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Fotodiox Contax G to Fuji X Adaptor- 2 versions

Mike K

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I wanted to share some feedback on these 2 adaptors.


I've used several Fotodiox adaptors on my Sony A7r and on the XPro1. They're generally well made and I've had no complaints.


I recently purchased the "Fotodiox Pro" Contax G - Fuji FX  adaptor (pic.1) approx. €98-

Very disappointed, main gripes=

1. No locking mechanism to keep the lens in place. In fact the lens fell out a few times as I changed the aperture.

2. Very rough focus movement, which didn't free up after 3 weeks of use. 


I then returned that adaptor and purchased the Standard Fotodiox Contax G - Fuji FX adaptor (pic.2) approx. €65-

Much happier with this version, it has a locking mechanism for the lens and after a little use the focus ring is much smoother.


Anyone considering these adaptors, don't be fooled that the more expensive version is better.

(Images are from Fotodiox website).






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I used this simpler version during few weeks. My sample was bad - grease is coming out to the focus ring. Also focus movement has noticeable lag.


My favorite Contax G adapter was the one that has small rotating dial for focusing (about 1/2" diameter) on the side of adapter.



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