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Post Options Post Options   Quote wetapunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 July 2012 at 10:48
Originally posted by Bob J Bob J wrote:

Just a bump to appeal for anyone to post their NEX adapter experiences or reviews here... the value of topics like this as a resource increases the wider the range of opinions we get.


Well, in that vein I have an M42-NEX adapter that is a FOTGA brand.
Construction is as a solid black metal (aluminium) body.
The lens screws into the adapter easily and sites firmly with no play whatsoever.

The body mount is also very firm- in fact it can be a little tight attaching it to the actual body. Lining up the adapter to the body-mount of the NEX is made a little trickier by the absence of any guide-marks as to where to begin.

Once the adapter is attached it works perfectly well and has a reassuring solid feel.

 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Steve Beswick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 August 2012 at 08:45
I have a Fotga MD-NEX adapter I purchased from ebay, linked below. It is just a bit on the snug side going onto the camera. Unfortunately, it is too snug where it meets the lens - not so much that it can't be used, but too snug to comfortably leave the adapter on the body while changing lenses. The lens release works, but you need to twist the lens a bit, then press the release, then twist it the rest of the way. I do like the style of the knurling on the adapter, and I especially like how it tapers towards the mount. All in all I do like this adapter, but if I continue to use more than one MD lens then I will probably get a separate adapter for each one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/130743565460?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_2108wt_1399
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Post Options Post Options   Quote joe1946 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 September 2012 at 15:24
I purchased two PK-NEX adapters to use with my Pentax K-mount lenses with and without aperture ring for the new NEX-VG900 I have on pre-order.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rusty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 September 2012 at 15:44
Anyone have experience with an M42 adaptor ?

I mean M42 straight to NEX, not M42 to Alpha to NEX which has already been covered.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 September 2012 at 17:36
Should be simple enough to do - no mechanics at all...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rusty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 September 2012 at 17:41
Just ordered one, should be here within a month or so (!)

I'll post my findings here
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bob J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 September 2012 at 18:35
Originally posted by Rusty Rusty wrote:

Just ordered one, should be here within a month or so (!)

I'll post my findings here


Great stuff!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jocelynne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 September 2012 at 19:35
Thank you, all, for this informative and helpful thread. The data and procedure discussions will be greatly helpful to me as I progress into the NEX line of bodies.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rusty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 September 2012 at 19:44
In the same vein as my previous query... has anyone given a try to unexpensive tilt-adaptors ?

such as this one

For 40$, I'm tempted to give it a go
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Originally posted by joe1946 joe1946 wrote:

I purchased two PK-NEX adapters to use with my Pentax K-mount lenses with and without aperture ring for the new NEX-VG900 I have on pre-order.

Do those fit will on the lens side?  I bought a PK-NEX adapter on ebay and it fits tight to the camera but is quite sloppy on the lens side.  If so, where did you order these?
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Originally posted by Rusty Rusty wrote:

In the same vein as my previous query... has anyone given a try to unexpensive tilt-adaptors ?

such as this one

For 40$, I'm tempted to give it a go


That looks interesting. More or less like a lens baby. It might be hard to accurately control the amount of tilt depending on the design.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 September 2012 at 22:32
Originally posted by sdm9465 sdm9465 wrote:


Do those fit will on the lens side?  I bought a PK-NEX adapter on ebay and it fits tight to the camera but is quite sloppy on the lens side.  If so, where did you order these?


with most lens adapters , there is a (horizontal) slit in the metal of the bayonet mount . this is to be carefully opened up to make the lens fit a bit tighter and feel more secure.use the tip of a small screwdriver,carefully. only open it till you feel resistance when mounting the lens.don't over do it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote joe1946 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 September 2012 at 00:07
Originally posted by sdm9465 sdm9465 wrote:

Originally posted by joe1946 joe1946 wrote:

I purchased two PK-NEX adapters to use with my Pentax K-mount lenses with and without aperture ring for the new NEX-VG900 I have on pre-order.

Do those fit will on the lens side?  I bought a PK-NEX adapter on ebay and it fits tight to the camera but is quite sloppy on the lens side.  If so, where did you order these?

I purchased the two Fotodiox PK=NEX adapters from Amazon and I have the NEX-VG900 pre-ordered also on Amazon but it will not ship for another month or so.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Steve-S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 October 2012 at 04:16

I've seen some suggestion that E-mount lenses may be incorporated into the Dyxum database (possibly a parallel one); has that happened? I don't see such a thing...

As has been noted, trying to include all adaptable lenses would be a massive (and likely inappropriate) endeavor.

However... might it be worth setting up something like the camera-body comparison page that shows the NEX-to-??? adapters. "Which adapter" looks to be a perennial issue for many NEX owners.

At the moment, I'm trying to help a friend who has some old Minolta SRmount lenses that she loved; not owning a NEX myself, I have a VERY limited knowlegebase in my own head... luckily, I have Dyxum to help me at times like these!


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