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Thread: A58 with METAL mount!

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    A58 with METAL mount!

    I looked on ebay for Sony Alpha parts, found a seller with a few mirror boxes, and asked him for a lens flange and screws. If the flange is one-piece like the LA-EA4, that's all you need. SOME metal flanges are two-piece, so you'll also need the black metal backing plate to go with the stainless lens flange. Very similar to the pieces you REMOVE in doing the A7/A6000 Fotodiox flange swap. I received a two-piece flange, and the screws. It took 3 minutes and fit even BETTER than the flange from the LA-EA4. Now my A58 has a proper metal flange for $22.00. A fun little adventure!

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    Looks great! Do you notice an improvement compared to the plastic mount?

    Do you have a link to the parts needed for the upgrade?
    a3000 & a5000: Touit 12/2.8, 32/1.8, and 50/2.8, Sony 55-210

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    I agree it looks great and good work Thanks for sharing the great photo as well!

    Jay
    Jay - Comments, Questions, and Critiques always welcomed and encouraged!

    Current Everyday Gear: Sony A7r, Sony A6400, Sony Nex-6, Sigma 56mm f/1.4 Lens, Sigma 30mm f/1.4 Lens, Sony E 18-55mm, Sony E 55-210mm OSS Lens, Sony E 16mm f/2.8 Pancake, Rainbow Imagining MC/MD Lens Adapter w/ Minolta MD 50mm f/1.4 PG Rokkor Lens

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    There's isn't a noticeable difference in performance, just a better feel. This was just a curiosity satisfied and annoyance with plastic lens mounts.

    Here's a link to the ebay auction the seller set up for me. Contact the seller to see if they can replicate. The seller's ebay name is "cktina" if that's faster.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/171779569846...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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    Wonder why you couldn't take some parts from an old Minolta camera.
    a6300, a6000 , x700 wMD-1, Pentax k30, a580, a560 , a100 (stollen), 650si Date, 9000+MD90/BP90, XG-M, srTmcII,Nikon EM, Nikon N80, Hanimex Practica, Konica AutoreflexA, Ricoh KR5 super
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