Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Using Vintage Lenses on Canon HDSLRs

Did you know that by using a cheap adapter available from eBay, you could be using vintage lenses on your modern DSLR?

The adapters allows you to use vintage lenses such as 'Chinon' and 'Ensinor' lenses on your Canon DSLR. The adapter simply turns the vintage mount, for example M42 or T-Mount, into the mount needed to attach to your camera. 

One of the vintage lenses that I am using is the Chinon 200mm f/3.5. The videos below shows some shots that I captured using this lens, along with the M42 to EOS adapter on my Canon EOS 600D DSLR.

Another test is using the Ensinor 500mm f/8 Multi Coated mirror lens with my Canon 600D. The colours came out very flat, but with basic colour correction I managed to bring the colours back out.

The M42 to EOS adapters can be found on eBay from £1.85.
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    1. Thank you Alexandros! Please like my facebook page for regular filming and photography updates

  2. Great stuff Brad. Thanks for the shoutout!