The M42 adapter used on Nikon F can make a huge difference

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Re: The M42 adapter used on Nikon F can make a huge difference

Diacyclops81 wrote:

Going mirrorless is the best idea for using adapted lenses. Getting inexpensive adapters shouldn’t be an issue going forward, except for little used mounts, like Topcor. Nailing focus with an old manual focus lens on a DSLR requires live view to be most accurate. At which point a mirrorless body might well have focusing aids that are better than on that DSLR.

On a side note…it is a very deep rabbit hole to venture into if comparing vintage 50 and 55mm lenses, whether 1.4 or 1.8/2.0. The Mamiya Sekor 55 1.4 is a good one.

I had no problem finding an Exakta/Topcon adapter but the other Topcon mount is difficult.

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