Lens Adapters

by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted
If you use an interchangeable-lens mirrorless digital camera, you know that one of the pleasures of mirrorless shooting is the ability to use lens-mount adapters to photograph with any number of vintage lenses (manual focus or autofocus), as well as some modern-day lenses from your favorite optical manufacturers. When using a crop sensor camera, you might have stumbled across adapters with the monikers
by Cory Rice ·Posted
Even diehard Sony DSLR apostles will be tempted to give Sony’s mirrorless cameras a try with the newly announced LA-EA5 Lens Adapter. This updated adapter expands AF capabilities when using legacy A-mount lenses on E-mount cameras while maintaining a sleek form factor and durable design. Sony
by John-Paul Pale… ·Posted
Although I’ll always be a film photography enthusiast, one of the things I love about digital cameras is the ability to create a more classic look by adapting vintage glass to DSLR and mirrorless models. Shooting with the optics of yesteryear opens you up to a world of alternatives, some of which are no longer made and, some of which, in my opinion, rival their modern counterparts. While there are modern lenses that offer advantages and improvements, photography isn’t always about maximum sharpness, intense contrast, super saturated colors,
by Fernando Ferraz ·Posted
Vello is developing a notable collection of manual lens adapters in its lineup, with several releases in 2017 that expand compatibility across cameras from many popular manufacturers. Fujifilm X-mount users can rejoice, because they have adapters for nearly any lens including Canon EF/EF-S,
by Josh Taylor ·Posted
One of the hottest trends in photography today is creating images that look like they could have been shot 50 or 100 years ago. In pursuit of that elusive vintage look, serious enthusiasts and pros are mounting vintage lenses on their DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, Lensbaby and Lomography (among others) are offering lenses inspired
by Cory Rice ·Posted
Over the past couple of years, Sony has shown its commitment to elevating the performance of its mirrorless cameras to rival that of DSLRs. With its sight clearly on the professional market, Sony has released full-frame options for pixel peepers (a7R III), videographers (a7S II), and sports shooters (
by BH Online Videos ·Posted
Do you have old photo lenses lying around, gathering dust? If so, let B&H’s Doug Guerra show you how to breathe new life into your picture making with the addition of a lens adapter. In this short YouTube video, Guerra introduces a variety of lens accessories, each of which opens up new possibilities for your work. You’ll learn about mechanical adapters for adding legacy lenses to a modern camera body, smart adapters that enable you to use modern glass on a different system while benefitting from automatic controls, and focal reducers that
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Do you happen to have some old photography lenses lying around? With lens adapters, there's a whole world of legacy lenses that can be adapted and used with modern camera bodies.
by BH Online Videos ·Posted
In the following video, Mia McCormick, from KelbyOne, discusses a new adapter and Speedbooster from Metabones. The Metabones Canon EF Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter Mark IV attaches a Canon EF lens to APS-C and full frame Sony E-mount cameras. The video explores its improved internal structure, its electronic communication with camera and lens, and the pros and cons of focusing with the adapter. McCormick also demonstrates
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Metabones Speed Booster adapters include a lens element that refocuses full frame lens information onto the smaller APS-C sensor area while adapting lens mounts. Additionally non-Speed Booster adapters change mounts and offer additional controls.