How to Use a Lens Adapter
An informative lesson explaining when and how to use a lens adapter on your ...READ MORE
Combine any Contax/Yashica (C/Y) mount lens with any Leica L mount camera body.
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Combine any Contax/Yashica (C/Y) mount lens with any Leica L mount camera body.
Experiment with new lens combinations and pair any Contax/Yashica (C/Y) mount lens with your Leica L mount camera.
Our C/Y-L Lens Mount Adapter is manual so most automatic functions – aperture, autofocus, AE metering and image stabilization – must be adjusted manually. Exposure settings need to be set manually too.
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What is a lens mount adapter?
A lens adapter allows you to attach a different brand of lens to your camera body, letting you use an otherwise incompatible lens with your camera.
How do I find the right lens adapter for my lens and camera?
Find your lens mount and your camera mount.
The easiest way to find and confirm your lens mount is to know the mount of the camera it was used on originally. A quick internet search of the camera model followed by lens mount is a sure way to confirm what lens mount you need. For example if you have an old Nikon lens and you know it was used on a Nikon FM2, you can easily find that the lens has a Nikon F-mount. This is particularly useful for lenses that are made for different mounts i.e Sigma and Tamron bring out the same lens with different mounts including EF, F, E so knowing the camera the lens was used on is a good shortcut.
If you have an old second hand lens and you are unsure of the camera it was made for, take all the known details of the lens and search the web.
Why buy a lens mount adapter?
To utilise quality old lenses with your new camera, or match a different make of lens to your camera.
There are countless creative experiments to be explored by mixing different brands of lenses with your camera body. Lens adapters can also help your existing collection of lenses go further with any new cameras you collect. So you can invest in a new camera and make the most of your favourite lenses.
How do you use a lens mount adapter?
Find a detailed how to for each filter at the base of its product page.
In summary, attach your lens to the adapter, and then your adapter to your camera body. Put all settings on your lens and camera into manual mode, and select ‘shoot without lens’ in your camera settings.
When should I use a lens mount adapter?
Whenever you want to use a different make of lens with your camera body.
Because you need to use your camera in full manual mode, you may need to familiarise yourself with this before shooting. You’ll soon work out which lenses you enjoy using with your camera. Analogue lenses can provide professional quality glass at a fraction of the cost of modern lenses so lens adapters can help you shoot with better lenses for less.
Can I change my aperture when using this lens mount adapter?
Only if your lens has a manual aperture control ring.
If you use a lens with electronic aperture and no manual control ring, because this lens mount adapter is fully manual, your aperture would remain at its maximum aperture (lowest f-stop).
Great adapter to adapt some of my old glass. It does the job with no wiggle room which is what I was looking for in an adapter.
fits perfect, pleasing packaging
I own 4, yes, 4 Urth adapters now. I have been slowly phasing out my old adapters with these higher-quality Urth ones. The M42 adapter is fantastic, the EF adapter is fantastic, the FD adapter is amazing, The C/Y adapter is not even close to the quality of those.
You would think that an adapter made to mount only Zeiss lenses, some of the highest quality and highest tolerances out there, it would be an important mount for Urth to get right, but no.
The exterior of the adapter is the magnesium alloy, similar to their fantastic M42-L adapter, as opposed to the less quality aluminum ones like the FD and EF, which is nice. The flange distance is fine. The problem occurs with the pin that locks the lens in place. It seems to be made out of some cheap steel and is held in by a spring that is under constant tension and is far too weak. The problem occurs when you mount something with perfect tolerances to a cheap piece of steel, made by Urth, with inaccurate tolerances. My tiny piece of steel did not fit well inside of my Contax Zeiss 35mm F2.8 MMJ. This allowed it to free-spin if you pulled focus too hard, as the pin did not settle nicely inside the notch of the lens, and only fit halfway.
Seeing this as unacceptable, I whipped out some sandpaper and disassembled the lens to shave off a tiny bit of that steel, which I should not have to do for a $38 dollar adapter, especially not an Urth adapter. The problem is now fixed, yet the fact that I had to fix it myself sucks.
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