Aputure DEC Vari-ND Wireless Lens Adapter (EF/EF-S to MFT-Mount)

Aputure DEC Vari-ND Wireless Lens Adapter (EF/EF-S to MFT-Mount)

Aputure DEC Vari-ND Wireless Lens Adapter (EF/EF-S to MFT-Mount)

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Product Highlights

  • Lens Adapter with Wireless Controller
  • Remotely Control Focus, A-B, Iris and ND
  • Built-In Electronic Variable ND Filter
  • ND8 - ND2048 (9 Stops)
  • Optical Design with Lens Coating
  • Lens Transparency up to 98%
  • Produces Neutral Colors with No Shifting
  • No Polarization
  • Controls Also Available on the Receiver
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Compatibility: MFT Cameras

E-Mount Cameras MFT Cameras
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Aputure DECNDMFT Overview

  • 1Description

The Aputure DEC Vari-ND EF to MFT-Mount Adapter allows you to attach Canon EF/EF-S mount lenses to MFT-mount cameras and remotely control focus, aperture, A-B focus points, and 9 stops of ND (ND8 - ND2048). The DEC Vari-ND has all the features of the original Aputure DEC adapters, and adds a built-in electronic liquid crystal variable ND filter. In addition to reducing the amount of light for longer exposures, it lets you achieve motion blur under bright light with the iris wide open, and provides enhanced control over depth of field.

The DEC Vari-ND adapter has an optical design with lens coating, and reaches a lens transparency of up to 98%. It produces neutral colors with no shifting that's common to traditional ND filters, and no polarization, eliminating the possibility of getting stuck with the "X" pattern on your footage.

Included is a comprehensive package containing the lens adapter, a receiver that attaches to the adapter over a robust LEMO-type connection, a wireless remote handgrip, and more. In the previous DEC models, the receiver was an integrated part of the adapter and didn't offer any controls. You were only able to make adjustments from the wireless handgrip. But the DEC Vari-ND has an updated design wherein the receiver has a control wheel that allows you to adjust the focus and ND stops. So you can now make selections from the handgrip or directly from the adapter. The remote handgrip also has a rosette adapter so you can attach it to your tripod.

The DEC Vari-ND is made mainly of copper and aircraft-grade aluminum, and incorporates velvet on the interior to ensure optimum stability. An impact-proof hard case is included for the entire package, and a smaller ABS case is also supplied for the lens cartridge to better protect it inside the main case.

Key Features
  • Attach Canon EF/EF-S mount lenses to MFT-mount cameras
  • Remotely control focus, aperture, A-B focus points, and 9 stops of ND (ND8 - ND2048)
  • Built-in electronic liquid crystal variable ND filter
  • Optical design with lens coating
  • Lens transparency up to 98%
  • Produces neutral colors with no shifting
  • No polarization
  • Controls available on the receiver and remote handgrip
Compatible EF/EF-S Mount Lenses
  • EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
  • EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
  • EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
  • EF 24-105mm f/4L USM
  • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
  • EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
  • EF 50mm f/1.8 II
  • EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
  • EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
  • EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
  • EF 100mm f/2.8L II USM
  • EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
In the Box
Aputure DEC Vari-ND Wireless Lens Adapter (EF/EF-S to MFT-Mount)
  • Adapter
  • Transparent Lens Assembly
  • Receiver (Control Box)
  • Wireless Remote Handgip
  • Claw Clip
  • GH Series Cable
  • LANC Cable
  • Charge & Update Cable
  • ABS Case for Lens Assembly
  • Impact-Proof Hardshell Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Aputure DECNDMFT Specs

    Compatible Camera MFT-mount camera (Micro 4/3) (for all frame sizes)
    ND Range ND8 - ND2048
    Power Adapter:
    Built-in 3.7 V, 1400 mAh lithium-ion battery
    ≤10 hour runtime
    ≤500 mA peak current
    5 V charge voltage

    Remote Handgrip:
    Built-in 3.7 V, 2600 mAh lithium-ion battery
    ≤48 hour runtime
    ≤300 mA peak current
    5 V charge voltage
    Wireless Frequency 2.4 GHz
    Wireless Range 328" (100 m)
    Micro USB Input Adapter:
    Charge/Remote/Update

    Remote Handgrip:
    Charge only
    Material of Construction Copper and aircraft-grade aluminum
    Velvet on the interior (for stability)
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Storage Temperature 4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
    Humidity 65 ± 20% (without condensation)
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    Package Weight 5.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.3 x 9.7 x 5.1"

    Aputure DECNDMFT Reviews

    question

    So, there is no focal reduction like on the DEC LensRegain (0.75x Focal Length Reducing Optics), just ND?
    Asked by: Fredrik L.
    You are correct, there is no affect on the apparent focal length with this device.
    Answered by: Dennis A L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    is there a cyan tint on high ND (512-2048) ?
    Asked by: SuperAthleteTraining ..
    The only reference to magenta with the DEC Vari-ND states that Aputure has figured out how to avoid it. We could not find any other reports regarding a magenta issue and this device.
    Answered by: Dennis A L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Is the change between different strengths of ND smooth - like an iris pull on a de-clicked cine lens? Or in steps - like changing iris on a stills lens?
    Asked by: David
    Our understanding is the transition is smooth.
    Answered by: Dennis A L.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Aputure only lists this as being compatible with Canon lenses, but has anyone had any luck getting the remote focusing to work with third-party EF-lens makers such as Sigma?
    Asked by: Kaveh A.
    Many peoples have used Sigma, Tamron, Tikina and the likes with perfect success. Just make sure it is an autofocus lens
    Answered by: Levi H. FeelWorld Expert
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    So If I can only afford one mount for the GH5 + Sigma 12-35mm, what should I get? Metabones or Aputure?Contexts for what I'm doing:Initially the Sig Lens will be used indoor for Green Screen work on a GH5.I'll have the Pan 12-60mm 2.8/4 for outdoor run and gun stuff but If I wanted to take the Sig Outside...
    Asked by: Chris
    Hi Chris KI will tell pros and cons you decide what is best for youI have to say I've got this for sony a7s ii (has auto focus in video)Pros:1-Variable ND filter is good enough to work2-Has controller3-has a nice hard case4-Internal battery last long good5-Can adjust irisCons:1-Doesn't do good job on auto focus even with controller you can't pull focus 2-The built quality is not good enough to last long3-It size factor with the antenna or whatever you should attach in order to get it to work is not a good size and always is on way4-The lens doesn't fit sometimes to it5-Except iris and nd the controller is uselessThese are I can think of right nowIn my opinion go for metabones if you need autofocus and durability If not buy cheap ones just to connect your lens
    Answered by: Hossein N.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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