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| p.74 #8 · ROKKOR Image & Discussion Thread |
I have purchased a couple of rokkors.. a 50mm 1.4 and the 28mm 2.8.
I am mounting it on a Canon 5D and a Canon 60D. Not having much luck though and the focal length is incredibly short, and can only focus on things about 50cm in front of the lens, with a very thin focal length even then. I have a fairly thin (5mm) "air" adapter, which I know will not focus to infinity, but as it is, these lens are practically unseable on my Canon bodies.
What are you Canon guys using to successfully use these lenses? or are Canon bodies simply just not a good match to these lenses due to the depth to the sensor?
I will try one of the adapters that allow focus to infinity, but by all reports these significantly degrade image quality due to the cheap glass in them. Does seem like my only real option at the moment..
Thanks for the advice. Yes, I did have a look and believe I may be able to pull it apart and replace it with a Canon mount with some work, but I guess that will destroy the lens as adaptable to other cameras.. I am actually thinking of purchasing a Sony Nex 5R in the next 12 months for the smaller and easier carry factor than the a full sized slr, so I guess I had better decide what I want to do.
As has been said, conversion is about the only real method to mount them on EF bodies, the adapters with elements just don't do justice to these lenses. and they basically act like a tele converter from what I understand....
I did have a 58/1.2 converted to EF, and used it on my 1DIII very regularly, Then I bought a converted 28/2, and I was about to convert the rest of my Rokkors, since I can still adapt them using EF to what-ever adapters, then I got the NEX 7, and my decision was made to keep them stock, I returned the 58/1.2 to stock since it was a mount swap and I have all the bits that came off it, the 28/2 will stay EF since it was a permanent conversion.
....I've been using them for a while now on my NEX-7 and I do enjoy the experience, I do wish the sensor was FF, so I'm crossing my fingers that Sony or someone else releases a FF mirrorless with an EVF this coming year, ie. a NEX-9.
An abstract with Rokkor 28/2.5 on NEX-7 previously posted in the NEX img thread.