wanted: NEX adapter for Samsung NX lenses

Started Sep 12, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Re: What?
In reply to GodSpeaks, Sep 13, 2011

GodSpeaks wrote:

Mark_McD wrote:

Also, the Nex has a shorter registration distance (enabling proper register of a NX lens on a Nex however, as a result,) making the NX lens longer .

What exactly is that supposed to mean? The adapter places the lens at the proper distance from the sensor so it can focus.

Of course, it cannot focus because it is a focus by wire lens.

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The lens itself (from nex mount to front element) will be longer than it is on a NX, as a product of the adapter. The fact that the register is longer on a NX than a Nex is what allows it to be adaptable from a purely physical standpoint, but this fact also makes it longer in this regard than on a NX.

Most people don't measure lenses from plane to front element but rather from mount to front element, and as a result suggest Nex lenses are "huge."

Thus theoretically using a NX lens on a Nex would not solve any problems (albeit impractical).

As shown with the Canon EOS / Nex adapter, it's possible to allow electronic coupling, but again unlikely that the same group will make a living of making it for all Nex lens possiblities.

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