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Finally (...and a few Q's)

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by NickCyprus, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Finally got my MD-Nex adapter today, mounted it on and tried MF with a legacy for the 1st time!!!

    Love my copy of the MD 50 1.7 (thanks "nianys" ;) ). The focus ring turns smoothly, as does the aperture ring
    The focus peaking (set to Mid with Yellow) and MF Assist feature does make everything easier (still have a lot of practise to do)

    And the Questions:
    1) Is there a lens hood available for the MD 50 1.7? I can find many for the MD zoom lenses on ebay but nothing for the 50 :?
    2) Is there a rear cap available for the MD-Nex adapter?
     

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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Some quite shots - Straight out of the camera Jpegs (not PP), shot at f2.8, ISO400-800, 1/30-1/50, +0,7EV, using Flash with bouncer...

    DSC05450.


    DSC05444.


    DSC05452.
     
  3. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    If there isn't a specific hood for this lens you can use any generic threaded hood, either round or petal shaped. Or, you can use a step down ring and a 28mm lens cap for a shorter option.

    The rear cap for the adapter is the same as the rear lens cap for any e mount lens. If you want a front cap for the adapter its the same as a body cap for the e mount.
     
  4. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
    The MD is either a 55mm or 49mm thread for the hod so both are pretty easytofibd and widely used. I don't recall ever seeing an actual Minolta one however. I recently lost out on an OEM one for my 24/2.8 so I should think they are out there.

    There are tons of rear caps, it's just the standard cap for a native E-Mount lens. I bought a 5 pack of NEX rear caps on eBay for $5 or $6.
     
  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Missed focus on this one :(
    DSC05448.


    Unfortunately badly composed/cropped this one :(
    DSC05449.
     
  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    My MD is a 49mm thread. I haven't seen any Minolta lens hoods for the 50 but lots for other MDs. So, are you saying that I can use any Minolta MD lens hood that is 49mm thread?
     
  7. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    France
    Wow Nick I'm mighty impressed !! I love them, you've captured their relationship very well. See how a fast prime immediately unleashes your photographic powers, lol. Also the bouncer seems to work absolutely great. Keep them coming !
     
  8. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Thanks Claire, really appreciate your input and I would never have gone MF if it weren't for you :D

    It really is a great lens ;)
    So, what legacy is next, lol :p (joking)
     
  9. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Nice shots Nick!
     
  10. applemint

    applemint TalkEmount Veteran

    245
    Sep 20, 2012
    Any generic screw in lens hood will work - you could get a small vented metal one like this: Black 49mm Metal Lens Hood For Voigtlander Olympus Leica M | eBay or a non-vented metal hood like this one: FOTGA 49mm Screw Mount Standard Metal Lens Hood for Sony NEX-5N NEX-7 A99 /Canon | eBay or a plastic petal one like this: 49mm Flower Lens Hood Petal Crown for Canon Nikon Sony Pentax | eBay or one of the folding plastic ones. I like the metal vented ones but it's down to personal preference really.
     
  11. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Mistake, I think: you need a Minolta MD body cap for the front of the adapter.
     
  12. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick

    Perfect!!! Thank you very very much ;)
     
  13. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Ah, good catch, you're exactly right. Proving yet again that I can actually type faster than I can think.