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Fringer EF-FX Pro II Coming before May 11

Fringer EF-FX Pro II

Fringer just released the Fringer EF-FX Pro II autofocus smart adapter for pre-order.

Main improvements of the 2nd generation of EF-FX Pro include

  • Redesigned aperture ring for more convenient operation
  • New MCU (more powerful, more resources for firmware update)
  • Better light absorbing design

The price is $299 + $25 (worldwide expedited shipping included. tax/duty not included). Fringer will begin to ship it before May 11.

The functions and performance of gen1 and gen2 are the same.

So far only the Fringer EF-FX Pro II is released. The non-Pro version is still available only in its first generation. In future, the functional firmware update for gen1 and gen2 will be released at the same time as long as the resources of gen1 are enough to support that.

For more details about the Fringer EF-FX Pro II check out Fringer website here.

The Fringer EF-FX Pro II is open for pre-order now at Fringer store.

You can read customer reviews for the Fringer EF-FX Pro version 1 at AmazonUS here and Amazon US here.

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New Fringer EF/FX Smart Autofocus Adapters Firmware 2.80 Released – VIDEO DEMO

Fringer just released firmware version 2.80 for their Fringer EF/FX smart adapters.

version 2.80

  1. Fixed: Some of EF400/5.6L lenses can’t be recognized by the adapterand lose PDAF capability
  2. Re-optimized following lenses to improve theirPDAFaccuracy
    1) EF40/2.8STM
    2) EF17-40/4L
    3) EF50/1.2L
    4) EF85/1.2L II
  3. Introduced smooth video AF for the following lenses. More lenses may be added to thislist in the future
    1) EF 50/1.8STM
    2) EF 40/2.8STM
    3) EFS 24/2.8STM
    4) EF 70-200/2.8L IS II
    5) SIGMA 50-100/1.8 Art
    6) SIGMA 70-200/2.8 OS Sports
    7) SIGMA 24-105/4 OS Art
    8) SIGMA 24-70/2.8 OS Art
    9) TAMRON SP 15-30/2.8 VC
  4. Added following lenses to the tested and optimized lens list:
    1) TAMRON SP 15-30/2.8 VC
    2) SIGMA 60-600/4.5-6.3 OS Sports
    3) SIGMA 70-200/2.8 OS Sports
    4) SIGMA 70-200/2.8 OS Sports + 1.4X
    5) SIGMA 70-200/2.8 OS Sports + 2X
    6) SIGMA 24-105/4 OS Art
    7) SIGMA 24-70/2.8 OS Art
    Be noted: It’s known that firmware v1.02for Sigma24-70/2.8Arthas compatible issues. If you encounter AF problems when using this lens, please upgrade it to latest firmware, i.e. v2.03at currenttime.

Click here to understand how to upgradedownload links here
Be noted: Before upgrading to V2.80, make sure current firmware version is V2.x. If it’s V1.x, please upgrade to V2.10 first.

New FIKAZ Adapters for Fujifilm X and Fringer/Viltrox Smart Adapter Reviews (Inlcuding Fujifilm X-T3 with Sigma Face Detection Test)

Adapters for Fujifilm

This roundup is dedicated to adapters. Mainly to Fringer and Viltrox Autofocus adapters for Fujifilm X, but also to the new FIKAZ bayonet adapters for Fujifilm X.

FIKAZ Bayonet Adapter for Fujifilm

FIKAZ launched new bayonet adapters for Fujifilm X.

  • M42-Fujifilm X
  • M39-Fujifilm X
  • Pentax K-Fujifilm X
  • Canon FD-Fujifilm X
  • Nikon F-Fujifilm X
  • Sony A / Minolta AF-Fujifilm X
  • Minolta MD-Fujifilm X
  • Leica M-Fujifilm X

You can read the whole news at the Polish site optyczne.

Smart Adapters Reviews

Advanced Photography – Fujifilm X-T3 + Sigma 18-35 1.8 face detection video test (Fringer EF-FX Pro)

Fusion X Photo – Fuji X-T3 with Canon 85mm AF test via Fringer Adapter

Patrick Ramdial – Fringer EF-XF Video Review with Fujifilm XT3 – EF to X Mount Adapter

Fringer EF/FX Smart Adapters Firmware ver 2.60 Support for Sigma Lenses on Fujifilm X Cameras Added and Improved

Fringer just released Fringer EF-FX Pro and EF-FX adapters’ new firmware ver. 2.60.

It mainly addresses the following issues.

Version 2.60

  1. Fixed PDAF issues for some of the following lens models: Lens didn’t get recognized by the adapter after upgrading lens firmware to version 2.0.
    – Sigma 150-600/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports/Contemporary
  2. Bug fixed: Some telephoto lenses, e.g. EF200/2.8L II, don’t work properly with 2X TC. When setting shutter speed to ‘A’, LCD or viewfinder is always too dark or too bright, so that it’s hard to see the object being shot.
  3. Added following lenses to the tested and optimized lens list:
    Sigma 105/1.4 DG HSM Art
    Sigma 120-300/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports
    Sigma 120-300/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports + 1.4X
    Sigma 120-300/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports + 2X
    Sigma 18-200/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary
    Sigma 17-70/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM Contemporary
    EF 135/2L + 1.4X
    EF 135/2L + 2X

Be noted: Before upgrading to V2.60, make sure current firmware version is V2.x. If it’s V1.x, please upgrade to V2.10 first.

Please visit Fringer’s website to download the firmware file and release notes.

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