Has anyone any experience of Fotga stuff?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by MSnap, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. MSnap

    MSnap Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 27, 2013
    I'm considering this Fotga-branded AR - M43 adaptor ring.

    I bought some macro tubes of this brand not long ago, so I'll wait to see what they're like before I buy more stuff. Still, has anyone tried them before?

  2. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    I've got at least one Fotga-branded adapter as well as a set of extension tubes (the ones without the electronic contacts).

    Although the adapter has performed fine, the lens release on the extension tubes broke off after very little use. It's possible this was just bad luck, but its made Fotga a brand that I would personally avoid. I'm not sure their quality is any worse (or better) than any of the other cheap stuff out of Asia, but I'm taking a "once bitten, twice shy" approach with this particular brand.
  3. oto02

    oto02 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 24, 2012
    Melbourne, VICTORIA, AU
    Recently I bought a couple of AR Konica lenses and I ordered this Fotga adaptor that you have mentioned.
    Once it will arive, I'm going to give it a good spin and definitely I'll let you know how it'd work.
    Seems to me like a okay quality.
  4. fluberman

    fluberman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 19, 2012
    I have 3 Fotga adapters for Minolta, Konica and OM mounts, and they are all fine.
  5. Gary Ramey

    Gary Ramey Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 27, 2012
    Aurora Colorado
    I have a Nikon adapter, seems solid enough
  6. voltcontrol

    voltcontrol Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 26, 2013
    Fotga M42 adapter in use here, does it's job just fine.
  7. manypix

    manypix Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 21, 2013
    Portland, OR, USA

    I have the Fotga adapter for Konica AR to m43 and have used it frequently for several months. It works fine, and infinity focus is accurate. No slop at all, which is nice. Slightly better build and tolerance quality than the other two KAR-m43 adapters I own.

    Two little niggles:

    1. The red dots that indicate mounting position are a dull red, and small. This makes mounting lenses on the adapter, and mounting the adapter to the camera, quite challenging in darkened places like concert halls.

    2. The button you push to release the lens is quite small, so it can be uncomfortable to press unless you wiggle the lens a bit as you release it to unbind the release mechanism.


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