I got back from New York City yesterday – among other things, I was working on a new series done in the subway – and waiting for me was a new NEX-to-Leica-M-series adapter. This one was made by Novoflex, and it looks about the same as the RainbowImaging adapter, even though it costs almost 10 times as much. I put it on the camera, and attached the 16-18-21 mm Tri-Elmar. The flange distance is perfect.
I am amazed at the Novoflex pricing. If the adapter were made by Leica, I’d wince, shrug my shoulders, and open my wallet; the price is, sadly, about what you’d expect from them. However, the pricing is clearly out of line with the materials and the labor involved to make it. I guess they figure that the customers will compare the price of the adapter to the price of the Leica lens that goes on the front end, rather than the camera body that goes on the back.
In for a penny, in for a pound, say I. I’ll let you know how it works out.