Sigma has now officially announced the availability of the upcoming Sigma MC-31 mount converter. This adapter allows you to pop PL mount cinema lenses onto your L mount cameras. This should be very handy for those more video-oriented L mount cameras like the Panasonic S1H and the CinemaDNG-capable Sigma fp.
Techart seems to be driven by letting photographers put as many different types of lenses on their cameras as possible, and right now they’re focusing on Z mount. After releasing the Sony E lens to Nikon Z mount adapter a few months ago, they’ve taken aim towards the Canon EF lenses, and have just announced their new TZC-01 adapter, which allows you to mount those Canon EF lenses onto the Nikon Z cameras.
The tilt-shift effect has become really popular in recent years as more people have discovered that these lenses exist and the miniaturising effect they can have. But tilt-shift lenses are expensive, so many people resort to faking the effect in post. No matter how much work you put into it, though, an effect you add on the computer is never going to look quite like shooting it for real.
But if your wallet’s crying at the price of tilt-shift lenses, don’t worry. It turns out that Fotodiox has a range of adapters available that let you turn many older regular lenses into tilt-shift lenses. In this video, NOMO Films takes a look at them and some of the types of photos and footage they can let you shoot.
It’s unlikely that Sony shooters are going to go out and buy Mamiya 645 lenses, but it’s not outside of the realm of possibility for Mamiya 645 shooters to pick up a Sony for when they want to carry something a little lighter. Occasionally, though, they may want to use their 645 lenses on that little Sony body, so Kipon has answered the call.
They’ve announced two new adapters which offer full electronic aperture control via your Sony body. The M645-S/E E adapter is for Mamiya brand 645 lenses and M645-S/E ES adapter is for Phase One/Schneider brand 645 lenses to let you mount them to Sony E mount bodies.
Lens adapters sure are super-handy and they allow you to combine lenses with one mount to a camera with another. This sure has a lot of perks, but are there times when you shouldn’t adapt your lenses? In this video, Michael the Maven discusses this matter and helps you answer the question: when using lens adapters isn’t a good idea?
Metabones Speed Boosters and focal length reducing lens adapters from other brands have become very popular over the last few years as more people take to smaller sensor formats like APS-C and Micro Four Thirds for shooting both stills and video. There are a number of them out there now, although Metabones continues to be held in the highest regard. Now, Metabones has announced a new series of seven Speed Booster adapters specifically designed for using various non-Micro Four Thirds lenses with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K.
Techart has just announced the TZE-01. It’s the world’s first autofocus Sony E to Nikon Z mount lens adapter. The Nikon Z mirrorless cameras have a 2mm shorter flange distance than Sony’s EF mount. Techart has managed to not only take advantage of this tiny space to create what appears to be a fairly solid looking adapter, but they’ve also fit a CPU in there.
To use the Nikon Z7 camera with my Sony system, I needed to make a mount adaptor to attach Sony E Mount (NEX) optics on Nikon Z as none are currently available on the market. “If it is not there, why not to make one myself” is my motto. Since I’ve already made so many lenses to use on Sony A7R, to remake them for Nikon Z mount is too much work.
It’s interesting how things evolve. Nikon has traditionally made lenses that you can adapt to pretty much any other system (to varying degrees of compatibility), due to the huge flange distance of the F mount. That means with other camera systems like Canon & Sony, video shooters could use those wonderful Nikon lenses of old.
Now, it looks like the tables have turned and they’ve become the company with the body that can adapt to lenses from many other systems. Including, judging from this super slim adapter, Sony E mount lenses. And it passes full electronics and autofocus to the Nikon Z bodies, too.