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Oct 21, 2012 12:25 |  #181
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Oct 21, 2012 12:25 |  #182

Mackeral wrote in post #15150107 (external link)
thanks for that info. based on that link, it seems like some of the image fidelity is lost with glass optics adaptors for the MD's? What's the mechanical procedure where some people risk using a lathe?

i don't think most bother trying to adapt slow minolta primes, when there are so many easily adaptable other options...the main minolta that people work to adapt is the 58mm f1.2...because it's f1.2


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Oct 21, 2012 12:26 |  #183

@brain very nice pics put I think Me and you got two different lenses still very nice pictures and car..


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Oct 21, 2012 12:31 |  #184
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DreDaze wrote in post #15150131 (external link)
i don't think most bother trying to adapt slow minolta primes, when there are so many easily adaptable other options...the main minolta that people work to adapt is the 58mm f1.2...because it's f1.2

While it's a slower lens, the idea of getting a prime lens at 24mm (36mm on my crop body) for so cheap and a quality lens at that seems enticing. Will the glass adapter adjust that focal length anymore than 36mm? sorry for the noobness. But after some more research it looks to be better to jut sell and make some money towards other options. Thanks for the input


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Oct 21, 2012 12:32 |  #185
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Thanks, mine is a Ashai Pentax SMC Takumar 50mm 1.4 lens. Got it a few months ago, thin was mint, not a flaw. I honestly think it was never used or just slightly.


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Oct 21, 2012 12:37 |  #186

Mackeral wrote in post #15150107 (external link)
thanks for that info. based on that link, it seems like some of the image fidelity is lost with glass optics adaptors for the MD's? What's the mechanical procedure where some people risk using a lathe?

Check these links out:

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Brain Mechanic wrote in post #15150151 (external link)
Thanks, mine is a Ashai Pentax SMC Takumar 50mm 1.4 lens. Got it a few months ago, thin was mint, not a flaw. I honestly think it was never used or just slightly.

Nice, I'm waiting on my adapter for this lens and mine is minty fresh too. I just need to de-yellow the thing


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Oct 21, 2012 14:33 |  #188

My 50 1.4 came with UV filter should keep it on the lens I can't really tell any difference in IQ


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Oct 21, 2012 14:34 |  #189

That's pretty hard core. I'd opt to find a different lens before going through all that work.


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Oct 21, 2012 14:37 |  #190

Is it true that is only the smc versions of this lens that have the yellowing problem I
read it was only the smc version not the m42 mount..


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Oct 21, 2012 14:42 |  #191
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My SMC lens does not have any yellowing.


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Oct 21, 2012 14:44 |  #192

msowsun wrote in post #15150090 (external link)
Minolta MD to Canon EF requires an adapter with glass optics due to the difference in Flange to Focal Plane Distance...

.. as long as one donĀ“t want to modify the lens.

With my homemade adapter one can use Minolta MD lenses on Canon EF cameras, and without adapter one still can use it on Minolta cameras.
But after modification infinity setting is not correct, one can focus behind infinity. And all iris automatic is not working.


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Oct 21, 2012 15:21 |  #193
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pkilla wrote in post #15150546 (external link)
Is it true that is only the smc versions of this lens that have the yellowing problem I
read it was only the smc version not the m42 mount..

I haven't read that. In fact I think it's the opposite. The M42 seems to have this issue because of the radioactive elements used in production.


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Oct 21, 2012 15:34 |  #194

What are you guys thoughts on the Olympus OM Zuiko 35mm f/2.8, I got this lens is a little dirty inside nothing too crazy...got to order om adapter for this bad boy


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Oct 21, 2012 20:01 |  #195

pkilla wrote in post #15150723 (external link)
What are you guys thoughts on the Olympus OM Zuiko 35mm f/2.8, I got this lens is a little dirty inside nothing too crazy...got to order om adapter for this bad boy


I have one of these in my vintage MF lens arsenal. Nice glass and a great walkaround focal length on a crop. If you can clean it up you should get some great images out of it.




  
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