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03-28-2014, 09:05 AM   #1
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Da lenses on a mirroless camera

Has anyone adapted their da lenses to a Fuji or Sony mirrorless camera? I was thinking about purchasing a Sony nex 6 and using my prime lenses but not sure if it would be worth doing.

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The DA lenses are not typically a good candidate for adaptation because of the lack of aperture ring, however there are some adapters on the market that will give you basic control of the aperture.
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I have used F/FA lenses on my GX-7. You can see my samples as well as others (including a few DA lenses)
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QuoteOriginally posted by elliott Quote
The DA lenses are not typically a good candidate for adaptation because of the lack of aperture ring, however there are some adapters on the market that will give you basic control of the aperture.
Thanks, I thought that might be the case but I do have a 77 and a 28 that would work. One problem is the size with an adapter. Might just as well stick with another pentax body.

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I decided to spend more on the adapter and bought the Novoflex, which works with aperture-ring-free lenses too. I bought the GX-7 to use with a couple of native lenses as a carry-everywhere option. Being able to adapt Pentax lenses is a bonus, and manual focusing with the GX7 is a breeze. As for the size - it adds a bit, but it's not terrible (I think that the GX7+FA77 combo looks cool). I've used it with the F135 too, and you get a 270mm (equiv) f/2.8 lens in a very reasonable size.
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Thanks, that is exactly what I had in mind. I think Novoflex makes one that will even allow autofocus. I like the idea of the carry lenses you suggest like a sony 16-50 for it's size.
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