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02-07-2017, 01:49 PM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by surfar Quote
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They make a Leica to Sony AF adapter?

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QuoteOriginally posted by lithedreamer Quote
They make a Leica to Sony AF adapter?
Yes, leica M mount with adapters for plenty of other mounts....including K. compatible with A6500/A7(2) and another of the Sony FF MLs.So 3 cams of Sonys at this stage.


K...EF.....M42.....Nikon and a few more.
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Yes, leica M mount with adapters for plenty of other mounts....including K. compatible with A6500/A7(2) and another of the Sony FF MLs.So 3 cams of Sonys at this stage.


K...EF.....M42.....Nikon and a few more.
Would this provide DC, SDM and screwdrive AF?

What about lenses without aperture rings?
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My knowledge is only from YT and online reviews and the Techart website....but the way it works is the adapter has the AF motor, it looks through the lens and focus is electronically transferred to camera.It doesn't enliven any motors that are in lenses, they remain non functional.




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What about lenses without aperture rings?
Sell them!

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My knowledge is only from YT and online reviews and the Techart website....but the way it works is the adapter has the AF motor, it looks through the lens and focus is electronically transferred to camera.It doesn't enliven any motors that are in lenses, they remain non functional.






Sell them!
But I love my D-FA* 70-200 (and the Sony equivalent is double the price)! So I'd have to give up my D-FA 28-105, my * 70-200 and my 100mm Macro, but I'd be able to keep my FA Limiteds.
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I don't know what happens to the DA lenses but go to their website and ask....they seem pretty informative.


Down the track( but who knows how long), there probably be these sort of adapters for a lot more makes of cameras.


The old manual lenses becoming AF breathes new life into el cheapo optics, IF you want to buy into one of the Sony bodies.
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I don't know what happens to the DA lenses but go to their website and ask....they seem pretty informative.


Down the track( but who knows how long), there probably be these sort of adapters for a lot more makes of cameras.


The old manual lenses becoming AF breathes new life into el cheapo optics, IF you want to buy into one of the Sony bodies.
You know, I've looked at the Sony A7rii. It looks like a great camera, but I've read that the weathersealing is really poor (also one card slot is unfortunate).
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I've looked at the Sony A7rii
Me too( I got the K1 instead)...and ive considered the A6500 too....both are very capable.
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Would you accept a screwdrive only AF adapter, or would it have to support SDM and DC too?
SDM would be handy. But this is a worst case scenario. I have so much invested in Pentax glass, if they did go pop I couldn't rebuild a system, certainly not to the same extent.
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Er.. if you believe Thom, then you might as well believe me.
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Maybe a k mount dedicated video camera?
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Maybe a k mount dedicated video camera?
...that still tops at 1080p, now with even more compression!
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SDM would be handy. But this is a worst case scenario. I have so much invested in Pentax glass, if they did go pop I couldn't rebuild a system, certainly not to the same extent.
That is why they have us by the throat..

We started off buying an entry camera and maybe a kit lens. Over much time, the kit lens turned into some nice primes and/or a couple fast zooms... and an upgraded body... and a flashgun... and maybe one or two more... and accessories. The house has become full.

Where if one wants to change systems, they have to recreate their arsenal at once to have the same level of robustness. We grow to expect what we have to stay as it is..

For a commercial shooter, this is largely a non-issue.. they'll write the expenditure off since they need it to do their job and will only switch when the decision is more profitable for them.

For everyone else, it can become a costly adventure.. or nightmare.. largely simply for pleasure/hobby.

This market is so varied and unknowable right now.. Canon looks strong, but are they and for how long? Nikon is said to be badly injured, will they change direction or be bought out? Pentax has long been associated with gloom and doom... and, in some cases, probably rightfully so (being bobbled around corp to corp).

One doesn't want to end up on the sinking ship when it goes down.. and probably also why Sigma and Tamron seem to announce their more recent lenses only for Canon and Nikon mounts. Those are seemingly safer bets to make versus the Pentax or the Olympus of the camera world.
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