MTF EOS Sony F3, FS100, AF101 electronic aperture adapter!

Great news!! First of all, a happy new year to you! The year has started and today Mike Tappa from MTF announced, that the first batch of their EOS electronic aperture adapter for Sony F3, FS100 (E-Mount, it also works for the Sony NEX5n…), AF101 (M43 Mount, works also for GH2) is shipping the first and second week this January. I’ve been waiting months for this adapter and tested it at IBC in Amsterdam last year. Thanks to Dan Chang, who interviewed Mike! This is absolutely necessary for owners of Canon glass, who are using any of these cameras. As you know I own a complete ZEISS ZF.2 set, but also a few great Canon lenses, which I can use with these adapter on my Sony F3. ZEISS prime lenses are simply perfect and I love the built and image quality, but you have to be fast and flexible shooting a documentary. PL-Mount zooms are quite expensive. I own a Tokina 11-16 mm 2.8 and a Canon 24-70 mm 2.8, but it wasn’t possible using these lenses properly on the Sony F3, FS100 or AF101. Of course there are a few adapters available, but these adapters don’t have an electronic…

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Canon C300 S35 EOS Cinema camcorder announced!

Canon announced their first S35 EOS Cinema camcorder Canon C300! The keynote is still running, but I will update this blog in the following hours. Some specs: Single 8.3 megapixel 2160×3840 Super-35 CMOS sensor (4K resolution) with Digic DV III processor Canon XF codec (50Mbps 4:2:2 1080p30 MPEG2 MXF) records to two Compact Flash card slots Canon Log gamma, SDI, compact body, Custom Presets and menus similar to Canon XF series Exposure and focus control are completely manual — there is no AE or AF on either camera Sold as a system, incl. LCD monitor / XLR audio unit, side grip, top handle, batt. & charger 10 bit 4:2:2 external, only single link HD-SDI no 4:4:4 10 bit (only single link HD-SDI) 4:2:2 8bit 50mb/s MXF wrapped Mpeg 2 to CF internal 24P, 25P, 30P, 1080p 60P at 720 2 CF card slots 4″ LCD monitor XLR outputs on the handle HDMI & HD/SDI out SD card for stills Time Code with Genlock Availability: Jan. 2012; Price: appx. $16,000 USD update: $20,000 (for C300) The camera has a 4K sensor, but which is limited to 1080p! That’s a bit odd! Also it’s only possible to shoot slow motion at 720p…

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Birger EOS EF to M43 adapter with aperture control!

I recently asked on twitter if I should buy some new EOS lenses for my Canon 7D, because of the new Panasonic AG AF 101 / 100. Panasonic has a M43 (Micro Four Thirds) mount and you can’t mount any EOS lens on it, only if you have an adapter. But most of the adapter have no aperture control. The price range is between $15 and $80 and they are perfect for old lenses with manual aperture. The company Birger announced a new Canon EOS to Micro Four Thirds adapter, that allows aperture control! Wow, a good news for all of us. They will release more news about this adapter in a couple of weeks. The price shoud be round about $ 700. Not really cheap, but if you have many lenses, it’s a good deal! If you are planning to buy the new Panasonic AG AF 101 / 100, you are now able to use all your Canon lenses with this adapter. Thanks to Lars Klatte for the info! More info: Birger Website 43rumors.com DVXuser

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