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Voigtlander S-VM E Adapter and Voigtlander C-VM E Adapters

Use either of these adapters in combination with the Voigtlander VM E Close Up Adapter for classic Nikon or Zeiss Ikon Rangefinder internal mount 50mm lenses on full frame Sony Alpha 7/7r/7s or smaller format NEX cameras!

  The necessary Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Adapter is HERE

Mr. Kobayashi of Cosina had the interesting idea of adding a lens mount to his best selling Voigtlander VM E Close Focus adapter to create a focusing lens adapter for the popular internal mount classic Nikon and Zeiss Contax 50mm rangefinder lenses.   This makes good sense as the Voigtlander close focus adapter is a precision focusing helical.   Time will tell if the inventive Mr. K adds more lens mounts for non helical mount lenses. On the left is the Nikon S-VM E adapter, on the right the Contax C-VM E adapter.

These mounts are machined with such high precision that it does the original Nikon or Zeiss Contax Rangefinder camera mounts proud!  The VM-E Close focus adapter provides helical focusing without rotating the lens and it aperture ring - unlike the classic Contax rangefinder focusing experience which rotates the 50mm internal mount lenses.  Above shows a classic Zeiss Ikon 50/1.5 Carl Zeiss Sonnar from the mid 1950's mounted on the Voigtlander C-VM adapter mounted on the VM-E Close Focus Adapter mount on a full frame Sony Alpha 7 camera.   Of course the same combo will also mount on all of the smaller format NEX cameras.

 

Voigtlander S-VM E Adapter for classic Nikon Rangefinder internal bayonet 50mm lenses

Shown here are three of the fabulous internal mount 50mm Nikkors, the 50/1.4 Olympic 2005 version, black 50/1.4 and Nikon's 1st macro lens the 50/3.5 Micro Nikkor.

The new and old of the Nikon Rangefinder system: the classic black Nikon SP with  motor and today's Sony full frame A7 taking practically all of the SP's lenses via the appropriate adapter.  The Sony A7 and A7s wee milestone cameras, offering full frame sensors with focusing for practically ALL the Nikon Rangefinder system lenses - amazing!  Of course this adapter combination will also work with all of the smaller format NEX cameras.

the fabulous 50/3.5 Micro Nikkor of 1956 in like new condition combined with the S-VM E adapter and Voigtlander VM E Close Up Adapter

 

Voigtlander C-VM E Adapter for classic Zeiss Contax Rangefinder internal bayonet 50mm lenses

Use classic Zeiss Contax  Rangefinder internal mount 50mm lenses for Contax I, II, III, IIa or IIIa cameras in combination with the Voigtlander VM Close Up Adapter on full frame Sony Alpha 7/7r/7s or smaller format NEX cameras!

 

The Voigtlander C-VM #  adapter is machined with such high precision that it does the original Contax Rangefinder camera mounts proud!  The VM-E Close focus adapter provides helical focusing without rotating the lens and it aperture ring - unlike the classic Contax rangefinder focusing experience which rotates the 50mm internal mount lenses.  Above shows a classic Zeiss Ikon 50/1.5 Carl Zeiss Sonnar from the mid 1950's mounted on the Voigtlander C-VM adapter mounted on the VM-E Close Focus Adapter mount on a full frame Sony Alpha 7 camera.   Of course the same combo will also mount on all of the smaller format NEX cameras.   Please note this adapter does not mount the later auto focus Contax G lenses.

A family portrait of some of the classic Zeiss Ikon Rangefinder internal mount 50mm lenses which you can adapt to the Sony NEX series (small format or full frame A7/7r/7s Alpha) by using the  Voigtlander C-VM E adapter offered and Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Adapter in combination.  Shown are various 50/1.5 and 50/2 Sonnars and 50/3.5 Tessars.  Notice the earlier nickel lenses produced for the alpha of the classic Zeiss Contax Rangefinder line, the Zeiss Contax I of 1932 shown above. 

 


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