FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Minolta 300mm F2.8 APO Old, advice needed please

Page  <12
Author
Badr View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: 02 February 2018
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Newcastle upon
Status: Offline
Posts: 9
Post Options Post Options   Quote Badr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 October 2020 at 19:44
Hi Neil

Another useful thread, cheers.

I have 2 50mm 1.7 lenses, one sigma macro 2.8 and and 2 28mm. Probably the 1.7 will be the best, (won't be using my 100mm😊).

Having said that I am not in a rush. Will wait and see what comes from James if he responded.

I received the lens today, earlier than expected. Really pleased with it, in mint condition, not a scratch. Used it manually through the window with a99ii and boy, what a lens. Got me thinking why would I change anything on it. Good news it is after all an easy fix.

So I will give James some time and try to msg him again.
It will be interesting to see and document the effects of chips with shorter focal length though .

The worst is to use it in manual mode which l am kind of happy with (well, until I try the af, I guess 😊).

Badr
 



Back to Top
neilt3 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 13 September 2010
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Manchester.U.K
Status: Online
Posts: 2542
Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 October 2020 at 21:45
Don't get impatient waiting for James to respond .
It can sometimes take a couple of weeks !

Maybe he travels around for work ... who knows ?

Anyway , he's clearly still selling them as there still on ebay .

If you need to cannibalise your lenses , if you've got a couple of 28mm f.2.8's , I'd probably use one of them as the largest aperture is already f/2.8 , same as the 300mm .
Just switch your image stabilisation off , and keep your shutter speed up .
see my photostream on flickr;
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neilt3/
C & C welcome.
Back to Top
Badr View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: 02 February 2018
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Newcastle upon
Status: Offline
Posts: 9
Post Options Post Options   Quote Badr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 October 2020 at 23:47
Yes, will wait for him first. Thanks
Back to Top
Badr View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: 02 February 2018
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Newcastle upon
Status: Offline
Posts: 9
Post Options Post Options   Quote Badr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 October 2020 at 19:47
Great news!

Received a reply from James and ordered. In the meantime will get a dremel and practice with it🙂.

Thank you all for the help.I'll post his massage here including the website:


(New message from: james_dn (94Blue Star)
hi,
The chip can fix the screw driver AF lens. So you can order the m42c-l1 for a non-SSM version 300/2.8 APO lens.
You can order from eadpt.com/en
Best Regards)


eadpt.com/en

Badr
Back to Top
neilt3 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 13 September 2010
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Manchester.U.K
Status: Online
Posts: 2542
Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 00:33
Good news .

Be aware that unless you pay silly money for a quicker delivery , then your in for a 4 to 6 week wait .
I forget how long it took mine to arrive , but I was aware of this before ordering , so not an issue .

You'll soon have it back to full working order , just remember to mark out where it needs to be epoxied first !

Thanks' for the updated website link , the old one no longer works .

EDIT , clickable link ;

http://eadpt.com/en/

Edited by neilt3 - Yesterday at 00:36
see my photostream on flickr;
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neilt3/
C & C welcome.
Back to Top
Badr View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: 02 February 2018
Country: United Kingdom
Location: Newcastle upon
Status: Offline
Posts: 9
Post Options Post Options   Quote Badr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 hours 7 minutes ago at 08:06
Thanks Neil

Still not feeling the full confidence of doing it, based on previous failed DIY attempts with lenses. The thread you linked previously is very helpful.

Once I received the chip and removed the mount I will try and take some pictures and post it here to know exactly which part to remove (the minolta one looks very thin) . I have ordered a dremel.

Badr
 



Back to Top
Dyxum main page >  Forum Home > Equipment forums > Lens Talk > A-mount lenses Page  <12

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down



This page was generated in 0.047 seconds.

Monitor calibration strip

Dyxum.com - Home of the alpha system photographer

In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania

Feel free to contact us if needed.