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Zeiss C/Y lenses on a digital body - help

Using on a Sony nex7 various Rollei Zeiss lenses including the 18mm f4 also have the adapter Rollei to Nikon but it does contain a glass element results appear to be excellent however with no af confirmation though - on the Sony cameras there is focus peaking as an aid. I am tempted with a full frame sony A7 or A7r - Regards

I am using ALL of my C/Y Zeiss and other foreign
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C/Y Mount glasses, perfectly, on my Sony A7 and Sony A6000! No sweat!
 
I have sold my heavy CANON 5DMkII, and switched over 100% to mirrorless SONY! Since that time, I have cried not any tears after the Canon! The Sony E-Mount allows you to mount any lens on these cameras, which are not at 3 on top of an tree! All my C/Y Zeiss glasses working perfectly on my Sony A7 and Sony A6000! I enjoy ver much, working with my Sony cameras!
 
I've used my lenses on a Fujifilm X-Pro1 with a Novoflex adaptor. They work well and don't need any glass elements to be added. And, unlike on the Canon cameras, no surgery to the pins and levers is required.

Nick
 
I can confirm nickdando's comments about the suitability of the Fuji X-Pro for C/Y glass; I have both the X-Pro and X-T1 and have been using a Metabones Professional Adapter which comes with a detachable tripod mount - it's especially useful when shooting with the big telephotos and zooms. I've also been using my Zeiss 55mm Planar on the X-T1 and at last I can use it on a camera wide open in sunlight without the need for ND filters as the Fuji now has a top speed of 1:32,000 - magic!
 
I can confirm nickdando's comments about the suitability of the Fuji X-Pro for C/Y glass; I have both the X-Pro and X-T1 and have been using a Metabones Professional Adapter which comes with a detachable tripod mount - it's especially useful when shooting with the big telephotos and zooms. I've also been using my Zeiss 55mm Planar on the X-T1 and at last I can use it on a camera wide open in sunlight without the need for ND filters as the Fuji now has a top speed of 1:32,000 - magic!

I can adapt my C/Y Zeiss glasses perfectly also on my APS-C sensor Sony A6000! Works perfectly!
 
I am using fairly cheap C/Y > E-mount adapters, all made in Hongkong sucessfully on my Sony A7 and A6000, without any problems with all my C/Y Zeiss glasses and foreign C/Y mount lenses! No sweat!
 
Hi,

until now, I always used cheap adapters from HongKong to adapt my Contax/Yashica Zeiss lenses and they always worked fine. I did that with Olympus DSLRs, Fuji X Kameras, Canon DSLRs and Sony Nex/ Alpha cameras. Never had a problem.

But nowadays, I am getting lazy. Sold most of my Contax stuff except a 135/2.8, 80-200/F4 (both converted to M42 mount) and my beloved Yashica FX2000 Super with the Zeiss 50/1.7 :)

I love the handling of the Zeiss galsses, but AF is so easy nowadays and my eyes are not getting better...

If I would have start from new and would like to use Zeiss-Contax lenses, I would pick as a body a Sony A7 or Sony A6000 to match it with an adapter. I think the peak view woth Sony is currently the best on the market.

Best wishes
 
I am using fairly cheap C/Y > E-mount adapters, all made in Hongkong sucessfully on my Sony A7 and A6000, without any problems with all my C/Y Zeiss glasses and foreign C/Y mount lenses! No sweat!

Thanks for the info. I have now received my adapter and would like to know if I have to use any specific setting on the A6000 in order to use the C/Y lens with the E-mount adapter?
 
Thanks for the info. I have now received my adapter and would like to know if I have to use any specific setting on the A6000 in order to use the C/Y lens with the E-mount adapter?
Just the A for aperture setting is all that you can use...
 
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