Articles tagged "adapter"

Three EF-to-RF adapters available for EOS R

Canon will offer a trio of EF-to-RF adapters – there's a basic adapter, another with a customizable control wheel and a third with support for drop-in filters. The adapters are compatible with both EF and EF-S lenses.

Leica releases Elpro 52 close-up lens adapter

Leica has released the Elpro 52, a close-up lens adapter that works 3with more than 20 Leica M and TL lenses.

Alpa's HXD adapter lets you mount Alpa lenses on Hasselblad's 50MP X1D camera

Alpa's latest adapter makes it possible to mount Alpa and Rodenstock lenses onto Hasselblad's 50-megapixel medium format X1D camera.

Video: Testing all the Nikon F to Sony E-mount AF adapters on the market

Photographer Matt Granger puts three different Nikon F to Sony E-mount autofocus adapters to the test. Along the way, he found out that they're not nearly as different as each manufacturer would like you to think.

NAB 2018: This adapter lets you attach huge cinema lenses to your smartphone

Shenzhen-based Cinematics International Company Ltd. brought something a little crazy to NAB: a lens adapter that lets you attach huge cinema lenses to your smartphone. It's not the most practical gadget we've seen, but it certainly catches your eye.

New Novoflex adapters let you use full-frame lenses with the Hasselblad X1D

Owners of the medium format Hasselblad X1D can now mount a series of full-frame lenses to their medium format body, in some cases with minimal vignetting, thanks to a new range of adapters launched by Novoflex.

Canon patents innovative lens adapter with built-in electronic ND filter

In a patent from October, 2017, Canon details a lens adapter for mirrorless cameras that would feature an electronic variable ND filter built right in. This would be particularly useful for video shooters.

Hasselblad unveils XPan lens adapter for the mirrorless medium format X1D

Hasselblad has announced an adapter that will allow owners of its XPan film camera to mount their lenses on the digital medium format X1D. The new adapter’s launch coincides with yesterday’s X1D firmware update, which introduced an XPan crop mode to the viewfinder and rear LCD.

Behind the scenes: Trapped in a blizzard with the Fujifilm GFX 50s

Photographer Josselin Cornou recently got trapped in a blizzard in the Snowy Mountains of Australia with his Fujifilm GFX 50S and new Tamron 15-30mm F2.8 lens. Find out how they held up to 110km/h winds and -15°C temperatures.

The Nikon D850 can scan film using the new ES-2 digitizing adapter

There's an interesting feature baked into the Nikon D850 that you might not have heard of yet. Using a new digitizing adapter, you can use the camera to scan film and convert negatives to positives in-camera.

Nine new lens adapters announced for the Fujifilm GFX

A host of adapters have been launched that allow owners of the Fujifilm GFX to attach new and historic lenses from other brands to their mirrorless medium format camera.

Firmware update fixes Sigma MC-11 AF issues with incompatible lenses

The newly launched firmware version 1.06 fixes AF-issues that can occur with some lenses that are not officially compatible with the MC-11 converter.

Sigma updates MC-11 Sony adapter, adds support for 24-70mm Art lens and more

Sigma just released a new firmware update for its popular MC-11 lens adapters, adding support for the company's new 14mm f/1.8 and long-awaited 24-70mm f/2.8 Art lenses, among other updates.

Fotodiox's DLX Stretch adapters feature a built-in extension tube for macro photography

Accessories manufacturer Fotodiox has launched a new series of lens adapters for mirrorless camera users that feature a built-in variable extension tube for macro shooting.

Magic Format Converter lets you use DSLR-lenses on the Fuji GFX 50S

The Magic Format Converter comes with internal optics that expand the image circle of full-frame DSLR lenses for use on the Fuji medium format camera.

Viltrox launches lens adapters for Sony E-Mount and Micro Four Thirds cameras

The Viltrox NF-E1 lets you use Nikon Nikon F mount lenses on Sony E mount cameras. The EF-M1 and EF-M2 models let you connect Canon EF and EF-S lenses to your Micro Four Thirds camera.

Fotodiox introduces full automatic Nikon to Sony E adapter

Accessory manufacturer Fotodiox has introduced a new adapter that allows Nikon lenses to operate with a full range of automatic functions when hosted on a modern Sony E-mount camera body. Read more

Kipon introduces reducer to fit Nikon F and Leica R lenses to Micro Four Thirds bodies

Chinese lens and accessory maker Kipon has introduced a pair of focal length reducers that adapt Nikon F and Leica R lenses to Micro Four Thirds cameras to give a 1.4x crop factor. Read more

Novoflex releases Canon EF electronic adapter for Leica SL

Just bought a Leica SL but can't afford to buy a Leica lens to put on it? Don't worry - German manufacturer Novoflex has just the thing for you. Its new SL-EOS adapter costs €499 and transmits focal distance and aperture EXIF data, and supports autofocus. Read more

CP+ 2016: Sigma MC-11 adapter is world's 1st to offer full range of AF modes on Sony E-mount

Sony's α-series of full-frame and APS-C cameras allow for an incredibly diverse range of lens options. What's been missing is the full range of advanced autofocus options Sony offers on native lenses, but not adapted third-party autofocus lenses. Sigma's new MC-11 adapter changes all that with Sigma's DSLR lenses, and we've got the video evidence to back it up. Learn more

Sigma Mount Converter MC-11 adapts Sigma lenses to E-mount cameras, supports autofocus

Sigma has announced an adapter for Sony E-mount cameras, making it possible to use Sigma's most recent lenses in Canon and Sigma mount on full-frame or APS-C E-mount bodies. The MC-11 is able to use phase detect AF with adapted lenses, and makes use of both camera and lens stabilization when present. Read more

Kipon to produce Canon EF to Sony E-mount adapter with AF and slot-in ND grads

Chinese lens adapter manufacturer Kipon has said it is producing a new model that will allow Canon EF lenses to fit on Sony A-series mirrorless bodies while maintaining their AF functionality. The Kipon EF-S/E AF ND lens adapter also comes provided with a slot-in four-stop graduated neutral density filter that can be fitted into the body of the ring. Read more

Cambo introduces Canon EOS lens plate with aperture control for Actus view camera system

Cambo has devised a new Canon EF/EF-S lens plate for its Actus view camera system that allows users to control aperture settings on Canon EOS lenses. The Cambo Actus system is designed to deliver a view camera style of shooting to some mirrorless camera bodies, consisting of a lens plate and a body plate with bellows and a monorail in between. Read more

Techart brings AF to Leica M lenses on Sony’s a7 II and a7R II

Chinese company Techart has produced an adapter that works with the AF system of Sony's A7 II and A7R II cameras to create an autofocus effect for Leica M mount lenses. The adapter ring sits between the body and the lens and uses a motor to drive the lens back and forth until sharp focus is found. Read more

ZY Optics unveils new Lens Turbo adapters for Micro Four Thirds cameras

Chinese lens maker Zhongyi Optics has added M42, Canon FD and Minolta MD lens adapters to its second-gen Lens Turbo lineup for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Like Metabones' Speedboosters, the adapters shorten the effective focal length, reducing the F-number by a stop and partially negating the crop factor. Read more

Voigtlander creates VM-E Close Focus adapter for Sony cameras

Voigtlander has announced the VM-E Close Focus adapter, which will allow the use of M-mount lenses on Sony E-mount cameras such as the recently-announced full frame A7 and A7R. Unlike most similar adapters, though, Voigtlander's latest includes a focusing helicoid for close-up work, with 4mm travel. This overcomes a limitation of many rangefinder lenses, which tend to have longer minimum focus distances than similar SLR lenses. It's set to be available in December for €289.

Metabones delays shipment of 'Speed Booster' for Micro Four Thirds

Metabones has announced the schedule for the Micro Four Thirds version of its innovative 'Speed Booster' lens adapter has slipped to the second half of 2013. Like the existing version for mounting Canon EF lenses on Sony NEX cameras, the forthcoming version will allow the use of full-frame lenses, reducing the focal length by a factor of 0.71x and increases the maximum aperture by 1 stop. The Micro Four Thirds version will give a 1.4x overall 'crop' - giving a similar field of view to APS-C stills cameras and the Super35mm video format.(via 43rumors)

Metabones announces 'Speed Booster' lens adapter for mirrorless cameras

Specialist accessory manufacturer Metabones and optics company Caldwell Photographics have jointly announced the 'Speed Booster', a lens adapter for mounting SLR lenses on APS-C and Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras that reduces the focal length by a factor of 0.71x and increases the maximum aperture by 1 stop. The Speed Booster also promises sharper images compared to using the lens with a simple adapter. The first version will allow use of Canon EF lenses on Sony NEX bodies, and will be available this month from Metabones' web site for US$599. Support for additional lens mounts (including Nikon F) and camera systems (including Fujifilm X and Micro Four Thirds) is also planned.