Lens Adapters for Sony E-Mount Cameras

Sony Lens Adapters – The Complete Guide
UPDATED: March 1, 2019
43 lens mounts now listed

About Lens Adapters

What is a Lens Adapter? –

A lens adapter joins a lens with a given lens mount, to a camera body with a different lens mount. 

The Physics –

Back to basics.  Interchangeable lens cameras have a bracket for attaching lenses called the mount, and the flat ring of the mount is the flange.  Lenses designed for a particular mount will have a complimentary bracket that locks onto the flange.  Modern mounts also offer electrical contacts allowing the camera to control the lens.  Mounts typically vary by manufacturer, and are sometimes replaced by improved designs.

Lenses are designed to focus light on a sensor (or film) that is a specific distance behind the rear of the lens.  This is called the flange distance; the distance from the flange to the sensor.  If the lens is not held at this exact distance to the sensor, the lens will not be able to focus correctly.

In SLR/DSLR cameras, the flange distance is quite long to accommodate a mirror mechanism between the lens and sensor, for example, 44mm for the Canon EF mount.  In mirrorless cameras, the lens can be much closer to the sensor, resulting in a very thin camera profile.  Sony E-mount has an 18mm flange distance.

This offers an opportunity:  A lens designed for a longer flange distance is easy to mount on a camera with a shorter flange distance, all you need is a spacer to make up the difference, using the appropriate mounts on each end.  This is called a lens adapter.  Since the Sony e-mount system has one of the shortest flange distances, there’s over 100 years of sometimes exceptional, often inexpensive, lenses that can be used with the right lens adapters.

helios40-2
by Fabrizio Sciami (Canon 6D, Helios 40-2 f1.5)

Why –

Modern, precision-cut, multi-coated, auto-focusing, self-stabilized lenses are amazing and getting more amazing all the time.  They are also expensive and tend toward a very common, plain look.  Older lenses often have a unique character – a combination of pleasing qualities that might otherwise be considered “defects” in modern lenses – that can’t be replicated in editing.  Instagram was founded on the notion that people like some character in their photos.  Vintage lenses like the Russian Helios 40-2 can produce some amazing results.  The bokeh is swirly, the flares are dreamy, but the image is sharp.

For narrative filmmaking, detailed focus control is critical.  Modern auto-focus lenses can be problematic, as most AF lenses (all Sony AF lenses) do something called “focus-by-wire”.  This makes for fast, silent auto-focus, but makes manual focusing completely unreliable.  For those, a $100 vintage manual lens is a great alternative to a $10k cinema prime.  Paired with a image-stabilized, focus-peeking/magnifying enabled camera like the a6500 or A7R III, even these lenses from another era become very useful, and a whole lot cheaper.  My old Canon FD lenses sat in a bag for almost 20 years, but suddenly they’re being used all the time.

You don’t have to sacrifice auto-focus, either.  With the right adapter, your Canon EF lenses, among others, can auto-focus on your Sony camera.  There’s even one adapter that will give some manual lenses auto-focus powers. 

So the “why” is – because there’s no reason not to.

Adapters galore –

There are a mess of adapters for the e-mount system now.  As such, I’ve put together this guide to help you find the right adapter for the lenses you have, or want to find.  I have listed the adapters alphabetically by lens mount on the left of this page.  For each entry I have listed the adapters alphabetically, and by type:

Standard Adapters:  Adapters without extra glass or electronics, just a metal tube.
Auto-Focus Adapters:  Adapters with electronics so the camera can communicate with an AF lens.
Special Adapters:  Adapters with special features like focal reduction, tilt/shift, macro helicoid, or other

Price & Quality –

You will find that there are some huge price differences between adapters.  Price is not necessarily the best indicator of quality.  I have a general rule of thumb – if it’s a standard adapter (just an empty tube, no glass or electronics), I generally prefer the cheaper options.  As soon as glass or electronics are involved, I tend to go with the more premium options.

On the cheap end you may notice that I don’t list ALL the options.  Many of these are the exact same adapter under different brand names.  For example, Beschoi and K&F Concept tend to sell identical, rebadged adapters, but Beschoi is couple dollars cheaper.  Same goes for Fotga and Neewer and many others.  I try to find unique examples of each adapter and select the cheapest vendors among them.

There are also more premium brands.  Fotodiox Pro and Vello tend to be the more reasonably priced side of premium, while Metabones, Kipon and Novoflex tend to be quite expensive; sometimes they are worth it.

Special Adapters –

Adapter manufacturers have been quite creative.  Kipon, for example, makes an adapter that converts a Nikon lens to Sony and also adds tilt/shift capability at the same time.  Tilt/Shift lenses are few and often expensive, so while you may think a $300 adapter is expensive, you may find it is a whole lot cheaper than the alternative, and may offer you something you can’t get any other way.

Another special adapter is the Focal Reducer.  These are for APS-C “crop sensor” cameras like the a6500, a63000 and a6000 only.  What they do is take a lens design for a full frame camera and squeeze the image down to APS-C size.  So instead of a 35mm f1.4 acting like a 52.5mm f2 on your a6500 (1.5x crop factor), it will perform exactly like a 35mm f1.4 would if mounted on a full frame camera like the A7R II.  Focal reducers can hurt image quality (vignetting is common at a minimum), but on the upside you gain a stop of light.  So not only does that 35mm f1.4 act like a true 35mm f1.4 in terms of focal length and depth of field, it will act like an f1.2 in terms of brightness.

If you don’t understand any of that… don’t worry, I’ll post videos.  In the mean time just search Google.

Adapter Strategy –

Should I just buy an adapter for ever lens?
This does make lens changes a lot faster, but it would be prohibitively expensive if you wanted a special adapter, like a focal reducer… those are pricey.

Can I stack adapters?
Absolutely, and in some cases, recommended.  For example, the TechArt Pro adapter, which adapts Leica M to Sony E, has a motor in it that allows your manual lens to do autofocus.  Instead of the lens moving it’s elements, the adapter moves the whole lens according to the camera’s autofocus system.  You can adapt a lot of lens to Leica M, so by using two adapters, you can turn a manual lens into an AF lens.

One possible drawback is that any mis-alignment, off-axis defects or looseness in adapters can multiply when stacked.  Not a common problem, but it is a consideration

How do I know an adapter is good?
The most common detectable defects are a loose fit, incorrect flange distance, and decentering.  A tiny bit of rotational play is fine, but if an adapter is loose enough to create even a tiny tilt, it’s not right.  An adapter that is a little too short is ok (and many are designed a little short, just to be safe), but the lens may focus just past infinity.  A little too long and the lens will not focus to infinity at, which is bad.  This can be measured with calipers.  Decentering is an issue where the lens does not sit dead center in relation to the lens, or has a slight tilt.  To test, take a picture of a flat surface with some clear marks on it.  The camera needs to be perpendicular to the surface.  A large mirror works well for this.  If you aim your camera at a mirror, and get the center focus point dead center with the reflection of the center of the lens, you know you’re perpendicular to the mirror.  Position some colored tape marks or really anything on the mirror or the wall the mirror is on.  If the resulting picture shows that things are more blurry on one side than the other, top/bottom, etc, then either the lens or the adapter is decentered.

The guide needs your help –

There’s little or no way for me to test all of the available adapters to determine which is “best”.  For standard adapters, I have often found the the cheapest option is good enough for my purposes.  For adapters with electronics or especially those with focal reducers, I do tend to recommend the higher-end options.  That said, I would like to add more “guidance” to this guide, so if you have experience with one adapter or another, or if I’ve missed some adapters that should be mentioned, please let me know!

Alpa

Alpa to Sony E-mount (NEX) Lens Adapters

Alpa was a Swiss 35mm camera brand produced by a company involved in making parts for – you guessed it – watches.  Alpas were hand-made, high-quality, high-priced cameras and lenses that are collectors items today.  It went bankrupt in 1990, but the name lives on as a manufacturer of Medium-format cameras.  Some cheaper Alpas used the M42 or Pentax K mounts, but the true Alpa mount Kern Macro Switar 50mm is one of the best lenses ever made. Standard Adapters
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 Fotodiox Pro Alpa Lens to Sony NEX (E-Mount) Amazon (US/CA/UK) Fotodiox Lens Mount Adapter - Alpa 35mm SLR Lens to Sony E-Mount NEX Camera (Such as NEX-5, NEX-7 & a7)
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Kipon Adapter for Alpa Lens to Sony NEX (E-mount) Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Metabones Alpa Lens to Sony Nex E-Mount Camera T Adapter Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Standard Adapters with Special Features
Metabones ALPA Lens to Sony NEX Speed Booster (Focal Reducer) Adorama
Metabones ALPA Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera ULTRA Speed Booster (Focal Reducer) Adorama
Arri B

Arri B (Bayonet) to Sony E-mount (NEX) Lens Adapters

The Arri Bayonet (aka Arri B) mount was briefly used on Arri 35mm (Arriflex) and 16mm cameras between 1965 and 1980.  The Bayonet mount was significantly stronger than the Arri Standard mount it replaced, but was displaced by the even stronger, more precise Arri PL mount which is still extremely popular today.  Because the Arri Bayonet mount only survived a scant 15 years, lenses do not exist in the vast quantities that other mounts enjoy. Standard Adapters
Fotodiox Pro – $119.95 Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Arri PL

Arri PL (Positive Lock) to Sony E-mount (NEX) Lens Adapters

The Arri PL (Positive Lock) has become the defacto standard mount for modern cinema cameras since its introduction in 1982.  Because of it’s sturdy locking mechanism and long flange length, PL lenses are some of the most adaptable on the planet.  Not cheap, mind you, but adaptable.

There are several Arri PL to Sony E-mount adapters available.  Prices vary wildly, and are not necessarily an indication of quality.

Standard Adapters

 

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Generic

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

 

$


Fotodiox Pro

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Kipon

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Pixco

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Primacy

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

 

$


16×9

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Metabones

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Wooden Camera

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Arri S

Arri S (Standard) to Sony E-mount (NEX) Lens Adapters

The Arri Standard (aka Arri S) mount was in use until 1965 on Arri 35mm and 16mm cameras.  This mount was supplanted by the Arri Bayonet in 1965, which itself was replaced in 1980 by the Arri PL mount.  The PL mount remains in wide spread use today as the defacto standard mount for Cinema cameras and lenses.  Lenses using the Arri Standard mount can still be found on eBay.  The Scheinder-Kreuznach Xenon 100mm f2 is an excellent example of lenses from this era.

There are several Arri Standard to Sony E-mount adapters available.  Prices vary wildly, and are not necessarily an indication of quality.

Standard Adapters

Fotodiox – $60

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

HO&ME – $46

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Kipon – $197

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Metabones – $159

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Pixco – $30

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Primacy – $30

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

B4

B4 to Sony E-mount (NEX) Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters

 

Fotodiox Pro

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

C Mount

C mount to Sony E-mount (NEX) Lens Adapters

The C-mount exists in 16mm movie cameras as well as purpose-built equipment like microscopes, security cameras and machine vision cameras.  While there are only a couple c-mount lenses that can cover the entire sensor of an APS-C sized Sony camera, they are ultra-cheap.  Because they have gained some popularity, c-mount lenses will often be sold with the adapter, like the Fujian 35mm f1.7 Amazon (US/CA/UK) (now sold under many brand names).

Standard Adapters

 

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DSLRKIT

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Fotodiox

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Canon EF

Canon EF and EF-s to Sony E-mount (NEX) Lens Adapters

The Canon “Electro-Focus” (EF) mount was introduced in 1987 for the EOS line of cameras and hosts a vast array of lenses.  Adapting a manual EF lens on a Sony camera is no problem, but most lenses in the EF lineup are autofocus, with electronically controlled apertures.  There are adapters that sport the electronics needed to control these lenses, but these don’t always work as well as promised.  Metabones and Sigma adapters provide the best support for the widest array of lenses, and can be upgraded via USB as the company improves compatibility.  Lower priced adapters may work with your lenses (you’ll have your best luck with Canon lenses released later than 2008-ish), but you have to be careful to check out the compatibility lists first as these adapters cannot be upgraded.

Standard Adapters
(Non-Electronic, these are only for use on manual lens that have aperture rings)

You’ll find that most standard adapters are either generic, or crazy expensive.  While you can go with a premium brand name like Metabones or Novoflex, I have no compelling arguments for steering you in that direction for manual adapters.

 

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Fotasy – Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Fotasy w/ Tripod Mount – Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Fotga – Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Fotodiox – Amazon (US/CA/UK)
K&F – Amazon (US/CA/UK)
 

$


Fotodiox Pro

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Vello

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

 

$


Novoflex

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Standard Adapters with Special Features

Vizelex ND Throttle

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

This is a manual adapter with a built-in variable ND filter.  I prefer lens-mounted filters, but this kind of adapter offers convenience for outdoor filmmaking where messing with filters can be a hassle.

 

Fotodiox Pro w/ de-clicked aperture

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Since most autofocus EF lenses have electronically-controlled apertures, normally you can’t change your f-stop when the lens is mounted on a non-electronic adapter.  This adapter has its own aperture, so you can use your EF lenses properly, albeit manually.
Note – only works with EF lenses, not EF-S

Zhongyi Mitakon Turbo II Mark II Focal Reducer

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

On a crop sensor camera like the Sony a6500, a focal reducer has the effect of making a full frame lens behave like it is attached to a full frame body, rather than being zoomed in 1.5x.  It also adds about 1-stop of light.

Autofocus Adapters

While there are a lot of EF to E-mount auto-focus adapters, there are currently only two stand-outs, the Metabones and Sigma adapters.  Both sport USB ports that allow the firmware inside the adapter to be updated for better lens support.  That doesn’t mean that the lower cost options aren’t perfectly valid for your use, but please carefully read the descriptions to make sure that your lens is supported.

Important notes: In all cases that I know of, these lower-end adapters will use Contrast Detection only, and will only operate with certain autofocus modes on Sony cameras.  It is important to familiarize yourself with the limitations and compatibility lists before buying.Commlite Amazon (US/CA/UK)
I’ve owned this. Worked alright for most of my lenses. Fotga  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Fotodiox Pro  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Viltrox III  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
 

Metabones (Mark IV)

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Sigma MC-11
I own this and it works very well for me. Amazon (US/CA/UK)Works well with my a6500.  While it officially only supports Sigma Art lenses, my Canon EF lenses also work, but with a reduced AF feature set that is similar to the Metabones IV.

Autofocus Adapters with Special Features

 

 Kipon Autofocus ND Throttle

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Vizelex Autofocus ND Throttle

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Kipon Autofocus Baveyes Focal Reducer

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Metabones Speed Booster Ultra (Focal Reducer)

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

This is an auto-focus adapter with focal reducer to mount full-frame lenses on APS-C sized Sony cameras only.  It has the effect of eliminating the crop factor from lenses mounted to it, so a 50mm f1.8 full frame lens acts like a true 50mm f1.8 on an a6500, for example.

It is highly recommended that you check the compatibility list to make sure your lenses are supported.

 

 Viltrox EF-E AF Focal Reducer

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

This is an auto-focus adapter with focal reducer to mount full-frame lenses on APS-C sized Sony cameras only.  It has the effect of eliminating the crop factor from lenses mounted to it, so a 50mm f1.8 full frame lens acts like a true 50mm f1.8 on an a6500, for example.

It is highly recommended that you check the compatibility list to make sure your lenses are supported.

Canon FD/FL

Canon FD/FL to Sony E-mount (NEX) Lens Adapters

The Canon FL mount was introduced in 1964 and was replaced in 1971 by the compatible FD mount.  The mount was effectively killed in 1990.  FD lenses can be found inexpensively and in large numbers on ebay, at garage sales and camera swaps.  All FD lenses are manual and full-frame, easily adapting to any Sony e-mount camera.

When looking for FD lenses, you’ll get the best quality lens coatings on the later “New FD” (nFD) and SSC variants… but don’t ignore the 3rd party manufacturers, there’s a lot of good glass out there on the cheap.

Standard Adapters

 

UNDER $25


Recommended

FOTOMIX  Amazon (US/CA/UK)

  • Strong, secure fit
  • knurled interior reduces reflections
  • 1/4-20 hole for optional tripod mount
  • CHEAP!

Fotasy  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Fotasy w/ tripod mount  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Fotodiox  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
K&F  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Neewer  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
ULATA  Amazon (US/CA/UK)

 

Over $50


 

Fotodiox Pro

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Metabones

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Novoflex

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Standard Adapters with Special Features

You’ll find

Fotodiox Pro Shift

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Kipon Macro Helicoid

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Kipon Shift

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Pixco Pro Focal Reducer

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Vizelex ND Throttle

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Zhongyi Mitakon Turbo II Focal Reducer
I own this.  Works well for my uses. Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Contax G

Contax G to Sony E-mount (NEX) Lens Adapters

The Contax G mount had a good run from 1994 to 2005. A number of super-sharp lenses exist for the G mount, including the amazing Zeiss Planar 45mm f2.  If you have one, get an adapter and use it!  Or, send it to me and I will. 🙂

Standard Adapters

Fotodiox – $52

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Fotodiox Pro – $90

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Metabones – $139

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Contax N

Contax N to Sony E-mount (NEX) Lens Adapters

The ill-fated Contax N was the first full-frame DSLR.  It was announced, delayed, delayed again and delayed some more… released to a tepid reception and summarily decimated by the Canon 1Ds soon after.  There were, however, some nice Zeiss lenses left in its wake.

Standard Adapters

Fotodiox – $90

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Kipon – $90

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Autofocus Adapters

DAOFENG – $158

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Fringer – $550

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Contax C/Y (Yashica)

Contax C/Y (Yashica) to Sony E-mount (NEX) Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters

Under $25Amazon (US/CA/UK) Search

Beschoi – $17  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Fotasy – $20 Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Fotodiox – $25 Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Fotga – $13 Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Haoge – $12 Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Neewer – $16 Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Pixco – $17 Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Fotodiox Pro – $60

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Kipon – $77

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Metabones – $168

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Novoflex – $178

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

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Standard Adapters with Special Features

Kipon Focal Reducer – $195

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Pixco Focal Reducer – $83

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

 

Viltrox Focal Reducer – $60

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Kipon Shift Adapter – $142

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

EzFoto Tilt Adapter – $36

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Pixco Tilt Adapter – $46

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Vizelex ND Throttle – $120

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Contax 645

Contax 645 to Sony E-mount (NEX) Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters

 

Fotodiox Pro – $155

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

DKL

DKL to Sony E-mount (NEX) Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters

Fotodiox Pro – $60

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

 

Pixco – $32

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Exakta (Topcon)

Exakta (Topcon) to Sony E-mount (NEX) Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters

Fotasy – $20

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

 

Fotodiox Pro w/ de-clicked aperture – $60

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

KECAY – $25

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Kipon – $77

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Four Thirds (4/3)

Four Thirds (4/3) to Sony E-mount (NEX) Lens Adapters

Note: This is NOT Micro Four Thirds!  Micro Four Thirds (m4/3) adapters can be found elsewhere in this guide.

Standard Adapters

 

Kipon – $77

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Hasselblad V

Hasselblad V to Sony E-mount (NEX) Lens Adapters

Hasselblad V

Standard Adapters

 

Fotodiox Pro – $80

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Kipon – $118

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

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Standard Adapters with Special Features

Kipon w/ Tilt-Shift – $418

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Hasselblad Xpan

Hasselblad Xpan to Sony E-mount (NEX) Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters

 

Kipon – $88

Amazon (US/CA/UK)
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Icarex 35s

Icarex 35s to Sony E-mount Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters

 

Kipon – $38

Adorama

Konica AR

Konica AR to Sony E-mount Lens Adapters

Konica AR

Standard Adapters

UNDER $25

Beschoi – $17  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Fotasy – $14  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Neewer – $10  Amazon (US/CA/UK)

 

Fotodiox Pro – $60

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Kipon – $78

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Leica M

Leica M to Sony E-mount Lens Adapters

Leica M

Standard Adapters

UNDER $25

Beschoi – $16
Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Fotasy – $17
Amazon (US/CA/UK)

 

Fotodiox Pro – $70

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Fotodiox DLX – $130

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Metabones – $90

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Novoflex – $150

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Standard Adapters with Special Features

Voightlander VM-E Close Focus Adapter – $309

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

This adapter extends slightly to allow closer focusing (Macro-ish) for Leica M mount lenses.  When not extended, it acts like a normal adapter.

Kipon Baveyes Ultra .65x Focal Reducer – $638

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Autofocus Adapters

Techart PRO LM-EA7 II – $379

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

This is one of the more amazing bits of tech available for Sony mirrorless cameras (works best with A7 II, A7R II, a6300 and a6500).  This lens adapter physically moves a lens forward and backward to create autofocus.  So, if you adapt your completely manual lenses to Leica M, then attach them to this adapter, you get autofocus – it’s crazy.  It’s not the fastest, but it’s not slow.  There are quirks and limitations, but hey… autofocus from a manual lens!

Here’s a short list of Leica M adapters that specifically claim to work with the Techart Pro (there are many more), so you can use your old lenses with this adapter.

Fotomix Canon FD to Leica M – Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Fotomix Canon EF to Leica M – Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Fotomix Konica AR to Leica M – Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Fotomix Minolta MS to Leica M – Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Fotomix M42 to Lecia M – Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Fotomix Nikon G to Leica M – Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Fotomix T-mount to Leica M – Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Leica M39 (L39, L-mount, LTM)

Leica M39 (L39, L-mount, LTM) to Sony E-mount Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters

Neewer – $8  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
 

Phottix – $61

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Leica R

Leica R to Sony E-mount Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters

UNDER $25

Fotodiox – $21  Amazon (US/CA/UK)

K&F Concept – $20  Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Fotodiox Pro – $60

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Kipon Leica R to Sony E-Mount Camera Lens Adapter – $77

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Novoflex – $180

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Standard Adapters with Special Features

Vizelex ND Throttle – $103

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Kipon w/Macro Focusing Helicoid – $174

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EzFoto w/ Tilt – $36

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Kipon w/ Tilt – $142

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

 

Kipon w/ Shift – $142

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Kipon w/ Tilt Shift – $300

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Kipon Focal Reducer – $166

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

*For APS-C cameras like the a6000, a63000 and a6500 only.

Leica Visoflex

Leica Visoflex to Sony E-mount Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters

 

Kipon – $88

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

M42 (Praktica) M39 (Zenit)

M42 to Sony E-mount Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters

Under $25

Beschoi – $14  Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Fotasy – $10  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
I own this. Works well for me.

IPRO – $10  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Neewer – $14  Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Fotodiox Pro – $70

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Kipon – $66

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

  

Standard Adapters with Special Features

Fotasy w/ Macro Focusing Helicoid – $27

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Kipon w/ Shift – $142

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Kipon w/ Tilt – $142

Amazon (US/CA/UK)
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Kipon w/ Tilt-Shift – $300

Amazon (US/CA/UK)
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 Kipon Baveyes Focal Reducer – $195

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

M39 (Zenit) to Sony E-mount Lens Adapters

The Leica M39 mount was so great, even the USSR had to have it on their Zenit cameras.  The problem, however, is that they opted for a longer flange distance to accommodate their mirror mechanism.  Mechanically, the Zenit M39 (39mm diameter) is just a smaller version of the M42 (42mm diameter), so all you need to do is buy an M42 adapter, plus a small ring that converts M42 to M39.

If you find Jupiter, Helios, Tair or other old Russian-made lenses that say they have an “M39” mount, they mean Zenit M39.  Non-Russian made lenses will likely be Leica M39, listed elsewhere in this guide.

Standard Adapters

 

Fotasy – $6

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M39 – M42 adapters.  A two pack is just cheap as one.

Mamiya 645

Mamiya 645 to Sony E-mount Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters

 

Fotodiox Pro – $50

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

 

Pixco – $55

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Micro Four Thirds (MFT) (M4/3)

Micro Four Thirds (MFT) (M4/3) to Sony E-mount Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters

 

Fotodiox – $25

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Minolta MD/MC

Minolta MD/MC to Sony E-mount Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters

Under $25

Beschoi – $16  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Fotasy – $15  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Fotasy w/ tripod mount – $22  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Fotodiox – $23  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Neewer – $13  Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Fotodiox Pro – $60

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Kipon – $77

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Kipon w/ Macro Helicoid – $174

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Novoflex – $171

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Standard Adapters with Special  Features

Vizelex ND Throttle Minolta MD to Sony E-mount – $100

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Kipon Shift Adapter Minolta MD to Sony E-mount – $142

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Zhongyi Mitakon Lens Turbo II (Focal Reducer) – $149

Adorama

Meking Focal Reducer Speed Booster – $160

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 Pixco Pro Focal Reducer – $85

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Miranda (M44)

Miranda (M44) to Sony E-mount Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters

Fotodiox Pro – $40

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Nikon F

Nikon F to Sony E-mount Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters (for lenses with aperture rings)

I did buy an adapter without an aperture ring, but in hind sight I would probably buy one that supports “G” lenses.

 Fotasy – $13  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
I own this.  Works well for my uses. I do not have any “G” lenses.
 

Metabones – $140

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Standard Adapters (for lenses with OR without aperture rings)

Under $25

Fotasy – $19  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Fotga – $13  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
K&F Concept – $20  Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Fotodiox DLX – $80

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

 

Fotodiox Pro – $60

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LAMZIX – $42

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Metabones – $130

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Vello – $60

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

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Standard Adapters with Special Features

Fotodiox Pro Focal Reducer – $60

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Generic Tilt – $46

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Kipon BavEyes Focal Reducer – $183

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Kipon Shift – $149

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Kipon Tilt/Shift – $360

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

  
 

Metabones Speed Booster ULTRA Focal Reducer – $470

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Vizelex ND Throttle – $100

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

 

 Zhongyi Mitakon Turbo II Focal Reducer – $160

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Autofocus Adapters

 

Commlite CM-ENF-E1 AF Adapter – $370

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

 

Fotodiox NikG-SnyE-Fusion AF Adapter – $370

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Nikon S (Contax RF)

Nikon S/Contax RF to Sony E-mount Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters

Fotasy – $17

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

 

Fotodiox – $18

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Kipon – $338

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Olympus OM

Olympus OM to Sony E-mount Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters

Beschoi – $17  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Fotasy – $14  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Primacy – $23  Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Fotodiox – $32

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

 

Fotodiox Pro – $50

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Metabones – $100

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Novoflex – $178

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Pentax K

Pentax K to Sony E-mount Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters

Under $25

Beschoi – $16  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Fotasy – $15  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Fotodiox – $20  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Fotodiox w/ Aperture Dial – $23  Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Kipon – $77

Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Adorama

 

Novoflex (w/ aperture dial) – $255

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Pentax 645

Pentax 645 to Sony E-mount Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters

Fotodiox Pro – $70

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Pentax 6x7

Pentax 6×7 to Sony E-mount Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters

Fotodiox Pro – $85

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Kipon Baveyes Ultra .7x Adapter for Pentax 6×7 Medium Format to Full Frame Sony E-Mount (NEX) – $495

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

*While most focal reducers shrink Full Frame lenses to APS-C sized sensor, this one is unusual in that it shrinks the very large Medium Format lenses down to Full Frame sensors.  It can still be used on a APS-C size camera, but with a 1.5x crop rather than the normal 2x that a standard adapter would provide.

Praktica B

Praktica B to Sony E-mount Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters

Gadget Place – $14

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Rollieflex SL35 (QMB)

Rolleiflex SL35 (QBM) to Sony E-mount Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters

 

Fotodiox Pro – $40

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Rollieflex SL66

Rollieflex SL66 to Sony E-mount Lens Adapters

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Standard Adapters

 

Fotodiox Pro – $405

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

  
Rollieflex 6000

Rollieflex 6000 to Sony E-mount Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters

 

Fotodiox Pro – $205

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

 
Sigma SA

Sigma SA to Sony E-mount Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters

 

Pixco – $21

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

Autofocus Adapters

 

Sigma MC-11 for Sigma Mount – $250

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Sony A (Minolta A / Maxxum)

Sony A (Minolta A / Maxxum) to Sony E-mount Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters

Fotasy – $18

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Fotodiox – $25

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Kipon – $100

Adorama

Autofocus Adapters

Sony LA-EA3 – $150

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

 

Sony LA-EA4 – $298

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

T Mount

T mount to Sony E-mount Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters

$

Bower – $16  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
I own this, works well for me.

Fotasy – $12  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Fotodiox  $24  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Foto4easy – $10  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Rokinon – $20  Amazon (US/CA/UK)
Vello – $14  Amazon (US/CA/UK)

  
Tamron Adaptall (I/II)

Tamron Adaptall (I/II) to Sony E-mount Lens Adapters

Standard Adapters

Fotasy

Amazon (US/CA/UK)

 

Fotodiox

Amazon (US/CA/UK)