One of the most appealing aspects of small mirrorless cameras like the Sony NEX-3 and NEX-5 is the availability of a wide range of interchangeable lenses, including non-Sony lenses. This Novoflex Adapter for Sony/Minolta AF Lens to Sony NEX Camera makes it possible to mount a Sony/Minolta AF lens to your NEX-3 or NEX-5 camera with a precision mechanical adapter, with integrated aperture control. Automatic exposure metering (stop-down metering/aperture priority) is possible. The lens will focus to infinity using this adapter.
- Adapts Sony/Minolta AF Lens to Sony NEX
- With Integrated Aperture Control
Novoflex NEX/MIN-AF Overview
Novoflex NEX/MIN-AF Specs
|Camera Mount||Sony E|
|Lens Mount||Sony/Minolta A|
|Package Weight||0.325 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||3.05 x 2.95 x 1.75"|
Novoflex NEX/MIN-AF Reviews
Great for manual iris control - but...
We use this on our FS100 as an alternative to the Sony Alpha to E Mount adapter. It's really well made and works flawlessly. BUT, there is one issue with it (which isn't the fault of the adapter) - the iris control is backwards from standard video lenses. Not a huge issue, takes a little bit to get used to - but can throw you off at times when you go to adjust exposure on the fly. I'd highly recommend it for anyone doing video work with Sony Alpha glass - it's a must have really. Since all of the Sony branded lenses focus and zoom 'correctly' for video work (i.e. the way video and film lenses do), having manual iris control that doesn't rely on the 'clackity-clack' one stop at a time nonsense the Sony adapter has, is well WELL worth the price. We also have a VG20 - but unfortunately the adapter doesn't quite fit right on it (it won't lock on to the body). I don't know if it's just the one we have or if all of them are the same, but it just doesn't lock. I'm sure with some very small modification it would be fine, but just a warning if you are looking to use it on the VG20/30 - it may not lock on the body.
I use this mostly with my FS 700. This adapter is pricey, but its solid, has no play and is built to last... Its for pros.
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