RainbowImaging vs. Fotodiox for Rokkor on G3

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by hunyuan7, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. hunyuan7

    hunyuan7 Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 31, 2011
    If you have experience with either of these two adapters for Minolta Rokkor lenses on the Panasonic G3, I would like to hear your experience using this combination set.

    I would have considered a Novoflex but this adapter is $200.00 more expensive than RainbowImaging and Fotodiox.

    Thanks in advance for your input.
  2. jon595

    jon595 Mu-43 Veteran

    May 2, 2011
    I've owned 2 Fotodiox Nikon -> m4/3 adapters. One was for AF-D lenses and one was for the newer AFS with aperture ring.

    Both were made decently well enough, not much slop at all in the mount and both worked very well for the ~$30 I paid for each. Hope this helps.
  3. tanngrisnir3

    tanngrisnir3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 18, 2011
    I have on a GH2 the Fotodiox MC/MD to M4/3 adapter, cost me about $23 (IIRC) from Amazon.

    Rock solid, built sort of like-a-tank, and supremely easy to use.

    What's not to like?
  4. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Just in general, I have usually found Fotodiox adapters to be of higher quality than Rainbow Imaging. Sometimes there's no difference though.
  5. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
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    I have one of each and they are EXACTLY the same. Except the Fotodiox has the name on it.
  6. Grinch

    Grinch Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 9, 2011
    Have copies of both, and they look to come from the same factory, except fotodiox has their name on it. I'd deal with rainbow though, if it came down to choosing one over the other. Quick ship, reliable, and never an issue.
  7. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    I almost purchased a mount for all my Rokkor glass from FotoDiox but chose to find the cheapest adapter i could find on eBay. I ended up saving twenty dollars and the adapter is fine. I use it all the time.