Metabones recently announced the long-awaited Canon EF mount Speed Booster Ultra for Fuji X, which will be one of the must-have accessories for X-T4 owners. This will have support for phase-detect AF and incorporates Caldwell Optics advanced 5-element ultra-high index tantalum optics. The Caldwell Optics focal reducer remains the best you can get. In this EOSHD Big Interview I caught up with Bo-Ming Tong in Canada, the electronics and autofocus engineer behind Metabones.
Going beyond full frame with Fuji GFX cameras has many perks. However one of the drawbacks of medium format used to be the amount of money you would have to spend on the lenses – and the size of them, and the slow apertures. With the development of mirrorless medium format cameras with a mechanical focal plane shutter that’s all changed. I had no money left for lenses anyway, after I bought my Fuji GFX 100! So I set myself a challenge. What is the CHEAPEST lens I could use for great images on medium format?
Here I used my Fuji GFX 50R to shoot the photos you see below, but the same look applies to the GFX 100 in 4K as well.
FDTimes has published a really nice insight into the famous British cinema lens manufacturer Cooke.
“The business has changed ever since Jim Jannard announced the RED One camera in April 2006”
I have quite a few game-changing Techart adapters but this one takes the biscuit.
Here’s my first look for the autofocus adapter on the Nikon Z6/Z7, which essentially converts the camera into a fully featured Sony E mount body.
Just as the Metabones EF adapters and Speed Boosters helped the Sony A7 series, it’s now the turn of the Nikon Z6 and Z7.
Above: The Sigma MC-21 adapter was to give Canon EF lens owners the ability to use their lenses on all L-mount mirrorless cameras including the Panasonic S1
What’s the point of having an alliance around a single lens mount if the adapters and lenses don’t work on every camera?
That’s the big question Panasonic, Leica and Sigma should be asking themselves today.
Bigger sensor, or faster lens? Which is most important?
Well, a lens you can change and your sensor you cannot.
Here’s how to stop worrying about crop sensors.
The GH5 has the chunkiest 10bit files I’ve ever seen for $2000. Some of the lenses are even more of a bargain.