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Old 12th November 2014
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Legacy lens help please?

I've decided to sell a couple of my "legacy" lenses to help fund a new camera purchase, but I've hit a problem, I think? Then again, I may just be being thick (it's not unknown!)

The first is an Olympus OM F.Zuiko Auto-S 1:1.8 f=50mm with OM mount. I've been using this with an adapter to allow me to use it with my e510/e520 with great results.

My problem is that I can only open and close the aperture when the adapter is attached...without it, it just stays wide open. It works absolutely fine on my cameras, but without the adapter it just stays open. I really want to keep the adapter as I have a few more OM lenses that I like to use...

The other lens is a Zeiss Pentacon 1.8/50 with M42 mount. This one I can't check at the moment as I've mislaid the adapter but I know it's working fine as I used it just last weekend. Although I know it's working beautifully, I can't put it up for sale without photos. I suspect I've left the adapter in the woods!

I'm also selling a Zeiss Sonnar 135mm but this one seems to be OK without being attached to the camera and I can open and close the aperture with no problems.

Confused? You bet!

Any ideas?
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