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09-17-2010, 04:51 PM   #1
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Question on an idea I had

I have a FA 75mm 2.8 for my 645. I was thinking about buying an adapter to put it on my dslr. The adapter doesn't electronically connect the lens to the camera. Is it possible to use wires to connect the electronic bits so I can use auto focus?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Prox-iee Quote
Is it possible to use wires to connect the electronic bits so I can use auto focus?
It's possible, but certainly not practicable or economical, to incorporate the necessary electronic contacts. And AF in that case would have to be screw drive anyway.

Just stay with manual focus and exposure. I successfully use older Mamiya 645 lenses on my Pentax DSLR's using a home brew adapter. It's fun, but the results aren't something that I can't do better with dedicated lenses.

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thanks for the advice
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QuoteOriginally posted by pacerr Quote
I successfully use older Mamiya 645 lenses on my Pentax DSLR's using a home brew adapter. It's fun, but the results aren't something that I can't do better with dedicated lenses.
Pacerr, can you explain your homebrew Mamiya 645 adapter. I would LOVE to be able to mount my 645 lenses on my p'tax DSLR!!!

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