December 2, 2015 at 9:27AM
Using a C/Y to EOS adapter vs Mount Conversion
I'm stepping into the world of vintage glass and started with Contax Zeiss. I plan on upgrading my Contax Zeiss glass with Front Rings, Lens Gears, and a physical Leitax mount conversion. I want to do a batch conversion on all of these lenses after I've found/purchased them. In the meantime, I'd really like to start using the lenses and learn what I can from them.
I found this particular adapter on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Fotodiox-Adapter-Contax-Yashica-Camera/dp/B001G4SH...
Is there a downside image-wise to using this kind of adapter versus a physical mount conversion like Leitax? I can't imagine there is a difference in image if the adapter has no glass and doesn't appear to affect flange distance. Just trying to see what the pros and cons are for using one over the other. Ultimately, I do plan on doing a mount conversion regardless, so it's not a matter of whether or not I'll do that. Feel free to chime in if you have any experience.