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Novoflex Adapter for Leica M Lens to Sony NEX Camera

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  • Adapts Leica M Lens to Sony NEX Camera

One of the most appealing aspects of small mirrorless cameras like the Sony NEX-3 and NEX-5 is the availability of a wide range of interchangeable lenses, including non-Sony lenses. This Novoflex Adapter for Leica M Lens to Sony NEX Camera makes it possible to mount a Leica M lens to your NEX-3 or NEX-5 camera with a precision mechanical adapter. Such an adapter does not transfer functions from the camera to the lens, such as auto focus, but automatic exposure metering (stop-down metering/aperture priority) is possible. The lens will focus to infinity using this adapter.

Adapts Leica M lens to Sony NEX camera
Internal Diameter 1.64" (41.6 mm)
External Diameter 2.31" (58.8 mm)
Weight 1.27 oz (36.0 g)
Novoflex Adapter for Leica M Lens to Sony NEX Camera
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    NovoflexAdapter for Leica M Lens to Sony NEX Camera
     
    4.5

    (based on 25 reviews)

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    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (21)
    • Strong construction (13)
    • Lightweight (12)
    • Rugged (11)
    • Easily interchangeable (9)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (4)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (9)
    • Travel (4)
    • Low light (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (14), Semi-pro photographer (7)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Highest Quality Adapter You Can Buy

    If you are looking for an adapter for Leica M or Voigtlander VM or Zeiss ZM mount lenses to the Sony NEX family of cameras, look no further than this adapter. It is a...Read complete review

    If you are looking for an adapter for Leica M or Voigtlander VM or Zeiss ZM mount lenses to the Sony NEX family of cameras, look no further than this adapter. It is a little more expensive than the others, but if you are the type of person buying serious glass for your NEX camera, especially the amazing new NEX 5N and NEX 7 cameras, what is a little more cash to ensure your high-quality lens will perform at its best?

    One of the reasons Leica lenses are now in short supply is the recent proliferation of the multiple cameras that will accept M-mount lenses. Unless you are the proud owner of the Ricoh GXR body with the A12 sensor module, also in short supply, you will need an adapter to use the M-mount glass on your camera. Most popular among these seem to be the M-mount to micro 4/3 cameras such as the great line of very-capable Olympus and Panasonic micro 4/3 cameras, and my particular favorite, the Sony NEX 5N, which I also purchased trough B&H and need to review soonest (it is awesome).

    One of the drawbacks of the Sony NEX system, as is well documented, is the lack of high-quality, fast glass worthy of the best sensors in the mirror-less camera format. Sony is addressing this with the amazing Carl Zeiss 24mm f 1.8 lens, and with other lenses on the way, but an even more interesting option is to buy M-mount prime lenses with an adapter, which really takes advantage of the capabilities of the NEX line.

    I first bought a Voigtlander M to E (NEX mount) adapter, which worked fine with most Voigtlander lenses, but ironically did not lock in the Voigtlander 21mm Color Skopar lens (that I bought from B&H, will review, and is awesome). I thought the problem was with the lens as all other lenses locked in with a satisfying "click." I had read reviews where people raved about the Novoflex adapters, and owning a Novoflex ball head for my tripod (you guessed it, bought from B&H), I knew it would be top quality.

    As soon as I received the adapter I mounted it on my NEX 5N, placed the 21mm Color Skopar in the adapter, and to my delight, heard the "click." This mount is a rock-solid piece of gear, engineered in Germany, and worthy to hold the high-quality lenses you invested so much in. I find no drawbacks with the product whatsoever and would recommend it to anyone seeking to mount M-lenses on their NEX cameras.

    Living in Japan at an Armed Forces Pacific address, I know B&H always ships in a timely manner, the products arrive in the best condition, and if there are ever problems that occur the great folks at B&H take care of them quickly and professionally (and the problems are never because of B&H -in my experience).

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good product but overpriced

    The adapter produces a realy god fit with any M lense. It is beautifully built. However you should consider the Voigtlander adapter that is substantially less. It does the same job and you...Read complete review

    The adapter produces a realy god fit with any M lense. It is beautifully built. However you should consider the Voigtlander adapter that is substantially less. It does the same job and you can also keep the cash.

    One more thig to consider is getting the Alpha mount adaptor for similar money. You can get lenses that actually have autofocus.

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    5.0

    Very expensive and worth it

    By Joe Latting

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Video Quality
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Novoflex Adapter for Leica M Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

      I tried three different adapters to be able to use my Leica M lenses on my Sony A7R. This one is by far the most expensive, and I balked at the pridce, thinking to myself, "How can an adapter be worth what this costs?" The answer is that it works. It is beautifully machined and feels like it was made by Leica.
      If you are going to put your wonderful Leica lenses on the very fine Sony A7R, I recommend you get this adapter. I'll bet you will be glad you did.

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      2.0

      Light leak

      By Bene

      from MA

      Comments about Novoflex Adapter for Leica M Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

      I use this with a Zeiss biogon 21 mm on a Sony a 7S. When shooting with a 3.0 neutral density filter at shutter speeds greater than 5 seconds there is a massive light leak over the locking mechanism and at the 10 o'clock position. Novoflex responded to my report by saying that newer adapters have not been reported to have this problem. The representative I spoke with explained that three other people had complained of a light leak. He said it appeared to be only with Zeiss lenses. I was told to send my adapter in and it would be replaced with a newer model. Hopefull that works. In the meantime I have a hair scrunchie over the adapter and lens connection.

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      5.0

      Works perfectly

      By Architecture Alan

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Architecture
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Portraits
        • Travel

        Comments about Novoflex Adapter for Leica M Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

        I purchased the Novoflex adapter so that I could use my collection of Leica M lenses on my Sony A7R camera body. Since the Novoflex is rather expensive I first bought an inexpensive "Brand X" adapter. When the "Brand X" adapter arrived I put it on one of my multi-thousand dollar Leica lenses. The adapter performed properly on the camera but when it came time to take the adapter off of the lens, it was stuck. The release button was completely jammed. I felt plenty stupid having a $30 adapter stuck on a lens that cost more than $5,000. After fretting and carefully nudging for about half an hour I finally got the Brand X adapter off the Leica lens. I promptly, and repentantly, ordered a Novoflex adapter to replace the Brand X. B&H graciously and without question facilitated the replacement.

        The Novoflex adapter works perfectly. Buyers should be aware that these adapters necessitate using the Sony A7/R in manual mode. This is no burden since the Sony A7/R has magnifying assist for focusing. I was relieved to find that a full-frame lens yields a full-frame result without cropping when mated via the Novoflex adapter to the Sony A7/R body.

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        5.0

        solid built adapter

        By mikdo

        from Vancouver, BC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

          Comments about Novoflex Adapter for Leica M Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

          using w/ voigtlander 21mm lens. provides a very snug fit. does not communicate with the lens at all so it's so being familiar with going full manual is necessary.

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          5.0

          Works well

          By Art

          from Canada

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

            Comments about Novoflex Adapter for Leica M Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

            I haven't tried other adapters. But I am very satisfied with this one. It doesn't stick out for the body of my Nex 6, it is solidly built, and holds the lens tightly. I am not at all worried about the lens wobbling or falling off. This is what I wanted, and so I do not regret spending a bit more to get it without testing other adapters. Also, I am satisfied with the image quality. I have not noticed any imperfections caused by the adapter length.

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            5.0

            great adapter

            By Vic Fan

            from Tulsa, OK

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Novoflex Adapter for Leica M Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

            it works just fine!

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            5.0

            Snug fit

            By Vill

            from Dubai

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Novoflex Adapter for Leica M Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

                Adaptor was well liked by other reviewers and, after purchasing it I tend to agree. Expensive but I am fitting leica lenses which are worth 10-15 times more than this thing. It provides me with a snug fit and the confidence my m lenses are secure on the body.

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                4.0

                Expensive but a good investment.

                By Man of Stone

                from D.C.

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • No signs of loosening

                Cons

                • Price

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Novoflex Adapter for Leica M Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

                Attaching the adapter was simple and once I changed the settings I was good to go. I've only had it a couple of weeks, but so far so good. No signs of the adapter getting loose which is my main concern seeing as how I'm using Leica lenses. The price is the biggest set back, but other than that I'm satisfied with my purchase.

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                4.0

                Expensive, but worth it!

                By msolea

                from Redwood City, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Lightweight
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Costly

                Best Uses

                • Manual focus
                • Mount Adapter

                Comments about Novoflex Adapter for Leica M Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

                Reliable, helps me to use my Leica-M lenses with great satisfaction on my NEX7. I will definitely use Noveflex for future mount adapters.

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                5.0

                Great Quality and Great Results

                By Dave

                from Marietta, Georgia

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Street photography

                Comments about Novoflex Adapter for Leica M Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

                This adapter merges with the camera and turns it into the Best Leica M body I've ever used. Quality seems good, it's very solid, there's no wobble or play in the connection. It's expensive, but the quality is there.

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                5.0

                Worth every cent

                By Event Horizon

                from New Jersey

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Night Photography
                  • Sports/Action

                  Comments about Novoflex Adapter for Leica M Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

                  Sure you can get Voigtlander or Metabone or even cheaper. On other hand - what's a point? You have expensive M-Mount glass made by Leica, or Cosina or Cosina for Zeiss. Few dollars will not make overall difference but quality of this adapter is exactly as I expected. Solid. Perfect fit. Just part of precise instrument. Worth every cent. Make yourself a favor - don't be cheap.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent adapter.

                  By Luis

                  from Egypt

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All situations

                    Comments about Novoflex Adapter for Leica M Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

                    Couldn't ask of anything more from it. Does what I needed it to, and perfectly. Zone focus is dead accurate on my Zeiss and Leica lenses. Has a very tight and secure fit. I wouldn't skimp on an adapter when dealing with expensive and high quality optics. It'd be a shame to mount Leica glass on a budget adapter and lose any performance.

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                    5.0

                    Perfect

                    By tHE bELLOWS fOLD

                    from Denver

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Rugged
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Novoflex Adapter for Leica M Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

                        Worth every cent. It has the tightest fit out of all the adapters, which is really important when you have expensive Leica glass attached to the NEX system.

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                        5.0

                        The weakest link?

                        By inuendoinfurs

                        from canada

                        About Me Pro Photographer

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                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Novoflex Adapter for Leica M Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

                            I purchaced this adapter to mount a Zeiss zm lens on a Sony Nex7. This adapter has a great fit and finish with a positive lock. With a couple of thousand dollars on the line, I didn't want an adapter to be the weakest link. Yes, it's worth the price!!!

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                            5.0

                            You get what you pay for.

                            By ROCHCH

                            from Minneapolis,MN

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                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Rugged
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery

                              Comments about Novoflex Adapter for Leica M Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

                              Much more expensive than other adaptors but it is very well made and should last as long as the Leica lenses I use it with.

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                              1.0

                              Just OK

                              By DS

                              from Australia

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                                Cons

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                                    Comments about Novoflex Adapter for Leica M Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

                                    Acceptable, but not excellent, particularly when one considers the cost.

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent fit

                                    By Photog56

                                    from NYC

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent Output
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easily Interchangeable
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Rugged
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Macro Photography
                                      • Wildlife Photos

                                      Comments about Novoflex Adapter for Leica M Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

                                      Purchased to use my lieca lenses on the sony NEX 7. The fit is perfect. It is easy to use. The photographs allow for the benefit of the 24 mp camera and the sharpness of the lieca glass. It provide another option to the M8 and I would certainly recommend to a friend.

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                                      5.0

                                      Novoflex adapter

                                      By Jyoti

                                      from Long Island, New York

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easily Interchangeable
                                      • Rugged
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Indoors/Low Light

                                        Comments about Novoflex Adapter for Leica M Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

                                        I bought the NEX-7 primarily as a backup for my M9 and also to use the 90mm and 135mm Leica lenses w focus peaking, since they are difficult to focus on the M9. The build quality of the adapter is first rate. It is the MOST expensive M adapter on the market for the NEX system but well worth the money - it just works, with no fuss, excess play or misalignment

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                                        3.0

                                        Good product but overpriced

                                        By JuanPa

                                        from Hoboken, NJ

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent Output
                                        • Durable
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                        • Pricey poor value

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Leica lenses

                                        Comments about Novoflex Adapter for Leica M Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

                                        The adapter produces a realy god fit with any M lense. It is beautifully built. However you should consider the Voigtlander adapter that is substantially less. It does the same job and you can also keep the cash.

                                        One more thig to consider is getting the Alpha mount adaptor for similar money. You can get lenses that actually have autofocus.

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                                        • No

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                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Novoflex Leica M to Sony NEX adapter

                                        By markq

                                        from Honolulu HI

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easily Interchangeable
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Rugged
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Novoflex Adapter for Leica M Lens to Sony NEX Camera:

                                            This is the best made adapter that I've used with both my Leica M and Zeiss ZM lenses with my NEX7. I've used both the metabones and fotodiox adapters and both had slight play when in use. With use of such high quailty lenses, I'm pleased to have purchased the Novoflex adapter and it's now a permanent addition to my NEX7 kit. Maybe when I save up enough I'll have an adapter for each of my lenses!... a bit over kill but I can dream.

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