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Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Adapter for VM-Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera

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Product Highlights
  • Shortens Minimum Focusing Distance
  • Infinity Lock Button
  • Covers Full Frame 24 x 36 mm Sensor

The Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Adapter allows you to use a VM-mount lens on a Sony E-Mount camera as well as shortens the minimum focusing distance of the lens. This allows you to get closer to your subject when shooting. The adapter also features an infinity lock button for securing your focus at infinity. Additionally, this adapter is able to cover a full frame 24 x 36 mm sensor

Mounts VM-mount lens
Sony E-Mount camera
Front Mount Diameter 62.7 mm
Length Helicoid Extension: 0.16" (4 mm)
Weight 4.4 oz (125.0 g)
Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Adapter for VM-Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera
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    VoigtlanderVM-E Close Focus Adapter for VM-Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera
     
    4.8

    (based on 10 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (6)
    • Compact (5)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Great picture quality (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Photo enthusiast (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
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        4.0

        The best E-Mount/M-Mount Adapter

        By Van

        from Los Angeles, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Adapter for VM-Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera:

        Rather expensive, but undisputedly the best E-Mount/M-Mount adapter out there. Nicely designed close focusing ability (the lock is a nice touch), zero infinity focus issues, no "play" between the lens and camera, and (unlike a competing close-focus adapter) no vignetting on full frame.

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        5.0

        Fantastic for A7/A7s

        By Carbon111

        from Mukilteo

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Close-up
          • Narrow Dof

          Comments about Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Adapter for VM-Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera:

          Excellent for M-mount lenses on Sony's full-frame E-mount cameras!

          High quality build. Secure lock for helicoid.
          Very solid, even with helicoid extended.

          Most Leica M lenses have a roughly three foot minimum focus distance, some even a bit more. With the helicoid on this adapter fully extended the distance is about halved for normal lenses and even closer for wides. Very useful!

          ...and of course it just works as a normal adapter with the helicoid retracted and locked.

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          5.0

          Does the job nicely

          By NYPhotographer

          from New York

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Adapter for VM-Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera:

            This adapter is a little pricey, but nothing else does the job of shortening the minimum focusing distance on m lenses just yet. It is quite a useful feature on some lenses, like the 50 mm

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            5.0

            The best I've used

            By abedir

            from istanbul

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

            • Price

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel

            Comments about Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Adapter for VM-Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera:

            After using the Novoflex for a while I did not find it all that! especially considering the price. In fact I found a much cheaper one that had a much better snug fit.But the Voigtlander is in a totally different class, the build quality is exceptional, the fit on the camera (A7R) and on the lens is very snug, but not tight, just right. Infinity is where it's supposed to be (Novoflex adapters seems all to go beyond, as is the case with my NEX/OM), and as an extra bonus I can focus my lenses closer. I also found the weight difference negligibleThe price is rather steep, but compared to the Novoflex much better value, this one actually has moving mechanical parts inside. If your choice is between the two, I know which one I prefer.

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            5.0

            Quality is much better than I expected

            By ken

            from San Jose, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

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              Cons

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                  Comments about Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Adapter for VM-Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera:

                  It is pleasure to use VM/E close-up adapter. It is 100% on my SONY A7 camera.

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                  4.0

                  Macro-like rangefinder lenses!

                  By repentsinner

                  from Sacramento, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro

                  Comments about Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Adapter for VM-Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera:

                  When I heard about this close focus adaptor for M-mount lenses I was immediately intrigued, as the lenses themselves aren't typically designed for this.

                  Over the past two years, I've been pretty happy with a Novoflex to pair a 35mm Summicron and a 90mm Tele-Elmarit to a NEX-7, but have always wanted closer focus for macro-like images.

                  This adaptor delivers, and cuts the minimum focus distance by about half. The design isn't quite as clean as the Novoflex (specifically the lens release mechanism and the little switch to lock it in 'normal' mode), and it weighs quite a bit more, but for the additional functionality I'm willing to take the hit. Impressive.

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                  5.0

                  well built, and spot on infinity setting

                  By bob

                  from berlin, germany

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Well built

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • All Uses And Close Ups

                  Comments about Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Adapter for VM-Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera:

                  I use this with the A7R and the following Voigtlander lenses: f1.8/21mm, f1.2/35mm, f1.4/40mm, f1.8/75mm. it works as advertised, is very well built, no wobble whatsoever and infinity is exactly where it is supposed to be on the A7R (i.e. not beyond as with some other adapters). It's quite heavy compared to the Novoflex adapter I used before, but not uncomfortably so. As to the question on whether or not I would recommend this I'd say that it makes sense to buy if you already have rangefinder glass and want to be able to get a little closer, if you don't have any lenses yet but feel committed enough to the Sony E mount as a system (let's hope Sony does) I'd recommend to buy the few prime lenses Sony currently offers for the FF E mount rather then investing into current rangefinder lenses. Manual lenses are fun if you can live with the frequent focus errors you get when using this handheld in a hurry, but owning also the FE 1.8/55mm I have to admit that it is a whole lot easier to use with a much higher rate of usable pictures.Anyway to get back to the adapter I don't regret the purchase even though the cost for it seems disproportionately high.

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                  5.0

                  The best invention since sliced bread.

                  By Lenny

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Looks Well Made

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Adapter for VM-Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera:

                      I have a few Voigtlander and Zeiss "m" mount lenses that I have been using on the NEX7 and now on the new A7R with a regular adapter, but was always disappointed that my close focus was so poor. This VM-E adapter has changed all that. Now I can do tight close-ups with all my lenses, I can get very close with my 75 or my 50, and even my 35/1.2. But when I don't need to get close, just move the ring on the VM-E back to normal, and they behave just like before. There is no glass, so there is no loss of light or quality. So simple, so useful.

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                      5.0

                      Great Piece of Gear

                      By Steve

                      from Virginia

                      Comments about Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Adapter for VM-Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera:

                      B&H advised me that this is the best of the available adapters for adapting M Mount lenses to Sony Nex cameras; the craftsmanship and the materials of the device are superior, and the close focusing coil enables truly remarkable close up work with the adapted lenses. Voightlander have published a full listing of their lenses and of the results enabled with this adapter, so prospective buyers can check out for themselves what's possible. I've been experimenting with the 75mm 1.8 Classic Heliar and the 50mm 1.1 Nokton, and am also planning to work with some of the Leica M lenses. All in all, a great piece of gear, both as a general adapter and as a close focusing tool for M Mount lenses.

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                      5.0

                      Perfect Adapter for M lenses on an A7R

                      By James L.

                      from New Jersey

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Quality

                      Cons

                      • Cost
                      • Possbility Of Color Cast

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Adapter for VM-Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera:

                        I am using this adapter with my existing M-mount lenses on a Sony A7R. The adapter is pricey, but is machined very well, fits precisely, and allows very little 'play' between adapted lens and camera. It is a quality piece, IMO on par with Novoflex adapter. Of course the really unique aspect of this Voigtlander adapter is in allowing for closer focusing. I've been using a Zeiss 50mm 1.5 Sonnar a great deal with this adapter and the A7R. The Sonnar is a really amazing lens on any M-mount camera, but its minimum focal distance of .9m can severely limit usage. This adapter reduces minimum focusing distance nearly in half on the Sonnar - to ~.47m! It's a true joy to use, a great cosmetic and functional match to an A7/A7R, and overall the perfect adapter for using M lenses on E-Mount cameras. (Note that Voigtlander warns of possibility of increased color cast when using M lenses on the A7/A7R. This is widely mentioned on the internet and other publications as well. I have not seen a noticeable increase in CC with the 50mm Sonnar, or even other 50mm or 35mm M lenses, but with some wider M lenses this could be an issue.)

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