Vintage And Modern Non-C/EF Supertele Lenses (Long Focus and Telephoto Lenses) Worth Considering Adaption To Canon EOS

Super Tele / Long Focus & Telephoto Lenses (≥400mm) Mounts1 eBay Price Angle Of View2 Max. Magnif. Aperture:
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Access 500mm f/8.0 SQ   T                         between 1980 / 84 tripod mount  
Accura 400mm f/6.3 Auto Telectric           32       72         1968 - 1973    
Accura 400mm f/5.9 Supertel                             1968 - 1973    
Accura 500mm f/8.0 Ultratel                             1967 - 1972    
Accura 500mm f/8.0 Auto Telectric                             1968 - 1973    
Admiral G.M.C. 400mm f/6.3 Auto Telephoto   M42 13€                     built-in      
Albinar 500mm f/8.0                                  
Arsat 500mm f/5.6 Apo   P6       45       95 105 290 1650 retractable   tripod collar Pentaconsix.com
Asahi Opt. Co. 400mm f/5.6 Tele-Takumar   M42       45       77       built-in 1965 manual diaphragm  
Asahi Opt. Co. 400mm f/5.6 S.-M.-C. Takumar   M42       45     800 77     1300 built-in 1971 manual diaphragm  
Asahi Opt. Co. 500mm f/5.0 Takumar (I+II)   M42       22     1000 R46     2850 built-in 1957 & 1961 manual diaphragm; first version has mixed black/silver design, second one all black  
Asahi Opt. Co. 500mm f/4.5 Takumar   M42       45     1000 R49     3500 built-in 1971 (?) manual diaphragm  
Asahi Opt. Co. 500mm f/4.5 S.-M.-C. Takumar   M42       45     1000 R49     3500 built-in 1971 manual diaphragm  
Asahi Opt. Co. 1000mm f/8.0 Takumar   M42       22       R46     7500 built-in 1958 manual diaphragm; delivered with wooden lens case and tripod  
Asahi Opt. Co. 1000mm f/8.0 Tele-Takumar   M42       45     3000 R49       built-in 1965 manual diaphragm  
Asahi Opt. Co. 1000mm f/8.0 S.-M.-C. Takumar   M42       45       R49     5500 built-in 1971 manual diaphragm  
Asanuma 600mm f/8.0   T                   approx. 610   incl. 1977 probably made by Tokina (see Monaghan's who's who); the lens consists of 2 pieces, that can be screwed apart for transport; the original lens hood screws in as well and has a kind of built-in filter holder  
Asanuma 800mm f/8.0   T                       incl. 1977 probably made by Tokina (see Monaghan's who's who)  
Astranar 500mm f/8.0                             1980    
Astranar 600mm f/8.0                             1980    
Astranar 800mm f/8.0                             1980    
Beroflex 400mm f/6.3 SL MC Auto   M42 45€ 6   32               built-in      
Beroflex 400mm f/6.3 BV   T2   6   32     700 67   250 570        
Beroflex 400mm f/6.3 BV   T2 13€ 6   32     600 72     700        
Beroflex 500mm f/8.0 BV   T2 20€ 5   32     1000 67   330 610     Nickname: "Wundertüte"; available in black or - less commonly - rubberized in olive green  
Beroflex 500mm f/8.0 BV   T2 30€ 5   22     1100 72   370 750     Nickname: "Wundertüte"; available in black or - more rarely - olive green  
Bower 500mm f/8.0 [SLY500P]   T2   5         1000 67 70 298 640   Samyang    
Bower 650-1300mm f/8.0 IF MZ-5000 [SLY650T]   T   3.8 - 2   fixed to focus*     500 86 105 462.9 2000   Samyang 2009 *8/650 - 9.5/800 - 11/900 - 12.3/1000 - 13.5/1100 - 14.7/1200 - 16/1300; push-pull zoom;  
Cambron 400mm f/6.3   T2       22     655 72   322.6 737     produced by different manufacturers incl. Tou/Five Star and Samyang; early ones uncoated and/or manual diaphragm, later ones multicoated / pluracoated and / or preset diaphragm Modern Photography 10/1979 (center & corners excellent at f/16-22, 0.6% barrel, low / very low contrast)
Cambron 400mm f/5.6 Auto                             1976    
Cambron 500mm f/8.0   T2       22     1180 72   414 850   1976 produced by different manufacturers incl. Tou/Five Star and Samyang; early ones uncoated and/or manual diaphragm, later ones multicoated / pluracoated and / or preset diaphragm Modern Photography 10/1979 (center & corners excellent at all stops, 0.8% pincushion, low / very low contrast)
Cambron 600mm f/8.0                             1976    
Cambron 800mm f/8.0                             1976    
Carl Zeiss 500mm f/5.6 Tele-Apotessar   C/Y   5   45     490 clip-on 112 290 1865     internal focusing  
Carl Zeiss 800mm f/8.0 Tele-Apotessar   C/Y   3   64     400 clip-on 128.5 505 3250     internal focusing; tripod mount  
Carl Zeiss Jena 500mm f/8.0   M42       45     600 77 92 480 1822     preset diaphragm  
Caspeco 600mm f/8.0   T 150€ (US)     32           appr. 495          
Celestron 500mm f/8.0 MC Auto                             1983    
Celestron 750mm f/6.0 MC Auto                             1973    
Century Precision Optics 500mm f/4.5 Tele-Athenar II [TS-5045]   T                         1978 - 90s    
Century Precision Optics 500mm f/5.6 Tele-Athenar II [TS-5056]   T                         1978 - 90s    
Century Precision Optics 650mm f/6.8 Tele-Athenar II [TS-6568]   T                         1983 - 90s    
Century Precision Optics 800mm f/6.0 Tele-Athenar II   T                              
Century Precision Optics 1000mm f/8.0 Tele-Athenar II [TS-1080]   T                         1978 - 90s    
Century Precision Optics 1000mm f/5.6 Tele-Athenar I   T   2.1   45 25   3810 2x2" R-Gel holder   965.2 (incl. hood) appr. 7000   1960s - 90s removable screw-on type of mount piece [#0TM-00TC-00]; 2 brackets to mount it into a film rig (no real tripod socket) David Kovaluk's Making Not Taking: recovery story and pictures here and here, performance review here
Danubia 500mm f/8.0 (BV?)   T2 25€ 5   32       67   350 (ca.) (?) 700 (?)        
Danubia 500mm f/8.0 BV   T2 25€ 5   22     1200 72   350 (ca.) (?) 700 (?)        
Danubia 650-1300mm f/8.0   T2       8-16     500 - 2000     450 1690        
Elicar 600-1200mm f/10.0-20.0   N/F | T2   4 - 2 1:5.6 - 1:3 90 5   372 72 80 277 1800 retractable   sold by Dörr/Danubia; tripod collar; silver finish; also available for C/EF  
Elicar 800-1600mm f/10.0-20.0   N/F | T2   3 - 1.3 1:7.5 - 1:4 90 5   665 95 106 360 2300 retractable   sold by Dörr/Danubia; tripod collar; silver finish; also available for C/EF  
Enna München 400mm f/4.5 Tele-Ennalyt   M42                              
Enna München 600mm f/5.6 Tele-Ennalyt   M42       45     950 108 / R-Gel     3380   1985 - 1988* *source: usedprice.com; also available for C/FD  
Ennex 650-1300mm f/8.0 MZ-5000 IF   T   3.8 - 2   fixed to focus*     500 86 105 462.9 2000   Samyang ~2012 *8/650 - 9.5/800 - 11/900 - 12.3/1000 - 13.5/1100 - 14.7/1200 - 16/1300; push-pull zoom; tripod collar
Exakta 500mm f/8.0   T2 50€     32     800 67              
Exakta 650-1300mm f/8.0-16.0 Varioplan 1300   T2 80€     fixed to focus*       86     1944   Samyang *8/650 - 9.5/800 - 11/900 - 12.3/1000 - 13.5/1100 - 14.7/1200 - 16/1300; push-pull zoom  
Falcon 500mm f/8.0   T   5   32     1000 67 70 298 640   Samyang 2009    
Falcon 500mm f/5.6 SD   T2   5.2   fixed     2000 86 90 412 890   Samyang 2009 3/3 construction design; despite its fixed aperture it's not a mirror lens; white finish  
Falcon 650-1300mm f/8.0 IF (MZ 5000)   T   3.8 - 2   fixed to focus*     500 86 105 462.9 2000   Samyang 2009 *8/650 - 9.5/800 - 11/900 - 12.3/1000 - 13.5/1100 - 14.7/1200 - 16/1300; push-pull zoom  
Fernobjective Berlin 800mm f/5.0 C Astragon   N/F       32     500     787.4       produced for Sterling-Howard; exchangeable mount piece  
Five Star 500mm f/8.0   T   5   32     900 67   357          
Fuji Photo 400mm f/4.5 EBC Fujinon-T   M42                              
Fuji Photo 600mm f/5.6 EBC Fujinon-T   M42       45     1250       3000     manual diaphragm  
Fuji Photo 1000mm f/8.0 EBC Fujinon-T   M42       45     3000       4760     manual diaphragm  
Hanimex 400mm f/6.3 MC                             1977 - 1981* *source: usedprice.com  
Hanimex 500mm f/8.0   T2 44€     32     1000 67              
Ina 600mm f/8.0   T               87   appr. 546       tripod collar  
Kalimar 500mm f/8.0   T 15€ (US)     32                 1977    
Kalimar 800-1200mm f/9.9-14.9   T 70€ (US) 3.1 - 2.1         1300 - 768 62 / 82 101.6 444.5 1469 screw-on      
Kenko 420-800mm f/8.3-16.0 Vari 8000 S   T2 18€     fixed to focus ?     160 62 68.6 222.3 518.8 built-in   push-pull with zoom lock; often packed with a 2x teleconverter (50.8 x 48.3mm, 85g)  
Heinz Kilfitt München 400mm f/5.6 Fern-Kilar OOO   N/F 250€ (US)     45 14   1067 R-Gel   330 1760 yes 1952 - 1968 used adapters to fit most common 35mm SLR systems also incl. M39; optional wooden case available  
Heinz Kilfitt München 400mm f/4.0 Sport-Fern-Kilar OOO   M42 | N/F | O/OM 268€ | |     45     400 R-Gel   342.9 appr. 3180 yes 1967 interchangeable mount piece (AN locking ring & WE flange types); preset diaphragm; wooden case available  
Heinz Kilfitt München 600mm f/5.6 Fern-Kilar C   screw mount 410€     45     2000 R-Gel   648   yes 1967 - 1972 manual diaphragm; available for M39, not sure about other mounts  
Kilfitt 600mm f/5.6 Sport-Fern-Kilar   M42 300€     45           640 >5000 yes 1977 - 1982/83 preset lens  
  • Kilfitt additionally offered the Multi-Kilar 2x-4x (~1966), a bulky helicoid zoom tele converter feat. 3 tripod / rig mounts and R-Gel filter holder. An extra R-Gel filter holder was incorporated in the camera mounting piece, seen in M42 among others. Lenswise the lens can / must be mounted without the camera-specific mounting ring. The whole thing came in a dedicated transportation and storage case.
Komura 500mm f/7.0 (Unidapter)   N/F                         1977 - 1984 also available for C/FD  
Komura 800mm f/8.0                             1966 - 1984    
Kowa [TS-610 w. TSN-PA2] 800mm f/?* T                           *PA2 results in f/10.4 with 77mm lenses and f/13.3 with 60mm lenses  
Kowa [TSN-77MM w. TSN-PA2] 800mm f/?* T                           *PA2 results in f/10.4 with 77mm lenses and f/13.3 with 60mm lenses  
Kowa [TSN-600 w. TSN-PA2] 800mm f/13.3 T             600 67   299 / 300*/** 730 - 750**     spotting scopes converted to SLR camera lenses by use of the PA2, PA2D, PA6 or PZ adapters (PA6 and PZ cover APS-C only) - the adapters are not cross compatible
*all series consist of 4 models each (601-604, 661-664, 771-774 and 881-884, differing in optical quality (standard and Prominar editions) and type of ocular attachment (straight or angled));
**exclusive camera adapter;
exact weights for Series 600: model 601: 745g, 602: 730g, 663: 750g, 664: 750g
exact weights for Series 660: model 661: 1010g, 662: 990g, 663: 1040g, 664: 1020g
physical data for PA6 (length and weight): 105mm, 285g
 
Kowa [TSN-660 w. TSN-PA2] 800mm f/13.3 T             600 72   311 / 312*/** 990 - 1040**      
Kowa [TSN-770 w. TSN-PA6] 600mm f/7.8   T             500 82   304 / 318*/** 1330**      
Kowa [TSN-770 w. TSN-PZ] 650-1000mm f/8.4-13.0 T             500 82   304 / 318*/** 1330**      
Kowa [TSN-770 w. TSN-PA2D] 950mm f/? T             500 82   304 / 318*/** 1330**      
Kowa [TSN-880 w. TSN-PA6] 600mm f/6.3   T             500 95   329 / 343*/** 1520**      
Kowa [TSN-880 w. TSN-PZ] 650-1000mm f/7.4-11.4 T             500 95   329 / 343*/** 1520**      
Kowa [TSN-880 w. TSN-PA2D] 950mm f/? T             500 95   329 / 343*/** 1520**      
Lentar 400mm f/6.3 Auto                             1971 - 1977 cheaper preset version available  
Lentar 450mm f/6.5                             1971 - 1976    
Lentar 600mm f/8.0 Tele   T       32     1000         yes 1971 - 1976    
Makinon 400mm f/6.3 MC (Auto)   P/K 45€                       1979 - 1983    
Meyer-Optik Görlitz 500mm f/5.6 Orestegor   M42 | P6 | P6x7 100€ | | 70€     22     600 118 125 370 3500 screw-in   tripod collar; was later produced by Pentacon in the same manner  
Novoflex 400mm f/5.6 Follow-Focus Noflexar / T-Noflexar   M42   6.2   32 24 circular 900 77     1530* bayonet   *for the complete setup excluding mounting piece (approx. 100g); dedicated Novoflex TEX TELEEXTENDER 2x available; series C and D featured exchangeable mount pieces  
Novoflex 500mm f/5.6 Follow-Focus Noflexar   M42                         1969 - 1972 optimized for highest possible center sharpness, very low resolution in the corners; series C and D featured exchangeable mount pieces  
Novoflex 600mm f/8.0 Follow-Focus Noflexar / T-Noflexar   M42 150€                       1977 optimized for highest possible center sharpness, very low resolution in the corners; series C and D featured exchangeable mount pieces  
Novoflex 640mm f/9.0 Follow-Focus Noflexar   M42 | N | 160€                       1977 - 1982 optimized for highest possible center sharpness, very low resolution in the corners; series C and D featured exchangeable mount pieces  
Olympus 600mm f/6.3 Zuiko Auto-T   O/OM   4               377 2880        
Opteka 420-800mm f/8.3-16.0 HD   T2       11 - 21     380   65 206 440     also available as Kenko or Pro Optics labeled; bad as shit  
Opteka 500mm f/8.0   T2   5   32     1000 67 71.1 297.1 640        
Opteka 650-1300mm f/8.0-16.0 LR 1300-HD IF (Ø86)   T2       fixed to focus     500 86         Samyang push-pull zoom; not officially listed at Opteka website with these specs  
Opteka 650-1300mm f/8.0-16.0 HD (Ø95)   T2       fixed to focus     500 95 101.6 469.9 1998   Samyang push-pull zoom  
Osawa 400mm f/5.6   T2                         1979    
Panagor 400mm f/5.6   M42 34€             72              
Panagor 500mm f/8.0   T                              
Paragon 500mm f/8.0   T       22     1200 72              
Pentacon 500mm f/5.6 (MC*) Prakticar   M42 | P6 120€ |     22     600 118 125 450 3500 screw-in   *only the later samples came with MC; the lens is more or less identical to the Meyer Orestegor Pentaconsix.com
Phoenix 500mm f/8.0 [#09-050]   T   5   32     1000 67 70 298 640   Samyang matched 2x TC available [#09-051]  
Phoenix 600-1300mm f/8.0 [IF] [#09-080]   T   3.8 - 2   fixed to focus*     500 86 105 462.9 2000   Samyang *8/650 - 9.5/800 - 11/900 - 12.3/1000 - 13.5/1100 - 14.7/1200 - 16/1300  
Piesker 400mm f/5.5 Tele Astra   M42                              
Pixco 650-1300mm f/8.0 MZ-5000 IF   T   3.8 - 2   fixed to focus*     500 86 105 462.9 2000   Samyang ~2012 *8/650 - 9.5/800 - 11/900 - 12.3/1000 - 13.5/1100 - 14.7/1200 - 16/1300; push-pull zoom; tripod collar  
Polar 500mm f/8.0 ED DX   T   5   32     1000 67 70 298 640 PH-067S Samyang white finnish; matched 1.4x and 2x TCs available (black finnish)  
Polaroid 650-1300mm f/8.0 [PL-6501300T]   T   3.8 - 2   fixed to focus*     500 86 105 462.9 2000   Samyang ~2012 *8/650 - 9.5/800 - 11/900 - 12.3/1000 - 13.5/1100 - 14.7/1200 - 16/1300; push-pull zoom  
Prinz 500mm f/8.0 Auto                             1977 - 1982    
Prinz 500mm f/6.3                             1978 - 1982 preset  
Prinz 750mm f/11.0                             1976 - 1980    
Prinzgalaxy 400mm f/6.3   M42 (?) 30€     22                      
Prinzgalaxy 500mm f/8.0   M42 (?)               72              
ProOptic 420-800mm f/8.3-16   T2       11 - 21     380     203.2 454     marketed by Adorama.com  
Quantaray 500mm f/8.0   T2       32                      
Quantaray 500-1000mm f/8.0   T2       32     1005 67 69.9 317.5 638   2002    
Quantaray 600-1000mm f/9.9-16.0   T2   4.1 - 2.5   fixed to focus*     438 72 82.6 327.2 836   2001 *9.9/600 - 11.5/700 - 13/800 - 15/900 - 16/1000; push-pull zoom; tripod collar; white finish; except for the aperture similar to the 600-1000's Vivitar lens, might also be available from Kenko  
Rokinon 440mm f/5.6   T   2.8   fixed     2000 -/- 90 412.5 882   Samyang 2009    
Rokinon 500mm f/8.0   T   5   32     1000 67 70 298 640   Samyang 2009    
Rokinon 500mm f/8.0 ED   T   5   fixed     1000 67 70 310 600   Samyang 2009    
Rokinon 650-1300mm f/8.0   T   3.8 - 2   fixed to focus*     500 86 105 462.9 2000   Samyang 2009 *8/650 - 9.5/800 - 11/900 - 12.3/1000 - 13.5/1100 - 14.7/1200 - 16/1300; push-pull zoom  
Samyang 440mm f/5.6   T   2.8   fixed     2000 -/- 90 412.5 882   2008 2/1 design, white finish (despite the fixed aperture this is not a mirror lens); also sold as Rokinon and Walimex  
Samyang 500mm f/8.0 T   5   32     1000 67 70 298 640 PH-067S 2008 (?) 4/4 design, black finish; same tech data like the old Phoenix lens, also available as Rokinon  
Samyang 500mm f/8.0 ED DX   T   5   fixed     1000 67 70 310 600 PH-067S 2008 5/4 design, white finish (despite the fixed aperture this is not a mirror lens); also sold as Kenko and Rokinon  
Samyang 500mm f/5.6 (MC)   T   5.2   fixed     2000 86 90 412.5 877 -/- 2009 3/3 optical design; white finish (despite the fixed aperture this is not a mirror lens); also sold as Walimex  
Samyang 650-1300mm f/8.0 MZ-5000 IF   T   3.8 - 2   fixed to focus*     500 86 105 462.9 2000   2008 (?) *8/650 - 9.5/800 - 11/900 - 12.3/1000 - 13.5/1100 - 14.7/1200 - 16/1300; push-pull zoom; also sold as Ennex, Exakta, Falcon, Opteka, Phoenix, Pixco, Rokinon, TKL, Vivitar and Walimex; tripod collar; the Samyang label is printed on the tripod mounting plate
Soligor 450mm f/8.0   T2                         1977 - 1979    
Soligor 500mm f/8.0   T2                         1977 - 1979    
Soligor 500mm f/5.0   T2                         1977 - 1979    
Soligor 600mm f/8.0 w/ 2x Barlow Lens   T2                         1977 - 1979    
Soligor 800mm f/8.0   T2                         1966 - 1971    
Spiratone 400mm f/6.3 Plura-Coat Sharpshooter   T2       32       72   330 420 screw-in 1970 - 1975 tripod collar  
Spiratone 500mm f/8.0 Ultratel   T                         1970 Nickname: "Sharpshooter"; produced by different manufacturers incl. Tou/Five Star and Samyang; early ones uncoated and/or manual diaphragm, later ones multicoated / pluracoated and / or preset diaphragm  
Spiratone 500mm f/4.0   T                              
Sunagor 500mm f/8.0   T2   5   32       72              
Tokina 600mm f/8.0   T2                         1980 - 1986    
Tokina 800mm f/8.0 [TXP800]   T2       1800     32 R37.5 116 580 2300   1979    
Tokina 800mm f/8.0 [T800]   T2       1800     32 R37.5 116 580 2300   1980 - 1982    
Toyo (Optics) 500mm f/8.0   T2   5   32     800 67   406 (?) 900 (?)   Tou / Five-Star distributed by Toyo Optics of USA Inc. (16560 Aston Street, Irvine, CA 92714)  
unknown 500mm f/8.0 Tele-Spezial Eximar   T   5     13                 tripod collar  
unknown 500mm f/8.0 Tele-Universar   M42 60€ 5         1200 72   440 811        
Vemar 600mm f/8.0 Telephoto   T2       32               screw-in      
Vivitar 400mm f/5.6 MC Telephoto   O/OM                         Komine appr. 1980    
Vivitar 500mm f/6.3 Tele   T 100€ 5   32       92   450 1700   1970 - 1979    
Vivitar 600-1000mm f/9.9-16.0 Series 1 w/ 2x Matched Multiplier   T2       13 - 22     440 72 81 320 840 yes 2002 - 2005 push-pull zoom; silver finish; the lens hood provides another 77mm filter thread; except for the aperture similar to the 600-1000's Quantaray lens, might also be available from Kenko  
Vivitar 650-1300mm f/8.0 IF Series 1   T   3.8 - 2   fixed to focus*     500 86 105 462.9 2000   Samyang 2009 *8/650 - 9.5/800 - 11/900 - 12.3/1000 - 13.5/1100 - 14.7/1200 - 16/1300; push-pull zoom; black edition with a red ring and focus scale  
Vivitar 800mm f/8.0 Telephoto   T   3   32     1600 107 117.5 571.5 2270 yes mid - end 70's? produced by Tokina? (SN 379000941 spotted on Ebay); Monaghan dates it back to 1966, usedprice.com lists 1966 - 79  
Walimex 440mm f/5.6 DX   T   2.8   fixed     2000 -/- 90 412.5 882   Samyang 2008 2/1 optical design; white finish (despite the fixed aperture this is not a mirror lens)  
Walimex 500mm f/8.0   T2   5           50 (?) 65 345 700     most likely produced by Samyang Optics Co.  
Walimex 500mm f/5.6 Pro   T2   5.2   fixed     2000 86 90 412.5 890 -/- 2009 produced by Samyang Optics Co.; 3/3 optical design; white finish (despite the fixed aperture this is not a mirror lens)  
Walimex 650-1300mm f/8.0-16.0 IF (Ø86)   T2   3.8 - 2   fixed to focus*     500 86 105 463 1900   Samyang *8/650 - 9.5/800 - 11/900 - 12.3/1000 - 13.5/1100 - 14.7/1200 - 16/1300; push-pull zoom; tech specs taken from the lens, but not listed anywhere else  
Walimex 650-1300mm f/8.0-16.0 IF (Ø95 ?)   T2   3.8 - 2   fixed to focus*     500 95 (?) 105 463 1900 screw-in Samyang *8/650 - 9.5/800 - 11/900 - 12.3/1000 - 13.5/1100 - 14.7/1200 - 16/1300; push-pull zoom; these are the official tech specs listed on various websites  
Zoomar Muenchen 600mm f/5.6 Sport Zoomatar   C/Y       32               yes 1969 interchangeable mount piece  
Zoomar Muenchen 600mm f/5.6 Kilfitt Sport-Fern-Kilar   M42 | N/F | O/OM       45     625 R-Gel     4900 yes   interchangeable mount piece (WE flange type); optional exchangeable lens heads of 400mm, 600mm, 800mm and 1200mm available  

Telescope Converters Mounts1 eBay Price Comments Diameter (mm) Length (mm) Weight (g) Produced Tests
Hama Telephoto Lens Adapter [PATP 54038748]   M42 | P/K   also available for C/FD (CFE)          
Itorex Telephoto Lens Adapter APE / OP / APK [PATP 54038748]   M42 | O/OM | P/K 35€ | 30€ (UK) | 20€ also available for C/FD (CFE)          
Newcon Optik Tourist FL 9mm Eyepiece   M42 30€ (US) (new?) dedicated (but not limited) to Rubinar Tele Mirror lenses          
no-name Telephoto Lens Adapter NA / APK [PATP 54038748]   N | P/K 45€ | 12€ magnification is given as one 10th part of the used focal length, e.g. 50mm = 5x, 100mm = 10x ... 400mm = 40x          
Samigon Micro T-M Mark II     12€ (US) becomes a 350mm telescope using a 50mm standard lens in reverse position (??????)          
Spiratone Telescope Attachment T Mount                  
Spiratone Teletach Telephoto Lens Adapter OP [PATP 54038748]   O/OM 40€ (US)            
Swarovski f=1100mm     120€ (US)            

Additional Notes for Digiscoping: Just to name it here, there are dedicated adapters like the Bushnell Elite 80mm, Kowa TSN-PA6 (APS-C recommended) and TSN-PZ, Olivon T-84EDO, Swarovski TLS APO and TLS 800mm or Zeiss Diascope SLR Photo Adapter, that adapt compatible spotting scopes to T mount, which then can easily be mounted to your SLR camera. The resulting optical contruction often nearly equals 1000mm f/12.

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General Notes:
1.) I try to keep this list 'reasonable'. It is therefore limited to lenses, that can be adopted to Canon EF by means of still making sense. That excludes most zoom lenses, lenses without aperture ring, most middle and big format lenses because of their lower resolution and lenses that have to be corrected by using glass elements in the mount adapter pieces (Canon FD and Minolta). These glass elements are often either low quality or the adapter itself is very pricey. You can use the cheap ones without their glass elements, but this will result in less working distance and loss of infinity focus. Since working distance is already very limited with macro lenses and loss of infinity not really makes sense for wide or tele lenses, this method is not considered a real option, when buying a lens for normal usage.
2.) Limited EOS compatibility: Useless to say, all lenses in this list are limited in their EOS compatibility. There will be no AF nor In-Focus-Indication and there will be no time priority nor full auto mode due to missing electronic coupling between lens and body. Auto apertures are not available (while this feature will still be very useful for manual focusing).
Also, I don't make a distinction between fully manual and preset aperture mechanisms, they are just referred to as manual diaphragms.
3.) Asahi production periods: M42 preset Takumars 1957-1962, Auto-Takumars 1958-1962, Super-Takumars 1962-1971, Super-Multi-Coated (S.-M.-C.) Takumars early period and SMC Takumars later period of 1971-1976 (source: Frank Mechelhoff)
Pentax vintage mount versions: M42: 1957-?, SMC-M: 1975 -?, SMC-A: 1983 - ?
4.) Soligor series shorties: The C/D series was the top end line with some very good lenses. C/D stands for Computer Designed. The S/M designation seems to be a marketing gimmick like Vivitar's RL or SMS editions. S/M stands for Special Model / Sondermodell.
5.) A note on Vivitar serial numbers for lenses manufactured between 1970 and 1990 according to Stephen Gandy, complemented with information given by KironKid and Boggy at Kiron-Klub:
  They (most often) consist of 8 digits, whereof ...
  • 1st two digits tell the manufacturer:
    6: Olympus, 9: Cosina, 13: Schneider Optik, 19: Sigma, 22: Kino Precision, 25: Ozone Optical, 28: Komine, 32: Makinon, 33: Asanuma, 37: Tokina, 42: Bauer, 44: Perkin Elmer, 47: Chinon, 51: Tokyo Trading, 56: Kyoe Schoji, 61: Samyang, 75: Hoya Optical, 77: Kobori, 81: Polar
    - still missing in this list are #0 and #41
  • 3rd digit tells the year (so 5 either means 1975 or 1985 ... you need to know the production period to be sure)
  • 4th and 5th digit tell the production week

See the processing log. Additions and corrections are welcome.