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Canon EOS Adapters-- Adaptable Modern SLR

In my opinion, the CameraQuest Rayqual EOS adapters are are the best Canon EOS Lens Adapters made.

"Stephen,

My new CameraQuest Nikon to Eos adapter beats the pants off the 2 Novoflex adapters we have been using with our 1DM4's and Nikon AI   primes here on In Plain Sight (USA network series). The Novoflex isn't tight, allowing the lens to rotate slightly.  The  image jumps when the focus-puller changes direction. Your  adapter is  rock-solid, no matter how stiff the lens. Looks better  too. Great  product.

Thanks,
Ralph Watson"

Lens Adapters for

Canon EOS Bodies

NO GLASS to degrade image!

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- for film or digital bodies!

 

Precision Made Quality Adapters

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Contax/Yashica SLR Lenses (not G)  $199 Sale $175

Leica R Lenses $199 Sale $175

Leica Visoflex Lenses $229

Nikon SLR Lenses with Aperture Rings $199 Sale $175

Nikon G (and non G) Lenses $229  Sale $199

         (for lenses without aperture rings)

Olympus OM Lenses $199  Sale $175

Pentax 42 Screw Mount Lenses $125  Sale $99

Pentax K Lenses!  to EOS EFS Bodies $199  Sale $175

Pentax PDA Lenses to EOS EFS Bodies $229  Sale $199

           (for lenses without aperture rings)

All adapters listed here have ZERO glass elements to degrade image quality - providing you with the maximum quality image your lens can produce. ALL adapted focus properly to infinity.  All provide manual focusing, not AF.  The photographer must  control the aperture on the lens, not the camera.  Generally most bodies offer spot metering and central weighted metering on adapted lenses, together with manual or aperture priority exposure control.   Metering is done at stop down or shooting aperture.   These limitations are tradeoffs allowing you access to a much larger wider of lenses that your camera was not designed for.  Some users report better results with focusing screens designed for manual focusing rather than the standard AF focusing screens.

Contax / Yashica Lenses on Canon EOS Bodies  $199 Sale $175 ORDER HERE

Contax/Yashica Lenses: CEOS,  mounts manual focus Zeiss Contax RTS lenses on EOS.   Unlike some Contax / Yashica to EOS adapters, the CameraQuest adapter does NOT require a set screw.   Not only do you not have to worry about losing the screw, this adapter is much faster to mount than adapters requiring a set screw.   The EOS digital bodies are a great digital option for your manual focus Zeiss Contax/Yashica lenses.  These adapters are NOT for Zeiss N series lenses, or G series.   Mount the lens onto the adapter, then mount the lens with adapter on the EOS body.   To remove, remove the lens/adapter together.   You can see the locking latch on the back of the adapter pictured above.  When pushed, you can remove the adapter from the lens.     

There has been some internet discussion claiming it is best to use different thickness Contax/EOS adapters for different Contax/Yashica lenses.  While I admit I have no proof to the contrary, I have to say personally I find such a claim impossible to believe.   I don't believe ANY lens maker, especially Zeiss, would design  lenses within the same lens line with a different back focus, beyond their normal manufacturing tolerances.   However don't take my word on this, just email the good folks at Zeiss.com to get it from the horse's mouth.

Contax/Yashica lenses were discontinued January 2005 once Kyocera and Zeiss dissolved their partnership and discontinued the entire Contax lineup.   Prices started going up on the harder to find lenses, especially the ultra wides, in big part because EOS shooters became dissatisfied with Canon ultra wide lens performance. 

LENSES WHICH WILL NOT WORK: Reportedly the following adapted Contax lenses are not compatible with the EOS 5D: 18/4, 85/1.2, and 135/2.  There have been conflicting OK/Not OK reports on the Contax 28/2.8, perhaps suggesting unreported lens variations.  Lens mount variations have been reported on the 28/2.8 MM and the 35-70 MM lenses.  These lenses may require about 1mm to be filed from the end of the brass locking latch,  before the lenses will lock on the adapter.  Take note that if you do this modification, the adapter may or may not lock on other Contax lenses.

The Canon 5D has a larger than normal EOS mirror, so take extra care mounting lenses.  This list is not represented as complete.  If you find other Contax mount lenses which will not mount safely on the EOS adapters, let me know and I will add to this list.


Leica R Lenses: REOS:  allowing R lenses to be used on your EOS in stop down mode.  On most bodies this means you will be able to get manual exposure, aperture priority exposure, TTL flash.    Mount your R lenses on a digital EOS for digital SLR capability!  $199 Sale $175  ORDER HERE

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 Leica R 180/3.4 APO mounted on Canon EOS 3. 


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Leica M Visoflex Lenses: for Canon EOS or NIKON $229 As far as I am concerned, this adapter is a HUGE improvement over  using  Leica visoflex mount lenses on ANY SLR, instead of using them on the awkward Visoflex/Leica M body combination they were designed for.  More INFO and PICS HERE   Leica visoflex lens to SLR body adapters are available Nikon, Leica R,  or Canon EOS mounts. You can leave the adapter on the camera body while interchanging visoflex lenses.   You still need whatever Leica focusing helical or adapters are necessary to mount the Viso lens on the regular Visoflex.  The adapter simply replaces the Visoflex housing so you can use the lens on an SLR.   ORDER HERE

       


wpe35.gif (95230 bytes)Nikon F Lenses: NEOS - For Lenses WITH Aperture Rings   $199 Sale $175 -  allowing Nikon F lenses (AF or manual focus) to be used on your EOS in stop down mode.  On most bodies this means you will be able to get stop down manual exposure, aperture priority exposure, TTL flash.  In my opinion these are better adapters than the better known Novoflex Nikon to EOS adapters.  These adapters usually mount and remove more easily.  This is also a new improved design with a light shield which prevents reflections off the rear of the chrome Nikon  bayonet lugs.    ORDER HERE

 

 By way of comparison, it runs over $700 to have your Nikon SLR  converted to R mount, takes about four months to do, and is not reversible.    A  R to Nikon  adapter won't do the job since the Nikon body is not thin enough to mount the adapter and still allow infinity focusing.   Even then, the Nikon to R conversion doesn't give you lens to body coupling, either.    

Nikkor Lenses which will not work: Mirror lock up lenses which will not work include the 6/5.6, 7.5/5.6, and 21/4 Nikkors. G series Nikkors with no aperture control ring -- no way to control the f/stops.  The first time you mount any adapted lens to any adapted camera, it only makes prudent sense to carefully check mirror clearance.   The Canon 5D has a larger than normal EOS mirror, so take extra care mounting lenses.  The 20/2.8 AIS and 24/2.8 AIS are reported to be incompatible with the 5D due to the protruding rear element.  This list is not represented as complete.  If you find other Nikon mount lenses which will not mount safely on the EOS adapters, let me know and I will add to this list.


 Nikon G Lenses: NFG-EOS - For G Lenses

WITHOUT Aperture Rings  $229  Sale $199 ORDER HERE

The NFG_EOS adapter is for Nikon F G lenses WITHOUT aperture rings.  Mount the lens on the adapter, then the adapter and lens together onto your EOS Body.  Like all the other adapted EOS lenses, you will manually focus the lens.  Control the aperture by turning the lens while it is mounted on the adapter - yes you can do this!  You will see three round circles on the edge of the adapter as reference points for your chosen aperture.  There are no marked apertures on the adapter as that varies with the lens you have mounted.  To remove the adapter, REMOVE the lens and adapter together from your EOS.  Push IN the catch on the rear of the adapter, and then rotate the adapter off the lens.   Please note this adapter does double duty with lenses that have aperture rings - just control the aperture on those lenses by turning the aperture rings as usual.  


 Olympus OM Lenses on Canon EOS Bodies  $199 Sale $175 ORDER HERE

Olympus OM Lenses: OEOS, mounts Olympus OM lenses very conveniently on the EOS via the adapter.   The EOS digital bodies are an excellent digital options for your manual focus Olympus OM lenses.  Mount the lens onto the adapter, then mount the lens/adapter on the EOS body.   The lens will automatically stop down to the f/stop you have selected on the aperture ring.   IF you want to use the stop down switch on the lens instead, remove the long screw on the back of the adapter .  You can leave the OMEOS adapter on the camera and just interchange OM lenses.  Remove the adapter from the body with the lens, then remove the adapter from the lens.   Unlike some Leica R or Contax lenses,  Olympus OM lens clearance problems have not yet been reported with adapted EOS cameras.  However, such problems might exist with some lens variations, so exercise caution when using a lens/camera combination for the first time.     The Canon 5D has a larger than normal EOS mirror, so take extra care mounting lenses.  


NEW Pentax K to Canon Digital EF-S Mount EOS!  ORDER HERE

Pentax K Lenses!  to EOS EFS Bodies $199  Sale $175

NO Glass in adapter to degrade image. Manual operation like the other EOS lens adapters.  Many believed this adapter was impossible to make without glass elements.   This adapter is NOT for EOS film cameras, or larger format EOS digital cameras.  It is for EOS EF-S mount digital cameras 


NEW Pentax K DA to Canon Digital EF-S Mount EOS! ORDER HERE

For DA Lenses WITHOUT Aperture Rings  

Pentax PDA Lenses to EOS EFS Bodies $229  Sale $199

NEW Pentax K DA to Canon Digital EF-S Mount EOS! For DA Lenses WITHOUT Aperture Rings.  IMPORTANT: This adapter is ONLY for the smaller format EF-S Digital EOS cameras.  Check your instruction book to make sure your EOS body is EF-S! Mount the lens on the adapter, then the adapter and lens together onto your EOS Body.  Like all the other adapted EOS lenses, you will manually focus the lens.  Control the aperture by turning the lens while it is mounted on the adapter - yes you can do this!  You will see three round circles on the edge of the adapter as reference points for your chosen aperture.  There are no marked apertures on the adapter as that varies with the lens you have mounted.  To remove the adapter, REMOVE the lens and adapter together from your EOS.  Push IN the catch on the rear of the adapter, and then rotate the adapter off the lens.   Please note this adapter does double duty with standard K / KA lenses having aperture rings - just control the aperture on those lenses by turning the aperture rings as usual.  


 Pentax M42 Screw Mount Lenses on Canon EOS Bodies  $125  Sale $99  ORDER HERE

Pentax Screw Mount Lenses: PEOS,  allowing Pentax 42mm screw mount lenses  to be used on your EOS in stop down mode.  NEW IMPROVED VERSION:  All black to cut down internal reflection in the mirror box.   Now has ridge on the back which also helps reduce flare, the same idea as the Nikon-EOS adapter above.   The other side of the ridge depresses the auto diaphragm, so that even lenses without auto/manual aperture switches can now be used at your choice of f/stop on your EOS.   This new version is a big improvement over the old version adapter.    The EOS digital bodies are a great digital options for your classic Pentax screw mount lenses.   You can remove the lens/adapter combination together, or leave the adapter on the camera body and simply unscrew the lens. 

The first time you mount any adapted lens to any adapted camera, it only makes prudent sense to carefully check mirror clearance.  If you find a Pentax screw mount lens which will not mount safely on the EOS adapters, let me know and I will add to this list.     The Canon 5D has a larger than normal EOS mirror, so take extra care mounting lenses.  


With the thinnest 35mm SLR body currently being manufactured, Canon EOS bodies (film or digital) are more adaptable to more different lenses than any other standard 35mm format SLR / DSLR.   All adapters listed on this page offer focusing throughout the lens's focusing range, infinity focus, no glass elements to degrade image, manual focusing, stop down metering at shooting aperture, and quality precision manufacture.    All of the adapters listed on this page allow you to use non EOS lenses on EOS film and digital cameras.  Side Note: The manual focus Canon R/FL/FD series SLRs also accept  Nikon F,  Exakta, or Pentax Screw mount lenses with the correct classic, and now hard to find adapters.  There is NO FD lens to EOS body adapter available without glass to make the focus correct. Unfortunately the glass degrades image.  I do not sell adapters with glass elements.

WHICH CANON EOS FLAVOR DO YOU HAVE?  It turns out the MOST adaptable EOS bodies are the APS smaller than full frame digital bodies.  These digital EF-S mount bodies have less restrictions internally.   Next most adaptable are the film EOS bodies and the full frame Digital Sensor EOS bodies -- except for the 5D.  The full frame 5D body has a different mirror, which means less compatibility than the other EOS bodies. 

THE ADAPTER ADVANTAGE is versatility, saving money by continuing to using favorite lenses you already have, and in some cases using better lenses than those available in EOS mount.  These are very useful adapters, allowing  you to combine elements of SEVEN fantastic systems: Leica R, Leica Visoflex,  Nikon F, Pentax Screw, Contax/Yashica,  Olympus OM, and Canon EOS.   The adapters themselves are precision machined and fit very well. 

THE DISADVANTAGE is inconvenience.  There is no linkage between the EOS body and the adapted lens.  You will have manual focus only.  You will manually  control the lens aperture.  For example, if you set the lens aperture ring at f/11, the lens aperture is indeed at f/11.  IF you want the lens to be wide open, you manually open it by turning the lens aperture. 

FOCUSING SCREENS: Canon EOS are autofocus cameras with focusing screens not optimized for manual focus photography.  The old Nikon F/F2 had focusing screens optimized for wides, normals, and teles.   The least accurate focusing is the easy and quick split image focusing screen, because it effectively has a very short rangefinder base length for all lenses.  Whenever the split image focusing disagrees with the background microprisms or ground glass -- believe the background focusing aids, NOT the split image!  Interestingly, some EOS instruction books warn that split image focusing may lead to inaccurate metering -- so check your particular instruction book.

MIRROR LOCK UP: There are various  super wide angle SLR lenses designed to mount with the SLR mirror locked up.  This means the viewing mirror can be locked up on that particular body, and it stays locked up until the photog lowers it back into normal position, in order to mount and use that particular "mirror lockup" lens.  While a few Canon EOS has a pseudo mirror lock up command which brings the mirror up, it immediately goes back down again after the exposure.  As far as I know, no EOS  has the traditional "mirror locks up and stays up" mirror command.  Accordingly no EOS should be used with a mirror lock up lens via a lens adapter.

What functions will be available with these adapters on YOUR EOS camera body?   As far as the camera is concerned, with no electronic contacts providing lens information, the body does not know the adapter and the lens is there  -- just like when it is connected to a bellows.  Check the instruction book to find out what functions YOUR camera body has when attached to a bellows.  Generally this works out to be centerweighted metering using metered manual or aperture priority AE metering (you set the f/stop, the camera sets the shutter speed)  at the actual shooting aperture.  Shutter AE priority, Programmed AE, and computerized matrix type metering will not be available with  lens adapters  mounted. Some EOS may seem to function with evaluative metering,  but if you check the instruction booklet, you will probably find it has defaulted back to centerweighted metering.

You can Leave the Adapter on the EOS body and change lenses using the Olympus OM, Visoflex and Pentax 42 Screw Mount adapters With the Contax, Leica R,  and Nikon  adapters,  mount the adapter on the lens first, and then mount the lens and adapter on the camera.    While it is feasible to use one adapter for many lenses, in practice it takes up a lot more time.  A push in catch on the back of the Contax and Nikon adapters allows you to remove the adapter .  It is much easier to remove the lens with adapter from the camera body, than it is to remove the adapter from the lens.   IF you want to switch lenses quickly,  use one adapter for each lens.  The rear elements of some lenses, especially  deep-seated wides,   may hit the EOS mirror, so be careful.    Yes, the adapters work with both film and digital EOS.

Canon EOS 5D:  Canon has changed the size of the 5D mirror, or perhaps the swing of the mirror, or both.  This has resulted in some rear elements hitting the mirror, lenses that work fine via adapters with other EOS models.  With the 5D exercise caution to avoid this problem.  Adapted lenses which have been reported not to be 5D compatible are listed under the camera type.  Some dedicated gearheads modify lenses or even camera mirrors  to get that adapted lens mounted.  Obviously such modifications are at your own risk, and NOT generally advised by any camera or adapter manufacturers.


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