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.
(Above, shot on the NX1 & full frame NX-L).
The Samsung NX1 is at this moment in time the best value for money 4K Super 35mm camera with the best ergonomics and autofocus.
I still end up using my NX1 more than my Sony A6500 and Fuji X-T20, which pale into insignificance vs what Samsung did nearly 3 years ago.
Now the NX-L speed booster has developed further since my last article and I’ve been shooting a lot more with it.
There’s now a Canon EF mount focal reducer for Samsung NX mount which gives the 4K H.265 shooting NX1 an extra 1 stop of low light performance and the full frame look (1.08x crop to be exact) from your EF lenses!
Mattias Burling on the EOSHD Forum is giving us his impressions of the new Kipon / BavEyes medium format focal reducer for Sony’s full frame cameras.
If all goes well, this will give the prized medium format look on full frame.
This video very clearly shows how impressive the new Kipon EF adapter is for Micro Four Thirds. It is shown working with the Canon 70-200mm F2.8L on the Panasonic GX7. I might even expect performance to be more impressive on the GH4 thanks to its faster AF engine.
In my opinion these are some of the best adapters currently on the market for Canon & Nikon glass.
They take a normal Canon or Nikon lens and turn it into a PL mount (positive locking) with no play between the mount and lens.
Update on the update: Firmware update app is currently Windows only, Mac version available within the next 24hrs
Metabones have announced a firmware update for their Smart EF Mark IV adapter (E-Mount). This is a must-have update for A7S users who have experienced buggy behaviour with their camera using Canon lenses.
The firmware update is available from Metabones here along with full instructions.
If you have the earlier Mark III version of the adapter the firmware update must be done back at base. To do this users should contact Metabones to arrange the return.