lens adaptor for my Rolleifles SL35 E

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by radubala via PhotoKB.com, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. Hello!

    I have a Canon telephoto lens 28:135 with macro and some filters for it and I
    would like to use it on my Rolleifles SL35 E. Are there any adaptors for that?


    Radu

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    Jerry L Guest

    You would be money ahead by getting a lens with a Rolli mount.

    An adapter may work but nothing would work as far as 'thru-the-lens'
    metering goes. You might get stop down metering.
    = = =
     
    Jerry L, Jun 4, 2006
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    Tony Polson Guest


    The lens flange to film plane measurement of the Rollei SL35 mount is
    greater than the same measurement for the Canon EF mount, so the
    answer is a straight "No".
     
    Tony Polson, Jun 4, 2006
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  4. Thank you for the advice. I am just starting into photography and I was
    hoppping to save some money but I guess there is no cutting corners when it
    comes to serious camera. I apreciate your definite answer.

    Radu

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  5. Thank you Jerry, I apreciate your answer and now I see your point.

    Radu

     
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  6. In general adapting other manufacturers lenses to your body is a
    loser....There are many inexpensive Canons available on the used market that
    will take your lens. My advice is to find one and buy it.....
     
    William Graham, Jun 4, 2006
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    Jim Guest

    His answer is not about cutting corners. His point is that even if someone
    could make an adapter (which might not be all that hard), the resulting
    combination will not focus to infinity.

    The end result is that Canon can make adapters for almost every kind of
    camera, but the reverse is definitely not true.
    Jim
     
    Jim, Jun 5, 2006
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    Bandicoot Guest

    market that will take your lens. My advice is to find one
    But the Zeiss lenses for the Rollei that the OP has are really good - in his
    place I'd think hard about whether I'd build my system around the Rollei
    body or the Canon lens. The Rollei/Zeiss system will have better optics,
    but the Canon would be more future proof.



    Peter
     
    Bandicoot, Jun 5, 2006
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  9. Probably true....But all I'm saying is that if I found a good buy on a brand
    x lens, I would probably try to find a good used brand x body to put it on
    instead of trying to adapt it to my brand y camera. There are exceptions, of
    course, but in general the above is true.....
     
    William Graham, Jun 5, 2006
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  10. Hi Radu,

    The main reason to use the SL35-E in the first place is that it lets you
    use Zeiss lenses cheaply.

    Also some of the Mamiya made Rolleinars (also sometimes labelled
    VigtlÃĪnder) made for the Rolleiflexes are quite good.

    There is a cheap adaptor which allows you to use M42 (aka Pentax thread)
    lenses on the Rolleiflex, with stop-down metering of course.
    This allow you to use the many excellent & cheap lenses available in
    that mount.
     
    Chris Loffredo, Jun 6, 2006
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