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| p.104 #15 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase? |
I've got a Minolta MC 300/4.5 coming today. I'll be very interested to see how it does with the NEX-7 since it was less than a third the price of the CZ 300/4.
Also got a Maxxum APO 1.4x for the a900. I'm looking to replace the Leica 1.4 with something that will accept the Alpha mount and I think I may have stumbled onto something here. The Maxxum's front element doesn't extend past the mount like it does on the Leica 1.4, so it actually fits on lenses, like the Cron-R 90 and the Elmarit-R 100 APO, that the Leica doesn't. It won't fit if lens' rear element is right at or protrudes from the mount, which are mostly wides anyway, and not lenses I'd use with a converter. The only mechanical problem is that the diameter of the Maxxum's front element is wider than that of the Leica, so it pinches off the aperture arm on the lens. Not only won't the iris close, I can't even set the aperture and then mount the lens. The rotation of the lens on the converter pushes the arm back to wide open, no matter the setting on the aperture ring. I'm going to test it wide open to see if it's worth pursuing an arm removal.