KIPON Releases LPL-GFX Pro Adapter to Use Arri LPL Mount Cine Lenses on FUJIFILM GFX 100

Kipon LPL-GFX Pro Adapter

KIPON has announced an LPL-GFX Pro adapter, which will allow you to use Arri LPL mount large format cine lenses on the latest 100 MP FUJIFILM GFX100 camera.

BHphoto offers a bundle of 6 Arri LPL cine lenses for the price of 15 times the value of my car or 25 years of rent for my apartment. Check it out here.

For more affordable LPL mount solutions you have to look at Tokina’s offering here.

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Voigtländer VM-X Close Focus Adapater for Fujifilm X Mount Cameras – First Images

At the CP+, Cosina displayed for the first time their Voigtländer VM-X close focus adapter, which will allow you to use Voigtländer VM and Zeiss ZM lenses on Fujifilm X-mount cameras.

The official Cosina PDF sheet says here – found via dc.watch here

“[google translated] Factorender VM mount and ZEISS ZM mount only. Mount adapter for mounting on Fujifilm X mount body. By incorporating a 4 mm stroke helicoid, it is possible to shoot “closer” from the shortest shooting distance of the lens body.”

FYI: also the Fujifilm X mount Zeiss Touit autofocus trinity is made by Cosina.

Images of the new adapter on Fujifilm cameras below.

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Kipon Baveyes EF-FX AF Autofocus “Speedbooster” Adapters Review

Kipon Baveyes EF-FX AF

When I was at photokina 2018, I stopped at the Kipon booth, and checked out the Kipon EF-FX 0.7x focal reducer (the quivalent of Metabones’ Speedbooster). Since I couldn’t test it, all I can say it that it feels very well build.

If you want to know more about it, definitely check out the Kipon Baveyes EF-FX ”Speedbooster” review at Mattias Burling Youtube.

PROS

  • all metal very sturdy build
  • USB port for firmware
  • similar results to Viltrox and Metabones focal reducers, and no so buggy like the Viltrox
  • AF for stills is pretty good

CONS

  • with some lenses swirly bokeh (the reviewers likes it, but some others might not like it)
  • X-H1 IBIS sometimes gives vignetting and ND sometimes creeps into frame
  • AF is not as reliable as native lens
  • not for streets and sports photography
  • Video AF is not great

You can purchase the following Kipon Adapters for Fujifilm:

Did You Miss It?

This week was pretty rich of adapters news. So in case you missed the previous articles make sure to check out:

  • fujirumors –  ZHONGYI Mitakon Canon FD to Fuji X Lens Turbo II Announced
  • fujirumors – Kipon EF-FX AF and EF-GFX AF Autofocus Smart Adapters Firmware 1.16 Released
  • fujirumors – Fringer EF-FX AF Adapter Eye Tracking tested on Fujifilm X-T3 with Canon 600mm F4 and Sigma 18-35mm F1.8

Fringer EF-FX AF Adapter Eye Tracking tested on Fujifilm X-T3 with Canon 600mm F4 and Sigma 18-35mm F1.8

Fringer EF-FX AF

Fringer just upload a video on his youtube channel (video above), showing the Face/Eye detection tracking using the Fujifilm X-T3 with Canon EF600/4L II adapted via Fringer EF-FX AF Autofocus smart adapter with firwmare ver. 2.50.

As you can see, the eye/face AF works really very well in his video demo. He writes:

To my surprise it works incredibly well on X-T3 when doing AF-C tracking. I set X-T3 to AF-C mode, CH (11 fps) and Face/Eye detection on. The focusing object is a person riding a electric motorcycle moving fast towards the camera.

30 pictures were taken in less than 3 seconds. The focus areas were cropped at 100% scale and combined to the following picture

guy on motorbike tracked using face/eye AF on Fringer Smart AF Adapter

“I also tested video mode Face/Eye tracking. Thanks to the great improvements of PDAF performance and coverage of X-Trans IV CMOS, both still and video mode works very well.

The new firmware ver 2.50 for Fringer EF-FX AF smart adapters will be out soon, and it will add support for Canon EF600/4L II.

Check out the whole article at fringerdev here.

& More Fringer Adapter Tests

And since we are speaking of Fringer adapters, check out also the latest reviews about the Fringer EF-FX Pro.

  • phoblographer – Adapter Review: Fringer EF-FX Pro (Tested on the Fujifilm X Pro 2)
  • dcfever – Fringer EF-FX Pro smart adapter on Fujifilm X-H1

Randall Herrera Youtube – Fuji XT3 Eye AF (Part2) and Fringer adapter on Sigma 18-35 and XF35mmF1.4. Works much better on Fujifilm X-T3 than on Fujifilm X-T2. Sony still a tiny bit better.

Novoflex Adapters for Fujifilm GFX 50s Available Soon

Fujifilm GFX 50s Novoflex Adapter

Credit goes to fellow Fujifilm GFX member Martin, who shared at the group here the news:

Two hours ago, Novoflex announced that they are working on an adpater for Fujifilm GFX 50s. The news has been shared at their official facebook page here.

Somebody said in the comments to the Novoflex facebook post: “Great!!!! I want use the Balpro on the GFX” and Novoflex answered in German “dauert nicht mehr lange” (it won’t take long anymore).

Nathan wrote a Novoflex/X-T1 Trilogy for FujiRumors. Here it is:

  1. Novoflex BALPRO T/S adapter review: Part 1 – Design, Operation, Controls, Adapters – Read here
  2. Novoflex BALPRO T/S adapter review: Part 2 – stability and accuracy – Read here
  3. Novoflex BALPRO T/S adapter review: Part 3 – Fun with the BALPRO T/S – Read here

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