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TRENDING Lens Adapters

Lens adapters open up an array of options of lenses to be used with the cameras to the cinematographers, thus helping them achieve the desired shots reducing the spending on cameras. The fact that it gives them creative liberty while making the process cost effective makes it both popular and a vital aspect of camera accessories. Broadcast Video Producer team understands the impact that the adapters make when it comes to holistic approach that cinematographers adapt towards creating a shot full of life, which makes us enlisted the leading lenses in this article.

16x9 Inc Cine Lens Mount PL to Sony E Mount Adapter

The 16x9 Inc Cine Lens Mount PL to Sony E Mount Adapter allows you to attach PL mount cinema lenses to Sony E-mount cameras with digital sensors. It is compatible with cameras such as Sony NEX-FS100U and NEX-VG10 and lenses such as Leica, Zeiss, and Angenieux. The mount can also be used with Cine Lens Bracket and any 15mm Mini Rod Support system while working with large lenses.

You can attach the camera to the male E-mount and the cinema lenses to the female PL-mount. The stainless steel construction prevents any physical changes due to temperature fluctuations.

• Allows you to attach PL mount cinema lenses to Sony E-mount cameras with digital sensors
• Compatible with cameras such as Sony NEX-FS100U and NEX-VG10 and lenses such as Leica, Zeiss, and Angenieux
• Can be used with Cine Lens Bracket and any 15mm Mini Rod Support system while working with large lenses
• You can attach the camera to the male E-mount and the cinematographic lenses to the female PL-mount
• Stainless steel construction - prevents any physical changes due to temperature fluctuations

Adaptimax Canon EF Lens Adapter for Sony PMW-EX3

This Adaptimax Canon EF Lens Adapter allows you to use Canon EF lenses on your Sony PMW-EX3 video camcorder. Canon EF lenses will have a magnification factor of 5.4X when attached to the Sony PMW-EX3. This is perfect for shooting telephoto and macro footage. You can now get images that were impossible with the stock Sony PMW-EX3 lens.

The Adaptimax adapter is CNC milled from high grade aluminum, before being anodized. It is then fitted with a brass Canon EF mount that is chrome plated. This durable adapter is built to last.

Metabones EF to Sony FZ T CINE Smart Adapter

The Canon EF to Sony FZ T CINE Smart Adapter from Metabones allows a Canon EF or EF-S mount lens to be mounted onto a Sony FZ-mount camera, including the F5, and F55. It features precision-machined, chromium-plated brass mounting surfaces on both the lens and camera sides. The adapter is designed to support electronic communication between the camera and lens, allowing image stabilization as well as camera-controlled aperture functions. It also features an assignable function button. If an attached lens is also capable of generating EXIF metadata, the adapter passes that information for the camera to record in its metadata stream.

The adapter features a locking EF mount, providing a sturdy, wiggle-free, solid attachment of the lens to your camera. Just forward of the locking ring is a large cine-style geared iris control ring, which allows you to control the iris of your lens manually if you wish. In addition to the communication to allow your lens to work with an FZ mount camera, the adapter also allows the lens information to be displayed in the camera’s viewfinder. The adapter uses the camera to power the lens, and does not require an additional power source. Internal flocking reduces the chance of internal reflections, which can degrade your image.

• This CINE Smart adapter allows you to mount a Canon EF mount lens on a camera with a Sony FZ mount, which includes the Sony F5, and F55. The adapter does not contain optics, which means that there is no aperture compensation or image adjustment when using full frame lenses on your camera.
• The adapter passes electronic information between your camera and lenses, preserving the electronic function of your lens, except for autofocus. This allows you to utilize in-lens image stabilization (if supported by your lens), auto iris control, lens EXIF info recorded in the camera’s metadata, and display of lens information in the camera’s viewfinder.
• The cine-style geared Iris ring on the adapter allows you to manually control the iris, if you wish, or use an optional lens motor to drive the iris.
• The adapter features numerical iris markings that are clear and easy to read. As the adapter allows you to control the iris electronically both manually or by using the camera controls. When working with lenses that have variable apertures as their zoom length changes, the adapter can maintain the aperture you set on the lens as you zoom out (provided you are not shooting wide open).
• The lens mount side of the adapter features a locking EF mount that is stronger than and less prone to wobble than the standard EF mount. Both mounting surfaces of the adapter are made from precision-machined brass that has been plated with chromium for a hard finish that is resistant to wear.

Fujinon ACM-17 JVC 1/3” to Sony B4 2/3” HD Lens Mount

The Fujinon ACM-17 is a lens adapter for JVC HDV 1/3” camcorders. This adapter allows the JVC camcorders to utilize high quality 2/3” HD Fujinon lenses using the Sony B4 mount.


This adapter will work with JVC HDV camcorders such as the GY-HD100/101/110/20/201/250/251.

Broadcast Lenses

Broadcast lenses used with 2/3” HD cameras feature optics and image depth that is at a much higher quality than lenses designed for 1/3” camcorders. The upgrade in lens quality will upgrade the image to levels unprecedented in the 1/3” chip realm.

Metabones Canon EF Lens to Sony E Mount T CINE Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x (Fifth Generation)

Realize the full potential of your full-frame Canon EF-mount glass on your APS-C and Super35 format Sony E-mount cameras with this Metabones EF to E Mount T CINE Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x. Utilizing advanced optics, this adapter will increase the apparent angle of view of your full-frame lens by 0.71x, effectively combating the crop factor of an APS-C camera. This also increases the apparent sharpness of your image while also increasing the maximum aperture by 1 stop, making your full-frame lens look as if it were mounted on a full-frame camera.

This cinema-styled electronic adapter features a positive-lock lens mount that will ensure that your adapted lenses are secure. Further improving on previous generations of Smart Adapters, this fifth-generation model now features a rubber gasket to protect the camera’s mount from dust and moisture, offers a status notification LED light to check operation modes, and a dedicated switch that controls in-body image stabilization of select cameras. Also, this version is compatible with the Sony PXW-FS7 Mark II video camera.

This adapter is equipped with numerous capabilities thanks to the use of a high-performance 32-bit processor. The features include support for both phase-detect and contrast-detect AF systems as well as the ability to control the aperture from the camera body. Smooth iris effects are possible as well on select lenses and 5-axis stabilization is available thanks to communication of distance information with supported lenses. Also, it features a programmable function button, enables electronic (focus-by-wire) manual focusing, transmits Exif data to the camera, and works with in-lens image stabilization. Additionally, distance and zoom is displayed on certain camcorders and mirrorless cameras, auto magnify can be enabled, and it can automatically switch into APS-C mode depending on the lens used.

Beyond electronic communication, the adapter has many physical advantages as well, such as a black felt flocking on the inside of the adapter that prevents reflections. For larger lenses, there is a removable Arca-type compatible tripod foot with a 1/4”-20 thread on the base.

Allows users to adapt a full-frame Canon EF-mount lens to an APS-C/Super35 Sony E-mount camera or a full-frame camera in APS-C mode.

Advanced 5 element in 4 group optical construction uses ultra-high index tantalum-based glass that increases the angle of view of a full-frame lens by 0.71x and increases the maximum aperture by 1 stop. This effectively compensates for the 1.5x crop factor of APS-C cameras and provides an image similar to that of a full-frame lens on a full-frame camera.

ositive-lock lens mount provides extra security when attaching large lenses.

Electronic contacts permit transmission of data between the lens and camera enabling autofocus, auto exposure, image stabilization, aperture control from the camera body, saving Exif information, and more.

Status notification LED light on the adapter will show the user what mode the adapter is currently in.

Dedicated switch for controlling in-body image stabilization.

Programmable function button for rapid access to commonly used settings and features.

Support for phase-detect AF with the a7R II, a7 II, a6500, and a6300 cameras.

Compatible with Sony PXW-FS7M2 (FS7 Mark II) camera.

Smooth iris support with select Canon (2009 and later), Tamron (SP series 2013 and later), and Sigma (2016 and later) lenses.

Enables electronic manual focusing on lenses, such as the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II, that use a focus-by-wire system.

Support for distance and zoom display, auto magnify, and auto APS-C Size Capture settings on select cameras.

Internal felt flocking prevents reflections.

Removable Arca-type compatible tripod foot with 1/4”-20 thread.

Powered by camera body.

Sony LO-32BMT Lens Adapter

Sony LO-32BMT (LO32BMT) 2/3inch Lens Adaptor for 1/2inch XDCAM HD Camcorders. The Canon LO-32BMT adapter allows you to mount a 2/3” B4 bayonet lens onto any Sony 1/2” proprietary mount camera such as the new XDCAM HD series, PDW-F330/F350 while not affecting the optical quality of the lens. It is important to consider the following information when using a 2/3” lens with a LO-32BMT adapter mounted to a 1/2” camera:

The images produced will appear visually more telephoto by a factor of 1.38x.

The actual F-Number of a lens does not change when mounted on a different format size camera. (If the lens is F1.9 in the 2/3 “format, the lens is also F1.9 in the 1/2” format.)

The Focal Length and F-Stop markings on the 2/3” lens are correct in either format.

It is highly recommended that HDTV lenses always be employed on HDTV cameras.

FotodioX Canon EF/EF-S Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera Vizelex ND Throttle Adapter

Breathe new life into your Canon EF/EF-S-mount lens by using it on a fresh Sony E-mount camera with the Fotodiox Vizelex ND Throttle Adapter, which even features a built-in variable ND filter for added control over your exposure. The integrated ND filter of the Vizelex offers a 0.3 to 2.4 filter factor, which translates into a wide range of 1 to 8 stops. This makes the adapter ideal for videographers and photographers who may want to make quick adjustments to their filtration throughout the day. The ND filter can be used to lengthen the shutter speed or use larger apertures when working in bright sunlight. Also, the placement of the filter within the adapter means that switching lenses does not require users to fiddle with additional filters and it will even work with lenses that do not have a filter thread. Additionally, this filter is constructed of both brass and aluminum for a durable construction and precise fit with your equipment that guarantees infinity focus.