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FotodioXPro Lens Mount Adapter for M42 Lens to Canon EF Mount Camera
 
4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

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    (4)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Durable (10)
  • Reliable (10)
  • Lightweight (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (8)
  • Portraits (7)
  • Studio (6)
  • Home (5)
  • Travel (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (6), Enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Works great

By Astra65

from Santa Clarita, CA

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Inexpensive
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Home
    • Landscape Photography
    • Macro Photography
    • Portraits
    • Studio
    • Traveling

    Comments about FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter for M42 Lens to Canon EF Mount Camera:

    I've bought this adapter so I can use an old Russian lens on my Canon 5D MK3. It is very well made, attaches securely to the lens and the camera body, no light leaks or any other issues, and the price is great!

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    • No

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    5.0

    Solid!

    By tgerz

    from San Diego

    Comments about FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter for M42 Lens to Canon EF Mount Camera:

    Flashy pictures, models in bikinis (pick your poison: Borat or Baywatch), fast cars! This has none of that. It is a piece of metal that does what it needs to. Perfect!

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    5.0

    Solid

    By tgerz

    from San Diego

    Comments about FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter for M42 Lens to Canon EF Mount Camera:

    I see a lot of products that show photos of some shiny metallic object that fits all of the criteria anyone would ever need. This one is totally like that. The difference between this one and most others is that the actual product you receive could be anything 0.o I was happy to see that this was just a simple piece of metal. A bracket that did what it said it would. Integrity. What a concept!

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    5.0

    Worked just as expected!

    By ajaxburger

    from Philadelphia, PA

    Comments about FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter for M42 Lens to Canon EF Mount Camera:

    I received this in the mail earlier than the designated time in quite a big box for just a little piece of metal. The early delivery was a plus, and when I connected it to my camera to see how it fit, it was and still is a very tight fit. Make sure the lens is attacked when you connect it, and that you can use the lens to turn the adapter ring to get it out.

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    5.0

    Exactly what I needed

    By Adam

    from Searcy

    Comments about FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter for M42 Lens to Canon EF Mount Camera:

    Shipped to me fast, fit snug on my canon 550d and now I can use M42 lenses on my camera! Fotodox is a reliable brand.

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    5.0

    So far, so good

    By Clint

    from Portland, OR

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use

      Comments about FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter for M42 Lens to Canon EF Mount Camera:

      I haven't put a lot of mileage on these yet, but they're performing perfectly well under initial usage.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Works great with Helios 44-2 58mm

      By Matt

      from Los Angeles, CA

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      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

      • Takes Effort To Click In

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use

      Comments about FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter for M42 Lens to Canon EF Mount Camera:

      bought two of these to go with two Helios 44-2 58mm primes. Both work as advertised. They click into place with a little effort, and feel firm.

      There is a tiny bit of jiggle in both lenses, and of the two lenses' back element sits too far into the camera body for the mirror to move by without getting caught, but I believe these to be defects in the lenses, not in the adapter.

      It doesn't have any digital communication, it's basically a threaded washer with an EF mount on one end and a hole for the lens mount pin, so if you're looking for focus checking, you'll need a different adapter.

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      • No

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      5.0

      great M42 adaptor for EF cameras

      By robbie roller

      from Washington, DC

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter for M42 Lens to Canon EF Mount Camera:

          Inexpensive, well-built adaptor. Snug fitting - a good thing.

          Bought the adaptor so I could use some of the old M42 lenses on my Canon 5D and SL1. I also have an adaptor for old Nikon lenses for the same purpose, but many of the M42 lenses come in a little cheaper than old Nikkor lenses, so this adaptor will come in handy. Of course, B&H is great to deal with, as usual. Best prices, and fast shipping.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Works great.

          By Jacob Galleries

          from Arcadia, CA

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Home
            • Landscape Photography
            • Macro Photography
            • Portraits
            • Studio
            • Traveling

            Comments about FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter for M42 Lens to Canon EF Mount Camera:

            The adapter works perfectly! The price is great too.

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            • No

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            4.0

            It Is What It Is

            By XMR Films

            from Chicago, IL

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter for M42 Lens to Canon EF Mount Camera:

                I bought this to speed up the lens-changing process on my EF-mount cameras - as I own two M42-mount lenses. It is a solid piece of metal and the lens I've stuck on it screws in just as far as on the other adapter.
                Obnoxious branding and the silver is a little offputting to me, personally, but this is not living on my preferred M42 lens.
                It works. Buy it if that's what you're looking for.

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                5.0

                Works with Aperture pin M42 lenses

                By jayrock

                from Brooklyn, NY

                About Me Professional

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter for M42 Lens to Canon EF Mount Camera:

                  I use this with my Helios 77 that had an aperture pin. I went crazy trying to research how to file the pin down, etc.. but all I needed was this adapter.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again and again

                  By Lemusic Pro

                  from Mexico

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portraits
                    • Studio

                    Comments about FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter for M42 Lens to Canon EF Mount Camera:

                    Good quality construction, nice metal mount on vintage lens, its very very useful.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Nice and cheap adapter

                    By Abobakr

                    from Riyadh, SA

                    Comments about FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter for M42 Lens to Canon EF Mount Camera:

                    This is a nice and cheap adapter. I ca't say much about it. It is waht i expected it to be. Good

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                    4.0

                    I like the build

                    By Sherwin L

                    from San Diego, CA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter for M42 Lens to Canon EF Mount Camera:

                    Works well and affordable.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great little gadget!

                    By Tralw

                    from Campbellton NB, Canada

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Home
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter for M42 Lens to Canon EF Mount Camera:

                      I bought this to work with an old Helios-44m f2 58mm lens, that came with an old Zenit Camera. Works like a charm, it holds down the pin in the back of the lens so you can use all the fstops. It is a good quality build.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Works Just Fine

                      By Jason R. Johnston

                      from Edinburg, TX

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                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use

                        Comments about FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter for M42 Lens to Canon EF Mount Camera:

                        I purchased this adapter to use an old M42 lens on my EF-mount cameras and it does the job.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Very nice quality

                        By Kevin

                        from Lafayette, CA

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Studio
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter for M42 Lens to Canon EF Mount Camera:

                          Nice stainless adapter. Surprised that the lens after screwing on lined up perfectly with the center line of the camera. Pushed in the aperture pin perfectly and felt very solid. Since it is a steel product it isn't light if a ounce or two matters to you.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Easy and cheap

                          By ejhc1

                          from Orange County, CA

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter for M42 Lens to Canon EF Mount Camera:

                              Bought a cheapy fun manual 135mm f/2.8 lens made by Bushnell that used a m42 mount. This adapter fit between the lens and my EOS 30D without any trouble. Not tight or loose. Easy to unscrew and remove without any issues of having it getting stick. Well made aluminum adapter.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Solid construction. Fits perfectly.

                              By Adam

                              from Providence, RI

                              About Me Getting Started

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter for M42 Lens to Canon EF Mount Camera:

                                  Perfectly fits my old inherited Super Takumar 55mm for use with my Rebel T2i.

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                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  New life for old lenses

                                  By Steve R

                                  from New York, NY

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Home
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Studio

                                    Comments about FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter for M42 Lens to Canon EF Mount Camera:

                                    Fits snugly and is built well. Used to adapt an old Mamiya Sekor 55mm f/1.8 to my 5D Mark II.

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                                    • No

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