Minolta 50s and the A7

Started Mar 30, 2014 | Discussions thread
Sleepdance Junior Member • Posts: 38
Re: I have the 50 1.2....
could one not also try to set aperture between f1.4 and f2? specially is the throw is a bit longer than between other stops is should be possible.

not for the fainthearted or someone without any experience taking apart lenses, but de-clicking a lens, removing that small ball from the aperture mechanism often is quite easy. Looking at photos of the 1.2/50 it looks as if first unscrewing the mount and then the next ring of the body already might make fall out the ball, to not loose it better to do that on top of a tray

Two of my Minolta primes came "declicked", which was a problem. Without the bearing, there is no force to keep the aperture wide open without physically holding the dial. Once you release the dial, the aperture slides down a stop from the force of the spring inside. I used bearing from the tip of a ballpoint pen to fix mine.

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