Fab news! I saw your post on the 1.4 and, given the nex 7 blowout, thought I'd check out the 1.7. Peaking on the 7 seems weak in comparison to the 5n with my Helios, do you find that the Minolta's peak well Nianys?
Don't mean to take this thread off-topic but I also just paid for my MD 50 1.7 (thanks nianys ) and I'm very unpatient to try it out as soon as it arrives!!!
In the meanwhile I'm looking for an adapter mount.
I'm typing "MD to Nex adapter mount" on ebay.co.uk and get about 90 results but prices range from 7gbp to the very expensive 80+gbp (the average seems to be around 10-25gbp).
Can somebody explain the difference and advice which adapter I would be better off (ie. if I buy the cheap 10gbp adapter you think it would be ok?)
I buy my adapters from rainbowimaging and have been very happy with their products and service. The adapters typically run around $20 USD. Of course most chines made adapters are all the same so I would choose a vendor that ships quickly. I use rainbowimaging because they ship out of New York so I get stuff pretty quickly.
...ok, it cost me a tenner, but I'm interested to know of others experience with this lens. Good, bad....ugly?
Fotodiox adapters aren't any better than the cheap Chinese ones I think. I've had one of them, a shift adapter, and it's a piece of junk. I use the cheap ones all the time, I have about 10 of them. Each and every adapter I received needed the screws in the lens bayonet to be tightened. I've never had mechanical issues with them; if you don't trust it, check the screws every now and then, I've needed to retighten them after the first time. My first adapter caused too much flare, so I ditched that one and switched models, no issues after that. I have one Novoflex for Nikon F and that stuff is indeed in a different league, very nice, sturdy and precisely made, but also spendy as you said.Bump (I don't want to start a new thread so I'll post my Q's here - hope that's ok)
After reading some reviews about the cheap (chinese) MD to Nex adapters (that are all over ebay) that some had issues with them (ie.coming loose after some time and thus can cause problems to the lens and either not focusing to infinity or focusing beyond infinity), I'm having second thoughts about whether I should buy one of those or invest in something better...
(I think cheap adapters issues was also mentioned in Steve Huff's Nex-7 review I read recently)
The Novaflex one that seems to get the most good reviews is out of my price range by a lot...
The next best adapter I could find is the Fotodiox one (sold on Amazon)
Anyone can give some advice and/or other reccomendation?