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08-24-2010, 03:45 PM   #196
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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
... I haven't decided if I want to spend $42 on the special m42 adapter for it.
I assume with such adapter you would lose infinity ?


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QuoteOriginally posted by georgweb Quote
I assume with such adapter you would lose infinity ?


M42 Mamiya Sekor SX 2.8/135 on K100D
It shouldn't because the part that presses the pin is to the inside of the adapter. I have one for the Mamiya CS mount that is specifically made for the SX series lenses and it retains infinity.

The K-mount is from these people. The one with the "shoulder" is special order and 38 pounds. The price has gone up since I booked marked it.

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Edit: I need to take a pic of my Mamiya adapter. I think Yashica made one as well for their mount.
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Pentax is unique among the remaining camera manufacturers to maintain such a level of backward compatibility to the Golden Age of open source lens mounts. So let's mount them M42's and show off the results!
The M42 Crew.
This isn't really true. I consider the Canon EF mount much better suited (mechanically) for M42 lenses, simply because infinity focus can be achieved while using a sensible (flanged) adaptor; unlike Pentax which requires the inconvenient and fiddly in-mount type. I have one, but I don't like having to use it.
But this isn't usually a problem for me, as most of my M42 shots use extension tubes, so the extra 1mm doesn't matter.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Spongefingers Quote

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This isn't really true. I consider the Canon EF mount much better suited (mechanically) for M42 lenses, simply because infinity focus can be achieved while using a sensible (flanged) adaptor; unlike Pentax which requires the inconvenient and fiddly in-mount type. I have one, but I don't like having to use it.
But this isn't usually a problem for me, as most of my M42 shots use extension tubes, so the extra 1mm doesn't matter.
Actually Nesster's statement is more accurate than you give it credit. First off, Pentax does maintain infinity focus with the authentic Pentax adapter and it does it at the 45.46 registration distance. However, Canon can't use FD and FL glass with a couple of minor exceptions making reverse compatible for canon glass very small. I have the EOS-FD macro adapter that allows the use of the macro lenses and the FD bellows on EOS bodies. There is a related adapter that works on some lenses. However, these were made in limited supply and are often very expensive when found. I want even get into the metering issues but Pentax is very straightforward with the m42 lenses. Pentax's current bodies can use 98% of all vintage Pentax glass since 1957. Canon is at less than 1%.
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Soligor Tele-Auto 135mm/2.8, f2.8


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Wojtek, great pictures and I really like the boy portrait. He really pops out of the picture although there is no sun in the picture. The sunlit picture of the red berries is great also imo. Are all these pics from the Soligor ?

Here's a macro shot from a cheap plastic barrel lens, which you can also find with the 'Panorama' label. If it is fogged up a little, you can clean it from the front easily (for the tinkerer that is). It has a dedicated Aperture cable release connection, should work on bellows.

M42 MC Enna Macro Ennalyt 3.5/28, minimum focus distance without bellows on K100D + tripod, 5sek.

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QuoteOriginally posted by georgweb Quote
Wojtek, great pictures and I really like the boy portrait. He really pops out of the picture although there is no sun in the picture. The sunlit picture of the red berries is great also imo. Are all these pics from the Soligor ?

Here's a macro shot from a cheap plastic barrel lens, which you can also find with the 'Panorama' label. If it is fogged up a little, you can clean it from the front easily (for the tinkerer that is). It has a dedicated Aperture cable release connection, should work on bellows.

M42 MC Enna Macro Ennalyt 3.5/28, minimum focus distance without bellows on K100D + tripod, 5sek.
Dziękuję!Tak, wszystkie zdjęcia z Soligor Tele-Auto 135/2.8.Wszystko z Soligor.

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105mm Telesar enlarger lens on Asahi Pentax M42 bellows out in the garden.



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Isco Gottingen Berolina Westromat 35mm f2.8 at various apertures which I'm not going to try to remember the order of use.
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Quite something you got there Arjay.


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More Telesar 105mm enlarger lens on bellows:

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