Voigtlander 40mm Ultron & Sony A7

I own the Sony A7 and I have been testing manual lenses for quite sometime.  I settled on the Nikon mount Voigtlander 40mm f2 Ultron with a simple metal adapter as the perfect balance of quality, size, weight, focal length and price for a carry everywhere package. I also owned a helicoid adapter for Nikon to NEX which has the ability to push the lens out and act as a macro tube.  The current versions on ebay however will vignette on most of my lenses since they were designed for the aps-c sized nex lenses.  But much to my surprise it appears that 40mm and wider lenses will not vignette.  This lens combo is now very very versatile.  Focal length is perfect for street photography and f2 lets you take nice portraits but it is also sharp and nice for landscape.  Add macro to that package and this is really on my camera all the time when I leave the house.  

It is important to note that this lens does come with a small macro adapter which screws on the front and it works great but the helicoid adapter will let you get much closer and there is no need to carry any other item since it is built in. The photos really demonstrate the amazing versatility of this package which weighs about 21 ozs (700g).   The big caveat with all this is that focus is always manual.  I have been shooting like this for years, in fact I leave the camera on full manual exposure most of the time.  This is obviously not for everyone but for those who are comfortable with this, I could not recommend this combo more.  

Helicoid Nikon Nex Adapter

40mm Voigtlander Ultron Lens

Sony A7 Camera - Body Only