TECHART PRO adapter is the world’s first autofocus adapter for your manual focus camera lenses. It is able to turn your manual Leica M lens into an autofocus lens and use it under the Sony A7 cameras.
Not only does it immediately give lives to all the manual Leica M lenses. It also changes the experience we had with these lenses. You can now use your favourite Leica lenses for taking snap shots, motion pictures or candid photos.
Teacart Pro adapter is available for pre-order at the manufacturer’s official site with a price tag for $349.00.
Techart Pro Leica M to Sony E AF Lens Adapter
Techart Pro Leica M to Sony E AF Lens Adapter Features
- Turn your Manual Focus Leica M-mount Lens into Auto Focus
- Fast & Precise Focusing for Snapshot / Motion photography
- Support AF-S & AF-C mode
- Further adapting other lenses with other bayonet mounts
- Improve Close Focus Ability
- Super Light and Compact
- Compatible with Sony A7(II) & Sony A7R(II)
- Shipping starts in March 2016
Techart Pro Leica M to Sony E AF Lens Adapter Test Videos
The principle is similar to the Contax AX camera that the flange distance is adjusted to reach the focus. The maximum z-shift is 4.5mm which is sufficient to cover the focusing distance for most of the lenses. And the optical performance will NOT be affected for unit focusing lenses.”
|Objective lens mount||Leica M mount|
|Camera mount||Sony E|
|Compatible cameras||Sony A7 (II) , Sony A7R (II)|
|Maximum bayonet extension||4.5mm|
|Supported Focusing Mode||AF-S / AF-C|
|Maximum weight supported||700g(* Handheld support recommended for heavy lens)|
|Lens data record in EXIF||10 sets|
|After-shoot Parking||2.5mm / 4.5mm|
|Wireless control||Bluetooth via Android/iPhone app|
|Dimensions||80 * 20 mm|
Techart unveils the World’s First Autofocus Adapter for Manual Focus Lens, the Techart PRO AF Leica M lens adapter for Sony E mount cameras
Techart PRO has adopted the z-shift technology where the Leica M bayonet is able to extend and retract. The distance between the lens and the camera sensor is hereby changed in order to reach the focus. The mechanism is quite similar to Contax AX system where the flange distance is changed for autofocusing. It has electronic contacts to communicate with the Sony A7II and Sony A7RII and uses its PDAF system to measure focus. The built-in motor will then drive the bayonet forward by a maximum of 4.5mm and reach the focus point for shooting.
The adaptor weighs only 133g and is able to drive a lens system as heavy as 700g. Apart from pairing up with the Leica M lenses, users can also further adapt lenses with longer flange distance (e.g. Leica R, CY, PK, MD, etc) with add-on adapters and enjoy the autofocusing experience with other manual lenses. The adapter supports both AF-S and AF-C modes and it can also serve as a close focusing adapter which can reduce the minimal focusing distance of the lenses. A complimentary mobile app will be available for users to save 10 sets of lens data to the adapter and perform firmware upgrade via bluetooth.
Techart PRO is an evolutional product which can give users a completely new experience with their manual lenses. The fast and precise focusing allows users to take quick and sharp photos with their favourite manual lenses. More product information and testing videos can now be found via our official website.