Fringer Nikon F to Fujifilm X Smart Autofocus Adapter Prototype – Video Sample

Fringer is currently developing the Nikon F to Fujifilm X smart adapter.

The first engineering sample is now ready and you can see a working prototype in the video above.

It supports electronic aperture control for D, G and E lenses and auto focus for AF-S and AF-P lenses. Like Fringer EF-FX adapters, PDAF works very well on newer X-Trans cameras like Fujifilm X-T3, Fujifilm X-T4, etc.

In the demo video, you will see:

The product is still under development. Time to market is yet unknown.

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We remind you that also Steelsring announced a Nikon F to Fujifilm X smart adapter development back in May 2018, but they still list it as “coming soon” and no updates have been given in a long while. What we got from Steelsring, though, is the Nikon F to Fujifilm GFX smart adapter, which also has the first customer review at AmazonUS.

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Fringer EX-FX (Pro) II Smart Autofocus Adapter Firmware 1.80 Released

Fringer has released firmware 1.80 for the Fringer EF-FX Pro II and Fringer EF-FX II smart autofocus adapters.

Main improvements include:​

Version 1.80

  1. Fixed IBIS issues on X-H1 and X-T4:
    ZEISS Milvus 85mm f/1.4 ZE
    Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE
    Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 18mm f/3.5 ZE
    Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm f/2.8 ZE
    Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f/2 ZE
    Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 28mm f/2 ZE
    Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/2 ZE
    Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/1.4 ZE
    Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZE
    Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZE
    Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2 ZE
  2. Fixed PDAF issues for some lens of the following models: Lens didn’t get recognized by the adapter due to different lens firmware version.
    SIGMA 500/4 DG OS HSM SPORTS
    SIGMA 500/4 DG OS HSM SPORTS + 1.4X
    SIGMA 500/4 DG OS HSM SPORTS + 2X
  3. Fixed the issue that PDAF support of Sigma 30/1.4 ART was accidentally disabled in version 1.70
  4. Added following lenses to the tested and optimized lens list:
    EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM
    EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM + 1.4X

You may download new firmware and its release notes from the Fringer website. Read the release notes or user manual to understand how to upgrade.

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Fringer EX-FX (Pro) II Smart Autofocus Adapter Firmware 1.70 Released

Fringer has released firmware 1.60 for the Fringer EF-FX Pro II and Fringer EF-FX II smart autofocus adapters.

As requested by many users, Fringer finally found a Sigma 500mm F4 OS Sports lens and optimized it. Fringer says it performs very well on X-Trans IV cameras. A good choice for wild life!

The main improvements of firmware v1.70 include:

Version 1.70

  1. Fixed PDAF issues for some lens of the following models: Lens didn’t get recognized by the adapter due to different lens firmware version.
    Tamron SP 15-30/2.8 VC A012
  2. AF performance of following lens has been improved further.
    EF24-70/2.8L
    EF24-70/2.8L II
    EFS17-55/2.8 IS
  3. Added following lenses to the tested and optimized lens list:
    SIGMA 500/4.5 EX DG APO HSM
    SIGMA 500/4 DG OS HSM SPORTS
    SIGMA 500/4 DG OS HSM SPORTS + 1.4X
    SIGMA 500/4 DG OS HSM SPORTS + 2X
    SIGMA 14-24/2.8 DG HSM Art
    TAMRON SP70-300/4-5.6 Di VC USM A005
  4. Introduced smooth video AF for the following lens:
    SIGMA 14-24/2.8 DG HSM Art
  5. Fixed IBIS issues on X-H1 and X-T4:
    ZEISS Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZE

You may download new firmware and its release notes from the Fringer website. Read the release notes or user manual to understand how to upgrade.

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Fujifilm X-T4 vs Nikon Z6 Focus Tracking Tests using Fringer Adapters and Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L II

Fringer has shared a video, where he compares the performance of the Canon EF300mm f/2.8L II on the (pre-production) Fujifilm X-T4 and the Nikon Z6 using the Fringer smart autofocus adapter.

You can see the video down below.

The results:

  • Nikon Z6 at 9 fps: sharp images 20/25
  • Fujifilm X-T4 at 14 fps: sharp images 22/25

His overall conclusion:

  1. When adapting the Canon EF300mm f/2.8L II on the Fringer adapters, both cameras perform very well
  2. in stills mode, focus tracking is better on the Fujifilm X-T4. The X-T4 has a higher frame rate and also a higher accuracy (88% vs 80%)
  3. in movie mode both cameras track very well

You can get the Fringer EF-FX Pro II at AmazonUS, BHphoto and Adorama.

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