Filters, Adapters, Matte boxes Thu, 13 Dec 18 17:14:36 -0700 Filters, Adapters, Matte boxes en-CA Kipon Lens Turbo Baveyes Adapters for Nikon Z and Canon R mounts Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:41:10 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21122@/talks/discussions image

KIPON start to deliver 8 models new 0.7x Baveyes/focal reducer for new Nikon Z mount & Canon R mount cameras, increased Baveyes lineup for using medium format lenses on full frame cameras from 24 to 32 models.

  • Baveyes Pentax645-Nikon Z 0.7x
  • Baveyes Pentax67-Nikon Z 0.7x
  • Baveyes MAMIYA645-Nikon Z 0.7x
  • Baveyes Hasselblad V-Nikon Z 0.7x
  • Baveyes Hasselblad V-EOS R 0.7
  • Baveyes MAMIYA645-EOS R 0.7x
  • Baveyes Pentax67-EOS R 0.7x
  • Baveyes Pentax645-EOS R 0.7x

KIPON Baveyes introduces a line-up of the world's first lens adapters that bring the famous medium format optics to Sony E, Leica SL and Leica M, Nikon Z, Canon R 35mm full frame cameras, virtually eliminating any crop factor image loss and maintaining diagonal angle of view.

The transformation results in a 0.7x factor to the original lens focal length with a gain of one stop in lens speed. Foremost in the advanced adapters, is the custom designed five element multicoated formula by German optics research institution, with the ability to use full frame SLR lenses on crop sensor camera bodies and mirrorless cameras.

Many medium format lenses are legendary for contrast, flare resistance, color saturation, bokeh and are in a class of their own compared to even the best 35mm format glass. And the Sony, Leica, Nikon, Canon image sensors, in the heart of their robust camera bodies, give new life to these medium format legendary lenses.

The retailer price for these optic focal reducer is 695 USD,can order from Amazon Japan and Tmall China and Ebay factory shop from this week.

NiSi filters for DJI Mavic 2 Pro Sat, 08 Dec 2018 19:17:40 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21084@/talks/discussions image


  • HD Polarizer 2,980 yen
  • Enhanced Polarizer 3,580 yen
  • ND4 2,580 yen
  • ND8 2,580 yen
  • ND16 2,580 yen
  • ND32 2,580 yen
  • ND64 2,580 yen
  • ND256 2,580 yen
  • ND1000 2,980 yen
  • Gradient Soft GND - 2,980 yen

They also offer kits

Viltrox Canon EF to m43 Electronic Speed Booster Adapter Mon, 04 Dec 2017 23:22:35 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18395@/talks/discussions image

Viltrox EF-M2 Electronic Adapter (F Booster) is designed for Micro Four Third cameras and Canon EF mount lenses. EF-M2 has built in optics to increase light input by one F stop and reduce focal length by x0.71. EF-M2 also comes with USB port for firmware update and a dedicated button to adjust aperture.

Product features:

  • Support Micro Four Third cameras
  • Integrated USB port for adapter firmware update^
  • 4 elements in 4 groups optics increase light input by one F stop and also reduce focal length by x0.71.
  • Dedicated switch to adjust aperture
  • Support EF lenses manufactured by Canon, Sigma, Tokina and Tamron
  • Record EXIF data includes aperture, focal distance etc.
  • Support lens Image Stabilizer
  • High precision galvanized alloy with chromium plating on both mounting surface to ensure smooth installation and durability.

Sigma MC-11 Mon, 02 May 2016 08:46:26 -0600 MikeLinn 15033@/talks/discussions

Canon RF mount adapters available Sun, 04 Nov 2018 05:52:17 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20805@/talks/discussions
  • L/M-CR Leica M Mount to Canon RF Mount
  • FD-CR Canon FD Mount to Canon RF Mount
  • NG-CR Nikon G to Canon RF Mount
  • EF-CR Canon EF to Canon RF Mount
  • MAF-CR Minolta Sony A to Canon RF Mount
  • MD-CR Minolta MD to Canon RF Mount
  • CY-CR Contax Yashica to Canon RF Mount
  • NIK-CR Nikon AIS to Canon RF Mount

    Fotodiox Macro Bellows for Sony E Mount Sun, 28 Oct 2018 06:44:39 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20761@/talks/discussions

    Cost is around $36

    Variable NDs shootout Sat, 20 Oct 2018 23:17:29 -0600 MikeLinn 20704@/talks/discussions

    Mitakon lens Turbo, Speed Booster analog, available Sat, 20 Apr 2013 09:22:16 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6753@/talks/discussions image


    • Ratio is 0.726
    • No electronics planned

    Newest adapters version MK II available on deals -

    Viltrox electronic focal reducer vs. Zhongyi Lens Turbo II Comparison Tue, 13 Jun 2017 07:59:46 -0600 fatpig 17137@/talks/discussions Viltrox came out with the first cheap electronic focal reducer. I got it because I'd like to use some Canon lenses that have no aperture ring. Sadly, corners are not quite as sharp and there is a little more bulging. Also, inside the adapter is less space because of electronics, and some vintage lenses wont fit without cutting protruding pins.

    check out these straight-out-of-camera JPGs from the Sony A6500.

    viltrox: viltrox

    Zhongyi: zhongyi

    Sigma Lenses limited work with new Nikon cameras via adapter Fri, 28 Sep 2018 10:19:43 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20551@/talks/discussions

    Operating condition of Nikon “Z7” and SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for Nikon mount

    We would like to announce that we have confirmed that SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for Nikon mount in the current lineup do not have any issues with general operation when they are used on the “Z7”, released by Nikon Corporation, via their “Mount Adapter FTZ”.

    In addition, please note the information below when using the following lenses.

    • Interchangeable lenses that do not incorporate an AF drive motor will operate only in manual focus.
    • Some interchangeable lenses shipped out before November 2013 that are not compatible with the latest DSLR cameras will not operate.

    We will continue verification and provide updates on the operating conditions including discontinued models.

    For further information, please contact your nearest authorized SIGMA subsidiary / distributor.

    We appreciate your continued support for our company and products.

    Fotodiox Canon EF to Fujifilm GFX Fusion Smart AF Adapter Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:58:04 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20503@/talks/discussions

    Fotodiox to Premiere Fusion Smart AF Adapter for Canon EF Lenses to Fujifilm GFX Cameras at Photokina 2018

    Fotodiox Pro an industry leader in the manufacture of lens mount adapters is pleased to announce the newest addition to their Fusion Smart AF line of adapters: The Canon EF to Fujifilm GFX Fusion Smart AF Adapter.

    The EF-GFX Fusion Smart AF Lens adapter will allow users to mount Canon EF lenses to Fujifilm GFX bodies while retaining autofocus, in-camera aperture control, lens image stabilization and recording lens EXIF data to the camera allowing for much larger range of fully functional lenses to be used with this phenomenal camera system.

    Although the adapter will allow you to mount any Canon EF lens, you may experience vignetting on some lenses as the image circle may not fully cover the larger sensor of the GFX system. Not to worry, the GFX-EF Fusion Smart AF adapter includes a built-in switch to change between Medium Format mode (full sensor) to 35mm mode (cropped sensor) to take full advantage of all lenses available. We've also included a switch on the adapter to allow you quickly and smoothly switch from Aperture Priority mode to Program Mode without needing to navigate in-camera menus.

    The EF-GFX Fusion Smart AF Lens Adapter is also the first adapter in Fotodiox's Fusion line to include a micro USB port to allow for firmware updates providing a nearly future proof solution for GFX users.

    The public premiere of the EF-GFX Fusion Smart AF Lens Adapter will be at Photokina 2018 in Hall 2.1 Stand D11 from September 26-29, 2018.

    Serving the photo and video markets since 2004, Fotodiox Pro is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality, professional and affordable photography and videography accessories. Known for such products as the WonderPana wide-angle filter system, the Vizelex ND Throttle adapter series, award-winning GoTough accessories, and the groundbreaking PopSpot, FACTOR and FlapJack LED lights.

    BIRTV 2018: NiSi Filters for Matte Box and Big Lenses Thu, 13 Sep 2018 17:22:16 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20425@/talks/discussions

    Viltrox Focal Reducer Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:50:08 -0600 IronFilm 20238@/talks/discussions How is it, anybody using it?

    Cinegear 2018: Schneider True-Net Diffusion Filters Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:31:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20072@/talks/discussions

    C-mount to m43 adapters (2) Fri, 27 Jan 2012 17:25:08 -0700 Alex 2124@/talks/discussions ... what are your experiences with c-mount adapters? How do you adjust your c-mount lenses to have proper focus to infinity? I thought I just have to buy a precisely machined adapter and all those lenses will fit just how they should. Now I own about 5 different c-mount adapters (latest is the METABONES adapter) and non of them seam to match the required flange back. Do you have to loosen all those tiny screws on the lens and adjust it to your camera/adapter??

    good info I googled:

    Helios 44M 58/2 Adaptor Fri, 29 Jun 2012 11:30:29 -0600 Diffusion33 3723@/talks/discussions I recently found an old camera bag left on the street to be picked up as rubbish. Inside if found an Helios 44M 58/2 the lens seems to be in perfect condition apart from the aperture blades do not seem to make a perfect circle. Glass is perfect condition, It also came with a couple of interesting filters a Hoya center spot clear filter an a softener B! Wonder what these will look like in video mode. Has anyone ever used these? Anyways i'm looking to get an adapter so i can test it out. Suggestions please? Just another thing whilst browsing for that lens it seems like most of them go to aperture f16 mine is f22 is that something special or rare? Okay this is what i'm looking at

    Metabones lens speed booster adapter, focal reducer Sun, 13 Jan 2013 22:26:32 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 5770@/talks/discussions This is 0.71x metabones focal reducer located in the lens adapter.



    • Magnification: 0.71x
    • Maximum input aperture: f/1.26
    • Maximum output aperture: f/0.90
    • Lens elements/groups: 4/4
    • Objective lens mounts: Canon-EF, Nikon-F (Leica-R, Contax C/Y, Contarex and Alpa planned)
    • Capabilities, Canon-EF version: Electronic iris control, AF and VR
    • Capabilities, Nikon-F version: Manual iris control of G type lenses
    • Camera mounts: Sony NEX, Micro Four Thirds, (Fuifilm X planned)
    • Length reduction (Sony NEX, version): 4.16mm
    • Length reduction (Micro Four Thirds version): 6.17mm
    • Dimensions Sony NEX version (diameter x length): 69mm x 27mm (with tripod mount removed)
    • Weight Sony NEX version: 194 grams
    • Tripod mount: Removable type with Arca Swiss compatibility

    • In reality it is EOS to E mount adapter with glass

    • Price for Canon version is about $600
    • Price for Ninon G to m43 is about $400

    See more at

    Philip Bloom made big mostly like marketing text (and it is, as it is present) full of inline advertisment (almost as text volume), as this thing will have issues anyway. So, wait and do not jump.

    You can check early topic on reducers

    RJ Lens Turbo m43 adapters Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:13:02 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9086@/talks/discussions image


    Above is Nikon F/G - m43 0.71x.


    • m42 to m43
    • Nikon F /G to m43 (new, with tripod mount ring, check photo above)
    • Canon EOS (passive) to m43 (new, with tripod mount ring, check photo above)
    • Canon FD to m43
    • Monolta MD to m43
    • Pentax K to m43
    • Pentax PKA to m43 (for lenses without aperture rings)

    Improved optics making is sharper than Mitakon offerings.

    Price: adapters without tripod mount - $122 $90, with tripod mount - $129 $99
    Shipping: Price already includes shipping for all countries.

    I want to buy this adapter.

    Nisi Allure Mist Filters Sat, 19 May 2018 01:33:31 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19742@/talks/discussions image

    NiSi Announces Allure Mist Black/White Filters

    Allure Mist White – Highlights:

    • Reduces highlights and lowers contrast
    • Softens wrinkles and blemishes

    Allure Mist Black – Highlights:

    • Reduces overall flare and contrast
    • Produces mist effect

    To coincide with the exciting launch of F3 full-frame prime cine lenses, NiSi has also released Allure Mist White/Black and anamorphic filters; adding to their already burgeoning range of cinema filters.

    Available in sizes 4x5.65”, 6.6x6.6”, the new filters will further assist filmmakers to capture their intended artistic expression with every shoot.

    Preorders for individual filters available from May 7th 2018


    Nikon F to Sony E-mount autofocus adapters test Wed, 02 May 2018 09:44:28 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19617@/talks/discussions

    WTB: Anamorphic adapters Sun, 22 Apr 2018 06:19:47 -0600 attagirl 19513@/talks/discussions I'm looking for a new look and interested in purchasing ISCO Wide-Screen 2000 (isco 2000 mc) anamorphic adapter. Plz PM if selling

    NiSi Prosories P1 - filters for smartphone Fri, 30 Mar 2018 13:13:17 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19315@/talks/discussions image

    Haida Nano Video Filters Wed, 28 Mar 2018 04:48:12 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19292@/talks/discussions Our interview at The Photography Show 2018

    Company page -

    Ultimate Line 84.5mm and 100mm ND Filters Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:32:42 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19212@/talks/discussions

    European company 84.5mm / 100mm camera filters presents new series of photographic filters called ULTIMATE LINE made of high quality organic glass CR-39.


    Ultimate line are 100mm wide Neutral density camera filters fully compatible with all other standard filter systems / holders of various brands. Filters are hand made in EU and designed mainly for outdoor use (landscape photography, architecture, nature etc.)

    84.5mm / 100mm camera filters company describes why use of graduated neutral density filters is often necessary when shooting outdoors also in digital age: “The human eye has a much greater dynamic range than photographic film or CCD/CMOS digital sensor (dynamic range means the ability to visualize a wide range from darkest to lightest shades of the light).

    Because this fact, often happens that high dynamic scene that we see by human eye lost most of its dynamic range after shooting with digital camera, for example dramatic textured clouds are on the digital photo visible only as a large white area, in photographic terminology: "over-exposed area". Upper part of the image is very light and lower part is very dark.

    This negative fact is present because digital sensor or film can not record images with a large dynamic range such as a human eye. Due to this, a photograph taken outside (outdoor) is sometimes useless when a filter is not used. And that is why almost all outdoor photographers (landscape, architecture or nature photographers) uses filters so-called gradual ND filters (Neutral density filters).

    The neutral density filter is grey colored filter which reduces amount of light passing through a filter and it neutralizes darker upper part of image without affecting its color tone (neutrality). The result is often stunning - "blow" of the sky will disappear, the sky and cloud structure becomes visible, three-dimensional lattice, while the very bottom (landscape) remain ideal exposed (not over exposed, not dark). Moreover, the effect is very natural and the use of the filter is not noticeable.”

    Material used for production of filters is Grade A highest quality CR-39 often called “organic glass” from USA. This material is often used for cockpits of military airplanes, lightweight dioptric glasses and by best producers of square camera filters. It has high resistivity and superior optical parameters like refractive index 1.501 and Abbe number 58.

    84.5mm / 100mm camera filters won various awards including Digifoto Pro and Ephoto golden medals for its neutrality and optical quality and are used by most famous photographers like James Grant, Bart Heirwig etc.

    Filters can be purchased by network of worldwide dealer or directly from

    Shipping worldwide. Prices of filters starting at 49.95 Eur (you can apply coupon code FLASHSALE25 for additional 25% time-limited discount)


    Irix ND32000 Filter Tue, 06 Mar 2018 03:59:23 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19133@/talks/discussions image

    • 15 stops filter
    • 4.5 optical density of 4.5
    • Waterproof and oil repellent NANO coating
    • 159 EUR price
    NAB 2017: Fotodiox DLX Stretch lens adapters Sun, 28 May 2017 14:41:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17036@/talks/discussions

    Hinged Camera Lens Cap - LENSCAPT Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:00:50 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19010@/talks/discussions

    Irix Edge 100 filter system Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:38:59 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18036@/talks/discussions

    The TH Swiss company would like to announce the expansion of its range of Irix accessories with the Edge 100 series filter system. Among new products, there will be a versatile holder – the IFH-100 - with dedicated adapters and a wide choice of 100x100mm and 100x150mm filters.


    The Irix Edge IFH-100 filter holder

    The Irix IFH-100 is a universal filter holder designed for size 100mm filters. Its lightweight compact construction and bayonet adapter are created especially for the Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens, allowing the use of two filters at the same time without any vignetting effect. The construction of the filter holder base on the removable adapters allows for quick and easily attachment to the lens, along with free rotation around the optical axis when using the graduated or polarizing filters.

    The ability to use removable adapters with thread diameters from 67mm to 82mm means that the holder can be used with lenses produced by Irix in the future, along with other brands. Each adapter has an additional thread for attaching the cap to the lens.

    The filter holder is made of an aluminium alloy, which guarantees the high strength and stiffness of its structure. This has enabled to get an extremely compact size while keeping wide functionality, along with an aesthetic design together with the whole Irix product line. It is worth mentioning that the IFH-100 is the lightest holder of its class. The front surface of the filter holder is covered with a light-absorbing velvet fabric that blocks access to the side light, what is especially important when using high density optical ND filters.

    The Irix Edge 100 filters

    With the introduction of the IFH-100 filter holder, the Edge 100 series filters will also be available in two formats. The first, size 100x150, will contain gradual filters with a soft and hard transition, and also a reversed gradual filter dedicated to taking pictures of sunrises and sunsets. These rectangular filters will be available in ND4, ND8 and ND16 versions. In the square format, Neutral Density filters with densities ND32, ND128, ND1000, ND1000K will be available for the 100x100mm, along with a polarizing filter. There are future plans by the manufacturer to introduce filters which reduce light pollution.

    Edge 100 series filters have a thickness of 2mm and are made from high quality optical glass which is also used in the production of the optical elements in lenses. Filters are coated on both sides with an anti-reflective nano-coating to keep high contrast and natural colours in pictures. The additional water and oil repellent coating also ensures easy cleaning of the surface.


    The premiere at Photo Plus Expo 2017

    The Edge series will be available at the Irix booth (No.929) during the Photo Plus Expo in New York City on October 26-28, 2017.

    The full range of new Irix Edge accessories, along with pricing and availability information, will be published in the near future.

    Canon variable ND filter Sun, 28 Jan 2018 20:20:42 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18884@/talks/discussions image

    Interesting patent.

    Viltrox EF-M2 Advice Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:09:31 -0700 jclmedia 18821@/talks/discussions I see this Viltrox EF-M2 adapter is very similar to the metabones speed booster for only $200, considering getting this along with the 18-35mm and see how it goes. any one else use it?

    Right now I have the 12-35mm ii.