lens adapters

An Overview of Lens Adapters

Creative minds love flexibility, and photographers are certainly no exception. Over time, both amateurs and professionals alike tend to amass an impressive collection of gear. What happens when you inevitably come across a beautiful lens that isn’t compatible with your camera system? An adapter can come to the rescue.

Vello Lens-Mount Adapters Make the Connection

If you’ve held on to all the lenses you’ve acquired over the years, this is the article for you. Maybe your T-mount lens is collecting dust in the attic or your Leica R series lens is rolled up in the sock drawer. If this is the case, break them out! It is a new day, as the advent of mirrorless camera systems has made these lenses relevant again.

Holiday 2012: Pancake Lenses

Pancake lenses, those small, fixed focal length lenses that barely protrude from your camera’s lens mount, are becoming increasingly common. Based on a simple Zeiss Tessar lens design that dates back more than a hundred years, pancake lenses are popular again due to their size—they extend an inch or less from the camera body—and weight, which is usually about 3 ounces.

Holiday 2012: Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Accessories

When Blackmagic Design announced their new Cinema Camera at NAB 2012, the camera was instantly recognized as a game changer. Previously, the Melbourne-based company was established as a leading manufacturer of hardware and software for video recording, editing and conversion.

Holiday 2012: M-Mount and M42 Lenses on Mirrorless Cameras

Sometimes technology gets in the way of quality. The convenience of features such as autofocus and optical image stabilization are hard to dispute, but some of the best glass in the world can be found in manual focus lenses that contain no electronics whatsoever. Such is the case with M-mount and M42-mount lenses made by Leica, Zeiss and Voigtlander.

New from Pentax: K-5 II DSLR and Q10 Digital Cameras, Four Lenses and an Adapter

The new 16.3-megapixel Pentax K-5 II DSLR camera will replace the current Pentax K-5 in Pentax’s DSLR lineup. It features a 16.3-megapixel CMOS image sensor with integrated AD conversion circuitry, which works with Pentax’s PRIME II Imaging Engine to deliver high-resolution, rich-gradation digital images.

Hands-On Review: the Fujifilm X-Pro1

The Fujifilm X-Pro1 digital camera will appeal to a variety of photographers, due to its retro design, notable image quality, ease of handling and simplicity of use. The X-Pro1 mimics a 35mm rangefinder design with low profile, all-metal construction, an optical viewfinder and manual exposure controls.

New Fujifilm M-Mount Adapter Vastly Expands Lens Choices for X-Pro 1 Camera

Further expanding the functionality of the X-Pro 1 camera, Fujifilm has unveiled that it will release a highly-anticipated M-mount Adapter for the camera that allows a much wider array of lenses to be used with the camera body. 

Use M-Mount and M42 Lenses on Mirrorless Cameras

Sometimes technology gets in the way of quality. For example, the finest wristwatches made today are self-winding units with jewels used as pivot points. They’re mechanical works of art assembled by hand, and you won’t find a battery or quartz crystal inside any of them.

Novoflex Nikon 'G'-Series to Canon EOS Adapter

The world just got a bit smaller for shooters who own multiple lens systems and would like—or need—the ability to mix and match camera bodies and optics for shooting stills and/or video. Novoflex, a long-time player in the lens adapter business, has introduced the Novoflex Nikon G to Canon EOS lens adapter.

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