the Canon.

It's obvious they do not have the same size connection because it doesn't fit straight up.

Are there adapters for this issue? What are they called? If so, will the Takumar work properly once attached to my Rebel?

Hoping to save some money and multi task lenses!!

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Yes it's possible- all you need is a universal m42 adapter for the canon eos mount.
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Thanks so much Adam. Can you help me out and post a link to one from any online site so I can see it? I have to order one and I want to be sure to get the correct item. I won't hold you to pricing etc... just want to see what I'm after!

Thanks!
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Never used a Canon but the genuine Pentax M42 to K mount works fine.

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Amazon.com: Bower Screw Mount / M42-Canon EOS Body EF Lens Adapter: Electronics

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Thank you Phil1!

That one is about 40 bucks... wondering if this one is the same for much less?

Bower Lens Adapter Canon - AF Camera Bodies to Pentax CAFM42 B&H
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tienne Quote
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I also have a DSLR Canon Rebel XT and I'm wondering if it is possible to use the Takumar lenses from the Pentax with the Canon....
Are there adapters for this issue? What are they called? If so, will the Takumar work properly once attached to my Rebel?........
Here's a link to an ebay page full of canon-m42 adapters. canon m42 adapter items - Get great deals on Cameras Photo, Computers Networking items on eBay.com!

I've used them very successfully with Takumars on a Digital Rebel.

I recommend getting an adapter with the focus-feedback chip as it will be a great help in focusing (focus confirmation will beep and the light will light when focus is achieved.) Here's one that ships from the States: AF Confirm M42 Lens to Canon EOS EF 50D 40D 30D Adapter - eBay (item 250655122318 end time Feb-16-11 23:08:02 PST)
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Thanks newarts!! I have a rebel xt not one of the canons listed but hopefully it will still work!!

great price!
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Thank you Phil1!

That one is about 40 bucks... wondering if this one is the same for much less?

Bower Lens Adapter Canon - AF Camera Bodies to Pentax CAFM42 B&H
I recommend getting one with a feed-back chip. It'll make your life better. see:AF Confirm M42 Lens to Canon EOS EF 50D 40D 30D Adapter - eBay (item 250655122318 end time Feb-16-11 23:08:02 PST)

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The customer reviews might be of interest from the Amazon link:
Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Bower Screw Mount / M42-Canon EOS Body EF Lens Adapter
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