Metabones on Fuji with M42 Glass

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Bob Brandoff, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. Bob Brandoff

    Bob Brandoff FujiXspot Regular

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    I don't know if it's at all possible, but can one use the Fuji X-Mount with the Metabones adapter and M42 glass? :confused:
     
  2. ean10775

    ean10775 FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Eric
    I don't believe that Metabones makes an M42 to X-mount speed booster, do they? If so, I didn't come across it on their website.
     
  3. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I don't think they do...

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
  4. mguffin

    mguffin FujiXspot Regular

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    Mike
    Metabones does not make one, but there are many available, and for the most part, they are all OK.
     
  5. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Not speed boosters there aren't...

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
  6. ean10775

    ean10775 FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Eric
    Perhaps I misunderstood the OPs question - when I read 'Metabones' I automatically assumed he meant the speedbooster. If not, then yes there are plenty of other adapters available at various price points to adapt M42 lenses to the X-mount.
     
  7. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Fair point, I'm making the same assumption

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
  8. Bob Brandoff

    Bob Brandoff FujiXspot Regular

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    I actually mean't the Speedbooster from Metabones.

    I didn't see it on their website.
     
  9. mguffin

    mguffin FujiXspot Regular

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    Mike
    Metabones does not make an X-Mount to M42 adapter, Speedboster or otherwise...
     
  10. f2bthere

    f2bthere FujiXspot Regular

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    Jul 29, 2014
    From metabones FAQ on their website:

    "Speed Boosters for ALPA, Canon FD, Contarex, Contax/Yashica, Leica R, Minolta MD and Nikon lenses on Fuji X series of interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras are available right now. Rollei QBM and other mounts are in the works."

    I have NOT tried this, but it seems likely you could, for example, use an M42 to Minolta converter and attach that to the speed booster.
     
  11. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
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    Rico Pfirstinger
    Sure, I guess you could do that, but why would one spend that much money on inferior quality? It's well known (thanks to Lensrentals) that combining multiple adapters leads to visible IQ degradation, so I'd never take that risk given the steep SB price. Not to mention that SB II will soon be available.
     
  12. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Solving for X

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    Not all that interesting to me when Fuji has so many fantastic native lenses. Fujifilm had my interest with the bodies, nailed me into place with the lenses -- although the Zeiss I have I really love as well.
     
  13. roos

    roos New to FujiXspot

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    I use a canon fd speedboster with both nikon and m42 adapters. There is nothing like the orestor 135/2.8 for portraits in the fuji system.