Minolta 50mm Macro F3.5, different MD mount?? What adapter are you guys using?

Started Dec 31, 2012 | Discussions thread
ProfHankD
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Re: Minolta 50mm Macro F3.5, different MD mount?? What adapter are you guys using?
In reply to iSurvivor, Jan 2, 2013

iSurvivor wrote:

I just bought this lens and its not fitting to my Widepan MD-Nex adapter.

Hmm. Most SR/MC/MD adapters use a little trick to make their mounts easier to assemble and stronger. Instead of using springs to hold the flanges tight, they have a thin slot cut in the flanges so that the flange thickness can be tweaked (insert and slightly twist the head of a small screwdriver) for a tight fit. This works great, but not if the slot thickness is wrong. My guess is that your adapter has the slots and somebody made them too wide, so your lens doesn't easily mount....

If I'm right, gently forcing the lens on a few times will probably flatten the slots enough to make things work... but yeah, that is a bit scary.  You can get another adapter for less than $10....  

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