A Guide for you to adapt without Prejudice!

Why are we a big fan of adapting lenses?

  • First of all, it allows us to use our beloved lens on a camera body of our choice - absolutely worth it!

  • We are able to invest significantly into high quality optics for lifetime - which really matters the most

  • Do not have to be locked into one mirrorless system

  • Switching to a different camera system requires only buying a new camera body with one new adapter for your lens system

  • Only one set of lenses required for all your different mirrorless bodies 

  • Does not cause metering issues, vignetting, chromatic aberration, purple fringing or no focus peaking & no IBIS

  • Can become more creative with close focus adapters that is impossible with native lenses

When you use a manual focus prime lens, you learn its characteristics just by its everyday use. You know its contours, its focus throw, where the stub is on the focusing ring, how hard or soft is the focusing ring, the amount of torque you need to apply, or how to quickly change the aperture without taking your eyes off the VF. The Lens just grows on you. When that happens, and it happens fairly quickly, it doesn't really matter then which camera body you have mounted it on. It remains thoroughly predictable as you would always expect it to be. You just worry about your composition.

And why start here with Mystic Focus?

  • We have world class lenses from Voigtländer that are synonymous with super high quality photography for centuries

  • Rayqual is the last word for exceptionally crafted, innovative & patented camera lens adapters

Voigtländer makes lenses in these five native mounts today -  

  • Leica M Mount ( LM or VM) - Full Frame

  • Sony E Mount (SE / α7 series) - Full Frame

  • Nikon SLR or F Mount (NF) - Full Frame

  • Micro Four Thirds (MFT) - Micro 4/3

  • FujiFilm X Mount (FX) - APS-C

We carry adapters for mounting F-mount lenses to the other four systems (VM, SE, MFT & FX) or the M-mount lenses to the other 3 systems (SE, MFT & FX except NF). For mounting our NF & VM lenses to non-native camera bodies such as the new Canon APS-C & FF mirrorless bodies (EOS-M, EOS-RF etc.), Nikon Z FF mirrorless (NZ), L-mount alliance FF mirrorless (Leica SL I & II, Panasonic Lumix S1, S5 series and Sigma FP), owners can use Voigtländer lenses successfully using our high quality adapters that will give super high quality images.  

For those of you who are interested, we have put together a very simple yet comprehensive guide that will help you adapt Voigtländer lenses to your favorite camera. Since camera manufacturers often add new camera models or even new mounts every year, it is at times difficult for us to maintain a very comprehensive and up-to-date list here. Please also refer to the table below to determine the correct combination of Voigtländer lenses with your camera body or use one of our recommendations as provided. This page has been reviewed and updated as on 15th September 2021.

The thumb rule for adaptation is that the FFD of your lens should always be considerably higher than the FFD of your camera. For example, the FFD of a VM lens is 27.8mm and that of a Sony E camera body is 18mm. Hence by using an adapter with the thickness equal to the difference between the FFD of these two systems (i.e. 9.8mm), you can successfully mount your VM lens to a Sony body. This is the fundamental basis behind designing adapters. However, the reverse of this combination i.e. mounting a SE lens (18mm) to a Leica M body (27.8mm) will not work because the sensor in the Leica M body will be 9.8mm behind the focusing plane of your SE lens. 

If you have a camera which is not listed in our guide or in the table below, please do reach out to us and we will be able to help you with the appropriate combinations. Please click here to get a complete overview of Voigtländer Lenses, their Designs & Features. 

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Flange Focal Distance (FFD) of popular Camera Systems with their adaptability matrix & our recommendations
 
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