Question on Focal MD Focal Reducers

Started Feb 13, 2019 | Discussions thread
Travis Butler
Travis Butler Senior Member • Posts: 1,359
Re: First Impressions on the RJ MD to FX Focal Reducer

Heritage Cameras wrote:

goodnitesteve wrote:

Got my reducer yesterday. The 58mm F/1.4 works good, as does the 24mm MD Vivitar. Everything else though is stuck wide open so I will have to do some adjusting.

It stinks that I have to permanently change these lenses. I suppose I only shoot landscapes/portraits with film anyway. My dad has a dremel tool, he's got all the tools, and I hope he can help me bring them down.

Is there any way of modifying the focal reducer instead of multiple lenses? If the diaphragm pins are fouling on something non-critical like a baffle inside, perhaps that could be trimmed?

Sadly, at least with the Pixco I have, it's the actual glass element that's fouling the pins.

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