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Minolta Vectis V - Sony E "MONSTER Adapter" Review

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Post Options Post Options   Quote hokafai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 February 2016 at 17:27
for the vignetting problem of V 22-80mm, I find that it actually is the shade of the hood.

V 22-80mm with hood@22mm
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After hood removed, strange vignetting problem is solved:

V 22-80mm without hood@22mm
by hokafai, 於 Flickr

Compare the actual size of APS film (25.1 x 16.7mm) with 135 film (36 x 24mm), the focal length of V 22-80mm in FF DSLR should be equivalent to 31-114mm, not 28-100mm theoretically. So, I mark the actual view angle of V 22-80mm in the photo that is taken by a real 28mm lens by using A7R2:

viewangle of V 22-80mm compare with real 28mm lens
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Crop the photo according to the actual size of APS film:

Crop the image according to the actual size of APS film
by hokafai, 於 Flickr


Edited by hokafai - 03 February 2016 at 17:35
 



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Thanks for sharing.
Is there a V2 planned with AF ?
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Originally posted by youpii youpii wrote:

Thanks for sharing.
Is there a V2 planned with AF ?


I don't think so. But I do hope the guy who make this adapter will further develop it in the future.
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Originally posted by youpii youpii wrote:

Thanks for sharing.
Is there a V2 planned with AF ?


Not likely !

It took a bit of persuading to get him to have the first batch made , as he is a private individual , rather than a business .

The fist one he made was for his own use and although he managed to get full aperture control and power supplied for manual focus , his attempts at any auto focus were inconsistent to a failure , so he gave up .

When the camera is switched off the lens retracts back to the infinity position , the same as both A-mount lens on an A mount body and the V mount lenses on a Vectis body .

So the communication is there , but just not functional for A/F .

As John was happy with just being able to use the lenses again , even with just manual focus , he gave up trying to get A/F to work as it wasn't worth his time and effort .
Plus there was no guarantee he would succeed .

I don't know if he ever had a second batch made , but everyone I put in contact with him after the initial batch was sold has heard nothing back , and my attempts to contact him since has failed .

So it looks like only the seven made will be the only seven to exist .

One of the after market adapter makers like Techart could most likely make a fully functioning one , but as the demand would likely be so low it would not be worth the time and resources .

The APS range of film cameras by Minolta , Canon , Nikon and Fuji was doomed to fail as it offered nothing over 35mm film , just a smaller frame size .
So not many people would have bought into this system , and with such a small range of lenses , there isn't much of a market to go after .
Only a few people that already have these lenses AND a Sony E mount camera would be interested , and seven of us already have one !

At least Nikon and Canon used a lens mount that was compatible with the existing 35mm SLR cameras so you didn't need to replace all your lenses .



see my photostream on flickr;
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neilt3/
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