Legacy lens adapters with tripod mounts

Started Nov 17, 2011 | Discussions thread
Jeff Semprebon
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No rotation for portrait format - Re: Legacy lens adapters with tripod mounts
In reply to tt321, Nov 17, 2011

Aside from removing mechanical stress on the camera socket, placing the socket closer to the center of mass should improve stablity.

I have noted these (and seen, with disgust, that they do not make a Konica-m4/3 adpater w/ socket, although they have on for the NEX), and while they appear sufficiently sturdy, they do not appear to allow for rotating the camera between landscape and portrait formats. That motion would need to be done w/ the tripod head, which may cause issues with stablity and/or aiming (for macro subjects, for example).

$10 Chinese ersatz Canon clamps are great if you can find space on the adapter where the clamp will not press on the latch button to retain the lens. They can be readily fitted with self-adhesive felt or thin foam rubber sheet to fit a smaller adapter diameter. Overall, they would seem the better approach, also allowing removal if the adapter is to be used with a smaller lens that doesn't need the socket.

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