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

(based on 24 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Durable (12)
  • Reliable (11)
  • Lightweight (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (8)
  • Portraits (7)
  • Studio (6)
  • Home (5)
  • Travel (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional (7), Enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

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5.0

Excellent Lens Mount Adapter!

By Aaron

from Northwest Florida

Verified Buyer

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

Utilizing this adapter with M42 lenses allows shooting in multiple modes with the Canon EOS system, but keep in mind that autofocus is not possible with this configuration. Also, focus confirmation features available in Canon EF lenses are not possible to achieve using this adapter. There are some other adapters that are designed to activate focus confirmation, but if you enjoy manual focus as I do then this is the only adapter you need. I would absolutely recommend this lens adapter and B&H Photo to anyone looking to try classic lenses on a modern Canon camera.

The quality of the construction of the adapter is superb. It is a beautifully constructed, brass and stainless steel coated ring, and it is very solid. It is noticeably heavier than aluminum adapters. The finish is very polished and detailed, with fine ridges that protrude just slightly over around the edge and center of the ring shaped adapter. Within the center of the adapter is a slightly embossed printing of "Fotodiox Pro M42-EOS V 2".

My package arrived two days early, and while the box in which it arrived seemed larger than necessary, the packaging was so secure that I would feel very comfortable with ordering a lens or more fragile gear, even a camera from B&H Photo.

Mounting the adapter to the camera and lens was incredibly easy. I simply unscrewed the body cap from my EOS body Canon DSLR, screwed the adapter to the camera body, and screwed my classic Yashica 28mm f/2.8 lens to the adapter. The aperture PIN on the Yashica (and many other M42 lens) is pressed against a solid inner lip that protrudes from the center of the adapter, allowing for focusing in infinity for capturing full scenes and distant subjects. I was careful not to over-tighten, and was reassured by the slightly audible click of the EOS body's pin mount locking in place to the perfect-fitting slot cutout in the rim of the adapter.

I've been really enjoying the experience shooting with this adapter on my Canon EOS 40D!

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5.0

Bought 2

By Mike

from Honolulu

Verified Buyer

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

Works as advertised.

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4.0

Good construction, great fit.

By Filmmassa

from Sacramento, Ca

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • mounts well

Cons

  • touches electronic lens contacts

Best Uses

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

    Great fit when paired with a metabones speed booster. My only issue with this adaptor, is that it has nothing to shield the metal mount from making contact with the electronic contacts on the speed booster's EF mounting surface. This means that I have to use electric tape to cover the back end of the fotodiox adaptor or my GH4 will not be able to boot up, as doing so might short out the camera. With a bit of tape to keep the fotodiox from touching the electronic lens contacts everything works fine, but its a bit of a pain to maintain, and I imagine this would be an issue for other native EF cameras with electronic lens communication, like 5D & 1D, etc.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Quality manufacture at a great price.

    By PB

    from Grass Valley, CA

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Didn't Meet All Specs

    Best Uses

    • Lens Adaptability
    • Wild Life Photography

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

    My first impression out of the box was the simplicity and quality of the manufacturing of this adapter. With this adapter I can now mount my "old school" Vivitar 400mm telephoto lens to my Canon EOS 70D DSLR camera.
    After attaching the lens I headed outside and took a few photos, then I downloaded them into Photo Shop Lightroom 6 and gave them a close look. I have to say I'm happy with the results.
    My one complaint; the add description states that the adapter will maintain infinity focus, I put this claim to the max test by attempting to photograph the 1st quarter moon. Setting the lens to infinity resulted in an image just short of focus and not correctable in Lightroom so I'm restricted to terrestrial photography. Had it not been for this discrepancy I would have given this product a 5 star rating. Over all I'm quite happy with the adapter.

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    • No

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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

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        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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        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

                  Verified Buyer

                  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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                      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

                        About Me Professional

                        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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