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New Eos to m43 adapter with aperture control.


Redrock announced the new LiveLens MFT’s control touchpad that allows the full control of EF lens aperture! The aperture ring can be open and closed in increments as small as 1/3 stop. (Imaging Resource). That is definitely a more advanced (but also much more expensive) solution than using the manual Kipon adpater (click here to see them on eBay).

P.S.: And Birger will also announce a new product soon (Maybe a new Eos to m43 adapter?).

  • I wonder why none of the photos show where that 9v battery resides. Probably need to mount it on a DSLR cage.

  • Duarte Bruno

    What a joke.
    1/3 stop increments???
    Within 2-3m each and watchmaker screwdrivers I made all my Konica Hexanons silent and continuous aperture. :)
    System weight increase? Minus 10 miligrams per lens (and two less beads)

    • spam

      But maybe not electronically controlled?

  • Jim

    So I guess this system still uses external (from the camera) control of the appature?

    As in on an EP1 etc… you cant adjust the lens apature by moving a dile on the camera?!??

    If that is the case, i’m not that impressed….

    What we need is some adapter that does in body apature and focus control, even if it is the kind of messy focus similar to 4/3 lenses (bar 12-60 & 14- 42) on m4/3 bodys.

  • Interesting, if it works and allows for IS operation to work as well. It would be interesting to 24-105 f/4 IS L & 70-200 f/2.8 IS L II with GH2 :-) And why not one of the nice primes like 35 f/1.4L, Sigma 50 f/1.4 or 85 f/1.8 as well..

    • No IS, according to the FAQ.

      “Will this power the image stabilizer of my IS enabled lenses?
      Currently the LiveLens MFT powers only the aperture control of the lens, and does not provide power for image stabilization.”

      • Oh, ok. Thanks for pointing that out. Not so interesting then, I guess..

      • jake

        I am sure IS or VR cannot be used via any kind of Mount adapter.

  • I think this product is designed for those who already have a collection of expensive Canon EOS lenses, or for hopeful filmmakers with the AF100 who need to expand their lens choices. Without IS and AF, a 2X crop, and a cumbersome contraption that needs an external power supply, it wouldn’t spawn me to procure it. However, it is half the price of the Birger unit, but still…..

    There’s a slew of dedicated M43 lens announcements, and it would be nice to see some actual product in the near future. Unfortunately, the M43 mantra seems to be “more talk than rock!”

  • Reverse Stream Swimmer

    *Show me any lens that is designed for full frame, that perform any better than a lens designed for the native Four Thirds format.*

    It doesn’t exist!

    The MTF curves needed for a smaller sensor size are more demanding than for a 35 mm lens.

    However, for video, even at 4k video, the demands of the lens are less than for a 12 megaixel or 16 megapixel still image.

    Therefore, for cinema applications, still these adapters from Birger and Redrock makes sense.

    Until Panasonic fills their gap with O.I.S. lenses targeted for video.

  • Would look cool on a GF3 :-)

  • debuys

    For a few hundred more you can get an adapter that provides OIS power, autofocus, aperture control and more: A Canon camera body.

    Well, then again, what if you need to shoot a 30 min continuous video and the client’s only requirement is it must be shot with L glass and at f/8? In that case this is a real, game changing value.


  • Tulio

    Big deal, if it could do focus and zoom, ok, but just for the aperture?
    I bought a Made in China adapter with mechanical aperture blades for $30 that works a beauty.
    Why cheap and easy solutions are never mentioned?

  • spam

    Birger’s Eos to m4/3 adpater (launched almost a year ago and hopefully soon in production) seem like a much more complete solution although aperture control is the most important feature. A prototype of the Birger adapter was reviewed a while ago:

    • elle

      “SPAM” LOL!!! and rolling on the floor. This must be Mr. philip bloom himself posting to get hits!

      • spam

        I’m afraid not. Thought spam was an appropriate nickname on rumor forums. I keep spamming with factual posts, don’t do much good though.

        Just take a look at the link posted by Tulio below, what can you do when the forum fill up with comments like that.

  • Tulio
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