Thinner M42 to M4/3 adapter

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by qball, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. qball

    qball Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 19, 2010
  2. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    They are milled to a required specification. The M42 lenses were designed for a particular flange distance which is considerably longer than the M-mount lenses which were designed with a short flange distance as they were designed for rangefinders.

    Conversely, it would be difficult to create an adapter for M-mount lenses to be mounted on SLRs because it isn't possible to obtain the short flange distance with the mirror box design.