|Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2023 7:37 am Post subject: Tamron Adaptall with PAD for Exakta?
|I'm trying to establish if Tamron ever made an Adaptall adaptor for Exakta cameras with the little tab on the side of the adaptor to activate the aperture when the shutter is pressed.
What pictures I have been able to find all refer to a Topcon/Exakta adaptor with no PAD (Pressure Activated Diaphragm) lever.
When I started my little Exa familiarisation exercise with my Exa Ia I was quite content to work with fully manual and preset lenses and the waist-level viewfinder, but having acquired a Domiplan with a PAD my interest has been piqued and I'm looking to "expand my horizons"
I do have what appears to be a third party (or very well home-made) Adaptall adaptor, with no markings whatsoever, which works, but is manual stop-down only, with no linkages of any kind.
I have seen an Adapt-a-Matic adaptor with the PAD lever, but they seem to be like hens teeth.
I do have a T4 adaptor with PAD which I use with my Soligor and Vivitar lenses and it works well
Any comments or insights will be welcome