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Vello M42 Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera Adapter

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  • Adapts M42 Mount Lens for Use on Canon EOS Camera

The Vello M42 Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera Adapter allows you to attach an M42 mount lens to a Canon EOS camera body. The all-metal adapter is designed to fit the lens securely, yet can still be removed easily when not needed.

Automatic aperture and AE metering will be disabled by the lens adapter as there will be no electrical communication between camera body and lens. You will need to set exposures manually or meter in aperture priority mode. If the lens does not have a manual aperture collar, the aperture will be stopped down to its smallest f/stop. The lens will retain its ability to focus to infinity.

Features durable all-metal construction
Vello M42 Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    VelloM42 Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera Adapter
     
    4.9

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (17)
    • Durable (12)
    • Compact (6)
    • Lightweight (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (8)
      • Wildlife photos (5)
      • Sports/action (3)
      • Video (3)
      • Weddings (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (8)
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      5.0

      Very nicely made product

      By kaybee

      from British Columbia

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vello M42 Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera Adapter:

          Yay! - I can use my old Takumar Pentax lenses - glad I didn't get rid of them. This adapter works well. It is a bit heavy but it's beautifully finished.Just be aware that it is all-metal. Mounted on the EF adapter for my EOS-M, it caused an error message and stopped the shutter from firing. I fixed it by applying a layer of tape to the inner flange in the area of the contacts, so it wouldn't short-out the contact pins. It now works very nicely with my old manual lenses.

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          5.0

          Works & Very Solid

          By iansonofjohn

          from Sudbury Ontario Canada

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Vello M42 Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera Adapter:

              This adaptor worked perfectly to put some old M42 glass on my Canon 5D3. I had originally gone with an autofocus confirming cheapo one from @ which did not work. This one is a very solid hunk of metal. Feels very tight and does what it is supposed to. It does not have an electronic component so there is no focus confirming which may be an issue for some people.

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              5.0

              Well made product

              By BraHe

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vello M42 Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera Adapter:

                  Nice tight fit no play at all when mounted on the camera and easy to install. I used this to mount my old Yashica lenses on my 6D with great results.

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                  5.0

                  Great device

                  By Tom Atlanta

                  from 35 miles north of Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vello M42 Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera Adapter:

                      Bought this adapter to see if I could use some of my old 35mm camera lenses (vivitar, etc) on my Canon T3i. YES! For $ I went from having 3 lenses to 11 - including some really good range ones like a 50-135mm zoom and a wide angle 20mm lens. Bought three more of these adapters after I realized how well it works.

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                      5.0

                      Perfect focus with vintage Zeiss + EOS D

                      By Jesús Piñeiro V.

                      from Caracas, VENEZUELA

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Astrophotography
                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Wildlife Photos

                        Comments about Vello M42 Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera Adapter:

                        Perfect focus with vintage Zeiss Aus Jena MC Flektogon 2.4/35 (M42) mounted on Canon EOS 50D
                        Perfect adjust between lens to adapter and adapter to EOS Camera Body
                        High grade finished
                        The old lens work very good on Digital Camera in Av mode.

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                        5.0

                        The Very Best Service

                        By Sam

                        from Shreveport, Louisiana

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

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                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Vello M42 Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera Adapter:

                            I have ordered from B & H for nearly 40 years. Visiting the store is like being a kid in a candy
                            store.

                            You have the best product knowledge, computer search and personel to back it all up.
                            It is always a successful pleasure to shop
                            B & H Photo !
                            Thank you,
                            Sam Stroope

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                            5.0

                            Solid adapter

                            By Photog

                            from Chicago

                            Comments about Vello M42 Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera Adapter:

                            Nice tight for the money. Using it on a long lens with both a 6d and 5d mkII. Much better then the cheap [*]ones.

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                            5.0

                            Worth the money!

                            By Bob the hiker

                            from Houston, MN

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                            • Only Manual Lens Adjust

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Vello M42 Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera Adapter:

                            This adapter enabled me to mount my 300mm f4 Takumar lens purchased
                            years ago onto my Canon 7d digital SLR camera. The adapter screws onto the threaded base of the lens, then engages and couples with the camera lens
                            mounting receptacle. Who says you can't put a square peg in a round hole!
                            This adapter basically lets you do that.

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                            5.0

                            Very nice adapter

                            By Bonyo

                            from Charleston

                            Comments about Vello M42 Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera Adapter:

                            Perfect for my Helios 44-2 lens. Love it.

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                            4.0

                            Canon EOS lens adapter

                            By doremus

                            from central NJ

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Hard To See Lens F Stop

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Vello M42 Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera Adapter:

                            I use the adapter to mount a 200mm lens with a Pentax screw mount to my Canon 50D. It is easy to connect and disconnect. It enables me to use a very old but excellent lens that had languished in a camera bag.
                            I cannot use any of the auto features of the camera. I can only use manual, but that is the way I used the lens with my 35mm SLR.

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                            5.0

                            AWESOME and a tight fit

                            By Caley

                            from Austin TX

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Good Video Quality
                            • Great Picture Quality
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Underwater
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Vello M42 Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera Adapter:

                            I found an old Super Takumar Telephoto lens that did not fit the EF mount on my Canon. So doing some research I found this, and allow me to tell you that it does the job well. There is no bleeding light coming in through where the mount meets the lens. Perfect fit.

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                            5.0

                            Fun.

                            By Lex

                            from Detroit, MI

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery

                              Comments about Vello M42 Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera Adapter:

                              Lets me mount Takumar MC lenses to my Canon 60D. Using vintage lenses on a modern camera is pretty fun. Very solid steel construction, mates perfectly with both the EOS bayonet and M42 threads. Provides a very interesting look, with more green and blue saturation than many modern lenses. Worth it just to broaden your horizons a bit. Grab this, and a cheap, used, M42 lens, and kick it old school for a while.

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                              5.0

                              Solid adapter

                              By Dave

                              from Los Angeles, CA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                              • Alignment Off

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Vello M42 Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera Adapter:

                                Solid construction and fit perfectly. Found it easier to attach by screwing into the lens first, then the camera. Only downside is the alignment is slightly off, the center point for the focus and aperature rings is slightly to the right. Not a huge deal, but slightly annoying.

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                                5.0

                                Very nice!

                                By KMC

                                from CT

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Vello M42 Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera Adapter:

                                    Wow! This is a solid, quite substantial and, compared with other make adapters, somewhat heavy piece of metal. It fit my Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 50mm f/1.4 like a glove. It also fit well to my camera. If you have one of these old Takumar lenses, you need this adapter.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Adapter

                                    By Jake Stockman

                                    from NY

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Solid

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Vello M42 Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera Adapter:

                                        It does exactly what it is supposed to plus solid build it is definitely worth the money. I use it with a 55mm asahi super-takumar f2.8

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                                        5.0

                                        Solid Build

                                        By Bill

                                        from Kelseyville, CA

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Video
                                          • Weddings/Events

                                          Comments about Vello M42 Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera Adapter:

                                          There is no give where the lens meets the camera, which had been a problem with cheaper adapters. This is a very well built product

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Buy!

                                          By Urban Forest Media

                                          from Maryland

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy to Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Vello M42 Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera Adapter:

                                              Solid construction and works perfectly. Definitely would recommend this product!

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                                              5.0

                                              Saves thousands

                                              By old geezer

                                              from volcano CA

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy to Use

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Vello M42 Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera Adapter:

                                                  allows me to use old, high quality lenses I cannot afford to replace on new Canon camera

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                                                  4.0

                                                  M42 Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera Adapt

                                                  By Rulez25

                                                  from Haledon NJ

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Compact
                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Easy to Use

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Scratches On The Camera

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                                  • Video
                                                  • Weddings/Events

                                                  Comments about Vello M42 Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera Adapter:

                                                  It was very useful and fits most of my M42 lens , but it leaves marks on the camera . Other than that great product.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Perfect adapter

                                                  By TJ Webb

                                                  from Clemmons, NC

                                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Compact
                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Easy to Use
                                                  • Great Picture Quality
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Video

                                                    Comments about Vello M42 Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera Adapter:

                                                    I am using this on my 6D and it is amazing! My favorite lens now is a vintage sears 28mm prime. It fits nice and firm on my camera with no movement.

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