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MetabonesLeica M Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Red)
 
4.3

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (2)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (19)
  • Lightweight (19)
  • Compact (11)
  • Strong construction (11)
  • Easy to use (9)

Cons

  • Tough to attach (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (12)
  • Night photography (4)
  • Travel (4)
  • Video (4)
  • Family photos (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (19), Semi-pro photographer (8), Pro photographer (4), Casual photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (33)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great quality, especially for the cost

I'm very into small format film cameras, but my dad owns a Sony alpha6000. I bought this for him as a gift since I couldn't afford the new Zeiss E mount lenses. I...Read complete review

I'm very into small format film cameras, but my dad owns a Sony alpha6000. I bought this for him as a gift since I couldn't afford the new Zeiss E mount lenses. I figured he could use my M mount lenses here and there for creative stuff. I was very impressed with the quality of the adapter as well as the finish of the product. Comes with a nice durable storage cassette. The sony performs beautifully with the M mount lenses!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Too tight to mount my lens onto it

First of all, the one I received is not the exact same version as the one in picture. The one I get is "Leica M-Emount T". The most obvious...Read complete review

First of all, the one I received is not the exact same version as the one in picture. The one I get is "Leica M-Emount T". The most obvious difference I see on this T version is that it has flocking inside. This is supposed to reduce internal reflection and I like it. The adapter is very well made and it feels solid like a rock. I was very happy with it until I tried mounting my lens on it. It is extremely tight. In fact, I was not able to turn the lens to locking position.

I thought I got a defective copy so I returned it and ordered another. The second one is as tight as the first one. I don't know if I was unlucky to get two defective ones in a row, or the entire batch is like this. As a sanity check, I tried my friend's "non T" version Metabones and I had no problem mounting my lens onto it. A close observation shows that my T version has higher leaf spring in the mount. This might be the reason that made it extremely tight.

Eventually, I went for a Kipon. The Kipon is lighter than Metabones and does not feel as rock solid in hand (I guess the Metabones is made of brass while the Kipon is made of aluminum), but it works. With the Kipon I can mount my lens on it and take photos, while I can't with the Metabones.

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2.0

Too tight to mount my lens onto it

By My Keyboard

from Pittsburgh, PA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Solid

Cons

  • Too Tight On Lens Side

Best Uses

    Comments about Leica M Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Black):

    First of all, the one I received is not the exact same version as the one in picture. The one I get is "Leica M-Emount T". The most obvious difference I see on this T version is that it has flocking inside. This is supposed to reduce internal reflection and I like it. The adapter is very well made and it feels solid like a rock. I was very happy with it until I tried mounting my lens on it. It is extremely tight. In fact, I was not able to turn the lens to locking position.

    I thought I got a defective copy so I returned it and ordered another. The second one is as tight as the first one. I don't know if I was unlucky to get two defective ones in a row, or the entire batch is like this. As a sanity check, I tried my friend's "non T" version Metabones and I had no problem mounting my lens onto it. A close observation shows that my T version has higher leaf spring in the mount. This might be the reason that made it extremely tight.

    Eventually, I went for a Kipon. The Kipon is lighter than Metabones and does not feel as rock solid in hand (I guess the Metabones is made of brass while the Kipon is made of aluminum), but it works. With the Kipon I can mount my lens on it and take photos, while I can't with the Metabones.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Leica M on Sony E

    By Big D

    from West Palm Beach FL

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Leica M Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Black):

        Fits great, mounts nicely w/o any wiggle. Love being able to use my M mount lenses again.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        It works, but...

        By Sven

        from Steamboat Springs, CO

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Tough To Attach

          Best Uses

            Comments about Leica M Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Red):

            Out of the box, this adapter is stiff to mount on the lens and camera body. Perhaps it will loosen up as it's mounted more but I don't like putting pressure on my lens or camera to jam this on. For the price I expected a better fit.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Does what it's Supposed to!

            By Brennan

            from Northern Virginia

            Comments about Leica M Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Black):

            I am using a 50mm summicron on my a7ii. there is some difficult getting the adapter on the camera and the lens on the adapter but, all in all, it's a great product. It feels really well built and stays put when in use, and there is very little vignetting with the different flange difference. (:

             
            5.0

            Fantastic!

            By Tony

            from Brooklyn

            Comments about Leica M Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Black):

            Definitely get the metabones adapters over other brands. Your paying for quality! Also you don't want your cheaper adapter to get stuck on your lenses. This one is easy to use and functions perfectly.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Device

            By David

            from Sinking Spring, Pa

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Leica M Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Black):

                After reading the reviews of alternative adapters to marry the Leica M bayonet series series lenses to a Sony E Mount camera, I decided to try this Metabones Adapter. Many of the reviews said, "it is a tight fit" and initially I thought I might have to return it. However, the tight fit is perfect and holds the lenses more securely that a less expensive adapter I had tried previously.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great quality, especially for the cost

                By elbeatnik

                from Chicago

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Alternative To New Lenses

                  Comments about Leica M Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Black):

                  I'm very into small format film cameras, but my dad owns a Sony alpha6000. I bought this for him as a gift since I couldn't afford the new Zeiss E mount lenses. I figured he could use my M mount lenses here and there for creative stuff. I was very impressed with the quality of the adapter as well as the finish of the product. Comes with a nice durable storage cassette. The sony performs beautifully with the M mount lenses!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  The Sweet Spot

                  By Refiningman

                  from North Texas

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • High Quality Finish
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Leica M Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Red):

                    I have two of these, they are well made, fit correctly on my Sony A7R, and have a nice finish. I can get infinity focus on the two m-Rokkor lenses I use them on (40mm f2 and 90mm f4) and no light leaks. (Note: the m-Rokkor lenses I use are the Minolta CLE versions that have a standard Leica M mount)

                    These adapters are a good middle ground between the cheap Chinese adapters, and the ultra expensive Novoflex.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    nice goods!

                    By masaki

                    from NYC

                    Comments about Leica M Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Black):

                    Looking, quality,there are a lot of good point, its so acuracy and good metal body.

                     
                    5.0

                    good deal

                    By sophie

                    from New-York, USA

                    About Me Photography Student

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Photography
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Leica M Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Red):

                      I use these lens adapter with leica lenses on a sony A 7II, I change the lense very often and it's still easy to remove .The adaptater is strongly built. It work well and I'm very happy that I could afford this to use smaller lenses than sony's one on my digital camera.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Better than the cheap knockoffs

                      By Joe C

                      from Cary, NC

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Rugged
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Leica M Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Red):

                          I bought this adapter to adapt a Voigtlander 15mm VM lens to a Sony a7RII camera. The adapter is solidly built and precisely machined. The fit between adapter and camera and between adapter and lens is tight with no looseness whatsoever. The lens focuses to infinity as designed.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          2.0

                          Works, but fit is very poor

                          By Tom

                          from San Jose, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Tough To Attach

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Leica M Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Black):

                              The adapter fit was very tight on both sides. It took a lot of effort to mount it, and then it was very hard to get it off again. I could only move it in small steps, and it nearly felt stuck several times. In the end it was not worth it to wear out the mount of my camera and lenses (or get the adapter stuck on them), so I returned it and bought a Novoflex adapter instead. It is expensive but fits perfectly.

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              A little tight but works great

                              By csl223

                              from Gainesville, FL

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Leica M Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Black):

                              I use this adapter on a Sony A7 with a Summicron 50mm Dual-range lens. I love that this setup allows for attachment of the dual-range goggles for flawless close-up focusing mode (the goggles are required to enter the close-focus mode, though unnecessary otherwise when using the lens on the digital camera.) The adapter fits tight, making it a little difficult to get on, but i don't think it is to the point where it would damage the lens and I would rather it be a little tight then loose! :)

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Works great

                              By Erez

                              from Israel

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Photography
                                • Video

                                Comments about Leica M Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Black):

                                I bought this adapter in order to attach a Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 lens to my Sony a5100.
                                It fits and works great.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                solid build, solid fit

                                By Robb the grip

                                from Brooklyn, NY

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Leica M Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Black):

                                    This thing fits great on my Sony A7. Snug and solid, as it should. No action or play, whatsoever. I bought Leica's 35mm Summicron asph to use exclusively with the A7 and this Metabones adapter is the perfect bridge to bring the two together.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Leica M Mount Lens to Sony A7S Adapter

                                    By Peter

                                    from CA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Comments about Leica M Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Black):

                                    It works great for my Leica M and Voightlander lens with my Sony A7S. I fit very tight but easy to unlock and lock.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Solid adapter, works well

                                    By Brooklyn Matt

                                    from Brooklyn, NY

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery

                                      Comments about Leica M Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Black):

                                      The product has a solid feel unlike some other cheaper adapters (though I find they also do a satisfactory job). This one holds my Voigtlander 40mm f/1.4 lens nicely. The fit is snug and firm. The lens is locked into place securely and detaches without too much effort. Focusing to infinity works but the scale may be just slightly off.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Does exactly what it is supposed to do

                                      By Scotty in north Florida

                                      from Fernandina Beach, FL

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Indoors/Low Light
                                        • Landscape/Scenery

                                        Comments about Leica M Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Black):

                                        This adapter solidly connects my Leica and Zeiss M lenses to my A7 II with the correct spacing and a snug fit.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No
                                         
                                        5.0

                                        It simply works

                                        By JF

                                        from San Francisco, CA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Comments about Leica M Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Black):

                                        Works well with my summicron. Tight mount as it should be and focus to infinity.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Perfect

                                        By gc_photo

                                        from greenwich, ct

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easily Interchangeable
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Photography
                                          • Video

                                          Comments about Leica M Mount Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter (Black):

                                          Other reviewers note that it is too tight, but this has not been my experience. It is a perfect fit with no issues on my Zeiss 50 f2 Planar and Voigtlander 35mm Nokton 1.2 II attached to my Sony a7r. I'm intrigued by the Voigtlander close focus adapter but this is good for my needs right now.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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