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.
Articles tagged "adapter"
Mar 8, 2018 at 16:43
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.
Jan 26, 2018 at 21:17
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.
lens newsDec 20, 2017 at 15:23
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.
Dec 7, 2017 at 15:47
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.
Aug 24, 2017 at 18:23
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.
Aug 3, 2017 at 18:39
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.
Jul 20, 2017 at 14:33
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.
Jul 6, 2017 at 14:24
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.
Jul 3, 2017 at 19:57
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.
May 24, 2017 at 17:28
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.
May 10, 2017 at 17:21
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.
Nov 21, 2016 at 18:48
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
Aug 12, 2016 at 20:14
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
May 27, 2016 at 18:18
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
videoMar 2, 2016 at 13:00
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
lens newsFeb 23, 2016 at 05:00
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
Feb 12, 2016 at 00:36
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
Feb 11, 2016 at 23:45
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
Feb 11, 2016 at 22:56
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
Jan 13, 2016 at 02:09
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
Oct 24, 2013 at 10:57
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.
Apr 12, 2013 at 23:40
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)
Jan 14, 2013 at 10:38
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.
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