One of the best features of mirrorless cameras is, that due to their extremely thin body design, it’s possible to mount a huge array of lenses on them using lens mount adapters and still achieve infinity focus. Unless otherwise noted, the adapters listed here are essentially hollow tube spacers than make up the differences in body depth.
If you’re looking for adapters for Sony a7, a7R, a7S, a7II, a7RII, a7SII fullframe mirrorless cameras to take advantage of the full angle of view of legacy lenses, you should AVOID adapters marked ‘Speed Booster’ or ‘Turbo’ as these adapters convert the fullframe image down to APS-C.
I tested a wide array of lens mount adapters while writing ‘Sony A7/A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots‘ and compiling my Guide to Sony a7/a7R/a7S/a7II/a7RII Lens Mount Adapters. These third-party lens adapter manufacturers have worked closely with Sony:
• Novoflex lens adapters are premium lens mount adapters – at a premium price.
• Voigtlander lens adapters offer premium quality with a few unique features not found on other adapters.
• Metabones lens adapters hits a sweet mid-point of price and quality
• FotodioX lens adapters offers an extremely wide range of adapters at a very good price.
• Vello lens adapters offer well made adapters at bargain prices.
Here’s an alphabetical round-up of lens adapters for Sony E-Mount cameras including Sony a7, a7R, a7S,a7II, a7RII, a7SII, a6300, a6000, a5100, a5000 and NEX still and video cameras along with links to retailers who I use and trust:
Alpa to Sony E-Mount Lens Adapters
Metabones Alpa Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Adapter ($119)
This Metabones adapter allows an Alpa mount lens to be attached to a Sony E-mount cameras, including full frame E-mount cameras. Although the lens will fit physically, automatic diaphragm (AE metering), or other auto functions are not retained using this adapter.
Arriflex to Sony E-Mount Lens Adapters
Metabones Arriflex Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Adapter ($120)
This adapter allows a Arriflex Standard mount lens to be attached to a Sony E-mount cameras including full frame A7 series cameras. This is an adapter for lenses with the older Arriflex Standard mount – NOT the Arri B (Bayonet) or Arri PL mount.
Arri PL-Mount to Sony E-Mount Lens Adapters
FotodioX Pro Lens Mount Adapter Arri PL to Sony E-Mount ($120)
This Fotodiox adapter allows you to use Arri PL mounted lenses onto Sony E-mount cameras, allowing you to use your existing PL mount lenses with newer cameras that feature the Sony E mount such as Sony NEX and A7 series cameras.
16×9 Inc. Cine Lens Mount PL to Sony E Mount ($500)
This adapter allows you to attach PL mount cinema lenses to Sony E-mount cameras. The mount can also be used with Cine Lens Bracket and any 15mm Mini Rod Support system while working with large lenses. The stainless steel construction prevents any physical changes due to temperature fluctuations.
MTF Services Ltd PL to Sony E Mount Adapter ($460)
MTF Services Ltd PL to Sony E Mount Adapter allows you to connect 35mm PL lenses to Sony cameras. When attached to the lens, it adds a magnification factor of 1.11x. It is compatible with the Sony A7 series cameras.
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