Sigma addresses Leica SL2 battery power error with MC-21 adapter firmware update

Leica SL2 with Sigma 45mm F2.8

For some background on this Leica SL2 problem, see my interview with Leica here.

I am currently re-testing the Leica SL2 with vertical grip, to see how the battery performs with various lenses. Following on from the earlier situation where 4K recording is met with an error message on the SL2 depending on the lenses used, Sigma has now optimised this with a firmware update for MC-21 (Canon EF mount adapter for L-mount), which should allow the adapter to be used for 4K recording. The question is, for how long!

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Did Leica just veto the Sigma MC-21 Canon EF adapter for L-mount? So much for an alliance!

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.

Read moreDid Leica just veto the Sigma MC-21 Canon EF adapter for L-mount? So much for an alliance!

An update on the NX-L speed booster for the Samsung NX1

(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.

Read moreAn update on the NX-L speed booster for the Samsung NX1

Samsung NX1 is now full frame – First look at the Canon mount NX-L “Speed Booster” from Italy

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!

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The Sony A7R II and A7S II go medium format

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.

Read moreThe Sony A7R II and A7S II go medium format

Autofocus is MEGA fast on new Kipon Canon EF lens adapter for Micro Four Thirds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIFwXztcOzA

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.

Read moreAutofocus is MEGA fast on new Kipon Canon EF lens adapter for Micro Four Thirds

Positive Locking Canon EF and Nikon adapters by Ciecio7 (for E-Mount / Sony A7S / Micro 43 / GH4 / FZ Mount / F55)

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.

Read morePositive Locking Canon EF and Nikon adapters by Ciecio7 (for E-Mount / Sony A7S / Micro 43 / GH4 / FZ Mount / F55)