M42 adapter, what lens do you use?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Dutch-XE1, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Dutch-XE1

    Dutch-XE1 New to FujiXspot

    Feb 2, 2013
    Bought a Kiwi m42 to Fuji X adapter some weeks ago and found a nice Pentax SMC Takumar 55 mm f2.0 today. Am happy with the test shots I made as I want to use this lens for portraits and product photography. Does any of you on this forum know other lenses that I should consider? This Pentax lens was just €30,-
  2. Tdp

    Tdp Guest

    I've been happy with my adapted 40mm from Voigtlander. I've free lensed a 25mm MFT Voigtlander with ok results. I might try to fab up a mount for it since none exists.

    Here is the 40 hand held

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    X-E1 + CV40 by Photos By 夏天, on Flickr
  3. Available Light

    Available Light New to FujiXspot

    Mar 11, 2013
    The joy of an M42 adaptor is that M42 lens are generally usually very inexpensive. I'm still mu4/3 but with an M42 adapter you can pick up lenses of whatever quality for next to nothing just to play around with; current jokers in the pack are a Mitsuki 400mm f5.6 and a Paragon 70-210mm f4.5 two-touch. Both came from charity shops and cost £7.50 (€8.5) and £5 (€6) respectively. It's a good way of trying out a focal length to see if you're ever going to want to upgrade. I recommend getting a Leica screwmount (L39) adaptor as well as the same thing applies.
  4. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Jan 31, 2013
    Milwaukee, WI USA
  5. ean10775

    ean10775 FujiXspot Top Veteran

    Feb 13, 2013
    Cleveland, OH
    ^+1 The 50mm f1.4 Super Tak is one of the best, although far from the cheapest. I believe I paid around $90 or so several years ago for mine and it came with a free (but non-working) Pentax Spotmatic SPII.