Techart introduced its preliminary Leica M to Sony E mount adapter method again initially of 2016. Now, virtually seven years later, they’ve introduced the brand new Techart LM-EA9, the second era of their Leica M to Sony E autofocus adapter. It comes with a sleeker design and options 4 built-in small, light-weight servo motors that supply extra energy and sooner autofocus operation than its predecessor.
This motor-driven adapter signifies that you should utilize all these outdated Leica M handbook focus lenses in your Sony E mount cameras with full autofocus functionality. And since it’s a Leica M mount, you possibly can adapt it to just about some other type of outdated lens mount format, comparable to Nikon F, M42 or Pentax Ok, opening up a complete world of lens choices.
The second-generation autofocus adapter is not any greater than most traditional dumb Leica M to Sony E adapters, but incorporates 4 small servo motors to shift the lens forwards and backwards to focus. Beforehand, the first-generation LM-EA7 adapter simply used a single motor to drive the main focus system. The brand new housing was designed and machined to make use of as few a lot of components as doable to additional compress its dimension. This dimension discount signifies that it additionally doesn’t intrude with the bottom of your digital camera, so you possibly can nonetheless screw your tripod plate into the digital camera itself with out the adapter getting in the way in which.
The quick flange distance of the Leica M mount signifies that it’s simply adaptable to a large number of different mount methods, together with Canon FD and EF, Minolta MD, Olympus OM, Pentax Ok, Nikon F, M42 and lots extra with a view to achieve autofocus on Sony E mount cameras with these outdated handbook lenses, too.
Techart says that it’s suitable with all of Sony’s present mannequin E mount cameras and if Sony releases extra, the firmware for the adapter can simply be upgraded by way of the built-in USB socket on the rear cap. And the replace software program is on the market for each Home windows and Mac. Regardless of the additional motors, the lowered dimension signifies that it weighs 135g, precisely the identical as the primary era LM-EA7 adapter launched in 2016.
The Techart LM-EA9 2nd era Leica M to Sony E mount AF adapter is on the market to pre-order now for $399 from the Techart web site.