Best option for adapting legacy M42 lenses to a DSLR?

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Lightshow
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Re: Best option for adapting legacy M42 lenses to a DSLR?

mount evans wrote:

Lightshow wrote:

I just had a peek on eBay, Canon 5D lowest average is $200-$300 (2005 Technology)

Canon 5Dii lowest average $500-$600 (2008 technology)

Sony A7 lowest average is $400-$600 (2014 technology)

So there isn't much difference, but you get a much better platform for adapting legacy manual lenses, and it gets him into a current leader ecosystem vs one that might be phased out soon. Able to adapt 99% of legacy lenses vs 40%(an estimate) of the lenses that can mount to EF, the ability of adapting rangefinder lenses is by its self very compelling, WYSIWYG + histogram + zoom + Peaking + zebras vs a focus screen that might be accurate.

Isn't Sony threatening to get out of the camera business?

Since when? You'll have to provide evidence to back that claim, I'd be more worried about Olympus right now since they are closing down photographic operations in South Korea.

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