A550 with various M42 Adapters

Started Mar 5, 2010 | Discussions thread
OP Renato1 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,379
And 11 Years Later........

I gave up on using M42 lenses not long after writing the above post. It was too hard for me to consistently get the focus exactly right most times. I had a friend machine down a thick M42 adapter to make it thin so that my 8mm Peleng lens came to focus in my Sony cameras, and I left it at that - it was the only M42 lens I made any use of for over 10 years.
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But after recently buying a cheap Nex 3, I started using M42 lenses again for fun, as focusing using focus peaking felt so much like focusing did in the old days on my old SRT101 and X700.  I tried to enhance that experience by using the M42 lenses in my A57 - only to find focus peaking didn't work with a plain adapter. So I hunted around till I found my chipped adapter, and then it did work. I felt like I was back taking pictures in the 90s. And then I started watching YouTube videos of people raving about using vintage lenses, including some that I had, which enthused me more. 
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So tonight I was wondering what the instructions were for my Haoda adapter, since I couldn't find them in the house, and I searched for them on Google. The search threw up this old post, and the actual instructions on another post at Dyxum.
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Much to my amazement, this post revealed to me that I actually owned two chipped M42 adapters, and that the one I had been using was most probably the cheap Ebay one I refer to above. I will thus have a big search ahead of me trying to find the Haoda adapter, as I moved house since writing the original post.
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Curiously, there don't seem to be any chipped M42 adapters like my one for A-mount on Ebay anymore. Plenty of them for Canon, but none for Sony. 
Regards,
Renato

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