my interest is peaking with this talk of vintage glass and i am wondering if any of you can provide advice on the brand of adapters you are using to convert these lenses to the Eos system.
i have looked at fotodiox and they appear to be quality products but they dont seem to include AF confirmation. so far it seems like most of the adapters i see with AF confirmation are coming from China (i just dont trust ordering a product from China so i'd like to stay in the US or europe)
another question i have is that its appears there are no issues with mirror clipping on APS cameras but i will be wanting to use this on the 5D series cameras so do all the adapters run the same risk of mirror clipping or do some prevent this better than others. or is it simply a crap shoot as it seems (from what i have read) that there are variances from body to body in mirror clearance.
final question, is it better to get an adapter without glass in it and deal with potential mirror clipping or does an adapter like the fotodiox have quality enough glass in it that IQ of the original lens will be preserved?
appreciate any insight and direct experiences any of you might have concerning above questions.
The Fotodiox adapters have treated me well and I have their Nikon F->EF, C/Y->EF, and M42->EF. People seem to think they are made in the U.S., but I don't know that to be true. (I doubt it, actually.)
Generally, I steer clear of the super-cheap versions (I have a few M42->EF that aren't Fotodiox), but others have obviously not hesitated.
So far, I have not used an adapter with an element. The consensus seems to be that you are better off avoiding that option, but it probably depends on how you plan to use the lens(es). If you are after characterstics not related to optimum sharpness, I would definitely try one. (I probably will try one, eventually, but there are so many adapter/lens combinations to consider without folding in such...elements.)
At some point, I stumbled on the 5D compatibility list of M42 lenses below and it has come in quite handy.http://www.panoramaplanet.de/comp/