Lens adapter quality?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by noelh, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Recommended brands? Units to avoid?
    Camera is a GF-1. Looking to recycle an old Vivitar Series 1 lens that sits idle in storage next to the Minolta XG-M. Will need to also figure out some way to mount the lens to the tripod vs. the camera body.
     
  2. dmc

    dmc Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 21, 2011
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    I use the Novoflex M to micro 4/3 adaptor with no problems. I know they make a Minolta MD to micro 4/3 adaptor. These are a little pricey, but they do work.:thumbup:
     
  3. Either spend a lot for a proper spring-loaded (on the lens side) adapter or spend a little for one of the more generic ones. A lot of mid-priced adapters are just the cheaper ones being sold at a higher price. If the lens-to-adapter mount feels a bit loose you might need to do THIS. A lot of cheaper adapters are built with a registration distance just slightly on the short side to ensure infinity focus but this means that it is possible to focus just slightly beyond. Still, it's better than the alternative of not being able to focus to infinity in the first place.
     
  4. pdh

    pdh Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 6, 2010