anybody know anything about a "Milda Automatic" lens???

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by srmcnamara, May 9, 2008.

  1. srmcnamara

    srmcnamara Member

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    about a year ago I bought a Minolta SRT-201 and a rokkor 135/2.8 as well as this Milda 35/2.8 lens.....I'm curious as to what this "Milda" company is because I can't find anything about them with a simple google.


    after using it a bit I'm convinced it's an adequate paperweightbut I would be open to hearing other opinions.....I think this particular lens cost 15 bucks.



    here's a photo of the whole setup:
    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/220/492860867_0e97aecade_o.jpg




    also, I'm having the damndest time with the batter thing....I'm using a hearing aid battery but I just don't trust it
     
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  2. BobbyR

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    Are you sure it is a Milda and not a Miida?
     
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    now there's something!!!!

    it is Miida...


    huh.


    reading is good sometimes.
     
  4. Dan Fromm

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    Marubeni Iida, MIIDA for short, was a marketing company, not a lens-maker. Second tier. But if you can get your camera to work -- it doesn't need a battery for anything but the meter and a hearing aid battery will replace a 1.35v mercury cell -- give the lens a try. Not all second tier lenses were dreadful.
     
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    hearing aid batteries

    Based on a very limited attempt to use zinc-air hearing aid batteries in an old exposure meter designed to use a mercury cell, I concluded that they are totally unsuited to photographic use do to their very short lifetime after you remove the adhesive seal. I guess you could use one for a day's shooting and then discard it.