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    Posted: 09 July 2015 at 14:36
Currently, he has no plans to sell it. But, maybe he will make more to sell.

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This would be quite a nice breakthrough if true, and I'd be interested in such an adapter for sure.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 July 2015 at 14:57
why do you want that? its not for FF.
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Originally posted by nandbytes nandbytes wrote:

why do you want that? its not for FF.
Why wouldn't you want that? If anything, Vectis lenses are dirt cheap!

ps. I can't understand the importance of the fact it isn't full-frame......
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OP has an A7 (assuming his signature is fully accurate). While it'd work in APS-C mode, there are plenty of dirt cheap FF lenses too.
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Vectis is aps, rather than aps-c. If I remember correctly, it is a 1.3x crop and a 3x2, 3x1, or 16x9 ratio. It would do well on either a digital aps-c or ff body, albeit with a bit of cropping.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 July 2015 at 15:22
So? Why wouldn't it be cool even if you only own a full-frame camera? he just reports on it. Maybe he has a bucketload of Vectis lenses, but even if he hasn't, it still is cool!

You could use it on your nex-5n
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I want one !
Now !
I have at least one of each Vectis lens and I had started to dismantle a couple to work out how to enable a powered manual focus and basic aperture control.
Time is short and apart from a small pile of lens parts , I am still no further .
One of these would be great.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 July 2015 at 15:32
Any way , why not use them on my NEX 7 ?
I'm still shooting film in my Vectis S1 !
The DiMage rd3000 gets wheeled occasionally , they are very nice lenses , though not many .
And people complain about the size of range of Sony's lineup .
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I, too, would like one depending on the cost. I went on a VECTIS binge around 2003-4, and got all the lenses except the 17mm and 400mm. While the investment was relatively small, they now languish on a shelf because there is little APS film/processing availability.

So yeah, make it available commercially or privately, and I would line up to give it a go.
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FYI, the 400 mirror - which is amazingly tiny - damn near covers a full frame.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 July 2015 at 15:52
I don't see why not actually.

I would point people to Leo's post As good as new to see what new life (and a different experience) can be breathed into even the oldest as well as newest lenses. There is always a surprise waiting where one didn't expect it with this approach.

It's turning into one of the downsides of the E-mount as far as I can see - everyone is slowly increasing the prices of their lenses!

Thanks for the link and let's see if we can get the first Vectis lens image on here!

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Originally posted by ryansholl ryansholl wrote:

FYI, the 400 mirror - which is amazingly tiny - damn near covers a full frame.


I would be suprised if most of them don't more or less cover the full frame sensor .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 July 2015 at 16:53
Vectis lenses adapted to E-mount?

So what else is new?



And here are a few shots taken with this combo:

Day Prime 2015 Day 22

and

Day 56

It's all been done before ...

As you can see, no/very little problem using Vectis lenses on FF.

It's not very difficult to put these lenses on an E-mount camera, but this SAR guy has made an adapter that lets the lens talk with the camera and that's clever; and a very big + because, these lenses are dependent on the power and the controls of the camera; apart from the zoom, nothing (focusing, aperture) functions manually. Some lenses have a Manual button for focusing, but you can only put it in manual mode when the camera is attached and On!

I used an adapter with a focusing helicoid and that works.

I'm interested in this adapter!

Edited by darosa - 09 July 2015 at 16:57
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