Camera MX adapter modification adds autofocus to Leica M lenses

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The Chinese company Camera MX (deo-tech.com) modified an E-mount lens adapter for Leica M lenses and made it to support autofocus. They first fitted a Leica Summicron lens into a  Contax G Biogon 28mm f/2.8 body and then they used a standard Contax G – NEX AF adapter. The company is planning to modify and sell 35mm and 50mm Summicron lenses in the future. Here is a demo video on how a Leica Summicron lens autofocuses on a Sony NEX mirrorless camera:

Via Sonyalpharumors

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  • http://www.facebook.com/donahuememp James Donahue

    I’ll Stick with my Nikon D7100.

  • Les

    Too bad they had to butcher a nice lens. Wouldn’t it be simpler and cheaper just to get an M8? I know the M8 isn’t autofocus, but it’s incredibly easy to focus manually.

    • http://genotypewritings.blogspot.com/ genotypewriter

      Except when you need to focus on something off the center…

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000841381405 Sascha Rheker

        That is not so different from using the central AF point of a DSLR or a Camera that has only a one point sensor …

        • http://genotypewritings.blogspot.com/ genotypewriter

          No… AF is optional on a SLR… plenty used to be manual focus only before AF came along… surely, people took in-focus photos using SLRs before AF came along? I know I do now… I only use a high precision focusing screen. Can focus anywhere, any time and nail the focus with any lens. No need for AF confirmation either.

          • bidou

            BADASS (who cares ?)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000841381405 Sascha Rheker

    What a waste!

    • http://genotypewritings.blogspot.com/ genotypewriter

      The adapter for Contax G lenses seem to work very nicely.

  • looh

    In picture it is a 35 summicron v1 from 1960 that is butchered. Plus a poor 28 Biogon from which they took only the barrel. I’m shocked.

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