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Vintage lens adapter for Canon 5D mark II

I'm sure this quesiton have been answer before in other variations but since English is not my first languages and I'm not too fimiliar in the camera world I feel I can only get the correct answer I ask this question about my specific problem.
I have tried Google but I'm not a 100% sure of the answers and options I have found.

I have some older lens which I use on my Lumix DMC GX80 which works perfectly well. The lenses I have are:
Helios 442 58
SMC 50 1.4
SMC 55 1.8
SMC 28 2.8

Curently I'm thinking about changing to a full frame camera. I'm looking a the Canon 5D Mark II because of the price level and fits my needs.

However I read the that some of the older lenses, including some of those I have, have trouble the flange distance for both Canon and Nikon due to the adapter.
I read some rather complicated solutions which won't fit me but I also saw an older thread in here where a person linked some eBay links for another solutions. But those link where dead now.

So my question is if there's an adapter I can get for the Canon 5D Mark II which will fit with my lenses without me having to do some work on the lenses?


And bear with me. This is my first post and not too sure of the camara lingo


Thanks!

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QuoteOriginally posted by molle Quote
Curently I'm thinking about changing to a full frame camera. I'm looking a the Canon 5D Mark II because of the price level and fits my needs.

However I read the that some of the older lenses, including some of those I have, have trouble the flange distance for both Canon and Nikon due to the adapter.
The issue on FF Canon bodies is interference of the aperture actuator (all K-mount) and/or rear element (some M42) with the mirror. This is not something that can be managed by changing adapters.


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Very cheap adapters on Ebay....they just screw on.The ones to buy are the ones that come with an EF cap.

QuoteOriginally posted by molle Quote
Helios 442 58
SMC 50 1.4
SMC 55 1.8
SMC 28 2.8
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
The issue on FF Canon bodies is interference of the aperture actuator (all K-mount) and/or rear element (some M42) with the mirror. This is not something that can be managed by changing adapters.


Steve
So there's nothing to do other than buying a camera from another brand?

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Hi Molle
I guess the only sure way is to use a Pentax FF camera and a the K - M42 adapter. ( for the Helios )
Its only problem is the price compared to the Canon but atleast it will work.


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Hi Molle
I guess the only sure way is to use a Pentax FF camera and a the K - M42 adapter. ( for the Helios )
Its only problem is the price compared to the Canon but atleast it will work.


Dave
Hi Dave

I read the Sony A7 (mirrorless) should also work as well.
But yeah, I looked on the Pentax but the price though.. A bit too much for me know.
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QuoteOriginally posted by molle Quote
Hi Dave

I read the Sony A7 (mirrorless) should also work as well.
But yeah, I looked on the Pentax but the price though.. A bit too much for me know.
Yep, a used A7 would definitely do the job.


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