Anyone tried the adapter with Irix stills lenses like their 11mm Firefly or 15mm?
Привет! Завтра покупаю этот адаптер, есть смысл его покупать. Я не силён в английском
Mine stained on the inside and I can't clean it
Sony should've added the ND option for their LA-EA5 adapter. Sigma should've done the same for their MC-11 adapter.
the glare/ funky bokeh balls maybe due to the reflective black paint in the inner barrel of the adapter, i think i have heard someone mentioning this issue, im not sure whether they fixed it in the newer ones
Harv - what model # of K&F Concept Adapter are you using for full frame EF-full frame E (FE)? I can’t seem to get any support help on that.
Always good reviews but why all this frickin' rock music in intros?
I have had this product for about a year and I don't use it anymore because of the massive light leaks that come in when there is a lighting source on the sides of the adapter, I didn't like that at all because I like my videos to look really clean. The concept is great though, just that was the big problem for me.
Fotodiox have a new adapter that supports autofocus now!
is there one rf to ef one ?
Perfecto - I'm only looking an adapter to match EF cine lenses to the A7S III - so what do I care about AF. I wonder if an EF cine lense will hold still with the K&M adapted or this when doing follow focus
if you don't want tint, there is also an adapter made by apature released back in 2017 called the Apature VariND for e mount. it uses an eletronic variable nd like the fs5
The lens aperture is not measured in T stops but on F stops,
you cannot assume exposure from F stops
Harv, another excellent presentation-about a very helpful subject.
Man, you're making that A7sII look good nowadays.
What's your secret? I could never make it look that good when I owned one.
I have a few ideas to contribute if you don't mind, since I have used the Fotodiox throttle ND filters extensively, and even have a video on them my own negligible there's that.
But, regarding your presentation:
begin, if you use fast lenses and need/want to shoot video with more open apertures the 2 stop start is actually an advantage for exclusive videos shooters-especially on bright, high contrast days.
Yes, for shutterbugs the two stop start has some negatives, but those are all but microscopic for us can be even turned into advantages.
2. Minimal color shifts and sharpness differences are,.well, minimal, easy to correct in post, again, with minimal angst. (Frankly, I was delighted to find these were so small for this product).
Conclusion: IMHO: These niggling negatives are a small, even microscopic price to pay for all this facility and convenience.
3. The pro version of this filter you have just reviewed is really great, and the adjustment wheel is wonderful with a perfect resistance that allows for easy control of even tiny, incremental adjustments. The same can be said of adjustments of the less expensive version Fotodiox makes for the Fuji X mount (don't think it bears the name "Vizelex".The build quality is not as good, and it's often difficult to find the ND adjustment ring. I placed a textured covering over the filter adjustment wheel to help solve that. Improvisation. That's what we video people do. Fotodiox needs to make the better built version for Fuji-it would be a God-sent for the increasingly video-oriented and excellent Fuji line of cameras, especially the X-T4. In addition, people have been waiting a LONG time for them to pony up and make this adapter for the new Panasonic S series of full frame mirrorless. Those cameras are here to stay. Fotodiox: make it!
4. BIG PRO for the Vizelex throttle adapter: Normally, when you're out in the cruel world, with all its vicissitudes, and you want to change lenses, one of those most unwelcome of those vicissitudes is a sensor full of dust compliments of a gust of wind that villain Mother Nature throws at you. BIG PRO IMHO: mirrorless camera sensor never exposed-no matter how long you ponder over which lens to select next!-thus, once again thwarting Mother Nature-who, if you haven't noticed, is mostly spending her efforts trying to kill us.
Wunderbar for Fotodiox! *!
For Mother Nature: one out of five stars.*_ _ _ _.
5. Electronic issues from compatibility limitations are easily solved: shoot non-electronic lenses and shoot like a real film maker: fully manual and full MF.
IBIS makes it all possible and has opened up a world of useable, affordable lenses with real character-a wonderful gift from the past, existing in plentitude, affordable, and a welcome relief from the antiseptic, sterile quality of today's electronic lenses.suitable only for pixel peeking and pixel peekers.
I have a wonderful set of Canon FD lenses in a wide variety of speeds and focal lengths that provide wonderful focus rings, most with butter smooth resistance and almost no focus breathing, and I have Fotodiox adapters for them for Fuji X, Nikon Z, and Sony E mount. So, want to buy a bunch of variable ND filters in a variety of sizes and a box full of step rings? I know of a man who has some for saleenquiring minds want to know.
6. The elimination of the hated "X" pattern.a dream come true. Fotodioxvielen Dank! That pattern has ruined so many good shots for me. I found even the Polar Pro Peter McKinnon variables, though void of the hated X, show some uneven darkening on the extreme end of the filter-not present in the Fotodiox.
7. The Canon filter is a brilliant idea. You say it's over priced for what it is? Really?!? From Canon!?! Overpriced for the feature!?!-from Canon?
Want to see my shocked face
It's not only over priced, it's horrible. The "focus wheel" is tiny, with almost no resistance-making it almost impossible to make fine adjustments. Sometimes it takes so much time to get the adjustment the way you want it you might as well just have put on a lens filter and be done with it. This filter is one of Canon's worst accessories-worse even than the terrible LCD viewer they mis-designed for the wonderful Canon XC-15. What I did with my Canon ND filter adapter? Rather than inflict it on some hapless Canon fan whatever.I seriously considered taking it into the back yard and shooting it repeatedly-the normal response we have to bad products here in Texas.
But then I thought: hey, it's a Canon fan boy-so who cares? Besides, it was slightly expensive as a target.
There's you're probably thinking this is already too much.
Thanks again for bringing attention to a really excellent product. Do you want it for your next Spielberg spectacular? Probably not. But, IMO, it's good enough for 98+% of what most of us do.
I have a few points here but first of all, love the content as always and a great review, I was always curious about these types of adapters. 1) The EOS RF ND adapter doesn't even work if you pull out the insert, you lose focus completely because of the way the light hits that extra piece of glass, it changes the focus plane or something of that matter, so you MUST buy a regular adapter or that overpriced glass. I totally agree on that. 2) The best adapter by far is the MC11 by sigma, it's the only adapter I'm aware of that gives you full time AF-C even in video with native performance with all modern Sigma lenses e.g. ART line. You won't find an adapter to my knowledge that lets you AF-C in video with canon glass at all. 3) Although the Fotodiox and MC11 won't work with Canon EF-S glass due to the protruding rear element gasket (except the 17-55mm 2.8 as you can remove that gasket by hand), you can in fact use third party EF-S glass such as the Tamrons or the most popular Sigma 18-35mm 1.8 or my APSC weapon of choice. All in all, great video. I did just put in my preorder for the A7Siii, though it was painful I think it'll be worth it.
I would've rather you adjusted the stops with ISO or shutter speed rather than with aperture since f-stop isn't necessarily a measurement of light. If you were using a lens with t-stop that would've been more accurate.
As for the halo, it's just like you said. same happens when using a big step-up ring with an ND for example.
Nice one Harv! I see that they even made one for the L mount. First of its kind! I may have to take a look at this
I really like what your neon sign in the background does :D interesting gear review :)
Oh and I don't mind the halo, two bohkes for the price of one ;) lol
I have it and find it pretty useful. I have this and the glass less fotodiox adapter too. I use the glassless much more often but it's nice to have the vnd versión. I've heard of the missconection issues but never had them myself. I have tons o Canon ef lenses and its great to be able to use them with my sony cameras. Color shifting? Dunno, not that of an expert.
Please tell me about a good lens with excellent zoom and good price. No expensive. Thanks
hi, i want to buy a fixed aperture lens(f 2.8) like 17-55mm, 28-75mm. My question is how i can change the aperture from 2.8 to . 5 7 8 ect? since the lend doesn t have a ring for that. For example the canon 17-55mm f2.8 paired with a proper canon DSLR, how it change the aperture?
Would you recommend this camera to a beginner film maker, and how much does the big lens (with blue ring) cost?
It can be a ridiculously good time utilizing a lens adapter with legacy glass. There are adapters available for pretty much any mount, but I am partial to using the old Minolta MC/MD manual focus lenses on my Sony NEX-F3. Focus peaking is key to getting sharp photos.
I recently picked up a beautiful old Minolta MC Rokkor-PG 58mm f/1.2 lens for $55 at a pawn shop. They go for 10x this on ebay! What an incredible super fast lens that is a joy to shoot with. I also bought an equally nice 50mm f/1.4 for $30, which is also a wonderful (and normally much less expensive) option for amazing depth of field flexability. Similarly nice 50mm f/1.7 and f/2.0 lenses can be had for even less. Really great cheap fun with the NEX cameras.
I tried f16 and f22 and it's still blurry/very soft. I think the design of my dumb adapter was not precise. I think the tube was a little longer than the fotodiox adapter but I'll see when my fotodiox adapter arrives. Mine only focused up to 15-20feet when set to infinity and beyond 20feet it's blurry. it's like having a extension tube for macro. that's the effect I got with my lens adapter. :/
I have a question, I saw you also use 45mm rokkor lens, is it really possible to focus to infinity? Is everything in focus or not? Cos i went to their site and it says that infinity focus guaranteed on the description so I decided to I buy one. I have one adapter for my Nikon 1 system with 45mm Rikkor lens but when I set my lens to infinity, the background is not in focus or it's very soft or blurry. Tried my 58mm Rokkor lens and it's the same. Hopefully this one will work fine though.
Well, I tried to use the same lens with my A7II using similar adapter (FD-NEX) and I got the vignette effect. Only when I switched camera to ASP-C mode the vignette gone, but the frame is cropped. What I did wrong?
can I used this adapter in my Canon EF 50 mm f 1.4 USM, to sony A6400 without losing my auto focus?
I just bought the fd mount adapter for the my Sony and I don’t see the stop changing on the screen . It just stays on 0 . Is there anything I’m doing wrong ?
Does the Sony A7 iii go into APSC mode? Or do the FD lens use the full frame?
Well this video is completely useless! How am I supposed to get a hold of *your* fingers every time I need to change a lens?!?
Wooowww , amazing , now a can use my lovely FD canon lenses , fantastic thanks for this exelent report cheers
you say Canon FD 50mm F1.4 but your sample shots are the Canon FD 50mm F1.8?
nice video! is the "A" mode (automatic aperture mode) working, or only manual aperture?
I use an FD 28mm f/2.8 on my A7
How can you make videos on products without mentioning their foremost basic caracteristics . Does the aperture display correctly on the screen ? cropping factor ? is there a glass in the adapter that would lower the image quality ?
What adapter I should use for the Canon 50mm 1.4 LMT?
Did you shoot with full frame mode or apsc mode? Any vigneting in wide open?
looks more like an FL lens
Will autofocus still work
As soon as I posted this question I just figured it out. I had to adapt the lens to the adapter in the open position. Then mounted it to my camera body and then switched it to the locked position and now I can control the aperture.
Around 1:25 I don't know what he means by you can use the lock-open ring as a declicked aperture ring
I just got a canon FD for my A7rii. I can't seem to change the aperture and the seller is telling me you can only change the aperture manually only if I mount it to a canon body only. Can anyone back this up?
Check out my short film which I shot on the Sony A7Rii + Canon FD.
I used old Canon FD lenses for all the interior shots and for the water scenes I used the 35mm Sony / Carl Zeiss lens since it was the only auto focus lens that would fit in the underwater housing we had. I constantly switched back and forth from fullframe / super 35 mode - which is what I love about the A7Rii.
The whole film was shot using only natural light. For the interior scenes I mostly exposed from the window since that was my source of light. Because I created the look mostly in camera, it made color grading pretty hard.I used a custom color profile - one which I'm not sure if I would use again because the a lot of footage came out very purple-y. maybe it's from the old canon glass?
was this in Nashville?
What is the crop factor if you mount a 50mm? Thank you.
You need more b roll footage
I just purchased mines and when I put my Nikon DX lens on it to use with my Sony a7s ii. It actually has all these fuzzy white noise during video. Do you know what could be the problem?
Does the pro have a tripod mount ? We do need it for longer lenses don't we ?
Does it auto focus ?
Does it works to fit a Nikon DX 55-200mm lens on A6000? Do you know if the DX is a G or an F lens?
I have a Gh4 and a Nikon 50mm E lens, and I wanted to know which adapter I should get to combine the two?
Hi Jon, how about light leaks? I bought one last year and had to return it, it was leaking and creating internal reflections as soon as a light source was hitting at a certain angle.
The reviews on Amazon .there is a "review video" of a customer that could literally pull this adapter apart. Looked like the adapter was held together via friction-fitted parts. Are you able to do the same? .or have you had any trouble with this Fotodiox adapter, after a year's usage? Thanks for your time.
Works with the a6000?
how do you know exactly what aperture you're on please?
Hi Non Ai lens fits the adapter ? thanks
I have a question, I own a sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC lens for Nikon and a Nex5r camera, will this adapter work for the sigma lens? vise versa
Is there vignetting when using nikon full frame lenses on a7?
Hi! Is it compatible to Tamron Nikon mount lenses as well?
Jon - I'm going to use my lenses from my Nikon D700 (50 35 20 15) what happens to their focal length.
Does the adapter has aperture markings? How do you know which aperture you are at?
On the NEX 6 or a6000 if I use this adapter and mount a Nikor 18-300mm is the tripod mount on the camera going to support it? The cheaper Fotodiox with the tripod mount is listed as "Infinity focusing is guaranteed." Your thoughts please.
Hi Jon, I like your simple vids. I'm new to Sony 7R and have several G Nikon lenses that I use on my D800E, will this adapter allow focus peaking for manual focus? I'm planning on using my Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8, any thoughts?
Jon, I have the old Sony HVL-F43AM flash and just bought the Sony A7. Which is the correct adapter I need to make the two work correctly together? I'd like to stick with the company called Pixel if you know which model. Thank you.
I was I bit to fast with my answer. I read that this adapterring (for iris) has only 4 positions? What does the mean?
Hey there, Thanks for the review. I thought to buy the expensive novoflex adapter but after your video I think I go for the fotodiox. This adapter is for nex to nikon, not nikon to nex? Is there any vignetting with this adapter?