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12-26-2011, 12:08 PM   #1
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MZ-S and DA40mm

Hi all,

I have been looking all over the internet to see if I could find a nice and small pancake lens for my MZ-S. I saw a DA 40mm but did not buy it since the DA 40mm is a "digital only" lens. I however read that the DA 40mm is compatible with full frame "Film" camera's.

Does it fully work with a MZ-S?
Any experience with this combo?

Any feedback would be appriciated.


12-26-2011, 12:11 PM   #2
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Yes, it'll work fine and you won't even see any vignetting. Won't be able to set the aperture manually on the MZ-S, though, since there's no aperture ring, but you can use it in P or Tv mode.

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12-26-2011, 12:17 PM   #3
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Hi Adam

That was fast I am truelly looking forward to using the mz-s again. Just need a lens...
12-26-2011, 03:09 PM   #4

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I had no problems with vignetting when I used the DA40 on the Z20. I think it should work out perfectly fine on the MZ-S as well...

12-26-2011, 03:16 PM   #5
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Hi Gidion,

That will be a pretty small and fast-focusing package. I've also used it on a Super A and manual focusing with one finger is great fun.
I just want to add to what Adam said, don't forget to remove the hood when you use the DA 40 on film cameras.
Of course the FA 43 is another option for those with much larger pockets...

Have fun!
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Thumbs up for the FA43. Not that much larger (still very small lens) and better match with MZ-S.
12-26-2011, 05:23 PM   #7
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The Fa43 was on my list but the budget did not stretch that far after x-mas spending was over budget

I can get a DA40 for about 300 usd. (second hand)

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