Which Adapter for Asahi SMC Takumar 55mm 1.8

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by Todders, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. Todders

    Todders TalkEmount Rookie

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    Oct 11, 2014
    Hello All
    I have just purchased the above lens Asahi SMC Takumar 55mm 1.8 from Ebay.

    I would like some advice though on what adapter I would need to purchase for use on a Sony A7.

    Iam not an expert on adapters but there seems to be issues with aperture pins and people modifying adapters for use.

    Can anyone recommend an adapter that will work without any modification.

    I have found this adapter here but it mentions it will not work with 50mm lenses, so the confusion begins.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111447524343?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT


    Many thanks

    Adrian
     
  2. mashiro2004

    mashiro2004 TalkEmount Regular

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    Oct 5, 2014
    Aosta Valley - Italy
    Simone
    Hi Adrian, lens haven't M and A switch?? Can you post a photo of your lens?
     
  3. Todders

    Todders TalkEmount Rookie

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    Oct 11, 2014
  4. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Hi Adrian, welcome to the forum. :)

    What you need is an adapter with a lip at the bottom of the threaded portion of the adapter that will depress the pin on the bottom of the lens. Although honestly I've never had any issues with my SMC Tak/1.8 whether it was set in Auto or Manual- works fine either way.
     
  5. mashiro2004

    mashiro2004 TalkEmount Regular

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    Oct 5, 2014
    Aosta Valley - Italy
    Simone
    Hi Adrian,
    yes lens have little switch Auto-Manual, as you can see on my picture. You can buy any adapter m42 --> Nex without make any modification.... :) :)

    p55.
     
  6. Todders

    Todders TalkEmount Rookie

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    Oct 11, 2014
    Appreciate everyones help on here for this one,i have now ordered an adapter and look forward to trying lens out next week.

    Much appreciated adrian