Well, we’ve seen a few experiments with the Gameboy camera over the years, but this one is pretty wild. YouTuber, car nut and 3D printing fanatic Conorsev has developed and printed an adapter that lets him mount Canon EF mount lenses to his Nintendo Gameboy Camera and it produces images far greater than the Gameboy ever deserved. While it might be a pretty crazy idea, it makes for some particularly intriguing and very unique photographs.
Canon’s cull of DSLR lenses continues. According to a report from Canon Rumors, no fewer than nine more Canon EF and EF-S lenses have been added to the discontinued list, with four more Canon EF primes (including some sports and wildlife big guns) slated to be discontinued at some point during 2021.
With a couple of notable exceptions, like the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM and Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L USM, the lenses aren’t particularly high end, although there are a lot of consumer models on the list, suggesting Canon might be either getting ready to push more towards EOS M for entry-level or maybe they’re about to give us an APS-C RF mount body.
Pentax might be clinging onto DSLRs for dear life, but if it wasn’t already clear the Canon had pretty much abandoned its DSLRs – what with the 7D line discontinued and the EOS R5 and EOS R6 effectively becoming replacements for the 5D and 6D DSLR lines respectively – I think their decision to kill off a number of popular higher-end lenses speaks volumes.
According to a report on Canon Rumors, who is also running a tally of recently discontinued Canon lenses, the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM II and the somewhat legendary Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM II are now also discontinued. Unlike previously killed off EF lenses, though, at least the two new ones on the list have RF equivalents.
Well, this is pretty awesome. At least, it is if you happen to own a Canon RF mount camera, some EF mount lenses and a 3D printer. While Canon’s busy coming up with their own adapters, and the competition is releasing theirs, the 3D printing community has been happily doing its own thing to satisfy their needs.
Like, Whomstevest, for example, who’s designed this 3D printable EF to RF tilt adapter. Yes, that’s aright, a lens adapter that converts your EF lens to fit on an RF body and it gives tilt capabilities!
While Kolari Vision might not have been the first company to announce the release of drop-in filters for the Canon EF to RF drop-in filter adapter, they are the first to bring them to market. Kolari Vision has now announced the release and immediate availability of a range of filters designed specifically for the Canon EF to RF drop-in filter adapter. All the filters are similarly sized which is a nice storage feature, although the glass part will vary in size.
Breakthrough filters announced their filters for the Canon EF to RF drop-in filter adapter a couple of weeks ago, but they don’t ship until later this month. Kolari Vision, on the other hand, has some of their new range of drop-in filters shipping already. And they have aluminium frames, not plastic, for maximum durability.
Three new Zenit lenses were recently rumored for Sony E-mount. Two of them have now been announced: the Zenitar 60mm f/2.8 macro and the Selena 58mm f/1.9. However, it looks like we’ll have to wait for the Sony version some more. The 58mm f/1.9 will be available in Nikon F and Canon EF, while the 60mm f/2.8 macro lens will only come in Nikon F.
The 85mm is the favorite lens of many portrait photographers. The 85mm f/1.2 RF was introduced last year, and it has become a choice of those who switched to Canon’s EOS R mirrorless system. But can it beat the good old EF version of the 85mm f/1.2? Chris and Jordan of DPReview were eager to find out, so they made a comparison test of the two versions of this lens.
Shortly after IBC last year, an unknown China-based lens company called Dulens appeared, announcing a new 85mm f/2.0 lens. It’s a full-frame lens for DSLRs and they say it was designed by the same optical engineers behind the Kinefinity Mavo Prime range of cinema lenses.
News Shooter got their hands on one to have a play with a couple of months, and it’s been listed as available in China since then. Now the Dulens APO 85mm f/2.0 lens is available to pre-order for US customers priced at only $539 (this is a pre-order price, it’ll go up to $599 after it starts shipping) and it comes in both Canon EF and Nikon F mounts.
Fotodiox has announced their new EF-L Fusion Smart AF adapter for Canon EF lenses to let you mount them to most L mount bodies. It guarantees infinity focus, full electronic communication and seems to offer full autofocus, aperture control and image stabilisation (with compatible lenses).
The EF-L Fusion Smart AF adapter is compatible with both full-frame EF lenses, as well as the APS-C EF-S lenses. Of course, you obviously won’t get full-frame coverage with crop lenses. It features all-metal construction, for what Fotodiox claim is a precise fit with “no play, gap or wiggling”.
According to a report on Digital Camera World, Canon will not be releasing anymore EF mount lenses for their DSLRs, despite having just announced the Canon 1DX Mark III, their new flagship DSLR, only yesterday. They say they are open to the possibility of making new ones, though, if the market demands it. But for now, they want to shift their attention towards RF lenses for their EOS R system.