Thoughts on Konica AR/EE --> m4/3 adapters

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I use the Voigtlander N AI --> m4/3 and Novoflex C FD --> m4/3 adapters after I had some disappointments with RainbowImaging adapters (Nikon one had light leak and Canon FD one had a slight play at the m4/3 end which caused E-PL1 display to black out at the wrong end of the play).

However I have an opportunity to acquire some delicious hexanons that I don't quite want to miss. But I notice pretty much the only adapter available for those are the RainbowImaging/RJ Camera/Jinfinance ones.

So question to users of adapted Konica glass -- how well do you like your adapters? Any unpleasant experiences so far. Is there anything I should know before I run to grab those hexanons?

Thanks much in advance!
 

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I have two RJ AR adapters, one doesn't quite lock to the lens properly, but I'm sure it can be made to. The other is fine, and coincidentally is the most recent one. Both have a touch of "play" at the camera-side but it's never caused me a problem.
Like many other people report with cheap adapters, they do focus "to infinity and beyond"

The "best" (i.e snug but not too tight fit at camera and lens ends) cheap adapter I have is a Pixco (for PK) but it doesn't necessarily follow that their AR adapter will be equally good.

Here's a good thread on adapters: https://www.mu-43.com/f40/comments-adapters-720/ -- lots of reviews and recommendations
 

dixeyk

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I also have an RJ adapter (gotten from rainbowimaging on eBay). It works great.
 

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I have two Pixco which are fine. One of my lenses needed some trials before locking, and focus is "a little past infinity". Happy with them.
 

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I have an OM adapter from rainbowimaging that doesn't seem to focus to infinity. Either that, or the lens doesn't. It's a macro lens, I wouldn't expect infinity to be its strong point, but still....

This one's not sharp, for example:

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(This isn't a case of it focusing past infinity, btw, as I tried both infinity and near-infinity and the latter wasn't sharper.)
 

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I also have a Pixco and it works just fine. Mine also focus "past infinity" a little bit. I'm happy with it.
 

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i have the rj and it works very well for me.
haven't tested "focus to infinity" yet...still learning...
these samples are using the 40mm 1.8

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I have two from RainbowImaging - a Hexanon and an OM for use on my GH1. Both fit snugly and are machined nicely.

I admit to not giving them a critical "focus to infinity" test, however. Maybe tomorrow.

regards,
Alan
 

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My RJ adapter locks perfectly with the 28mm(3.5), 40mm and 135mm (3.5) Hexanons, but does'nt lock with the 57mm 1.4. I need to be very careful with that lens, more so because is my favourite one. If not checked permanently, can get loose very fast.
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Ezequiel
 

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The Pixco adapter that I got along with my 57mm f1.4 and my 40mm f1.8 locks securely on the lens end with both lenses, with a slight play on the camera end. Both ends are still secure, though. No complaints here!
 

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My RJ adapter locks perfectly with the 28mm(3.5), 40mm and 135mm (3.5) Hexanons, but does'nt lock with the 57mm 1.4. I need to be very careful with that lens, more so because is my favourite one. If not checked permanently, can get loose very fast.
Regards,
Ezequiel
I had the same experience. The 57/1.4 didn't ever feel like ti was on right but my 40/1.8, 50/1.7 and 28/3.5 all worked great. :eek:
 
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