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1$ solution to all the light leak adapter-related problems

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A lot of adapters out there, and according to many even the ones from big manufacturers, suffers from mild to severe light leaks if used under specific conditions: daylight, long shutter speeds (seconds), even more so if on a tripod (shooting handheld the hand often shades the lens a bit, and the shutter times will be faster anyway).

 

Before rushing out to buy the latest overpriced Novoflex or Voigtlander model like I was this close to do (supposedly the only two brands that, IN THE LATEST MODELS ONLY, do not suffer from this) you could try my solution.

 

The pictures* speak for themselves. The nice thing is that this solution doubles as a neck / wrist strap as well. If you intend to carry the camera with it, and not just eliminating the leaks, you will have to be careful how you tie the knots and be certain to use "paracord", a kind of rope that has a 200/250Kg breaking point and it is used, guess what?, to tie the parachutes.

 

 

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*sorry for the crappy pictures, I was in a hurry!

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Or you could get lucky like me and get the same brand adapters with no worries of leaks. :)

 

 

Ok, now I hate you   :D

 

Jokes aside, I've seen these leaks only with daylight shining exactly on the lens-adapter junction and shutter times from 8/15 seconds and up, so it's not a common occurrence for many people (but unfortunately it is for me). Have you tried yours in these conditions?

 

BTW, the Leica M is the one with almost no leak at all, while the absolute worst of the bunch is the one for Contax.

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I can not tell if the lack of affordable decent primes or the ridiculously priced adapters that make the A7 series laughable. ;)

10 buck adapters do bring a smile to your face don't they? :rolleyes:

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Metabones "smart adapter" IV is more expensive than Sony FE 28/2. 

 

 

I do not use bucks.

Ok, 10 dollar equivalent in your local medium of exchange adapters do bring a smile to your face don't they? :P

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Ok, 10 dollar equivalent in your local medium of exchange adapters do bring a smile to your face don't they? :P

How about 0 in whatever currency.  Sony Australia (fabulous folks! :) ) gave away an adapter of choice and the kit zoom with an A7s for an equivalent of 1200 Euros.

 

Now, that is something to smile about.  I don't about you lefty.  Maybe you insist on paying 2500 Euros (for the camera) plus 400 Euros for the adapter plus another 350 for the kitzoom.

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Sony Australia (fabulous folks! :) ) gave away an adapter of choice and the kit zoom with an A7s for an equivalent of 1200 Euros.

Wow, and I thought I had a good deal with my Canadian a7S for €1800 on release day (actually had it before it was released in the NL).

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Vivek, Got an A7ii for $1,699, just like most folks in the US, and am shooting old MF lenses. Did I mention the adapters are available for 10 bucks? :P

 

A2L, pretty slick one buck fix.

 

Jan Anne, "Wow, and I thought I had a good deal" I think you did too.

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Vivek, Got an A7ii for $1,699, just like most folks in the US, and am shooting old MF lenses. Did I mention the adapters are available for 10 bucks? :P

 

Whatever floats your bloat. ;)

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