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    Quote Originally Posted by davemillier View Post
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    The fact that there appears to be so much variation in performance of adaptors might reflect manufacturing tolerances but I suspect it might also be the lenses themselves.

    Perhaps a fortuitous good match between lens and adaptor is the explanation of those who get good results - and vice versa - rather than anything instrinsic to the adaptors?
    That's my experience as well; some adapters work well with some lenses. Then there are some first generation samples of both the thumb wheel- and the focusing ring- type adapters I don't think are smooth with any lens.

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    Trying to install my Contax Metabones adapter now but the lens falls out EASILY upon use. This is very scary. Focusing is great, very smooth, and akin to the 14-45mm ring (okay, maybe not that smooth.. but does feel like it 'belongs'... and when it works, it works.

    When I adjust the aperture, the part of the lens body that rotates to secure to the adapter doesn't seem to 'click' into place (or secure into place for that matter.. it freely moves like a focusing wheel, and if you aren't careful enough while adjusting aperture (and you happen to brush the part that secures the lens down), the lens will come out of the body -- which is a huge problem).

    Is this a problem with my lens or the metabones adapter?

    See it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMHFhnS11rE

    As you can see, the lens doesn't line up as it should:



    I can still take photos with the camera, but it just doesn't seem to lock into place on the adapter. I bought the lens in 'EX+' condition with a UV filter and it seems pretty well taken care of (exception: the aperture values don't line up with the 'line'). The lens does not securely fit onto the adapter. It does not 'click', but instead it just stops, screws into the adapter, but doesn't 'click' in all the way to become secured.

    I'm not sure what the problem is, but I can't shoot without worrying about the lens falling out.. which is bad news.

    This flaw aside, I think it's probably the best adapter out there. VERY fluid, VERY easy to focus, and coming from a guy who was using MF only on the 14-45.. it's basically no different.
    Last edited by uusunn; 28th July 2010 at 15:32.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uusunn View Post
    Trying to install my Contax Metabones adapter now but the lens falls out EASILY upon use. This is very scary. Focusing is great, very smooth, and akin to the 14-45mm ring (okay, maybe not that smooth.. but does feel like it 'belongs'... and when it works, it works.

    When I adjust the aperture, the part of the lens body that rotates to secure to the adapter doesn't seem to 'click' into place (or secure into place for that matter.. it freely moves like a focusing wheel, and if you aren't careful enough while adjusting aperture, the lens will come out of the body -- which is a huge problem).

    Is this a problem with my lens or the metabones adapter?
    Hi,

    It's not a lens problem and it is not an adapter problem (from a technical point of view). Then again, it is an adapter problem as mounting and un-mounting the lens and adapter isn't very intuitive and basically this is an user error as you didn't get it right...

    English is not my strong side, nor is peadagogics but I can try.

    1: Make sure your lens is unmounted correctly. You can't open the aperture blades all the way up and the aperture scale is seemingly un-aligned.

    2: face the lens downwards

    3: Have a look at the adapter from the camera's angle of view. There is a sliding switch which should be positioned to the right.

    Now look at the lens and the adapter and find the correct way to align them.

    4: Here you may have to align the adapter focusing drive tip with the lid on the lens' focusing screw. Then push the lens and the adapter towards each other (the same way you mount the G lens to a G camera or any other adapter) without turning anything. Turn the knurled, or grooved, ring just in front of the adapter focusing ring only (meaning you should try not to touch any other ring or part of the lens barrel) to the right seen from the front of the lens. That is the lens "mounting ring" and a special for these G lenses.

    When turning the mounting ring some power is needed. It is a tight fit and you turn the lens mounting ring until the whole thing clicks in place. The click comes from the adapter locking pin falling into place, a small lid, to the lens. You can see this happen from the adapter side.

    5: Now again look at the adapter mount surface (the side mounting to the camera) and push the sliding lever to the left locking the lens to the adapter.

    6: You should now be able to turn the aperture ring and see the aperture blades open and close corresponding to the marks on the lens.

    7: Mount the lens/adapter to the camera. When locked to the camera the lens will now align correctly with the aperture index mark facing straight upwards. Done.

    Yes, it is fiddly. All G -> 4/3 adapters I have tried are fiddly in some way and this one is perhaps the worst. Maybe it is needed with this construction for a very safe lock between the lens and the adapter. Maybe it is a sign of a design that could be done better. Whatever, after some practice it is easier to do than describe.

    I tried this procedure twice with my Planar 45 just to check I got things right. Still, I may have missed something.

    I hope somebody fluent in both English and mechanics can describe it better later and that Metabones include a user guide with their adapters. The box is nice though...

    regards,

    /Jonas

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    hi Jonas,

    Sometimes I think you are ridiculas,I'm not a seller,post here before, I have a friend in Shanghai who selling KIPON,my friend let me write some about KIPON in English in internet, I just tell the truth about the feeling of KIPON G adapter,because I also bought a KIPON G adapter,very smooth to use,now I sold EP2,bought a SONY nex5,using 28/2.8,I don't think my picture is good to show here,so I post two link here as below for your refference,a lot of photos they took with KIPON G adapter.They are pro,one is a adapter book writer,the other one is a blog writer ,both famous in Japan camera field.

    http://wpfwm407.at.webry.info/201007/article_5.html
    http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/r...16_374350.html

    I don't know why made you so upset/

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    Thank's for Jonas ....... honestly to go into particulars for our products ...... share for our froum members.

    Hi, uusunn, sorry! I will send you some install instructions or video to show how to lock the Lens.......i think it can help to use this adapter feel relieved, thank you!

    /Lasjas

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    Thanks guys. I tried using the instructions but I still can't seem to get it to work. As you can most likely tell, i'm new to this and it's not something i'm too familiar with . Is there any way you guys can do a photo walk-through or a video? I know Lasjas is working on that and I appreciate it. Thanks for going through the trouble guys!

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    Got it in as per Jonas's directions.. they're very great. Thank you very much man. I definitely was not aware of the whole locking process that needed to go on prior to getting the lens on. It took some time but I finally got it, and i'm snapping a quick take before I head off to bed. More shots tomorrow with a higher-res camera.. this is just a quick take with my point and shoot (yeah it's a thumb - tease ).
    Last edited by uusunn; 28th July 2010 at 21:04.

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    That's good ! uusunn! Because i still making a instructions.......but i am very busy today......

    Thank's Jonas too!

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    A few first images taken with this camera.. apologies if they're oversized, just tried to pick a res where you could see clarity. A lot of these are colored differently, but that was the only adjustment I really had to worry about. I still have trouble focusing with the lens (not the adapters problem.. just no tripod or EVF ), but anyway.. without further ado..








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    Re: Contax G to MFT adapter - anyone?

    Uusunn, the photographs look great! Congratulations on getting the adaptor and lens fitted properly.

    A request was made a short time ago that discussion take place in this thread and for pictures to posted over in the 'Fun with Contax G lenses on m43' thread located here: http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17934

    Please keep us updated on the how the adaptor is working for you.

    . . . . . and looking forward to viewing your photographs shot with the Contax G lenses!

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    Thanks.. I didn't know and i'll be sure to post within that thread for any casual pics with the lens!

    Here are some relevant pictures for you to get an idea of how it looks on my GF-1.





    See the entire set here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skywalker View Post
    hi Jonas,

    Sometimes I think you are ridiculas,I'm not a seller,post here before, I have a friend in Shanghai who selling KIPON,my friend let me write some about KIPON in English in internet, I just tell the truth about the feeling of KIPON G adapter,because I also bought a KIPON G adapter,very smooth to use,now I sold EP2,bought a SONY nex5,using 28/2.8,I don't think my picture is good to show here,so I post two link here as below for your refference,a lot of photos they took with KIPON G adapter.They are pro,one is a adapter book writer,the other one is a blog writer ,both famous in Japan camera field.

    http://wpfwm407.at.webry.info/201007/article_5.html
    http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/r...16_374350.html

    I don't know why made you so upset/
    If you don't understand why I got upset I actually don't know how to explain that. Don't you get the message; 27 posts all about Kipon adapters being the best is tiresome and like spamming?

    Now you posted the exact same two links you posted two days ago and I already commented on them. I didn't know one of them was written by a professional writing a book on adapters - but that doesn't exactly make me go Wow.

    Maybe I am ridiculous... maybe the forum is about repeating promotional messages with nothing of value in them. I hope that isn't true however... then I can just as well spend my time reading eBay ads.

    /Jonas

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    Quote Originally Posted by uusunn View Post
    Thanks.. I didn't know and i'll be sure to post within that thread for any casual pics with the lens!

    See the entire set here.
    Thanks for the photos, it does look good on the GF1!

    . . . . . what other contax g lenses do you have beside the 45mm?

    If you have more then the 45mm what has been your experience?

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by uusunn View Post
    (...)
    Here are some relevant pictures for you to get an idea of how it looks on my GF-1.
    So you got the lens safely attached and working?! That's good.
    I think the EVF would be a good add-on if you like to use legacy lenses. With the G1 I use the LCD screen only when the camera is on the ground or on a tripod. The EVF is the way to go for manual focusing.

    regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonas View Post
    So you got the lens safely attached and working?! That's good.
    I think the EVF would be a good add-on if you like to use legacy lenses. With the G1 I use the LCD screen only when the camera is on the ground or on a tripod. The EVF is the way to go for manual focusing.

    regards,

    /Jonas
    +1

    The EVF is great when using the manual lens, it does help with hitting the focus point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seakayaker View Post
    Thanks for the photos, it does look good on the GF1!

    . . . . . what other contax g lenses do you have beside the 45mm?

    If you have more then the 45mm what has been your experience?

    Thanks,

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    Hey,

    I only have the 45/2 so far.. I just started taking photos around February so i've only got the kit 14-45mm and decided to go with the Zeiss Planar after much hunting and deliberation . My in-law has the 20mm 1.7, so I thought i'd try something different for a change. The 45/2 is extremely sharp and definitely lives up to the hype.

    As for the 35, 28, and 90.. I don't have those yet, but I want to try out the 28 to see if it'll work without it having to be cut to fit the GF1. Don't know on the consensus on that yet, but i'm curious.. can anyone with metabones and a 28 biogon test it?

    And Jonas.. thanks, I will check out the EVF. That's the next on my list along with the 7-14mm from Panny. Your write-up was great and coming from a guy who's reading comprehension isn't so hot in the first place, that's a very good sign.

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    I know that Koji and Wilson tried the 28 with other adapter, both needing to cut off the rabbit ears. So unless the Metabone has a longer flange distance taking advantage of the G lens' ability to focus pass infinity, I don't see how it can be used without cutting the ears. Perhaps the maker can clarify?

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    Hi, uusunn..... photo #3,#5,#6 look great! ...Yes! your GF1 is cool too!

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    Hello everybody!

    It's my first post on this forum.
    As I told on another forum dedicated to the m4/3 tools, I bought Lasjas's adapter for Contax G lenses and I'm waiting for it to arrive soon.

    My Contax G lenses: 28, 35, 45, 90.

    The main reasons to buy the Metabones adapter were the quality of the other Metabones adapters (I got the Leica M one which is perfect), the large focusing tool and the possibility to mount the 28mm (I asked Lasjas about this possibility on the other forum).

    I'm very pleased to see that Lasjas answers seriously and quickly to the problems that can occur.

    As soon as I get the adapter, I will let you know how it works with my lenses.

    Best regards to all members of this interesting forum

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    I couldn't resist, I also ordered the Metabones adapter. Anyone on Oahu who has the Kipon, then we could compare them all? Anyway, I just tried it out on the 45mm and the 90mm and it turns smoothly and evenly whereas I noticed different resistance across the range with the lenswerk and the Monza adapter. Still not leica- like but smoother overall, maybe the resistance is a bit stronger than on themother two and that accounts for the evenness. And it does make the GH1 feel a bit like a Leica because of the extra weight which is more noticeable than I expected. The adapter is also very well built as others have pointed out. So, which one is the best? As usual, I think it is a matter of preference. My first choice would be the Metabones adapter at this time in combination with the GH1. For a smaller camera like the GF1 I would probably prefer the lighter and more compact Monza adapter or the lenswerk adapter - for me they come in head to head, with the Monza adapter scoring on built quality and smoothness, and the lenswerk adapter on compactness and the outer ring focusing which I personally prefer. Now that I have sold my 35mm in a moment of weakness, I have 2 lenses and 3 adapters... I am sure I will keep the Metabones and will sell either one or both of the others.

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    Re: Contax G to MFT adapter - anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by seakayaker View Post
    Skywalker has 27 comments posted, 26 in this thread and 1 in the NEX thread. The comments in this thread do appear to be from a seller pushing a particular product. Anything he states, for me, is suspect. He does not appear to be a 4/3rds camera user but a supplier pushing his wares.
    Sorry for that, but I mistook Skywalker with you Seakayaker, so my comment was written with you (who are posting many pictures) in mind.

    Sorry all for my confusion, consider the first part of what I wrote as cancelled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annna T View Post
    Sorry for that, but I mistook Skywalker with you Seakayaker, so my comment was written with you (who are posting many pictures) in mind.

    Sorry all for my confusion, consider the first part of what I wrote as cancelled.
    Annna, no worries.

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    Just received my Metabones adapter and confirm it works just fine. Initially the focusing action was a bit gritty, jerky and overall sluggish, but 10 minutes of constant action has freed it up and now it's smooth.

    Tricky to fit as others have pointed out but Jonas hit the sequence. Even following that I found I needed a real strong twist (initially) to fit into an indented groove that the lock device marries to but having eventually got it mated I can exchange lenses/adapters quickly.

    I suspect that the product (fresh of the line) was just stiff and a few activations cures all.

    Tried it with my 35, 45 and 90mm and focus/removal is fine. BUT 21 and 28 will need doctoring so they can stay put.

    Recommended.

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    Bit the bullet and received the latest version of the Kipon adapter a few days ago. Silvery grey focus ring (my lenses are silver). Works smoothly with my 90mm and 45mm. No problem switching lenses on and off the adapter - just line up the red dots. Focusing mechanism is fine - no rough spots, no slipping, gaps etc. You do have to get used to reaching for the narrow wheel which is closer to the body than a traditional built-in-to-lens focusing ring, but that's the only criticism I have. Wondering if the Metabones focus ring, which appears to be wider in photos, is easier to grasp than the Kipon. Don't have a Metabones version to compare. I am happy with the smoothness of the focus with the Kipon and this was my major concern.

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    I have the original "small wheel" RJ, the new Kipon "larger wheel" and as above the Metabones.

    The Metabones is better for grasping but frankly as far as focusing ease I can't see any difference between all three.

    Basically I have one fitted to each of my above lenses and they'll stay there.

    Satisfied with all 3 products

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    http://vimeo.com/13827189

    First video with Metabones + Zeiss Planar 45. The shake is crazy because I have get to get a steadicam but this give you an idea of some more casual use with metabones i think..

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    uusunn, that's quite an impressive video, imo! Amazing, how the music seems to blend perfectly with the atmosphere and scene changes. I really enjoyed it, a lot!
    Has anyone tried out the Contax Vario Sonnar with these adapters, yet? I'm minded to go for the latest Kipon ring-focus mount, as I've read only good things in this thread about that one. Do you folks that have this mount still feel like it's "the one" to get? Anyone know specifically if the Kipon ring-focus will work with the Vario Sonnar?

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    . . . . . just picked up from the post office the Metabones adaptor for Contax G Lenses.. First impression is that it will be a great adaptor. Took a few attempts to mount the lens but once locked in place and mounted on the GF1 it was easy to focus.

    Post some shots in the other thead's in a while. . . . . . got to run for now.

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    Yup, I couldn't agree more seakayaker.

    I know it's probably sacrilegious but I took a deep breathe and cut off my legs on the 21mm and 28mm.

    Now here's the weird thing. Maybe my mind is playing tricks on me but I attached the Metabones adapter to both the 21mm and the 28mm and I'm seeing very close to edge to edge sharpness. Maybe a tiny bit of vignetting on the sides.

    I took off just 5mm on each leg not the whole leg and it still works well. Using the Metabones adapter you just need to cut off 5mm. You have to be good with tools though. I worked as a carpenter in the theater for years so I just took my time and made my cuts carefully.

    I'll try to post a few pics. It's nothing like the pics that folks were displaying that showed severe vignetting especially on the 21mm. I'm kinda speechless actually..

    I'll post pics in the other thread just to get confirmation from the folks with sharper eyes.

    But if it holds true it could be good news.

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    I just received my replacement Metabones adapter. The focusing is smoother and not jerky.

    HOWEVER, I cannot get the bl**dy thing on my lens! I was able to fiddle with the one that was replaced however the most I can get the new one on is the equivalent of one f stop off on the aperture dial. I am afraid to force it as the only part you can hold on the adapter is the focusing ring and I do not want to break it.
    I tried with a rear lens cap and also with the adapter on the camera. The lens will not attach.
    I have about 6 adapters for various lenses from various manufacturers where the lenses easily attach. I have 3 for Contax where this is not a problem.

    Am I doing something wrong? The position of the lock switch makes no difference.
    Please help!

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    When I received the Metabones adaptor it seems like it took about ten minutes for me to attach my 90/2.8 lens. All I can tell you is that I lined up the lens with the adaptor and twisted the adaptor to the left while turning the lens to the right to get it to lock into place. Was gentle and patient and it eventually worked.

    I swapped to the 45/2 the next day and it took about half the time.


    Not much help, but I do believe your lens will mount.

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    OK I got it on after fiddling with it off and on for another hour. Suddenly it just clicked in place. Now, the focusing is Not as smooth as it was when it wasn't locked on. When I turn the ring it sounds like the bearings are not gliding smoothly and there is a slight grinding sound.

    I am very frustrated with this adapter. I paid full price for what I think is a 'beta'. Note that this is my second one and it cost me an additional $18.00 to ship the other one back. I have the exact same problems with the new one - it will not smoothly focus and it will not get onto my lenses without a fight. They cannot be serious about selling an adapter that will not easily and smoothly attach to the lens.
    Lasjashk, go back to the drawing board and produce something that works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrosen2 View Post
    OK I got it on after fiddling with it off and on for another hour. Suddenly (...)
    Lasjashk, go back to the drawing board and produce something that works.
    Hmm. This sounds strange. When I wrote post No 753 above I mounted and unmounted my lens to make sure I didn't miss any step, at least not anything obvious. I hoped somebody would post something in better English...

    I can't see one should need an hour, or ten minutes, or even five minutes to switch lens. (I also don't know why people don't nuy an adapter for each lens but that's another story.)

    Maybe it is about an bad lens, maybe it is about expectations, I don't know. Your experience is so different from what other users report. And, I say this having the theory of some combinations of lenses and adapters fitting better than other ones.

    Expectations... to me it is clear all adapter until now can be improved in some ways. At the same time I understand it is hard to make an adapter making the lens feel like a traditional helicoid. At the same time the adapter should work, and work decently.

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    Since I got the Metabones adaptor 5 days ago I have taken a few hundred photographs. The focus ring has been quite nice. Not as good as a native focus ring on a manual lens but it works on the Contax G 45/2 & 90/2.8 that were built to work in an auto focus mode.

    I own one Panasonic adaptor that allows an electronic connection to a couple of four/thirds Panasonic Lens. Other then that all the other adaptors that i own only connect the GF1 and the lens that allow use of the manual focus ring and to position the lens the correct distance from the sensor.

    I appreciate the efforts of Monza, Metabones, and Kipon for putting an adaptor on the market that allows use of the fantastic Contax G Lenses.

    It would be great if they were perfect and even better is they cost less . . . . .

    . . . . . but . . . . .


    Having Fun with the GF1!

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    The new Kipon adapter is super easy to change lenses with, I bought three becuase I thought I would need to leave it on the lens all the time, but you can change lenses just like on the original contax G. Kipon sounds like it is the winner, but price is still a little higher.

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    thank's Jonas first......

    To jrosen2, Sorry! I think my English is too bad, so i can't convince that let you know how to install in ....... and waste your time...... Anyway, i provided aftersale service and all i can do, if still frustrated in this adapter.......i think it return to me and get a refund is better. Sorry about this case......

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    I would like to chime in a bit. I bought a Kipon used on this forums. After much fiddling since I'm not too familiar with this system, I got it to work. It's quite rough/jerky at first to focus, but then one day, it just decides to smooth out. ). I would love to try the Metabone one since a bigger focus ring is definitely a plus. But then I don't intend to buy more Contax G beside the 45 so it would be a waste of money. However, I'm going for the NEX-7 when it comes out, so if Metabone would offer one by then, I would spring for it, especially, if the 21 and 28 is compatible without modification like the Kipon.

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    This morning, I reattached my 45mm Contax G lens with the Metabones adapter to my EPL-1 and to my great relief it works well. There is no more jerkiness in the ring and the noises I previously described are gone. I can attest to the fact that focusing is smooth and easily obtained. I would rate it on a par with my Kipon ring adapter on my 35mm. I guess the adapter must be alive for it to heal itself! I will not dare to remove the adapter from the lens for fear of not getting it back on.

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    I find that with my Kipon adapter, if you place the lens and adapter upright, the movement will be as silky as I can ask for. I also use this position to adjust the jerkiness by turning the focus ring for a couple of times.

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    Just how much force is needed with the metabones adapter? I bought it last week and it arrived today but no matter what I do it doesn't seem to fit. I have followed the instructions on this forum and elsewhere to the letter and it still doesn't click into place.

    The pin on the adapter which should click into the lens slot is about 5mm away and will not move closer towards the slot. Everything is correctly aligned and the lock is in the correct position. I have been trying all morning and getting nowhere. I have tried with 2 different 45mm and 1 28mm and all exactly the same problem.

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    Welcome to the club. Sometimes it just clicks in position, but most times it is a fight. What I did was forget about it and then go back to it and try again. If enough of us write about this problem here maybe metabones will fix the adapter rather than telling us there is nothing wrong.

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    One more here.

    Like uusunn and Mooch, I cannot get the lens to turn far enough for the latch to reach the slot. In my case, there are about 3-4 mm to go, but it has reached a hard stop, and I'm not putting any more pressure on, since that's likely to just break the lens.

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    Hi, arpoador, mooch, jrosen2,
    Sorry for this case.....
    I will post a new video for installation here, i think it can help to learn "how to install a Lens", it is very easy and not need large force.
    Here have two main point:
    (1)You put a adapter on the lens rear, a Lens "slot" need aim at a adapter "copper pin", you can turn a adapter focus ring there and back, if right position, the adapter focus ring can control the lens, you can see the front Lens Reach out......
    (2)If yes! You can hold a lens and adapter, and then trun the "Lens Lock Ring" to lock direction (not turn a Lens), trun to the end position and then you can see a Lens pit will under adapter "Lock pin", so push a "Lock button" to lock a Lens.
    Anyway, I will be back and post a video ASAP.
    Thank you!

  44. #794
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    Pls see this youtube video for "how to install":
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpXrNF-wMcg
    If any questions, pls feel free to contact me.
    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasjashk View Post
    Pls see this youtube video for "how to install":
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpXrNF-wMcg
    If any questions, pls feel free to contact me.
    Thank you!
    Add more one photo for "adapter copper pin" and "Lens slot"


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    Hey, lasjash. This is the guy that bought your lens from ebay and will be reviewing it for the big Korean site. Everything is lined up perfectly but the pin just does not move far enough to fit into the slot without using a ridiculous amount of force. I will try upload a video of it tomorrow if I can get some time. It is definitely not as simple as your video makes it look.

    I have a feeling there is just something wrong with my adapter as well. When I turn the focus ring it's nowhere near as smooth as the video. Half the time it ends up locking and grinding.

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    And just to be clear, the focus screw and slot are lined up correctly and turns with no problem (apart from being a bit jerky sometimes). It's turning the mounting ring far enough so that it hovers over the locking slot that is the problem.

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    The adapter is finally fitted but it is so jerky to be unusable. Furthermore, the locking mechanism does not raise the pin out of the groove so I can't even remove it at the moment. Check out the video of how (un)smooth the focusing is. Excuse the poor quality but I don't have another videocamera on hand at the moment.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uWFY_K_yhg

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    Re: Contax G to MFT adapter - anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by mooch View Post
    The adapter is finally fitted but it is so jerky to be unusable. Furthermore, the locking mechanism does not raise the pin out of the groove so I can't even remove it at the moment. Check out the video of how (un)smooth the focusing is. Excuse the poor quality but I don't have another videocamera on hand at the moment.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uWFY_K_yhg

    Hi, mooch,
    Sorry! I seem your video now, your adapter have mechanism problems in our assemble........Anyway, pls return your adapter to us and i will handle this case ASAP.
    Thank you!

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    Picked up the second Metabones adaptor today from the post office.

    I had to play with installing the Contax G 90/2.8 lens to the adaptor for about 5 minutes. At first could not get the lens to lock in place, the focus wheel and lens would turn smoothly but the lens would not lock into place and would fall out when changing the aperature setting on the lens. Once I managed to have the lens lock in place it then was a bit jerky. While holding the base of lens and then twisting the lens back and forth while holding the focus ring I could feel the focus ring turn smoothly. I believe the screw from the lens was not seating properly in the adaptor slot causing the rough play when attempting to focus. (Only a guess)

    For now I have the 90/2.8 on an individual Metabones adaptor and the 45/2 on its own Metabones adaptor. Both are focusing smoothly.


    lasjashk, one suggestion I have is to please add a rear lens cap for the adaptor. I intend to keep the adaptors on the lenses and it would be nice to have the rear cap come with the adaptor. I believe this would be a nice selling point. I know we can by them individually but why not sell the rear cap with the adaptor or make it an add-on option for additional cost. One stop shopping.

    I am happy with the two Metabones adaptors that I have purchased.


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