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Voigtlander Heliar Full Frame Fujifilm GFX Medium Format camera

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.

The most notable attributes of both Voigtländer & Rayqual adapters

  • Reliably Hand Crafted in Japan  - from design to metal processing, surface treatment , assembly, adjustments and inspection

  • Use of High Precision Metal Processing Technology - perfected & cultivated over decades for consistent quality

  • High Precision Thickness - ensure that lenses are able to focus from minimum to infinity with utmost consistent accuracy

  • Parallel Front & Back Mounting surfaces - ensures that no optical & sensor misalignment occurs that often causes blurred images

  • Minimized Internal Reflections - by a unique light-shading plate that covers the electrical contacts & areas to minimize reflections

  • Precise Mounting Feel - ensures that the adapter is free of any play and that it clicks, locks & unlocks reliably like a native lens

  • High Robustness - for long term durability by stress testing the adapter's material, shape, consistent thickness & stiffness

And why start here with MysticFocus?

  • 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 make Lenses in the following native mounts  (bullets 1 to 7 are bayonet type and the 8th is a screw type). This has been updated as of NOVEMBER 2023 -  

  1. Leica M Mount ( LM or VM) - full frame (native to all of Leica M film & digital bodies, Voigtländer Bessa & film bodies of different makes)

  2. Sony E Mount (SE / α7 series) - full frame (native to all Sony NEX & Alpha E series full frame & APS-C mirrorless bodies)

  3. Nikon SLR or F Mount (NF) - full frame (native to all of Nikon F mount film & DSLR bodies)

  4. Micro Four Thirds (MFT) - micro 4/3 (native to Panasonic G series , Olympus PEN series & Blackmagic mirrorless bodies)

  5. FujiFilm X Mount (FX) - APS-C (launched in September 2021 - native to Fuji X series APS-C mirrorless bodies)

  6. Nikon Z Mount (NZ) - full frame & APS-C (launched in March 2022 - native to all of Nikon Z series full frame & APS-C mirrorless bodies) 

  7. Canon RF Mount (RF) - full frame & APS-C (launched in October 2023 - native all of Canon EOS R full frame & APS-C mirrorless bodies)

  8. The old Leica Screw Mount, a.k.a Leica Thread Mount  or L39 - full frame (launched in March 2022 - native to old thread mount film bodies) 

We carry adapters for mounting F-mount lenses to these six mirrorless systems (VM, SE, NZ, EOS R, FX and the new LA - Leica alliance of Leica, Sigma & Panasonic) or the VM-mount lenses to these six mirrorless systems (SE, MFT, EOS R, NZ , FX, LA). Owners can use Voigtländer lenses successfully using our high quality adapters that will give super high quality images.  We will soon be adding the adapters for the L39 mount. 

For those of you who are interested, we have put together a very simple yet comprehensive guide below that will help you adapt Voigtländer lenses to your favourite 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. 

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. 27.8mm - 18mm = 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 off 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. 

Voigtländer Lenses – Get thrilled by Quality!

Flange Focal Distance (FFD) of popular Camera Systems with their adaptability matrix & our recommendations
( click here or on the image for a higher resolution of this table)
Voigtlander Rayqual Novoflex Camera Mount Adapters
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