Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/08/31

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Subject: [Leica] Kindai - EOS adapters for various lenses
From: don.dory at (Don Dory)
Date: Thu Aug 31 16:34:24 2006
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Let me know how the Exacta adapter works out.  I was led to believe that
infinity focus might not be possible.


On 8/31/06, Douglas Sharp <> wrote:
> Just got a parcel from Novoflex,
> if anyone is thinking of buying Kindai EOS adapters, they are wonderful
> quality, but quite expensive (145 euros)  bits of precision engineering,
> I just got the Exakta, the Rollei and their M42 that depresses the
> aperture pin.
> A note on the Exakta adapter, later Topcon lenses with Exakta mounts
> won't adapt, one of the pins (aperture simulator?) stops the adapter
> being connected correctly, but , as I have no intention of using the
> lenses on a Topcon body I just snipped off the pin, and now it works
> perfectly.
> I hope to be trying out new/old glass on the 20D tomorrow, a couple of
> tests so far show that the Topcon 1,8/58 may just be a superb lens. Now
> looking forward to picking  up some s/h Rollei mount lenses - pretty
> inexpensive on the s/h market here in Germany, even the Zeiss models are
> considerably lower priced than the same lenses in CY mount.
> Cheers
> Douglas
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