Nikon FE2 and M42 conversion?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Pat, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. Pat

    Pat Guest

    hey everynone,

    was wondering if I could use my existing Super Takumar lenses with an
    FE2 and if the aperture priority will stil work. I know there are
    mounts to convert the the M42 to Nikon bodies, but I am unsure if I
    stopped down the Super Taku ars manually that the camera will
    recognize the aperture? any help is much appreciated as always.

    Pat, Sep 26, 2003
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  2. Yes, it will work, as long as you measure light at the working
    aperture (that's something you will have to do, since there'll be no
    other way to stop down your lens for taking the picture - you'll open
    the lens only for viewing and focusing!) It will not recognize the
    aperture, but it will measure how much light has passed through the

    But... AFAIK, Nikon bodies have larger mount-to-film distance then
    Pentax, and hence all M42/Nikon adapters incorporate one negative lens
    element to compensate for that. This will result in following:

    1. Slight increase in focal length of your Takumars;
    2. Slight (?) decrease in (originally excellent) lens performance;
    3. Probable vignetting with fast lenses at fast f-stops.

    To sum it all up, I am very sorry, but I couldn't really recommend
    this. YMMV (or someone else's).

    Damir Fajdetic, Sep 26, 2003
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