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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The old slot in the flange trick?
In reply to iSurvivor, Jan 2, 2013

iSurvivor wrote:

It says MD on both the lens and the adapter.

I'm betting on the slots in the flanges on the adapter -- have you looked to see if your adapter has them? Here's a photo DPR user twald posted some time ago clearly showing the slot:



You pry the slot wider with a screwdriver to tighten, but to make it looser, all I know is working a lens onto/off it a few times. I know that sounds a bit scary....

The spring Minolta used in their camera body mounts allowed a much larger variation in flange thickness without having any play or needing any adjustment, so some people seek-out adapters with springs -- but I've never actually seen one with a spring.

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