The firmware update ver1.09 for the Mount Converter/Lens Adapter for Sony E-mount improves AF performance with the “Eye AF” function is selected. It also adds compatibility for the 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens.
The Sigma MC-11 lens adapter priced for $249. Designed for Sony full frame and APS-C mirrorless cameras mount converter is available at Amazon, B&H stores. With the MC-11 model Sony camera users will be able to utilize 19 Global Vision lenses in Sigma Canon Mount (EOS) and Sigma Mount (SA). … Continue reading
Viltrox EF-M2 Electronic Adapter (F Booster) is designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras and Canon EF mount lenses.
The EF-M2 from Viltrox builts with optics to increase light input by one F stop and reduce focal length by x0.71. The electronic adapter also comes with USB port for firmware update and a dedicated button to adjust aperture.
New Meike MEKE MK-ECG4 Metal Black Camera Hand Grip is available for Olympus PEN-F mirrorless camera.
MEIKE, Metal hand grip for Olympus PEN-F improves the grip on the camera and reduces the chances of camera shake, especially when using heavy, large aperture lenses.
The grips are made from aluminium alloy. The Arca-Swiss compatible models can be left in place when using a tripod and enables users to change the battery and SD card without having to remove the grip from the body. … Continue reading
New Meike L Bracket Hand Grips are available for Fujifilm X-T2, X-T1 and X-Pro2 mirrorless cameras.
MEIKE, Metal hand grip for Fujifilm improves the grip on the camera and reduces the chances of camera shake, especially when using heavy, large aperture lenses.
The grips are made from aluminium alloy. The Arca-Swiss compatible models can be left in place when using a tripod and enables users to change the battery and SD card without having to remove the grip from the body.
Meike L Bracket Hand Grips are available for Fujifilm X-T2, X-T1 and X-Pro2
The grip is made from aluminium alloy and provides protection as well as allowing the user to attach the camera to a tripod and access the battery/SD card compartments without removing it. The battery compartment can be opened wonderfully, all the controls are still within easy reach.
Metabones released a new 0.50x Speed Booster adapter for the Pentax Q mirrorless camera. It’s called the “Devil’s Speed Booster” because it permits a world record f/0.666 lens speed when a f/1.2 lens is attached. Even “ordinary” f/1.4 lenses will give you f/0.7 output.
The unusual nickname apparently stems from the fact that the new adapter boasts a record-breaking f/0.666 aperture and a 0.5x magnification. Like all Metabones Speed Boosters, the Speed Booster Q666 is optimised to fully account for the camera’s filter stack located near the sensor surface. This is especially critical at the maximum aperture of f/0.666. As a result, a huge range of optics, from vintage film lenses to the latest digital designs, will function flawlessly when adapted to any Pentax Q camera. Planned lens mounts for the Speed Booster Q666 include a Pentax-K version and a Nikon F/G version with what Metabones claim to be “the most advanced Nikon G aperture adjustment mechanism in the industry.”
The Speed Booster Q666 is available from the Metabones website and its worldwide dealer network for $489.
Metabones Nikon G to Pentax Q Speed Booster Q666 0.50x specifications
Model Code: MB_SPNFG-Q-BM1
Color: Black Satin exterior; Black Matte interior
Crop Factor for Pentax Q, Q10: 2.8x
Crop Factor for Pentax Q7, Q-S1: 2.3x
Maximum Output Aperture: f/0.666 (with f/1.2 lens attached)
Rectilinear Distortion: < 0.666%
Lens Elements/Groups: 6/4
Length Reduction: 10.1 mm
Supported Cameras: Pentax Q, Q10, Q7, Q-S1
Camera Mount: Pentax Q-mount
Image Format: 7.44 mm x 5.58 mm (1/1.7”)
Lens Mounts: Nikon F/G
Lens Compatibility: Any full-frame (36 mm x 24 mm format) or DX format (APS-C) lens with the appropriate mount can be used.
Special Features: Long-throw clickless aperture ring on Nikon F/G version
Dimensions: 27 x 76 x 72mm for Nikon F/G version
Weight: 193 grams for Nikon F/G version
Tripod Mount: Robust removable type with Arca Swiss compatibility
Techart announced the Canon EF lens to Fujifilm GFX 50S adapter with Autofocus & Aperture control.
The Techart EF-GFX adapter provides autofocus function as well as in-body aperture control for using Canon /Sigma EF-mount lenses on the Fujifilm GFX body.
The Techart Canon EF – Fujifilm GFX Autofocus Adapter is currently available for preorder at the official website. The recommended retail price is $499/pc. Free shipping will be provided during the promotion period. Delivery will commence from mid-October onwards. A 1-year warranty is included.
Techart unveiled the Canon EF lens to Fujifilm GFX 50S adapter
This means you can now use Canon EF lenses on the Fujifilm GFX-50S medium format camera thanks to Techart.
The EF-GFX adapter currently supports AF-S mode for shooting and supports the lens Image Stabilization function (if applicable). Focal length and aperture data will also be saved into the adapter.
Techart is also working to unlock the AF-C and video-shooting feature. It is expected to be seen in future firmware release. The firmware of the adapter is user-upgradable and can be done by simply plugging the adapter into a computer via the Micro USB cable and running the update program.
Introducing Techart Canon EF – Fujifilm GFX Autofocus Adapter (EF-GFX)
Sony has unveiled a new Digital Filter Camera App for its mirrorless and high-end compact cameras. The new app allows you divide your sensor into up to 3 sections and capture each of those parts differently. It’s like a graduated ND filter built right into your camera’s software.
According to the company, this application is perfect for scenes containing vastly different brightness levels, such as in backlit landscape scenes.
Digital Filter adds greater flexibility to a similar existing app called Sky HDR with ease of use and image quality. It is priced at $29.99. Those who own a copy of Sky HDR can purchase a Digital Filter license for $19.99. … Continue reading
CamFi 3.0 announced and it adds wireless tether support for Sony cameras. The app allows the users to remote control Sony camera with iPad or laptop via Wifi, transmits the photos to the client devices as they are taken.
CamFi 3.0 supports both raw and jpeg image file formats. It also supports live view for Sony cameras. That way, a photographer can see the live view of the camera, change the ISO, shutter speed and aperture and shoot remotely.
Sony a7, a7R, a7S, a7 II, a7R II, a6000, a6300 and a5100 are currently supported with additional Sony camera support coming in the future says CamFi support page. Both MTP and PC Remote modes are supported; users can select their preferred mode in the camera’s ‘USB Connection’ menu. … Continue reading
The version 0.54 upgrade fixes issues with Tamron lenses. Also adds an option in Metabones App to enable the use of Digital Zoom in Advanced mode.
This Smart Adapter has the electronic aperture, EXIF, image stabilization and autofocus features. True electronic integration of aperture diaphragm lets camera automatically choose aperture in P or S exposure modes.
More information about the Metabones firmware update version 0.54 which the stability also improved. … Continue reading