Since I bought my first E-mount camera seven years ago I have been using adapted M-mount lenses. Missing Exif data have always been a nuisance though and while the “Lens Compensation” camera app was a ray of hope, it didn’t exactly work all that well.
Now TTArtisan came up with a product which I have pitched to so many manufacturers before: a semi programmable Leica-M to Sony-E adapter. Let’s have a closer look! Update May 2023: TTArtisan released an improved MK II version of this adapter, I summarized for you what has changed
When the original Techart LM-EA7 adapter had been released it was a revelation: turning your manual focus lenses into autofocus lenses, how great is that? But there were also quirks to overcome, some reliability issues and incompatibilities with later camera models.
Now 5 years later there is a fully reworked, improved version. Does it solve all the issues we had with its predecessor? Let’s have a closer look at this new Techart LM-EA9.
Update March 2023: More detailed information added how to reset the adapter if it is not working anymore, further sample images added
Modern lenses are too good, free of most optical aberrations even at their maximum aperture. This led to a whole new market emerging offering all kind of accessories to make your pictures look worse: kaleidoscope filters, prisms, streak filters and black mist/diffusion filters, the latter being what we will have a look at today.
I have previously reviewed the H&Y Revoring (which I bought from Kickstarter back in the day) and already at that time I was thinking: “Combining this ring with a whole filter system would be a good idea, right?” The engineers at H&Y did exactly that and combined the variable Revoring with their magnetic square filter holder system. A dream come true for filter users? Let’s have a closer look.
H&Y has been responsible for some innovative filter solutions for cameras over the last years (e.g. the magnetic filter holders) but there is still something I am sure most of us filter users are not happy with: adapter rings. This is a problem the so called “RevoRing” is meant to solve, so let us have a look how it works.
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