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Kiwifotos AP209 Sony A-mount adaptor

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Spuriously Precise, Jun 11, 2016.

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  1. Spuriously Precise

    Spuriously Precise New to Mu-43

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    May 22, 2016
    How much difference between ideal and actual adaptor size do you need to see an actual difference?

    I have a Kiwifotos AP209 Sony A-mount to Mu43 adaptor and from testing with two lenses and two bodies, it has a definite macro bias - lenses can focus closer than stated on the focusing ring, and they don't focus anywhere near infinity :-(
    Research suggests FFD for A-mount is 44.50mm and Mu43 is 19.25mm, giving a difference of 25.25mm, and that should be the size of the adaptor, right? I have measured my AP209 at 26.15mm, a 3.4% error:

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    It doesn't sound much but the effect on focusing seems to be pretty dramatic. With a 50mm f1.8 (SAL50F18) I can't focus beyond about 6 metres. With a SAL-1870 [which isn't worth bothering to adapt, BTW] it won't even focus beyond a metre at the wide end, 20m at the long end.

    Can anybody give me a measurement of a working A-mount adaptor?