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The More Gear Show topic this month is: Modern lens adapters and how they can benefit your creativity and make you less dependant on camera brands.
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This More Gear Topic will be about lens adapters and you may be surprised what kind of options are out there today because this segment has really seen some interesting innovation far beyond a simple metal mount adapter from a decade ago. And it would not surprise me if you will start to look around for vintage lenses to give it a try after you’ve listened to this show.
Gear that Marco discussed in this episode:
Basic lens adapters without optical elements or electronic connectors for aperture control. These are best used for vintage manual focus lenses with physical aperture rings around the lens:
Mechanical MF lens adapter for lenses without an aperture ring. These adapters have an extra set of aperture blades that allow you to stop down the lens without having to activate the internal electronic aperture blades inside the lens:
Fully automatic adapters allow the use of electronic lenses on different mount systems. Such as Canon EF lenses to Sony E Mount. The AF and aperture control are enabled when using these adapters:
Speed booster adapters are another alternative that can offer two advantages:
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