Originally Posted by andephotographic
For use on a camera where framelines are selected manually (Epson R-D1) am I right in thinking that getting the right ltm to m adapter is less important?
Are the cheap eBay ones ok or are they likely to do my camera/lenses any damage? The only lens adapter I've experience of was a cheap (there was nothing else available) Konica AR to Sony Nex and it was pretty sloppy and the lens could actually just be turned off the adaptor with a bit of force.
Hi andephotographic --
There seem to be a number of questions packed into this post. I have both the RD-1 and several M bodies, and multiple ltm to M adapters, some cheap, some less so.
1) You are correct that since the RD1 has manual selection of framelines you need not worry about getting the "right" adapter, ie one that will bring on the correct framelines. You can use the ltm to M adapter for a 90mm for your 35mm and have all the functionality you need.
2) Some of the cheap adapters I have lock in correctly on some M bodies of mine, but not others. I don't recall having that difficulty on my RD1, but I also did not run every adapter through the RD1. The point here is simply that the thicknesses and tolerances on the cheapos vary. Some members have reported functionality issues with some cheapos.
3) I have not experienced any damage to any lens or body from any cheapos, nor do I remember seeing any reports to that effect.