2017: the Year of Smart Adapters
2017 will be remembered not only as the year, when Fujifilm finally got massive flash support from third party manufacturers, but also the year of smart adapters for Fujifilm GFX 50S and also Fujifilm X series cameras.
Regarding smart adapters, here is a little overview of available or soon to come adapters.
- Techart (Canon EF-GFX)
- Steelsring (Canon EF-Fuji X, Canon EF-GFX, Nikon F-GFX, Nikon F-Fuji X)
- Fringer (Contax 645-GFX, Canon EF-Fuji X)
- Kipon (Canon EF-GFX, Contax 645-GFX)
Fringer EF-FX Smart Adapter
Fringer just uploaded this video demonstrating the use of the electronic aperture ring on ther Canon EF to Fuji FX smart adapter.
We already reported about Fringers EF-FX smart adapter in the past and we had several videos shared on FR showing for example the AF-C with the Sigma 30/1.4 (see video here), and also the Sigma 18-35mmF1.8 on Fujifilm X-T2 PDAF demo video here.
Just search for “Fringer” on FujiRumors, to see all Fringer related content.
Here is what they write regarding the electronic aperture ring:
“Fringer EF-FX Pro version has a built-in electronic aperture ring. The usage is similar to Fujifilm XF lenses. You will be able to use Canon lenses on Fujifilm mirrorless just like native XF lenses!
It’s an electronic aperture ring with contactless internal design so you don’t need to worry about the contact wearing issues. When you turn that aperture ring, in case of a 85/1.4 lens it will set aperture to F1.4, F1.6, F1.8, F2.0…, F22 and ‘Auto’. Every click equals to 1/3 stop. When it’s set to ‘Auto’, aperture will be decided by the camera. Watch the following video for more details.
I heard some other smart adapter manufacturers use a button on the adapter to control the aperture. I don’t think that is an effective method. Thinking about changing the aperture value from F1.4 to F16. You need to press that button dozens of times!
Fringer EF-FX Pro smart adapter let EF lenses work on Fujifilm X mount bodies. It supports AF (PDAF on X-Trans II/III and CDAF on all of them, watch this demo), electronic aperture control, EXIF recording and IS. It’s expected to be released on early 2018.
Fringer has been a professional smart adapter developer since 2013. He has developed world’s first Contax N/645 to Sony E full auto smart adapter, world’s first smart adapter for Fujifilm mirrorless (Contax 645-GFX50s) and now world’s first X mount smart adapter with electronic aperture ring“