Compatibility list of M42 and manual lenses
on Canon EOS 5D DSLR

... and some others with different mount:

Adaptall II, Asahi Pentax PK, Canon FD, Contax Zeiss / Yashica C/Y, Leica R, Minolta MD, Nikon F, Olympus Zuiko OM, Pentacon Six, Praktina, Prakticar PB, Rollei QB, Schneider DKL, Sigma Y/S, T2, Voigtländer, Zorki M39 - tbc...

last updated 6-3-2014  (June 3 2014)

currently 301 lenses in the list

More and more, not only Canon 5D photographers and filmers are curious about the possibilities manual lenses offer. The experiment, if they are your karma and your thing, is mostly not that expensive than the acquisition of a new lens with AF, you sell six months later because you realized, it is used too infrequently to legitimate its price.

Although Canon successfully works hard to boost the high ISO performance, resolution and so on in every new model, their goal is definately not to implement something like the charm of imperfection some manual lenses offer over the sometimes aseptic look of "Pro"-glass - ups plastic. And they also did not succeed in implementing their eye-control-autofocus, known from the film models, much less than the forthcoming mind-controlled-autofocus...

Ergo - if you have a good eye vision, hundreds of interesting bargain-lenses are waiting to be dicovered, but some of them may cause problems with the mirror of your Canon 5D, whose mirror is known to foul lenses with a bigger extend than the Canon ones. This list tries to give you an overview of the lenses, which are not/clearing the mirror of the 5D when focussing to infinity.

For further information, workarounds and exchange with other Manual-Focus-Mates you might join the forums meant in the footer. Thank you!

(suggestions concerning the translation are also welcome...)

The focal range from 100mm upwards is generally not affected, so it does not appears here - except two exotics causing mirror problems - the ISCO Göttingen Tele-Westanar 3.5 / 135 mm, as well as the Steinheil Munchen Auto D Tele Quinar 3.5 / 135, the only known lenses as far above 100 mm, that foul the mirror of the 5Ds. Pity. Any further additions are welcome. Thank you!

<reminder> All of the M42 lenses I own have been tested with the Russian Jolos ring (1.45 mm) in silver finish, as shown in the background picture. (M42->EF) Unfortunately this precise crafted item seems out of stock, and similar adapters with the same extend will work as well, but please keep in mind - a different adapter and 5D mirror tolerances may cause different results. Many of the results here are contributions from friendly users all over the world, like you. They are marked with an asterisk. </reminder>

Be prepared and please use the results here at your own risk. Have fun. 

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You are welcome to report your experiences with lenses here:
x5d_comp@panoramaplanet.de (please delete the adresses first letter....)

Your VIAGRA offers please here: garbage@panoramaplanet.de

Manufacturer and lens
mirror hits lens back when focussing to infinity y/n
modification possible y/n

Agfa PK
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Agfa Color 1.4 / 50 mm* Canon 6D
n User reported success with an adapter where the focus mark points to 2 O'Clock, and you will have to remove the plastic "nose" at the aperture lever.
Link (translated by Google)

Agfa Color 2.8 / 28 mm* Canon 6D
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Albinar M42


Super Albinar SC 2.8 / 28 mm*
n
-

Auto Reflecta M42
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Auto Reflecta 1.4 / 55 mm
aka: Sears, Chinon, Rikenon, Revuenon, Mamiya, Yashinon, Cosinon (lens supposably designed by Tomioka )

n
-

Beroflex M42
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Fisheye 8 / 12 mm T2 mount (crap)
n
-
MC 3.5 / 23 mm
n
-
MC 2.8 / 28 mm
n
-

Canon FD
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Tokina RMC 2.8 / 24 mm*
Adapters cropping it down to around 35mm.
n
-

Carl Zeiss Jena CZJ M42
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CZJ Flektogon MC 2.8 / 20 mm
n
-
Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 4 / 20 mm
1st version #6769655
n
-
Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 4 / 20 mm "zebra" "Aus Jena" #8450028
n
-

Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon
4 / 20 mm "zebra" version for Pentacon Super

n turn the aperture to F22, press the little switch beside the aperture ring to the camera, turn the aperture to F4 until the mechanism in the aperture ring snaps in.

-

Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon
4 / 20 mm black (and last) version #9867694

n

-

Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon
4 / 25 mm * #6835457
Fotodiox black adapter

n

-
Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon electric
2.4 / 35 mm MC
n
-
CZJ Flektogon 2.4 / 35 mm MC
n
-

Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon
2.8 / 35 mm "Zebra" *

y
n

Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon  2.8 / 35 mm
ALU preset

y
n

Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon  2.8 / 35 mm
leather ring

y
n

CZJ Pancolar "aus Jena" 2 / 50 mm
 #6925064  (similar to Flexon)

n
-

CZJ Pancolar Zebra "Aus Jena"
1.8 / 50 mm first version* #8476171

y file away in top of rear burr
y

CZJ Pancolar Zebra "Aus Jena"
1.8 / 50 mm first version #8541999 (jaundice)

y filing may work, but I don't have the heart to do it...
filing may work

CZJ Pancolar "aus Jena" 1.8 / 50 mm
"zebra" second version #8555083

n
-

CZJ Pancolar "aus Jena" 1.8 / 50 mm
"zebra" second version #8892978

y
filing may work

CZJ Pancolar auto 1.8 / 50 mm MC # 14255

y
-
CZJ Tessar 4.5 / 40 mm Alu* 
y
filing may work
CZJ Tessar 2.8 / 50 mm Alu semi-auto
n
-
CZJ Tessar 2.8 / 50 mm Alu preset # 4319834
y
n
CZJ Tessar 3.5 / 50 mm Alu preset # 3526210 *
y
n
CZJ Tessar 2.8 / 50 mm zebra
n
-
CZJ Tessar 2.8 / 50 mm (latest version)
n
-
Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar Alu 2 / 58 mm preset #347613*, #3398522, #3865158
y filing away 0.5 mm seems to work...
y
Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar Alu 2 / 58 mm semi-auto *
n
n
Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar Alu 1.5 / 75 mm CZJ preset
y
n

CZJ Pancolar auto 1.8 / 80 mm MC *

y file away in top of rear burr
y
Carl Zeiss Jena 2.7-3.5 / 35-70 Vario-Pancolar
y
n

Carl Zeiss Jena
Praktina mount
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Flektogon 4 / 25 mm *
n
-
Flektogon 2.8 / 35 mm * hits the mirror of Canon 6D (sic!) even after filing part of the protruding rear ring.
y
-
Flexon 2 / 50 mm *
n
-
Biometar 2.8 / 80 mm *
n
-

Carl Zeiss Jena
Pentacon Six mount
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Flektogon 4 / 50 mm 
n
-
Biometar 2.8 / 85 mm 
n
-

Chinon M42
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AUTO Chinon 2.8 / 35 mm* (Canon 6D)
n
-
AUTO Chinon 1.9 / 50 mm* (Canon 6D)
n
-
AUTO Chinon MCM 1.7 / 55 mm Macro* 
(Canon 6D)
n
-
AUTO Chinon 1.7 / 55 mm
n
-

Cimko M42
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Auto Cimko Auto Wide-Tele Zoom
3.5 / 36 - 100
 mm*
n
-

Contax
Carl Zeiss Oberkochen
C/Y mount
Please check also the Contax compatibility list at Pebbleplace.com
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Zeiss Distagon AE 4 / 18 mm * 2
y
-
Zeiss Distagon AE 2.8 / 25 * mm
n
-
Zeiss Distagon MM 2.8 / 28 mm 2 3
#6757822
On my 5D MK I with Fotodiox adapter the mirror hits the lens, with modified chinese brass adapter not.
y
Zeiss Distagon AE 1.4 / 35 mm * 
y
y
Zeiss Distagon AE 2.8 / 35 mm  2
#6529220
On my 5D MK I with Fotodiox adapter the mirror hits the lens, with modified chinese brass adapter not.
y
Zeiss Distagon MM 2.8 / 35 mm*
On my 5D MK I with Fotodiox adapter the mirror hits the lens, with modified chinese brass adapter not.
y
Zeiss Planar MM 1.7 / 50 mm 2 3
On my 5D MK I with Fotodiox adapter the mirror hits the lens, with modified chinese brass adapter not.
y
Zeiss Planar AE 1.4 / 50 mm 
On my 5D MK I with Fotodiox adapter the mirror hits the lens, with modified chinese brass adapter not.
y
Zeiss Makro Planar AE 2.8 / 60 mm *
n
-
Zeiss Sonnar AE (Germany) 2.8 / 85 mm *
n
-
Zeiss Sonnar MM (Japan) 2.8 / 85 mm *
n
-
Zeiss Sonnar MM (Germany late)
2.8 / 85 mm *
blocks mirror on return path with a cheap adapter. Works fine with the good one (Happypagehk).
-
Zeiss Sonnar AE 1.4 / 85 mm *
n
-

Contax
Carl Zeiss Oberkochen
M42 mount
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Zeiss Ultron 1.8 / 50* hits at 6 m
y
?

Cosina
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Cosinon Auto 1.2 / 55* (Tomioka)
seems to work scarcely, be careful (with this axe, Eugene) Canon 6D
y
?

Enna München
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Enna Super-Lithagon 4 / 24 mm*
n
-
Enna Super-Lithagon 3.5 / 28 mm*
y
n
Enna Super-Lithagon 2.5 / 35 mm*
Praktina mount
n
-

Exaktar M42
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Exaktar Auto Wide 2.8 / 35 mm*
n


Fuji Fujinon M42
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Fujinon EBC 1.9 / 35 mm*

n You have to file down a little lug to get infinity focus

-
Fujinon EBC 1.4 / 50 mm

n You have to file down a little lug to get infinity focus

-
Fujinon EBC 1.8 / 55 mm
n You have to file down a little lug to get infinity focus
-
Fujinon 2.2 / 55 mm
(the only worse Fujinon ever ?)

n You have to file down a little lug to get infinity focus

-
Fujinon-W EBC 2.8 / 35 mm

n You have to file down a little lug to get infinity focus

-
Fujinon-W EBC 3.5 / 55 mm Macro*

n You have to file down a little lug to get infinity focus

-

Isco M42
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ISCO Göttingen
Westrogon 4 / 24 mm
y
n
ISCO Göttingen
Edixa-Westagon 2 / 50 mm
y
n
ISCO Göttingen
Westron 2.8 / 35 mm
y
n
ISCO Göttingen
Tele-Westanar 3.5 / 135 mm* 
(the only known 135 as far)
y
n

Hanimex M42
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-
Hanimex MC Automatic*
2.8 / 28  mm  4
n
-

Leica
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Leica Fisheye Elmarit 2.8 / 16
(Minolta) *
y
y
Leica Elmarit 2.8 / 35 mm*
(2nd version)
n
-
Leica Summicron 2 / 50 mm* (1st version)
n
-

Makinon M42
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Makinon Auto 2.8 / 28 mm* Multicoated
n
-

Mamiya Sekor M42
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Mamiya Sekor 4 / 21 mm SX*
y
-
Mamiya Sekor 2 / 50 mm* # 253396
n
-
Mamiya Sekor 2.8 / 50 mm
n
-
Mamiya Sekor 1.8 / 55 mm black
n
-
Mamiya Sekor 1.4 / 55 mm * #13058 Canon 5D MK II
n
-
Mamiya Sekor 2.8 / 60 mm Macro*
n
-

Minolta 
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Rokkor 1.7 / 55 mm*
conversion with a cheap M42/EOS adapter
hits the mirror just at infinity
y
-
Rokkor 1.2 / 58 mm*
hits at 5m with a Leitax adapter
y
y watch (Google transl. g->e)

Miranda M42
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Miranda 1.8 / 50 mm*
n
-

Meyer Görlitz
( Meyer Optik Görlitz ) M42

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Meyer 2.8 / 28 mm MC (1990)
y
n
Meyer Orestegon 2.8 / 29 mm
n
-
Meyer Lydith 3.5 / 30 mm
y
n
Meyer Primagon 4.5 / 35 mm
y
y filing away some of the ring around the back element may work
Meyer Oreston 1.8 / 50 mm *
n
-
Meyer Optik Primoplan 1.9 V / 50 mm *
1951 version
n
-
Meyer Primoplan 1.9 / 58 mm
y
n
Meyer Telefogar 3.5 / 90 mm
y
filing the rear retaining ring is reported to work

Nikon AI / AIS
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Nikon Nikkor (AIS) 3.5 / 18 mm* 
n  Fotodiox adapter
 -
Nikon Nikkor UD (pre AI)
3.5 / 20 mm *
y Unmodified it will not even mount on the camera, due a protruding lip that protects the rear element. One needs to cut or file down this lip.
y
Nikon Nikkor (non-AI)
4 / 20 mm *
y This lens has a metal piece that extends back. It is not a question of clearing the mirror, but simply not going on at all. It will work on an APS-C camera.
Filing may work.
Nikon Nikkor (AI + AIS) 2.8 / 24 mm *
n Chinese adapter, infinity OK
 -
Nikon Nikkor (AIS)
2 / 28
mm *
 -
Nikon Nikkor (AI) 2.8 / 28 mm #398016 *
 -
Nikon Nikkor (non-AI) 3.5/ 28 mm *
all-black "K" version with rubber grip; small rear element; # 195884 - 279111
n will NOT mount the 5D because of the protruding aperture protection fin on the back. Filing the fin some 2mm is required. "This lens has a metal piece that extends back. It is not a question of clearing the mirror, but simply not going on at all." Picture ->
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Nikon Nikkor (AI + AIS)  3.5/ 28 mm *
n Chinese adapter, infinity OK
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Nikon Nikkor (AIS)  1.4 / 35 mm *
n
 -
Nikon Nikkor (pre AI) 2 / 35 mm *
n
 -
Nikon PC-Nikkor (non-AI) 2.8 / 35 mm *
n
 -
Nikon Nikkor P 2.8 / 45 mm *
n
 -
Nikon Nikkor-S·C Auto 1.4 / 50 mm *
n
 -
Nikon Nikkor (AI)  2 / 50 mm *
y This lens has a metal piece that extends back. It is not a question of clearing the mirror, but simply not going on at all. It will work on an APS-C camera.
 -
Nikon Nikkor-S (non-AI) 1.2 / 55 mm *
n
 -
Nikon Nikkor 3.5 / 43-86 mm F *
n
 -

Novoflex M42
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Novoflex Noflexar 3.5 / 35 mm *
lens hits the mirror of 5D from infinity to about 1.2 meters
y
 -

Olympus Zuiko
OM mount
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Zuiko 3.5 / 16 1:3.5 f=16mm  *

n
-

Zuiko 2 / 21 MC AUTO-W 1:2 f=21mm 100490 Japan *

n
-

Zuiko 3.5 / 21 mm G.Zuiko Auto W (OM-Mount non-MC "silvernose" and black version)

with one version of the lens I had to unscrew the lens rear plate, and file off the metal nose, another copy worked fine without modification
y
ZUIKO 2 / 24 MC AUTO-W 1:2 f=24mm #100961 Japan *
n

Zuiko 2.8 / 24 H.ZUIKO AUTO-W 1:2.8 f=24mm #159050 *
n
-
Zuiko 2 / 28 MC * AUTO-W 1:2 f=28mm #114853 
n
-
Zuiko Auto-W* 3.5 / 28 G.ZUIKO AUTO-W 1:3.5 f=28mm #285282 *
n
-
Zuiko 2.8 / 35 mm G. Zuiko Auto-W #118328 also OK : # 182823*
n
-
Zuiko 2.8 / 35 mm Shift *
n
-
Zuiko 2 / 40 mm AUTO-S 40mm 1:2 #106714 Japan *
n
-
Zuiko Auto 1.2 / 50 mm *
n
-
Zuiko Auto-S 1.8 / 50 mm *
n - you may have to unscrew the lens rear plate, and cut or file off the metal nose
y
Zuiko F.Zuiko Auto-S 1.8 / 50 mm # 398808
n
y
Zuiko F.Zuiko Auto-S 1.8 / 50 mm 
made in Japan "JAPAN 5739406"
n
-
Zuiko 1.4 / 50 mm Zuiko Auto-S (serial
>1 million)
n
-
Zuiko 1.4 / 50 mm G.ZUIKO AUTO-S 1:1,4 f=50mm # 677901 *
n
-
Zuiko 1.4 / 50 mm Zuiko Auto-S #733854
n
-
Zuiko 2 / 50 mm ZUIKO AUTO-MACRO 50mm 1:2 #103003 Lens made in Japan*
n
-
Zuiko Auto-Macro 3.5 / 50 mm #130166
n
-
Zuiko 1.2 / 55 mm G.ZUIKO AUTO-S 1:1.2 f=55mm #159184 Japan *
n
-
Zuiko  2 / 85 mm *
n
-
Zuiko  2 / 90 AUTO-MACRO 90mm 1:2
#102842 Lens made in Japan *
n
-
Zuiko  2.8 / 35-80  AUTO-ZOOM 35~80mm 1:2.8 #101916 Lens made in Japan*
n
-
Zuiko Auto-Zoom 4 / 75-150 mm 1:4 f=75~150mm #409060*, #26545*
n
-

Olympus Zuiko M42
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Olympus G-Zuiko 3.5 / 28 mm  Auto-W  #103067  *
n ? you may have to remove the aperture lever
-
Olympus G-Zuiko Auto-W
2.8 / 35 mm  #103141  *
n ? you may have to remove the aperture lever
-

Pentacon ex Meyer Optik Görlitz (PentaprismaContax) M42
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Pentacon 2.8 / 29 mm MC Auto
n
-
Pentacon 2.8 / 29 mm Auto
n
-
Pentacon 3.5 / 30 mm Preset
y
n
Pentacon 1.8 / 50 mm MC Auto
y
n
Pentacon 1.8 / 50 mm Auto
y
n
Pentacon 2.8 / 50 mm Domiplan Auto
y
n

Pentax Asahi Takumar M42
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Pentax Fisheye Takumar 4 / 17 mm
EOS 5D MK II specific notice:
The filter adapter needs to be removed (unscrewed) from the back of the lens, as it hangs up the mirror at Infinity.
n
-
Pentax Super Takumar 3.5 / 24 mm*
@ Fotodiox M42-EOS adapter

y

? other adapter?
Pentax Super Multi Coated Takumar
3.5 / 24
mm*  #7511873
@ Kipon M42-EOS adapter

n

-
Pentax S-M-C 3.5 / 28 mm
#8335392

n (another one blocked the mirror - be careful)

-
Pentax Super Takumar 3.5 / 28 mm*  #2614982 (@ Fotodiox M42-EOS adapter)

n

-
Pentax Super Takumar 3.5 / 28 mm *

y

n
Pentax S-M-C Takumar 3.5 / 35 mm *

y

n
Pentax Super Takumar 2 / 35 mm *

y

n
Pentax Super Takumar 1.4 / 50 mm
(1st version, 8 elements without the radioactive one #1344757)  (mirror hits a bit before infinity) *
y
n
Pentax S-M-C 1.4 / 50 mm # 5677198
y
n
Pentax Super-Multi-Coated Takumar
1.4 / 50 mm  2nd version, 7 elements with the radioactive one *
n
-
Pentax S-M-C Macro-Takumar 4 / 50 mm  
# 5871150
n
-
Pentax Super-Multi-Coated Macro-Takumar 
4 / 50 mm  # 5871150, #7194573 *
n
-
Pentax Super Takumar 1.8 / 55 mm *
n
-
Pentax S-M-C  2 / 55 mm
n
-
Pentax Super Takumar 2 / 55 mm
n
-
Asahi Auto Takumar 2.2 / 55 mm*
n
-
Pentax Super Takumar 1.9 / 85 mm*
n
-

Pentax PK
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Pentax FA 2.8 / 20 mm *
y - remove back ring and aperture lever
y
Pentax SMC 3.5 / 28 mm  Shift *
-
Pentax SMC 2 / 35 mm *
n lens can be modified non-permanently by loosening the three small screws around the mount and removing the back ring. The aperture lever can be left in place. Vignettes rather heavily on the 5D.
-
Pentax FA 1.9 / 43 mm Limited *
n - remove back ring and aperture lever
-
Pentax 2.8 / 40 mm *
n - remove back ring and aperture lever
-
SMC Pentax-A 1.4 / 50 mm
n - remove back ring and aperture lever
-
SMC Pentax-M 1.7 / 50 mm
n - remove back ring and aperture lever
-
Pentax SMC  1.8 / 85 mm *
n - remove back ring
-

Porst M42  (Porst was a german photo vendor with chain-stores across the board in the Pre-Amazon-Era. Cameras and lenses from russian, german and asian makers. Leaded by an excentric CEO which finally gave away his corporation to his employees. Sic!) Dig the extraordinary PORST history @ kamera-geschichte.de translated by Google
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Porst Color Reflex MC Auto I 2.5 / 24 mm
n
-
Porst Super-Weitwinkel 2.8 / 28 mm 
(Canon 6D. Looks like Hanimex)
n
-
Porst Color Reflex MC Auto G 2.8 / 28 mm
n
-
Porst Color Reflex MC Auto H 2.8 / 28 mm
n
-
Porst Color Reflex Auto 2.8 / 28 mm
n
-
Porst Color Reflex MC Auto WW-AS
2.8 / 28
 mm
you have to cut off the "nose" of the lenses backside
y
Porst Color Reflex MC Auto H 1.8 / 35 mm
n
-
Porst Color Reflex MC Auto E 2.5 / 40 mm
PK-mount * Canon 6D
n  
modification needed, see Agfa
y
Porst Color Reflex MC Auto F 1.7 / 50 mm
Canon 6D
n
-
Porst Color Reflex MC Auto F Makro
1.7 / 50 mm #830046 (Chinon cushion ring)
y
n
Porst Color Reflex MC Auto F 1.8 / 50 mm
y
n
Porst Color Reflex MC Auto F 1.2 / 55 mm PK-mount (Cosina)
needs slight modification
y
Porst Color Reflex MC Auto G 1.4 / 55 mm
# 809795
n
-
Porst Color Reflex MC Auto G 1.4 / 55 mm MC #126252 (Chinon cushion ring)
y
n
Porst Color Reflex MC Auto G 1.4 / 55 mm MC #803931 (Komura rubber ring)
y
n

Prakticar PB mount

Can be mounted on a Canon body by carrying over the same procedure as with Pentax K lenses (removing protective ring and, sometimes, filing the aperture activation lever). Infinity adjustment is required (the adapters are too thick due to the register distance being too close to Canon).
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Prakticar 2.8 / 28 mm *
hits the mirror mid-way to infinity
y
Can be modified by filing the rear lens heavily.
Prakticar 2.4 / 35 mm *
same as Flektogon 2.4 / 35
n
-
Prakticar 1.4 / 50 mm *
New design. Made by CZJ. Two versions exist. Mirror meets the rear lens at about 5m.
y
n
Prakticar 1.8 / 50 mm *
Same as Pentacon 1.8 / 50. Two versions exist, both behave the same way.
n
-
Prakticar 1.8 / 80 mm *
Same as Pancolar 1.8 / 80. It works fine without adjusting for infinity (protective tab removed, aperture activation lever filed down some 3mm), max. focusing distance approx. 25m. However, if adjusted for correct infinity, it starts blocking the mirror on the way back.
y
y

Promura M42
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Auto Promura MC 3.5 / 38-70 mm *
n
-

Raynox M42
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Raynox Rubimat 2.8 / 35 mm
n
-

Revuenon Revue  M42
(Vendor Quelle was a german mail-order house in the Pre-Amazon-Era aka German Sears II)
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Auto Revuenon 2.8 / 28 mm
n
-
Auto Revuenon 2.8 / 35 mm
n
-
Revuenon Special 2.8 / 35 mm *
n
-
Auto Revuenon  1.9 / 50 mm *
n
-
Auto Revuetar 2.8 / 50 mm*
n
-
Auto Revuenon 1.4 / 55 mm #11246 Cosina made Tomioka Design Leather Focussing Grip
y
-
Revuenon MC 1.2 / 55 mm
(Cosina ?) (Pentax-PK mount)
needs slight modification
-

Rollei QB mount
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Rollei F-Distagon 2.8 / 16 HFT *
y
n
Carl Zeiss Distagon 2.8 / 25 #5310054 *
y
n
Rollei Planar 1.4 / 50 HFT *
y
n
Rollei Planar 1.8 / 50 HFT *
y
n
Rolleinar 2.8 / 85 mm *
n
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SigmaY/S - M42
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Sigma Widerama Y/S 3.5 / 18 mm
Likely lens has been sold under the Spiratone brand by Sears and others.
n
-

Schacht München, moved 1954 to Ulm 
Praktina mount + M42
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Schacht Ulm 2.8 / 35 mm
Praktina mount *
y
n
Schacht Ulm S-Travelon-A 1.8 / 50 mm M42 *
y filing may work
?
Schacht Ulm M-Travenar 2.8 / 50 (Makro)  M42 *
n
-
Schacht München 2.8 / 85 mm
Praktina mount *
n
-

Schneider Kreuznach
M42 and DKL mount
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Schneider 2.8 / 35 mm
C-Curtagon* M42
n
-
Schneider Edixa Curtagon 2.8 / 35 mm*
M42 hit mirror, clears mirror at indoor distances (~15ft)
y
n
Schneider 4 / 28 mm DKL mount, fit Retina*
y
n
Schneider 1.9 / 50 mm
DKL mount, fit Retina*
y
n
Schneider Edixa Xenar 2.8 / 50 mm M42*
y
n

Soligor M42
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Soligor 3.5 / 17 mm (Tokina 1st version aka Asanuma
n
-
Soligor 2.8 / 28 mm C/D (Tokina)
n
-
Soligor 2.8 / 35 mm wide-auto
n
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Steinheil M42
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Auto-Cassaron 2.8 / 50 mm
n

Quinon 1.9 / 55 mm
y filing away a tad of the back lenses ring works
n
Auto D Tele Quinar 3.5 / 135 mm
It's not the rear lens that hits the mirror; it's a slightly protruding rear retaining ring, which is holding the auto aperture mechanism in place.
y
y

Sun 
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Sun Wide Zoom Macro 3.5 / 24-40 mm Pentax K mount *
n
-
Sun 4.5 / 85-210 mm Pentax K mount 
sold by Spiratone in USA *
n
-

Tamron Adaptall II M42 
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Tamron SP 3.5 / 17 mm
2nd version AA->M42->EF
n
-
Tamron Adaptall II 2.5 / 24 mm *
AA->OM->EF/AA>M42>EF+5DII
n
-
Tamron Adaptall II 2.5 / 28 mm*
n
-
Tamron Adaptall II 3.5 /  35-70 *
n
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Tokina M42
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Tokina RMC 2.8 / 28 mm
n
-
Tokina RMC 2 / 28 mm *
n
-
Tokina RMC 2.8 / 24 mm
n
-

Universar M42
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Universar 2.8 / 55 mm *
y
n

Vivitar M42
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Vivitar 2.5 / 28 mm preset
y
n
Vivitar 1.9 / 28 mm Auto*(5DMKII)
n
-
Vivitar 1.9 / 35 mm Auto
n
-
Vivitar 2.5 / 90 mm Macro*
n
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Voigtländer DKL (Deckel) mount, fit Bessamatic 
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Voigtlander Skoparex 3.4 / 35 mm *
n
-
Voigtlander Color-Skopar X 2.8 / 50 mm *
n
-
Voigtlander Dynarex 3.4 / 90 mm *
n
-
Voigtlander Dynarex 4 / 135 mm *
n
-
Voigtlander Zoomar  2.8 / 36-82 mm *  
n
-

Weltblick M42
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Weltblick 2.8 / 35 mm Auto*
n
-

Yashinon Yashica M42
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Yashinon DS 3.3 / 20 mm
n
-
Yashinon DS-M 2.8 / 24 mm *
n
-
Yashinon DS-M 2.8 / 28 mm *
n
-
Yashinon DS-M 2.8 / 35 mm *
n
-
Yashinon DX 1.4 / 50 mm silver ring
y
n
Yashinon 5cm F 2.8 preset *  (5D MKII)
y
n
Yashinon DX 1.4 / 50 mm black ring
y
n
Yashinon DX 1.7 / 50 mm silver ring
y
n
Yashinon DX 2 / 50 mm silver ring
y
n
Yashinon DS 1.9 / 50 mm
n
-
Yashinon DS 2 / 50 mm
y
n
Yashinon DS 1.4 / 50 mm *
n
-
Yashinon DS-M 1.4 / 50 mm
n
-
Yashinon DS-M 1.7 / 50 mm
n
-
Yashinon DS-M 1.4 / 55 mm *
n
-
Auto Yashinon 1.2 / 55 mm *
y
n

Yashica
Contax Yashica mount C/Y

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Yashica ML 2.8 / 15 mm fisheye 2
n
-
Yashica ML 2.8 / 20 mm *
n
-
Yashica ML 2.8 / 24 mm 2
n
-
Yashica ML 2.8 / 28 mm 2
n hits the mirror with Fotodiox Pro adapter...
-
Yashica ML 3.5 - 4.5 / 28 - 85 mm *
-
Yashica ML 2.8 / 35 mm 2
n
-
Yashica ML C 1.9 / 50 mm 2
n
-
Yashica ML 1.7 / 50 mm 2
n
-
Yashica ML 2 / 50 mm 2
n
-
Yashica ML 1.4 / 50 mm 2
n
-
Yashica DSB 2 / 55 mm 2
n
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Zenit Russian M42
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Peleng 3.5 / 8 mm Fisheye
n
-
Zenitar 2.8 / 16 mm Fisheye
n (M42 adapter version)
-
Peleng 2.8 / 17 mm Fisheye *
problems with fotodiox adapter 
-
MIR 20 M
3.5 / 20 mm *
n Without the rear filter, everything works fine and nothing protrudes from the EOS adapter.
-
Mir-24M 2 / 35 mm (KMZ) *
-
MIR 10A 3.5 / 28 mm *
-
MIR 1A 2.8 / 37 mm M39 thread (Zenit 3M)
y
n
MIR 1B 2.8 / 37 mm (Vologda)
bending down the protruding winding at the rear of the lens with nippers seems to work.
According to a user report at Canon 6D the range between 0.7m until 15m seems OK.
y
y
Industar 61 L/Z 2.8 / 50 mm (LZOS)
n
-
Industar 50  3.5 / 50 mm Alu M39 (KMZ)
n
-
Industar 50-2  3.5 / 50 mm (KMZ)
n
-
Helios 44 2 / 58 mm M39 thread,
preset zebra (MMZ, Zenit 3M kitlens)
y
-
Helios 44-2  2 / 58 mm preset black (Valdai)
y
y
trim about 1 mm of metal surrounding rearest lens
Helios 44-2 2 / 58 mm *
(Valdai) #81320118 on 5D Mark II
n
-
Helios 44M 2 / 58 mm
(Valdai and KMZ version) auto
n
-
Helios 44M-2  2 / 58 mm
y
n
Helios 44M-3 2 / 58 mm MC (MMZ)
y
n
Helios 44M-4 2 / 58 mm (KMZ)
n
Helios 44M-4 2 / 58 mm MC (Valdai)
y
n
Helios 44M-4 2 / 58 mm* (KMZ) #832314
n
-
Helios 44M-6 2 / 58 mm (KMZ)
n
-
Helios 44M-6 2 / 58 mm *
(Vologda, 49 mm front thread)
y
n
Helios 44M-6 2 / 58 mm *
(Valdai, 52 mm front thread)
y
n
Helios MC 77M-4  1.8 / 50 mm * (Vologda)
n
-
Jupiter 9 2 / 85 mm (non MC version)
n
-
Helios 40-2 1.5 / 85 mm * (black version)
n
-

Russian Nikon Mount
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Mir-24H 2 / 35 mm (Arsenal) *
-
Arsat-H 2.8 / 20 mm *
-

Russian Zorki M39
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Jupiter 8 2 / 50 mm*
(only macro - no infinity focus)
-
Jupiter 12 2.8 / 35 mm * (extends very far into the body)
y
-

* = I don't own the lens. The report is a contribution.

Cheers to all users around the world (sic!) for their effort to keep this list growing...
back to main index (German)
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  1. phototools24 black or red alu adapter 
  2. chinese brass adapter filed down to 1.4 mm
  3. readjusted infinity focus at Planar 50/1.7 and Distagon 28/2.8
  4. no-name black M42 alu adapter

Some links you may find useful:

Manual lenses with Canon EOS cameras - at Photonotes

Logos and factories of Russian lens manufacturers at Alfred Klomps site

Rugift Russian cameras, lenses, adapters and other optics ( Jolos Ring )

Outstanding Japanese third party lens site,
please use the link at the right top edge to translate it by Google in your language.

The international platform for manual lens users Manual Focus Forum
(English + French language)  

A Leitz and a Contax compatibility list with Canon DSLR at Pebbleplace.com

A multilingual forum for manual lens users: forum.mflenses (mainly in English/German). Provides a 5D Mark II lens compatibility chart.

DigiCamClub - a German forum providing a manual lens section

Manual lenses at Canon 5D:  Prime 35 (english language)

Last but not least - another lens compatibility list for Contax, Leica and Olympus lenses at 16:9.net and instructions how to shave the 5D mirror.

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