M42 - EF Adapter Review

Time now for the long awaited review of the M42 to EF adapter.

     A few months ago I reviewed the Fotodiox FD-EF lens adapter (link to amazon), and it blew my expectations clean out of the water. You can read the review by clicking here. Now comes the next adapter on the roster, the M42 - EF lens adapter with AF Conform Chip (Note: it is no longer available from the seller I bought it from, but I found the same one under a different brand name you can purchase).

The adapter when connected to my Canon T1i & my Spiratone M42 135mm f/2.8

The adapter when connected to my Canon T1i & my Spiratone M42 135mm f/2.8

     This adapter is very basic, consisting of only a metal ring and an AF confirm chip. Now when I say AF chip (pictured below), I'm saying Auto Focus Confirm Chip. This doesn't auto focus your manual lens. Rather, it tells you where it's focused in the viewfinder by the little red dots you see. When shooting, that AF confirm chip definitely helps, but it doesn't work all the time. And sometimes it locks the newer cameras up. That's kinda why I took it off. You may choose to leave it on, either way, it does help.

AF confirm chip seen on the backside of the adapter.

AF confirm chip seen on the backside of the adapter.

Here are some images I shot with the Industar 50mm f/3.5. The smallest SLR lens I own/probably will ever own:

This particular lens is amazing. It's one of my favorite manual lenses and was my go-to lens before I got my Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM (Review coming soon).

     To sum up, this adapter is great. Well made and durable. Do I recommend it? Absolutely, and you can click here to purchase it.

That's all for now, expect a new post next week. Until then... Hej då!