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Leica M lenses on a Sony A7

This is a short review about my experiences with Leica M lenses on a Sony A7.

Why Leica M lenses on a Sony A7?

First it is possible, so why not give it a try. I used a Novoflex adapter to make the lenses fit on the Sony A7. Novoflex Adapter are the best adapters you can get these days. You can find them to fit a variety of lenses on different cameras. They are not cheap, but honestly who wants a cheap adapter to take care about Leica M lenses.

 

Second reason is, that Leica M Lenses are still the best lenses out there. So why not use them if you have one or can get your hands on one of them.

 

And last but not least the Sony A7 is a fantastic camera. Full frame sensor, 24 MP, the camera feels great in your hands. And is has the best focus peaking system so far. Much better than the Fuji X series focus peaking. Way better than Leicas own focus peaking. And miles ahead compared to the green dot of the Nikon Df (a camera that was made to use manual focus lenses with).

 

I tried the Leica Noctilux 1:0.95/50 ASPH, the Summilux 1:.14/50 ASPH and the Summicron 1:2/90 ASPH on the Sony A7.

And it was fantastic. Focusing was easy, even with the Noctilux 0.95 wide open. The characteristics of the Leica lenses were there. In my opinion a lens combination and absolutely worth a try. There are some reviews on the Internet who say that the results of this camera/lens combination are not that good. But as far as I remember they referred to 35mm and wider lenses.For my that combination totally works and the Sony A7 is a definite option for people who want a second body next to their Leica M, for people who do not want to spend that much money on a camera body and for those folks who do not like the Leica M bodys or don’t not like the Leica focus system. Give it a try. It is absolutely worth it.

And here are some pictures:

Leopold

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