The PRONTO LM-SNE-MKII adapter from FotodioX allows Leica M-mount lenses with manual focus to work with autofocus on select Sony E mount mirrorless cameras. By using the camera’s phase-detection autofocus (PDAF) system, the screw-type focusing mechanism of this adapter physically shifts the lens position to 5mm in the Z-axis, allowing autofocusing even with manual focus lenses.
The adapter supports AF-S and AF-C focusing as well as face detection autofocus and 5-axis image stabilization on included cameras. A built-in function button allows the user to enter different focusing modes as well as set the focal length and maximum aperture of the lens used on the adapter for optimal compatibility.
The performance of the adapter, according to the manufacturer, is optimal with lenses with 50 mm and wider AF, it is recommended to use lenses weighing up to 600 g.
Price and availability
The FotodioX PRONTO II adapter is available to buy at $349.95 on the Bhphotovideo.com online e-shop.
Compatible Sony Phase-Detect AF Cameras
- a6100, a6400, a6500, a6600
- a7 II, a7 III, a7c, a7R II
- a9, a9 II
Compatible Sony Hybrid AF Cameras
- a5100, a6000, a6300
- NEX-5R, NEX-5T, NEX-6, NEX-7
- Mfr. Note: May give an unsatisfactory performance
- Not recommended for use with Contrast Detection AF-only cameras
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