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Fringer EF/FX Smart Adapters Firmware 2.50 adds Lateral Chromatic Aberration Correction, Support for Tamron and Tokina and More

Fringer EF/FX Smart Adapter for Fujifilm

Fringer just released the Fringer EF/FX Smart Adapters Firmware 2.50.

In addition to the PDAF support for Canon EF600/4L II , more features as well as bug fixes have been added.

FULL LIST OF IMPROVEMENTS – FIXES – NEWLY SUPPORTED LENSES:

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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.

Fringer EF/FX Smart Adapters Firmware 2.4 Optimized for Fujifilm X-T3 Released

Fringer has just released version 2.4 or their EF/FX smart adapters, optimized for Fujifilm X-T3.

Full Release Notes

Fujifilm X-T3 got much improved AF performance. I found it’s so far the best X camera that can use adapted EF mount lenses. Now all its full sensor covered PDAF points are supported. And as the low light AF capability has been improved to -3EV, AF successful rate got greatly improved. Meanwhile, WIDE/TRACKING mode and FACE/EYE focus are all works much better. Please watch this demo video.

The improvements of V2.40 firmware includes

  1. For Fujifilm X-T3 (and all coming cameras with X-Trans IV CMOS), we have optimized PDAF performance of all the lenses (on the tested and optimized lens list). Now you can leverage its full sensor coverage PDAF focus points and get improved AF performance.
  2. Added following lenses to the tested and optimized lens list:
    1. Tamron SP 70-200/2.8 Di VC USD G2
    2. Sigma 70-200/2.8 EX DG HSM OS
    3. Sigma 70-200/2.8 EX DG HSM OS + EF 1.4X II
    4. Sigma 70-200/2.8 EX DG HSM OS + EF 2X II
    5. Tokina ATX 11-16/2.8 PRO DX (I & II)
    6. Tokina ATX 11-20/2.8 PRO DX

Please visit Fringer website to download the new firmware and its release notes.

Fringer EF-FX Pro is open for pre-order now. You may place your order here. The next batch will begin to be shipped before September 28.

Fujifilm X-T3: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

News, Rumors and Community
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Sigma 50-100mm/1.8 Autofocus Speed on Fujifilm X-T3 using Fringer EF-FX Smart Adapter VIDEO DEMO

Fujifilm X-T3 with Fringer Smart Adapter

Fringer just uploaded a video showing the performance of the Sigma 50-100/1.8 on Fujifilm X-T3 using the Fringer EF-FX Smart adapter.

He is using it in low light and taking advantage the full sensor PDAF coverage on the Fujifilm X-T3.

You can see the video above or check it out on youtube here.

Fujifilm X-T3: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera

News, Rumors and Community
Fujifilm X-T facebook group / Fujifilm X-T facebook page

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Fringer’s Contax 645 – GFX Smart Adapter Prototype is Finally Ready for Demo (Includes Demo Video)

Please ignore the white cable for debug purpose.
Please ignore the white cable for debug purpose.

Fringer’s Contax 645 – GFX smart adapter

Fringer’s Contax 645 – GFX smart adapter is finally ready for demo. You can see pictures of the prototpye as well videos and samples images below. (Arca quick release compatible) tripod mount included.

Additional information

GFX50s doesn’t support PDAF while Contax 645 lenses are designed for PDAF. Thus, it is extremely difficult to let those lenses AF fast and accurately on GFX50s. Two weeks ago I thought 140/2.8 would never AF properly on GFX50s. But finally I made it work just like the 45/2.8 and 35/3.5 do. However, their AF performance will never be comparable to native G mount lenses.

I have to emphasize AF is an experimental function of the adapter, on current stage at least. Don’t expect them perform like on a SLR. If AF performance can’t satisfy you, MF is always available. In the future, maybe a GFX body with PDAF support will come out and finally save us.

So far I only have one prototype in hand. In a month or so there will be a small batch of products ready for beta tests. Thus, don’t ask me where to buy it now.
Test shots

Following test shots were all taken by myself with AF on.”

Below you can see the prototype, the demo video as well as some sample images.

Check out the full blog post at the fringerdev website.


The Adapter on GFX

Sample Images