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#1 Blanco

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 07:21 AM

I have been watching a few videos and doing some research into some of the older M42 Mount lenses. I have come across a few that I wouldn't mind throwing a few dollars at to experiment a bit. My issue is I'm not real sure which adaptor would work the best, or at least be the most usable or flexible? Is or has any of you had any experience with the M42's on Nikon bodies? Yes I realize it's probably a poop shoot. I have seen some interesting pictures made with an old Pentax lens that I find very intriguing. At worst it looks like in total I might be out $100 ?

So who has played with this and what do you know ???



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Posted 26 June 2017 - 08:42 AM

I'm also interested. I purchased this, still has not arrived. I will be at a wedding from June 30 until the &th of July. So, I won't be able to play with it for a bit.

 

This is what I got; http://www.ebay.com/...8?ul_noapp=true

 

This is the shop from Ukraine that modifies the internal lenses to work on Nikon. It also comes with the adapter. 

 

There store is here: http://stores.ebay.c...ipmentandother/

 

Look for the ones that say they are for Nikon. I intended to use it on my Fm2, but he told me that it will work on my D200 and D4. So, I will test/play with it on the D200 to see how things work out.  Will let PN know.

 

 

They also have fuji mounts.


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 09:23 AM

The lens came in. Very quick turnaround, great place to buy. The lens is great shape, a little stiff focusing. Fits and works on all my Nikons. If it had the AI pin, I could register the lens as an non CPU lens and get the aperture. Some quick shots and I will be taking it on vacation.

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 10:38 AM

I plan on getting an M42 adapter as well.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:53 PM

I went ahead and made a stab at it. I found a pretty clean Takumar 135 -3.5 for $75 and a chipped adapter $8, which my D750 kinda treats as a AI lens.
This is from some of my first shots so don't be overly critical as Im still feeling it out a bit.
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