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Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Adapter

BH #VOSCAMLE • MFR #BD272A
Voigtlander
Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Adapter
Key Features
  • Leica M Lens to Sony E Camera
  • Shortens Minimum Focus Distance of Lens
  • Integrated 4mm Helicoid
  • Infinity Lock Switch
Mount your Leica M-mount rangefinder lenses on a Sony E-mount mirrorless camera with the VM-E Close Focus Adapter from Voigtlander. In addition to being an all-metal, manual lens adapter, the VM-E also has a unique design to shorten the minimum focusing distance of the attached lens. An integrated helicoid, with 4mm of travel, enables focusing closer with rangefinder lenses, which inherently have a relatively long minimum focusing distance. This adapter also features an infinity lock switch that limits the helicoid's movement and maintains the original focusing range of the lens.
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Voigtlander BD272A Overview

Mount your Leica M-mount rangefinder lenses on a Sony E-mount mirrorless camera with the VM-E Close Focus Adapter from Voigtlander. In addition to being an all-metal, manual lens adapter, the VM-E also has a unique design to shorten the minimum focusing distance of the attached lens. An integrated helicoid, with 4mm of travel, enables focusing closer with rangefinder lenses, which inherently have a relatively long minimum focusing distance. This adapter also features an infinity lock switch that limits the helicoid's movement and maintains the original focusing range of the lens.

Voigtlander BD272A Specs

Adapter
Camera MountSony E
Lens MountLeica M
Physical
MaterialMetal
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.425 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.1 x 3.2 x 2.5"

Voigtlander BD272A Reviews

Exactly as promised

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-24

Reviews indicated this adapter is worth the price. I agree. My $25 adapter did not match the precision of my 50mm Leica lens which always produced images a bit soft on the left edge. Now the images are completely symmetrical in sharpness and I have true infinity focus. The bonus of closer focus to increase close-up magnification is very significant. I can now fill the frame with flowers that always required cropping in post process. The image quality of this lens is excellent even at half the previous closest focus distance. Highly recommended.

Perfect

By Ammar
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-08-21

I had a bit of issues with adapter including novaflex light bleeding in the lens, now with this one is perfect in all aspects

Great build quality!

By Scott
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-08-09

This adapter was used to attach a Voigtlander 35mm f2.5 lens to a Sony AR7II camera. Pro: The build quality is excellent and the fit was just right (not too tight/loose)! The ability to close focus was perfect. The close focus ring has just the right amount of resistance for smooth and accurate adjustment. Con: Price is high, yet the value is there based on the very high quality and great functionality.

Best adapter with more than 1 use.

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-01-13

The build quality is top notch, better than any other adapter that I've used. In addition to close focus capabilities, I have also found that it is useful for correcting infinity focus overshoot with certain lenses design so, or to even set a hard mark for a focus pull point.

M to E mount adapter

By Haiyan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-03

Works well on my sony 7r4. Price is little high. But the quality is good. I like the lock button. I wish It has marks on it telling which side is lock.

A beauty!!

By Tsikin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-15

I bought the NOKTON 35mm F1.4 lens and was really unsure whether to buy a cheaper adapter. My question was whether a cheaper adapter was going to take away quality from my VL. At last I decided to buy this adapter and I am very happy with the close focus because apart from that it does not take away anything of quality, it makes my VL a super versatile lens expanding the focus capacity!

Super solution!

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-05-13

Gives me the perfect shot I was looking for.  Very well made.  Easy to use.

Sony A7R M2 + Leica Noctilux F1.0/50mm - Works for me!

By Martin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-01-12

So far I have been using this adapter for�Sony A7R M2 + Leica Noctilux F1.0/50mm combination. It works well for me. I'm very glad I'm now able to use the lens with a digital camera body. Of course peak levels, etc. can be used here. There is some vignetting but I'm not sure whether it's the adapter's fault. The connection between lens and camera is without any issues.

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question

Does this adapter have an optical element inside?
Asked by: Stephen
No. It allows for some minor movement of the attached lens away from the body. While it isn't a macro adapter, if you're familiar with using a bellows for macro photography you'll understand the principle.
Answered by: MICHAEL Z.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Is this just for close up photography or can you use this also for general, will the lens go to inf.?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Adapter for VM-Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Cameras can be used for general photography as well as close up photography. This adapter will shorten the minimum focusing distance of the lens, and will also allow focus to infinity.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

if compare this VM-E adapter with Metabones adapter which one is best for Sony A7rII. (I am not sure that Metabones has same close focus feature or not?)
Asked by: Samart M.
I purchased the Voigtlander adapter and like it very much. It seems well built and is easy to use, once you sort out the instructions!
Answered by: Herbert V.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Does this adapter allow you adjust the position of the infinity lock so that your lenses infinity stops are accurate when the adapter is locked?
Asked by: Nate Weatherly
Yes, you can unlock the infinity lock and move it to where you need it. The only thing I've noticed is you can't relook it in a different position so even though it's difficult to move it might not be guaranteed. The only way you can relock it is if you place it in the original position. If it helps, I've had the 40mm Voigtlander for over a week and it is my new go-to lens/adapter. Cheers!
Answered by: agustin e.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

How close can it focus?
Asked by: Anuar H.
The answer is lens-specific. In general, it cuts down the minimum focusing distance by about 45-50%. So you can take tighter head shots for portraits with one of the 50mm M lenses, for instance. The background rendering from some of the bokeh lenses like a 50 Noctilux or Summilux gets even softer with reduced camera-to-subject distance.
Answered by: Roy P.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Does ir work with the Leica 35mm, the Leica 50mm, Leica 28mm Summicron M for a Sony a7rii? Thanks!
Asked by: karin i.
This will adapt any Leica M-mount lens to any Sony E-mount camera. I use it with a Leica 35mm and 90mm on a Sony NEX-7. It should do fine for the lenses and body you listed.Note that this adaptor is quite heavy due to the close-focus mechanism - if you don't need this, Novoflex makes an excellent adaptor that is quite a bit more compact and offers the same functionality minus the close-focus capability.
Answered by: Ritchie A.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

I plan to use this adapter to achieve near to far sharp focus throughout the entire scene. When the close-up feature is activated, will it allow the lens to be focused at infinity?
Asked by: Dennis
no, it cannot.
Answered by: Rob F.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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