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VelloM42 Mount Lens to Canon EOS Camera Adapter
 
4.8

(based on 24 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (18)
  • Durable (14)
  • Compact (7)
  • Lightweight (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (9)
  • Wildlife photos (5)
  • Sports/action (3)
  • Video (3)
  • Weddings (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (10), Photo enthusiast (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect focus with vintage Zeiss + EOS D

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Doesn't Work with EOS Adapter needs modification

This adapter works great "AFTER" you fix the biggest problem with it which is that it doesn't work with a metabones IV adapter. The metal adapter errors out when it touches the...Read complete review

This adapter works great "AFTER" you fix the biggest problem with it which is that it doesn't work with a metabones IV adapter. The metal adapter errors out when it touches the contacts on the EOS adapter.I solved this by putting duct tape on the adapter where it touched the contacts which fixed it and now it all works fine.I am going to have to look [*] for a rubber ring I can glue to it to prevent this from happening permanantly.Otherwise it is a great adapter for my vintage pentax lens collection.I used it with an a7Rii and a Metabones IV and a fotdiox adapter

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3.0

Doesn't Work with EOS Adapter needs modification

By soulsurge

from colorado springs, CO

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

  • Doesn't Work With Adapter

Best Uses

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

    This adapter works great "AFTER" you fix the biggest problem with it which is that it doesn't work with a metabones IV adapter. The metal adapter errors out when it touches the contacts on the EOS adapter.I solved this by putting duct tape on the adapter where it touched the contacts which fixed it and now it all works fine.I am going to have to look [*] for a rubber ring I can glue to it to prevent this from happening permanantly.Otherwise it is a great adapter for my vintage pentax lens collection.I used it with an a7Rii and a Metabones IV and a fotdiox adapter

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    5.0

    Flawless and tiny

    By Kevin

    from New York

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

    I am so please with this item. Solid construction and made of high quality material. It screwed right into my Super Takumar lens and fit like an original lens on my Canon SL1. Always a pleasure shopping here. Kareem W. helped me by the way. He is in video but still extremely knowledgeable.

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    5.0

    What I needed

    By Russ

    from Virginia

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

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

      This was exactly what I needed to connect my 10" telescope to my 6D. In the old days I used a film Pentax SLR.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Exactly What I needed for my vintage lens

      By Cohnjoyne

      from Boston, MA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Vintage Lens

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

        Great, tight fit for my old Helios lens on my Canon T2i.

        It opens up you lens options to a whole world of old but interesting and inexpensive choices.

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        • No

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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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                    • No

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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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                          • No

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          The Very Best Service

                          By Sam

                          from Shreveport, Louisiana

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            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

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                              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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                              • No

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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

                              Verified Buyer

                              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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