RainbowImaging Leica M mount lens to Sony NEX NEX-3 NEX-5 Camera Mount Adapter, MSRP USD43.99.
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- With this adapter, you can use Leica M lens with Sony NEX NEX-3 NEX-5 Camera.
- It allows foucs to infinity. It may pass the infinity a bit, please use LCD to focus .
- With lock pin and lens release pin.
- Precise design. Made of Brass And Aluminum, allow install, remove and operate lens smoothly! Matte inside finsihing. avoid reflecting of light!
- Supply by RAINBOWIMAGING, MSRP USD42.99.
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It allows Leica M lens to be used on Sony NEX camera body. The adapter has no electrical connection and diaphragm & focusing are required to be set by manual. Compatible to Sony NEX-3 NEX-5 camera. Material: Made of Copper & Aluminum. To use NEX camera with Leica M lens, pleas set"Shooting without lens" in camera menu, set camera shooting mode to A or M, use manual focus and shoot.
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The lens side is nicely machined chromed metal, but the camera side is just aluminum. In practice it works ok, but ideally both surfaces should be chromed for that perfectly slick operation.
More expensive designs would also have springs to maintain the tension, rather than the Rainbow's simple force fit.
In practice, though, this works well and the price is very reasonable. There are a lot of marketeers out there selling innumerable Chinese adapters, some extremely cheap, and you don't know what you are getting. If the product gets a bad reputation, they simply change the name and move on. One can hope the quality of this unit remains high.
Many adapter reviews mention the issue of focusing beyond infinity. I used the Nex's manual lens focusing aids, non-scientificaly on rocks. It appeared to me that my targets were all in focus as intended and I got sharp results with two old but darn good Leica lenses. I just don't think this is an issue for me, but if it is for you there are the far more expensive options of the adjustable Hawks brand adopter (which also allows for closer distance focusing), and the very nicely made Voightlander (sp). Some people intend to use their Nex-7s with Leica lenses exclusively and if you have one or more multi-thousand dollar Leica lenses, I would spring for an upscale adapter. It may not work any better, but it would be the right thing to do!
It does focus beyond infinity. Most adapters do, unless you cough up $200 for a Novoflex adapter. That's not an issue for me since I can adjust the ring to just below infinity and it will work fine. Much better to have this than an adapter that does not even go to infinity.
I will probably get the best option (Novoflex) sooner or later, but if I had a cheaper glass on my camera, this would work just fine. 10% of the money probably gives you 85% of the quality and 100% of the function of the Novoflex. And this is at least much better than cheap knockoffs.
Thank you RainbowImaging!
Note: This adapter accepts visoflex M mounts as well.
Rainbow- please make a Leica visoflex M to Sony Alpha 900/850 adapter. My poor 65mm Elmar feels left out of the action.