Commlite EF to Canon EOS R (RF) Adapter Quick Review

Commlite

Commlite EF to Canon EOS R at a glance:

  • EXIF Parameter Transmitting; 
  • Support  AF
  • Support Aperture Control 
  • Support VR Stabilizer Function;    
  • Made of Aluminum Alloy, powerful and stable
  • Standard 1/4 tripod baseplate at the bottom;

The Commlite EF/EF-S to Canon EOS R appears to be the first third party adapter with electronics for the Canon EOS R. According to Mattias Burling it performs just as well as the original, while being cheaper, and it has a tripod foot. It lacks weather sealing, though. In the video Mattias tests the AF performance for both stills an video.

More information about the Commlite EF/EF-S to Canon EOS R is here.

Amazon US lists Commlite adapters.

Canon working on weather sealed lens adapter, patent application suggests

Canon Patent

A few days ago we learned how well the EOS 5D Mark IV can cope with water. It’s just natural we found a Canon patent application for what appears to be a weather sealed lens adapter (EF/EF-S to EF-M, is my guess).

Canon patent application EP20170178735 describes a lens adapter which is protected against dust, water, whatever.

The present invention provides a technique that ensures reliability of an electric connection between a lens adapter and an apparatus body with a simple configuration even when a spacer is inserted between the lens adapter that has an electrical communication unit and the apparatus body of an image pickup apparatus. Moreover, the present invention provides a technique that ensures a dustproof performance between the lens adapter and the apparatus body of the mage pickup apparatus even when the lens adapter has the electrical communication unit.

According to the present invention, the reliability of the electric connection between the lens adapter and the apparatus body is ensured with the simple configuration even when the spacer is inserted between the lens adapter that has the electrical communication unit and the apparatus body of the image pickup apparatus. Moreover, according to the present invention, the dustproof performance between the lens adapter and the apparatus body of the mage pickup apparatus is ensured even when the lens adapter has the electrical communication unit.

I’d love to know what exactly this lens adapter is for. Is it the next iteration of the already existing EF/EF-S to EF-M adapter (), or has it something to do with Canon’s upcoming full frame mirrorless camera which is rumored since a while? Any help is welcome, patent literature is difficult to read.

canon patentPatent applications filed by a company do not necessarily mean the described technology will hit the market any time soon. Patents are a way companies have to protect their intellectual property and research. Some Canon patent applications that in our opinion might indeed go into production are these:

All Canon patent applications featured on Canon Watch.

Deal: Vello Canon EF Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Accelerator AF Lens Adapter – $99.95 (reg. $199.95, today only)

Vello

At a glance:

  • Canon EF Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera
  • Full-Frame Lenses to APS-C Format Camera
  • Increases Aperture by 1 f/Stop
  • Increases Angle of View by 0.71x
  • Enables Autofocus and Auto Exposure
  • Retains Image Stabilization Functions
  • Control Aperture from Camera Body
  • Transfers Exif Data to Camera
  • Removable Tripod Foot and 1/4″-20 Socket
  • Matte Black Interior; Metal Construction

B&H Photo has the Vello Canon EF Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Accelerator AF Lens Adapter on sale at $99.95. Compare at $199.95. Free shipping, today only.


Our select deals are listed here. Please note that as good as all deals have an expiration. We try to always date them precisely also in the text but we may miss some hits.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBayAdorama, and refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (check the refurbished listings at Canon Store whenever you have time for it: the best deals hide there).

Techart announces Canon EF to Fujifilm GFX Smart Adapter

Techart

Techart EF-GFX adapter at a glance:

  • Support Autofocus for most Canon EF & Sigma EF lenses
  • Support Automatic Aperture control from Fujifilm GFX body
  • Support Lens Image Stabilisation (IS)
  • Transfer EXIF data to camera
  • Firmware upgradable via Micro USB plug
  • Aluminium finishing, brass bayonets and streamline design.
  • Powered by camera body

The Techart EF-GFX adapter can be pre-ordered, delivery is expected to start mid October, 2017.

Techart unveils the Canon EF lens to Fujifilm GFX 50S adapter with Autofocus & Aperture control

Guangzhou China, Sep 20, 2017 – The innovative adapter developer, Techart, who has previously launched the first autofocus adapter for manual lenses, has unveiled the world’s first Autofocus adapter for Canon EF lenses & Fujifilm GFX 50S camera. The Techart EF-GFX adapter provides autofocus function as well as in-body aperture control for using Canon /Sigma EF-mount lenses on the Fujifilm GFX body.

Techart has tested extensively on the modern Canon / Sigma EF-mount lenses in the market and found the autofocus performance on the GFX is satisfactory. Aperture of the lenses can also be adjusted on the camera by simply turning the command dial. The EF- GFX adapter currently supports AF-S mode for shooting and supports the lens Image Stabilization function (if applicable). Focal length and aperture data will also be saved into the adapter.

Techart is also working to unlock the AF-C and video-shooting feature. It is expected to be seen in future firmware release. The firmware of the adapter is user-upgradable and can be done by simply plugging the adapter into a computer via the Micro USB cable and running the update program.

The short flange distance of Fujifilm GFX 50S provides a perfect platform for adapting different mount lenses. Although not every one of the full frame EF-mount lenses has a big enough image circle to cover the GFX sensor, Techart EF-GFX adapter still opens up a wide range of lenses options for GFX users to consider.
Pricing and Availability

The Techart Canon EF – Fujifilm GFX Autofocus Adapter is currently available for pre- order at our official website (http://www.techartpro.com). The recommended retail price is USD 499/pc. Free shipping will be provided during the promotion period. Delivery will commence from mid Oct onwards. 1-year warranty is included.

[via Fuji Rumors]

New Canon EF To Sony Nex Adapter Supports Full Auto-Focus

Good news for all the people who are unhappy with Sony’s poor lens offering for its NEX cameras. The adapter shown in the video above is just a prototype made by a Chinese manufacturer. It’s not available for the time being, it will be sold in a few months. However, there is an older version with aperture control but no AF available on eBay Hong Kong (click here).

[via SAR]

Kipon Announces EOS Lens Adapter For m4/3 and NEX Cameras (Full Electronic Control)

Good news for all who want to use the world’s most impressive lens line-up on a Sony NEX or a m4/3 camera. Kipon just announced the production of an adapter with full electronic control:

KIPON developed electronic adapters through the co-operation with Japanese engineers,using Canon EF mount lens on NEX &m4/3 mirrorless cameras,through the dial ring or button to control the iris of original Canon EF lens,let those who bought mirrorless cameras can enjoy the Canon EF lens.

Listing specific dates and prices to be determined.

[via mirrorlessrumors]