Fotodiox x Novoflex x Voigtlander: M-mount adapter cagematch

Started Nov 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
Tom Caldwell Forum Pro • Posts: 33,952
Re: Fotodiox x Novoflex x Voigtlander: M-mount adapter cagematch

GXRuser wrote:


It is quite disheartening.

My conclusions:

1) Infinity focus calibration seems to be both lens and adapter specific.

2) Adapters seem to perform better with wide angle lenses or with cameras with smaller sensors as a function of depth of field.

3) If infinity focus is critical, native lenses with AF work better than scale focusing to infinity with adapted lenses.

3) Adapters work superbly with manual focus lenses if one needs to focus closer than infinity using live view.

All true

Note: Snap focus function implemented by Ricoh (GR, GRD4, or GXR with S10, P10, A16, or the A12 lens units) allow one to set infinity focus. This is best solution I have found for infinity focus.

It would be wonderful if Sony could implement a snap focus function as a option for E-mount lenses.

Sony don't seem interested in spending too much time on their firmware. Hardware is their thing. Firmware is Ricoh's biggest strength.

The latest hardware is very exciting, firmware is boring.

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