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  1. bazza

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    Hi all..

    Don't know if this the right forum but i wonder if you can help.

    I have just found a few lenses i would like to use on my 350d. they are from a pentax and have a pentax, practica thread.

    I was wondering wether there was a adapter I can get.

    thanks, much appreciated.
     
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    Hi there. I assume the thread you refer to is the 42mm or 'M42' screw? In which case yes, there are adapters you can get which should allow you to use these with metering on your 350D. Just look for an M42-EOS(or EF) adapter.

    Here's an example.
     
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    Thanks very much. I've just looked up m42 adapters on ebay and found some cheap ones..

    May buy one and try my old lenses.. cheers.
     
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    Glad I could help. If the lenses are good you should be able to get some very nice results - among various m42 lenses I used an old Takumar on my dSLR and was really impressed by the resolution. Also when you use a lens designed for 35mm on a small sensor it's not using the edges of the lens so it really seems to get the best out of it.
     
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    That's great news, I have a Takumar 1:1.8/55 (is this a 55mm macro or just a fast lens??), a Prinzflex 28mm 1:2.8 and a 200mm 1:3.5. They were all used on an old Pentax Spotmatic, my first camera off my grandad.

    These are all m42 thread.. Is it worth getting an adapter ring for these??
     
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    Sure, long as you can find a cheap one... you may find yourself picking up extra m42 lenses on eBay anyway.
     
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    Thanks for that.. I'll find one today.. cheers.
     

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