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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kaishi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2016 at 15:53
Back when it first launched, I put the Tough E-mount on my NEX-7 using JIS drivers, and had no difficulty. I understand the newer A7 cameras include all-metal mounts and therefore don't need this work.

I'm sorry that you had a hard time with upgrading your A7. I hope it works out!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kilkry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 December 2016 at 17:55
Just to update, in the case that anyone feels a bit interested:

The A7 has the original mount still, the problem was likely Philips driver and not JIS on the first attempt, driver not held at exactly 90 degrees to the mount and one probably rarely stubborn screw.

The A7 mount does not give me any issues though and I don't foresee keeping heavy lenses balansed on the mount. Heavy lenses balanced on the mount at 90 degrees to the ground makes me cringe.

Most lenses on my A6000 have however gone klick..klack back and forth on the mount when turning an mf lens with a high resistance focus ring, like my Samyang 12/2 and unlike my 16/2, and lately native Sony AF lenses too so I took a chance and tried installing the bling edition Tough E-mount on this camera. Well, this camera had no stubborn screw, the metal spacer did however fall out when I removed the two original mount pieces. After some fiddling the bling was on and now the 12/2 sits very well, I no longer feel sorry for the camera when turning the focus ring. No slack with any lens so far; if infinity isn't affected I'm pretty happy all things considered :)

Just need to always apply the "few things are ever truly easy" filter when someone says or writes "It's real easy, four minutes tops", in part because I'm not handy and in part because human psychology dictates that anything that in spite of trepidation went OK is easy when the doer is advicing others about doing the same thing.



Edited by Kilkry - 17 December 2016 at 18:01
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