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| p.1 #1 · Using M42 Lenses with the D600 |
I am a new Nikon shooter. I've been a Pentax guy and have shot many years exclusively with M42 lenses, namely Pentax Takumars. I have a large collection of pristine Takumar lenses that have been gathering dust since getting the D600, which I have not been happy with at all.
Well, today I shot my first test shots with my favorite lens, the Takumar 200mm F3.5 Preset lens. I am using my D600 with a modified Bower infinity adapter.
So far it looks VERY promising
My dog Freya stood in for the test subject. BTW, 200mm on a full frame is A LOT different than 200mm on a crop sensor. I could almost use this as a portrait lens!
All shots are wide open at F3.5
Freya-D600-Tak-200mm-F3.5-Preset-1 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr
Freya-D600-Tak-200mm-F3.5-2 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr
Freya-D600-Tak-200mm-F3.5-Preset-3 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr
So far I am very happy. I thought that I would no longer be able to use my favorite lenses, my Taks. Now I see light at the end of the tunnel. I'll have to do more testing, but so far the optical element in the adapter doesn't look like it affects image quality, or sharpness. I need to shoot a few landscapes to see how well the adapter works on the edges as well as distortions.