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Converters, adapters and extension tubes All those lens accessories that get in between the lens and the camera.

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EOS to m43 converter

Interested to hear what people's experiences of these converters are and if there is any difference between the ones on the market.

Anyone had any experience with these ?

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Re: EOS to m43 converter

Still waiting for a good one I can afford for EF and EF-S lenses.

Bad ones - don't have any control over the lens or power to it, no aperture control (cheap)
Poor ones - have secondary iris between lens and body, vignetting (more expensive)
Good ones - power up the lens and control the built in diaphragm (extortionate)
Best ones - use the camera to power and control the lens (not available yet)

redrock make a lens controller for EF lenses that has its own battery and controls the aperture by 1/3 stops. Over $500 and not small, and not integrated with the camera controls. Mainly aimed at cinematographers (who can afford it).

Kipon have advertised a native EF to m43 converter, powered from the camera and controlled by the camera dials. No price and no release date yet.

I've seen several different adverts from many suppliers selling the Kipon iris adapter under their one name, or at least illustrating their product with a picture of the Kipon adapter with its name showing.

I'm waiting on the native adapter, as I have a tile/shift lens I want to put on the OM-D
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Re: EOS to m43 converter

I don't think any shift and tilt lenses offer electronic/mechanical links between the aperture ring or AF, and if they did, you would certainly end up having to over-ride both of these when using a shift and tilt lens, to get the effect you wanted, so any decent basic Canon (or Nikon etc, etc) adaptor mount is all you are going to need. Shift+Tilt lenses, have optics which cover a significantly larger sensor/film coverage area than a conventional lens; eg, a S+T lens for 35mm film, will probably have optics capable covering the 60 x 60mm film format.
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Re: EOS to m43 converter

I have a cheap one...no controls so your lens is wide open at all times...you can have it if you like, I have no EOS lenses anymore....sold them all so I could buy m43 primes.
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