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Metabones Contax G Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Black)

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Metabones Contax G Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Black)

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  • Adapts Contax G Mount Lenses to Sony NEX Cameras

Color: Black

Metabones Contax G Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Black) Metabones Contax G Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Champagne)

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The black Contax G Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter from Metabones allows a Contax G mount lens to be attached to a Sony E-mount NEX format camera, including NEX full frame cameras. Metabones adapters are quality made, using precision-machined brass with chromium plating on both the camera-body and the lens sides of the adapter in order to ensure smooth mounting, quality aesthetic, and durability. The adapter features a unique ultra-wide manual focus ring with smooth focusing action. The focus ring allows compatibility with the following lenses: Zeiss Biogon 21/2.8, Zeiss Biogon 28/2.8, Zeiss Planar 35/2, Zeiss Planar 45/2, Zeiss Sonnar 90/2.8 and cameras: NEX 7, NEX 5N, NEX-C3, NEX FS-100, NEX-5, NEX-3.

Although the lens will fit physically, automatic diaphragm (AE metering), or other auto functions are not retained using this adapter.

Both camera-side and lens-side of the adapter are made of brass, precision-machined and plated with chromium
Precise fit and solid connection - lens has no play, gap or wiggling when mounted on adapter and no adjustments are required to fit your lens.
Designed to reach infinity focus while maintaining the correct registration distance required to support CRC lenses or lenses with floating elements.
Compatible with Sony NEX full frame cameras such as that a7, a7R and a7S.
Satin surface finish
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.3 x 3.1 x 1.8"
Metabones Contax G Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Black)
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    MetabonesContax G Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Champagne)
     
    3.9

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    No Best Uses
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

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    3.0

    A Puzzlement!

    By Tennessean

    from USA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Works Well When Mounted

    Cons

    • Almost Impossible To Moun
    • Bulky
    • Not Easy To Move From Len

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

    Comments about Contax G Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Champagne):

    I don't know whether to give this adapter 5 stars or none! While it's very nicely made, of good materials, and works well, it is extraordinarily difficult to mount on the lens. I know it can be mounted because I have successfully done it on a Zeiss 90mm f2.8 (don't ask me how!), but I have two other adapters for another 90mm and a 28mm f2.8 that have defied all attempts to mount! After struggling with the first, I realized it would be an impossible task to change the adapter from lens to lens, so I bought one for each of the three lenses. There are no instructions included, and Metabones' instructional video is of no help, maybe even misleading. My next step is to phone them and see if personal help will do the trick.

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    2.0

    Disappointed with focusing, mouting and locking.

    By Contax Viewfinder

    from Malaysia

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Surface Finishing

    Cons

    • Focusing Is Not Smooth
    • Lock Switch Shifts
    • Not Easy To Mount
    • Not Easy To Unmount

    Best Uses

      Comments about Contax G Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Champagne):

      Out of the box, mating the adapter to lens takes some effort. The tolerance of the metal piece that is supposed to glide above the len's inner metal barrel (i.e. closest to the rear lens element) is way too tight. After some wearing in, only then it's less difficult to twist the adapter into position during mounting process. I almost gave up during this process. It is not as effortless and smooth as the Metabones video suggests.

      The adapter is not designed to cater for frequent lens changing. Unmounting lens from adapter would go thru similar unconfortable experience as mentioned above. There is no way to leave the adapter on the camera body and replace lens (Metabones does not make that claim).

      The 'Lock' switch does not always stay in its place. I noticed that when I unmounted the adapter+lens from camera. Many times the Lock switch was no longer fully in the Locked position but at half way. There's possibility that the lens could drop off while shooting!! Maybe I need to tape that Lock switch before fitting on to camera body?

      Contrary to the claim "silky-smooth focusing action", the mechanism is barely smooth. It requires some inertia to start rotation. Once rotation starts, there's some amount of resistance probably from adapter mechanical stuff driving the len's focusing mechanical. When I read silky-smooth focusing action, I expect similar experience with MF lens manual focusing. This adapter is far from that.

      The overall assembly seems solid and good surface finish. But the actual usage experience above negated the value of build/finishing. I actually felt being hindered by unpleasant focusing in the process of photograhing.

      If not for the hassle of arranging international shipment, I would have returned it to B&H.

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      4.0

      Does what it says on the box

      By l9magen

      from Calgary

      Comments about Contax G Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Black):

      ... And you can't ask better than that. The big focus wheel is great for focussing but less good for ergonomics of holding the A7ii, but that's the fault of my hand size relative to the camera. The adapter fits perfectly to my G-45mm, once mounted, and I plan to leave it there. I've read that others had problems mounting the lens to the camera, so maybe I lucked out first time if asking. That would be a first.
      The finish is good, the fit is solid (no wiggle, for which I can't say for some other adapters out there). The focus is smooth but I have a squeak (that is gradually going away). No complaints.

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      5.0

      perfect for Zeiss Contax G lens

      By Dienson

      from South california

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction

      Best Uses

      • For Manual Focus

      Comments about Contax G Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Black):

      manual focus on Sony A7s for my Conta G lens, smooth focus ring,

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      4.0

      Need practice to have it work for you

      By Michael

      from San Mateo, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Tough To Attach

      Best Uses

        Comments about Contax G Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Champagne):

        At first, it is difficult to line up the lens to attach into the adapter, for there is no marking or reference point on the adapter. The locking switch is confusing on its position. After couple time of practice, it is just fine.

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Form Follows Function

        By Andrew Barnecut

        from SF Bay Area

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Contax G Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Champagne):

            This adapter is a perfect example of form follows function. This adapter may not be the sleekest, lightest, or the most attactive option, but it is certainly the most functional.The oversized focus ring falls nicely in hand, and comfortably lengthens the focus throw for precise manual operation. The overall focus feel is very smooth and well weighted. NOTE: the focus feel is highly dependent on both the condition of the lens, as well as careful attention to proper mounting. In my case, I was fortunate to be using a brand new Planar 2/45, so the results are fantastic!!!A quick note on finish. I ordered the silver/champagne finish in order to match my silver lens. The finish is incredibly high quality, and really blends nicely with the finish on the lens. I applaud Metabones for offering this special finish.Overall, I am beyond pleased with this product. The Contax G Planar 2/45 is hands down one of the best lenses in existence, and this adapter, used along with my Sony A7, has provided a truly first class experience. I honestly feel this adapter provides a better user experience then most adapter M-mount lenses. The secret is in the size of the focusing ring.The only thing approaching a complaint for me is that the large focusing ring does crowd the space between the lens and the camera's grip. That said, I would say this is more an issue with the camera's diminulative size, rather than the adapter.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good adapter

            By James0075

            from Greenville, SC

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos

            Comments about Contax G Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Champagne):

            I bought this adapter for mounting Contax G90 lens to A7R. This adapter made in good material and via good process. One star is deducted - due to the infinity position is not accurate, need to turn back a little.

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