Manual Focus Lenses to use with your
Sony full frame E-mount
This is a great way to make use of some excellent quality lenses you may have in your gear cupboard or can purchase inexpensively for the quality gained. Using a standard lens – body mount adapter the lens focal length is not changed, but there is no auto focus or exposure metering. These functions must be achieved manually - on the lens with aperture and on the camera body with manual focus and shutter speed. The Sony mirrorless system has the marvellous focus peaking feature which clearly lights up in the viewfinder or on the screen when focus is achieved manually. Set the aperture (aperture priority) on the lens according to your scene conditions and the effects you are after then set the shutter speed manually on the camera. Perfect shot. A little slower to set up and shoot than using a Sony or Zeiss AF E-mount lens but the satisfaction gained from being able to use a much wider range of legacy lenses is definitely worth it, to say nothing of the price differential. A Zeiss Batis 25mm F2 is about $1700 whereas a 28mm F2.8 Minolta MD is around $80 plus the adapter at about $45. We use the K&F Concept adapters which have no internal optical element and have very good success with these.
They are well made being all metal and are reasonably priced. Most serious photographers have a stable of older lenses of varying mount designs depending on cameras acquired over the years. Now, you can use them again via an adapter on your Sony full frame e-mount. Your Canon FD, Minolta MD, Nikon F, Pentax K and Voigtlander M can all be readily adapted to your Sony E-mount body. We offer an adapter option with all our lenses except for Carl Zeiss G lenses. Please contact us with any queries about using adapters.