FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter for M42 Lens to Nikon F Mount Camera

FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter for M42 Lens to Nikon F Mount Camera

FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter for M42 Lens to Nikon F Mount Camera

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This Pro Lens Adapter from Fotodiox enables the use of your M42 lenses on Nikon F mount SLR and DSLR cameras. It features a durable brass construction with stainless steel finish and its design also maintains infinity focus through the use of a 1.4x multi-coated focus correction lens.

This manual adapter does not maintain automatic lens control between the camera and lens; aperture priority or manual shooting modes should be used, as well as stop-down metering for exposure control.
UPC: 812759014791
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FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter for M42 Lens to Nikon F Mount Camera
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    FotodioX M42-NIKF-PRO specs

    Camera Mount Nikon F
    Lens Mount M42
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.0 x 2.9 x 1.6"

    FotodioX M42-NIKF-PRO reviews

    Pro Lens Mount Adapter for M42 Lens to Nikon F Mount Camera is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 22.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Warning about infinity focus As the other good reviews here, numerous online articles and the vendor's website all mention, these adapters need an extra optical element in order to achieve infinity focus of M42 lenses on a Nikon F mount camera. The Fotodiox adapter does deliver on this, with a solid adapter mount. But the resulting images (at any distance) are so soft - indeed foggy - that they are unusable to me. The glass can be removed (carefully!) so that I can get clear images, but it means my M42 lenses become macro ones. That's OK - some of the time. My warning to you is to carefully consider whether you want this or one of the many non-glass adapters that are cheaper, including one from Fotodiox.
    Date published: 2014-10-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I can finally use my screwmounts!! I can finally use my old screwmount lenses on my Nikon D90...which is really great. The old lenses I have may not be the biggest, flashiest lenses around anymore...but great optics is great optics. Of course, one has to go back to basics and shoot completely manual, but that's kinda cool! Just remember, this unit comes with a corrective lens, but I do not suggest using it as the lens is not great quality...but I knew that going in. Also, with Nikons (only) the screwmounts will not focus to infinity (which is why they come with a corrective lens), so they become a macro lens only. That's OK with me.
    Date published: 2014-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Might be worth $ thousands $ I am able to use my Asahi Penax lens from days gone by with success on my Nikon D750. The clarity is amazing. The two lenses I use the most are my 24mm wide angle (an actual 24mm wide angle, not to be confused with a digital 24mm) and a 135mm 2.8 which I love for portrait work. Enlargements show no distortion or loss of clarity. These lenses served me well in the 70s and thanks to this adaptor are able to serve me well again. I have tried a couple other brands but the FotodioX is the only one that attaches and detaches easily while maintaining the performance I was looking for. Great investment.
    Date published: 2016-05-20
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Failed design While PhotodioX has done a wonderful job with the optical infinity focus correction on this adapter -- soft infinity being a perennial shortcoming of adapting older M42 thread mount lenses to Nikon cameras on account of Nikon's flange distance -- the design seems flawed. Or at least the two three samples of the same adapter I've seen share the same design flaw. The difficulty here is that the sold construction of the lens recess (the part of the adapter which protrudes into the camera body upon mounting) prohibits the necessary movement of the small lever located on the inside left of the camera's lens flange. Unless this lever has freedom of movement, the camera effectively becomes locked: on film bodies (like the FM2 shown below) the mirror locks and re-cocking is disabled after a single shutter action -- on digital, an error message will display after shutter actuation, though refire may be possible at the same shutter speed as the first shot. Below is series of photos showing a properly designed adapter and illustrating the necessary slit that allows the lever to move freely -- a feature the PhotodioX does not have.
    Date published: 2014-02-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from M42 Screw Mount Lens Quadrupled my Lens The M42 allowed me to use lenses that I purchased over 45 years ago. Without this adapter these lenses were unable to be used as they would not come to focus with my D5100. Now I am able to take excellent pic's with these lenses using the adapter. It does what I needed.
    Date published: 2014-12-29
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very, very soft Unfortunately, while this does a great job of physically allowing my Helios lens to fit onto my D750, shots end up being hazy and overall soft. Considering the results I get on my Zenit from the lens, it's such a shame. No swirly bokeh just fog and a glowing softness, which could be ok in the occasional portrait I guess, but not in every single shot. Such a shame Nikons need that glass layer.
    Date published: 2017-02-13
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Works It works for that Helios 44-2 but it adds a bit of haze and blur when I want a tack sharp focus on my subject.
    Date published: 2016-12-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reborn Photographer While serving with the U.S. Air Force(1964-1968), a buddy turned me on to SLR photography so, I purchased a 35mm Asahi Pentax Spotmatic and started collecting various lenses. That camera took and still takes terrific pictures but, the digital photography revolution overtook me so, I advanced to purchasing a couple of good small point-and-shoot digital cameras. They took good photos and the photos could be adjusted with a good post-processing program but, those old Pentax lenses were still in their cases not doing what the were meant to do. THEN, an EPIPHANY!! I purchased a Nikon D3200 DSLR and found B&H which directed me to the lens converter mount I needed to resurrect my old Pentax lenses. All hail!! B&H. Great advice, great prices, and great service all around. My FotodioX adapters fit perfectly and appear to be of the highest quality. I can't yet comment about the quality of my final product(my photos) They are all in the process of post processing. I understand the limitations that these adapters have but, being an old manual photographer with the old Spotmatic, I don't have to make much of an adjustment. Now my old lenses can see the light day!!!
    Date published: 2014-07-22
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