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05-01-2010, 03:47 PM   #31
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I had been filling out my lineup of 67 lenses well before the 645D was announced, so I was lucky enough to get many of them at bargain prices. People seemed to be dumping 67 lenses and bodies over the last few years.

I have recently managed to pick up a 645 to 67 lens adapter so I can use my 67 lenses on the 645D in manual mode. I have not yet made a definite decision to purchase a 645D when they become available in NA; the adapter is just cheap insurance in case I decide yes.

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I think there was a third party solution from Kirk Enterprises, although it is no longer made. I have seen it turn up once in a used sale along with the A 300mm.

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the price difference is one point I'd like to discuss with them. The tripod mount another. Is there a separate tripod mount for the A 300mm available? Because it is quite a heavy lens, I noticed. Not something I'll carry every day I guess.
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That is getting to be expensive insurance now - 67 to 645 adapter. The last two on the big auction site sold for $300+ and $400+ in the last week!

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I had been filling out my lineup of 67 lenses well before the 645D was announced, so I was lucky enough to get many of them at bargain prices. People seemed to be dumping 67 lenses and bodies over the last few years.

I have recently managed to pick up a 645 to 67 lens adapter so I can use my 67 lenses on the 645D in manual mode. I have not yet made a definite decision to purchase a 645D when they become available in NA; the adapter is just cheap insurance in case I decide yes.

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05-02-2010, 10:17 AM   #34
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Ha, I ordered the FA 300mm from Adorama, and it arrived today.
Unfortunately, although billed as the FA lens it is in fact the A lens, so no autofocus, no tripod mount.
Not sure what to do about this, as shipping cost me $75, and returning will cost me the same on top.

To make matters worse, the air cushion for protection at the bottom had exploded or leaked, so failed to work. The lens hoods also included (for the 35 and 55mm) were damaged as a result. While the lens looks OK and undamaged, can I be sure it is?

Not a happy experience, but I am waiting their response. My problem is: what to do aboiut the lens? I had SO looked forward to the FA version of this lens, to get the A version is a disappointment. The lack of a tripod mount critical. And I still need to establish the lens has not been damaged in transit.
Is it normal for Adorama to ignore emails (now to four different email addresses) about a flawed delivery? I'm not happy at all about this lack of responseóon top of a packaging method which was clearly insufficient. I have been very polite, of course, no reason not to, as it is normal to assume a mistakeóbut I am running out of patience now.

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Try this person -

Helen Oster
Adorama Camera Customer Service Ambassador
helen.oster@adoramacamera.com
www.adorama.com

QuoteOriginally posted by Smolk Quote
Ha, I ordered the FA 300mm from Adorama, and it arrived today.
Unfortunately, although billed as the FA lens it is in fact the A lens, so no autofocus, no tripod mount.
Not sure what to do about this, as shipping cost me $75, and returning will cost me the same on top.

To make matters worse, the air cushion for protection at the bottom had exploded or leaked, so failed to work. The lens hoods also included (for the 35 and 55mm) were damaged as a result. While the lens looks OK and undamaged, can I be sure it is?

Not a happy experience, but I am waiting their response. My problem is: what to do aboiut the lens? I had SO looked forward to the FA version of this lens, to get the A version is a disappointment. The lack of a tripod mount critical. And I still need to establish the lens has not been damaged in transit.
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