Leica macro 60 on A700, built-in flash

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rl07 OP New Member • Posts: 15
Re: Not adapter, mount replacement

Yes I am located in HK now. Pictures were taken in Victoria park.

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rl07 OP New Member • Posts: 15
Re: Leica macro 60 on A700, built-in flash

With mount conversion, I do get infinity focus without loseing close focus when the mount is positioned in correct position for R to alpha conversion, please see earlier post for explaination.

With Yashica/Contax, also okay with infinity focus when the replacement mount is thin which I normally use some dirt cheap kenko macro tube as replacement mount.

For Pentax to alpha, I need to use plastic A-mount and cut out the edge of the mount to fit into lens diameter, it is painful. But infinity focus is perfect too.

For Voigtlander(AIS) to alpha, need to drill a few holes on the A-mount, which is painful too but not as bad as K-mount conversion explained. Will focus beyond infinity and loses some macro distance.

Hope it helps.
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comitas Regular Member • Posts: 203
Re: Leica macro 60 on A700, built-in flash

Would you be interested in helping convert a leica lens for a fee? i'm sure some of the forummers might contract your services if you are willing to do so. I for one am very interested in doing so

headofdestiny Veteran Member • Posts: 9,226
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Yes, please show us pictures on how to do this!

....and no one let jamesdak know. he may come back to a-mount! lol.

braeside Contributing Member • Posts: 991
Re: Leica macro 60 on A700, built-in flash

Great work with the lenses, both the engineering and the photographic results are excellent. Many thanks for posting these.
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rl07 OP New Member • Posts: 15
Images of mount

Let me open up the mount of Leica 50mm F2 type I converted long ago.
Before that, I choose to take shots with 60mm macro converted earlier.

Could had used 35-70mm macro, 50mm or 100mm Minolta macros...

Notice some opening on the dust shield and bayonet mount to allow the cam or aperture lever movement.

With A-mount removed from lens, notice the 6 screws position on lens?

(2 of them with screws) Compare the other 4 with the A-mount screw positions. They all sits at 90 degrees position.

A close up of the 2 screws, no need to completely screw in

Now I remove the aperture control ring and screw the A-mount back on

Because of the 2 screws between A-mount screws position, they stop the A-mount being able to screw in completely, instead the mount is securely positioned at 47mm desire position for infinity focus without losing macro distance.

Another shot from bottom, you need long screw to achieve this.

Take a look at both A-mount and R-mount, this confirms positioning of screws.

If you get the A-mount from old lens like me. You can use the chip for focus confirmation and SSS.

A shot on Y/C to alpha and K to alpha conversion mentioned in earlier post.
Much more harder to convert~ !

Leica R to alpha is easy but please don't blame me if you DIY and.....

Hope this helps some of you. Good night !

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rl07 OP New Member • Posts: 15
Re: Leica macro 60 on A700, built-in flash

To be honest, I can do it for free as long as lens and mount are availiable. I don't like to get money involve. I love to share the joy of photography.
However in reality, how can you trust me and send the lens across?
I hope the photo in another post can help you DIY.

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pickles101 Regular Member • Posts: 259
Re: Images of mount

Wow, that was incredible!, thank you for sharing. I will be sure to try it myself. Thanks!

Oon Chin Hin New Member • Posts: 17
rl07: Contax/yashica to sony

Your post is really fantastic. Could you elaborate on more on the Contax/yahica to Alpha conversion... Thinking of doing it myself...

Oon

headofdestiny Veteran Member • Posts: 9,226
Re: rl07: Contax/yashica to sony

Just thought I'd bump this thread for the new A900 users. Interesting indeed.

zoomo Regular Member • Posts: 201
Re: rl07: Contax/yashica to sony

Oon Chin Hin wrote:

Your post is really fantastic. Could you elaborate on more on the
Contax/yahica to Alpha conversion... Thinking of doing it myself...

Oon

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I'd like to second that! I want to convert a C/Y AE S-Planar macro 60mm f2.8.

Thanks!

ronaldj Regular Member • Posts: 355
Re: Leica macro 60 on A700, built-in flash

First, fantastic photo's, lovely colours, nice detail.

And then seeing it are Leica lenses. Well, thats another playfield.

Great to see that they can be converted.

I think you could make a nice sid eof doing this type of work as even though you showed very nice the set up I would not want to try it myself.

So, I always loved the leica lenses. But the prices are huge! As is the M82

ephankim Regular Member • Posts: 480
Re: Leica macro 60 on A700, built-in flash

This looks fantastic.
Is there a way to keep automatic aperture?

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