Metabones Contax N to E-mount Smart Adapter (Black Matt)

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  • Contax N Lens to Sony E-Mount Body
  • Support for Phase-Detection AF and IBIS
  • Programmable Function Button
  • Transfers Exif Data to Camera

Enabling full use of Contax N-mount lenses with Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, this Metabones Smart Adapter permits using these classic, optically refined lenses with a modern camera system. The adapter affords full autofocus support when used with a camera offering phase-detection autofocus, and it also maintains five-axis image stabilization from select camera bodies to help control camera shake. There are no optical components of the adapter, so it maintains the original quality of the lenses, and it retains infinity focus.

A programmable function button on the side of the adapter can be used to adjust more than 50 different functions on the camera body, including depth of field preview, for intuitive use. Two electrical contacts carry power from the camera body and a 10-pin contact transfers Exif data between the lens and the camera body. In regard to its physical design, chromium-plated brass mounts are featured on both the camera and lens sides; rubber gaskets help prevent dust and moisture from entering; a satin finish mimics the feel of the lens itself; and the interior of the adapter is felt-flocked to reduce glare or internal reflections. A removable tripod foot is also featured, and has a 1/4"-20 mount and is Arca-type compatible for flexible use. Additionally, an integrated micro-USB port permits easy installation of firmware updates.

Camera Compatibility
Contax N lenses are not compatible with contrast-detection autofocus; autofocus is only supported by E-mount cameras featuring phase-detection AF:

  • Sony Alpha a9, a7R III, a7 III, a7R II, a7 II, a6500, and a6300
Five-axis in-body image stabilization is supported with:
  • Sony Alpha a9, a7R III, a7 III, a7R II, a7 II, a7S II, and a6500
Lens Compatibility
  • Contax N-mount lenses
  • Contax 645 lenses when adapted to Contax N mount via the Contax NAM-1 adapter (the Contax 645 Apo-Makro-Planar T* 120mm f/4 lens does not report distance information and only supports three-axis image stabilization)
  • MPN - MB-157
  • GTIN - N/A
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Name Value
Dimensions H: 35.4 x W: 72.3 x D: 76.0 mm
Tripod Mount 1/4"-20 thread
Weight 167 g
Material Brass
Lens Mount Contax N
Camera Mount Sony E
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What’s In The Box
  • Metabones Contax N to E-mount Smart Adapter (Black Matt)
  • Front and Rear Caps
  • Tripod Foot Hex Key
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