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50mm f2 Sonnar

Having had some reasonable success with a Minolta fit Vivitar 70 - 210 mm + adapter, I have now got the bit between my teeth and wonder whether there is an adapter around that will allow my Contax 11A 50mm f2 Sonnar to fit my E-510.

I would appreciate any advice.

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Re: 50mm f2 Sonnar

Don't know anything about them but you can get them.

A search of all contax/Olympus adaptors on E-bay. (I don't know if there are different types of Contax mounts)

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_nkw=C...pter&_osacat=0

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Re: 50mm f2 Sonnar

You'll need a micro 4/3 camera to use a contax rangefinder lens to infinity.
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Re: 50mm f2 Sonnar

Thanks Mike and Xpres.

I've done a search on eBay and couldn't find one. However, I've still got several more Minolta lenses to try so I'll play with those, especially as I already have an adapter. I believe the bayonet fitting on my Sonnar is different from the fitting on later Contax SLRs.

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Re: 50mm f2 Sonnar

Bob - you won't be able to use you contax rangefinder lenses on a 510, except perhaps or macro, as the register is too long for them.
You can use them on micro 4/3, if you have an adapter or stack your adapters - contax to Leica to M4/3 for example.
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Re: 50mm f2 Sonnar

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Bob - you won't be able to use you contax rangefinder lenses on a 510, except perhaps or macro, as the register is too long for them.
You can use them on micro 4/3, if you have an adapter or stack your adapters - contax to Leica to M4/3 for example.
Thanks Xpres

It's not worth the bother then. I'll play with the other lenses I have that will fit the adapter I already have. The Contax adapters available are for Auto SLR lenses I believe and not rangefinder lenses.

Thanks again for your help

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