Lens Design Matters – Why Focusing DSLR Lenses on Mirrorless Cameras Is Such a Pain

Sony cameras are now, finally, able to focus Canon lenses reasonably well thanks to adapters

We need to talk about something, something usually glossed over when people discuss switching to mirrorless and using DSLR lenses. The performance is simply not great; it is usable sure, but you can’t get the same performance out of DSLR lenses on mirrorless bodies that you are used to on your DSLR (nor that you would enjoy if you used native mirrorless lenses). There is a reason for this, and the reason is likely a lot different than you are thinking it is. Continue reading…

Could Third-Party AF Adapters For Fujifilm Finally Be Coming?

I’ve mentioned this in the past, but I have always felt that a big reason why Sony has had the success it’s had with its mirrorless system, namely the A7 series cameras, is thanks in part to the vast array of third-party AF lens adapters.

This has been one downside to the Fujifilm system, in my estimation, since there are no AF adapters at this point, there is no easy ‘try-before-you-buy’ option if you are a photographer who relies on AF (which most of us these days do). It looks like this could be changing, though, as a video demonstration of the first (to our knowledge) third-party Fujifilm AF adapter has surfaced. Continue reading…