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Jody Hess

Posts: 40

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Have any you made your own lens adapter? Or do any of you know a lot about flange focal distance?
My mirrorless camera has a flange focal distance of 18mm and the system I'm trying to adapt has ffd of  40mm. Do I just separate the mount from the body by 22mm? Or are there other factors/measurements to take into account?

Jan 11 13 06:55 am Link

Photographer

Tony-S

Posts: 1451

Fort Collins, Colorado, US

The best thing is to just buy a commercially-available adapter. What camera and what lens mount are you trying to mate?

Jan 11 13 07:01 am Link

Photographer

WMcK

Posts: 5298

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Jody Hess wrote:
Do I just separate the mount from the body by 22mm?

Yes.

Jan 11 13 11:55 am Link

Photographer

Jerry Nemeth

Posts: 28824

Dearborn, Michigan, US

I purchased a Fotodiox adapter.

Jan 11 13 12:09 pm Link

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Silver Mirage

Posts: 1579

Plainview, Texas, US

What system/lens are you trying to adapt? If it's anything remotely common you can probably buy an adapter for less than your time is worth to make one.

Jan 11 13 12:17 pm Link

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ArtisticGlamour

Posts: 3846

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Jan 11 13 05:26 pm Link