M42->MAF/Sony-α  Adapter With Focus Confirmation  

For SONY-α DSLR (KM-DSLR)             

 

The M42-MAF electronic adapter, which has the electronic circuit inside, may simulates the data interface of the lens of the Minolta-AF format. Its electronic touch point connect to the same point on digital camera body.. When digital camera body power on, it reports the simulating data of the lens to the digital camera body. Thus, the digital camera body will treat the MF lens as the AF lens. Then the Focus Confirmation, as well as more important Anti-Shake ("SSS" in Sony/Alpha) functions can be started normally.
New firmware was updated for mutiple data adapter/chip (ver:B) .

l Preset Len's data (Only valid for Multiple Data Adapter/Chip)

1. Close Camera Body's Power, Mount the adapter and MF Len
2. Open Camera Body's Power You can preset Len's data Anytime By Press Lens-Release Button (for old version should be half-press shuttle button and release it within 10 seconds.), you can select to next sets Len's data. The default order is 50/1.1 ->85/1.4->135/2.8->200/3.5 .
3. If you want reset Len's data, Just Press Lens-Release Button at anytime, (for old version you should turn off Camera Body's Power, re-mounting adapter and repeat from step 2)
Tips: should set aperture to minimum value i.e. 1.1, then you can observed the aperture value changing when preset Len's data.


l Operation

1. Mount the adapter to camera body, set AF/MF switch to MF. Turn on camera's power. Set to mode A (Aperture priority mode)
2. For Multiple Data Adapters ,You can preset Len's data By Press Lens-Release Button (for old version should be half-press shuttle button and release it within 10 seconds), you can change to next sets Len's data.
3. There are two ways to set aperture, the first way is very simple. Just set body's aperture in minimum value. In this way, they will not record correct aperture in Exif. The steps are:

a) Set body's aperture to minimum value, meaning use Max Aperture. (only set once before take picture).
b) Full-open MF Len's aperture.
c) Half press shuttle button and adjust focal, the focus confirmation LED will light when got focus.
d) Set MF Len's aperture to your desires.
e) Take picture enjoy it.

4. The other way is more complex. but you can set aperture value same as MF Len's aperture, and you can record right aperture value in Exif . the process steps are:

a) Full-open MF Len's aperture.
b) Set the aperture value to your desires.
c) Half press shuttle button and adjust focal, the focus confirmation LED will light when got focus.
d) Press AEL lock measured value.
e) Set MF Len's aperture same as you set in step b).
f) Take picture and enjoy it.

l Known Problems

1. For get a maximum effect for AS, it should choose the same lens parameter as the MF, for instance, if you want use the Takumar 50/1.4, the best selection is simulating to the Electronic Adaptor of AF50/1.4. When you use the 135/2.8 MF lens, you'd better to select AF135/2.8. This may avoid remedy mistake because of the actual different focal distance brings from AS(SSS in Sony/Alpha) function.

2. Same as the above principle, we shouldn't suggest use focal variation manual lens for avoiding calculation adjustment error brings from the AS function. Since it is unable to provide the correct focal distance data to the camera, it inevitably brings the calculation adjustment error which can cause the vibration due to the system error.

3. M42->MAF Adaptor features compact construction and limited space. Although this Adaptor adopts comprehensive technical method, and considers the situations of the majority of lens, it still has the possibility of the position interference with the using lens. It usually present with rough install for the lens screwing to the Adapter, or strenuous. In this instance, we suggest not install forcefully and change to other lens, or you can grind the thread of the lens.

 
lHow to Order
    Just from below,input the lens' data into textbox, and add your selection to Cart. Then we can make deal via paypal.
There are some difference between the chip for AF lens rechip and the chip for MF Lens. So if you want repair or rechip an AF lens with the chip here,please note in the textbox with 'AF'. Please set the data with Max aperture at the first. Don't set data with same aperture together.
  For example:
    Wrong order is 35/2.8,50/1.4,85/1.8,135/2.8
    Right order should be 50/1.4,35/2.8,85/1.8,135/2.8
All len's data could be selected by user before shipping.
    The focal lengths can be: 8,12,16,18,20,24,28,35,50,55,60,80,85,90,100,135,180,200,300,400,500,800,1000mm
    The Max apature can be 1.1,1.3,1.4,1.7,1.8,2.0,2.2,2.5,2.8,3.2,3.5,4,5.6...

    The shipping fee use EMS can be check out from http://www.ems.com.cn/serviceguide/e-zi-fei-biao-zhun.html
That can be received in about a week. and this way can be track.
   Or wo can use Airmail , the shipping fee is about 80RMB (~11US$). They are maybe reveived about 2 or 4 weeks.
email: dpg968@sohu.com or reshg@sina.com (jameslaot)
paypal: reshg@sina.com
MSN: tianlx@hotmail.com

  M42-a/MAF Focus Confirm Adapter --M42-L1
    - Single Len's Data Version (default len's data:50/F1.4)

    CODE: M42-L1

  340RMB approx. $50 USD    

   Lens' Data

   M42-a/MAF Focus Confirm Adapter--M42-L4B
    - Four Len's Data Version

    CODE: M42-L4B  (default len's data:50/F1.1,85/F1.4,135/F2.2,200/F2.8)

   488RMB approx. $71 USD

   Lens' Data

  MD-a/MAF Focus Confirm Adapter--MD-L1
  - Single Len's Data Version

    CODE: MD-L1 (default len's data:50/F1.4)

   440RMB approx. $65 USD    ----Out of Stock 
  Lens' Data
  MD-a/MAF Focus Confirm Adapter--MD-L4
  - Four Len's Data Version

    CODE: MD-L4   (default len's data:50/F1.1,85/F1.4,135/F2.2,200/F2.8)

   580RMB approx. $86 USD ----Out of Stock   
    Lens' Data
  M42-a/MAF Focus Confirm Chip--M42C-L1
  - Single Len's Data Version

    CODE: M42C-L1 (default len's data:50/F1.4)

   280RMB approx. $41 USD    
   Lens' Data

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  M42-a/MAF Focus Confirm  Chip--M42C-L4B
  - Four Len's Data Version

    CODE: M42C-L4B  (default len's data:50/F1.1,85/F1.4,135/F2.2,200/F2.8)

   430RMB approx. $64 USD    
   Lens' Data Lens'

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  MD-a/MAF Focus Confirm  Chip--MDC-L1
  - Single Len's Data Version

    CODE: MDC-L1 (default len's data:50/F1.4)

   280RMB approx. $41 USD    
   Lens' Data

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  MD-a/MAF Focus Confirm  Chip--MDC-L4B
  - Four Len's Data Version

    CODE: MDC-L4B (default len's data:50/F1.1,85/F1.4,135/F2.2,200/F2.8)

   430RMB approx. $64 USD    
   Lens' Data

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>   AF Rechip Part--AFC-L1
  - For Sony/Minolta AF lens Rechip

    CODE: AFC-L1 (default len's data:AF 400/F5.6)

   280RMB approx. $41 USD    
   Lens' Data

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  AF Rechip Part--AFC-L4B
  - For Sony/Minolta AF lens Rechip

    CODE: AFC-L4B (default len's data:AF 75/F2.5,90/F2.8,135/F2.5 & 200/F2.8)

   430RMB approx. $64 USD    
   Lens' Data

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Focus-Screen
180°Split Image Focusing Screen for Dynax7D Sony a100--Sony a700
  - For Sony/Minolta AF Replace the Focusing Screen

    CODE:FS-H   160RMB approx. $24 USD

Split

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DIY RECHIPPING OF THE SIGMA 400mm f/5.6 LENS FOR THE SONY DSLR --- Andy Tipler
Sigma classic 400mm/F5.6 tele quick rechip --- David Kilpatrick

 

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