Are you shopping for a photographer or videography enthusiast this holiday season? Consider gifting that special someone one of our best-selling lens adapters of 2021!
We’ll show you our top 5 lens adapters for 2021, but before we start - what is a lens adapter?
A lens adapter is an accessory that makes it possible to mount and use lenses not originally intended for your camera.
And we know lens adapters, considering that we have the largest selection of them in the world. Our adapters are precision-made and feature all-metal construction. If you’re considering gifting one, just know the person is receiving a premium gift. Here are our top 5 lens adapters of 2021:
Starting off our list is our FUSION smart adapter for Canon EF lenses to Canon RF-mount cameras. This adapter restores electontric functions to the Canon EF lens which include features such as autofocus. This is a good adapter to give someone who are getting started or just got a new Canon RF-mount mirrorless camera. It gives them access to the entire Canon EF and EF-S collection which is decades of lenses! Check to see if they have the following cameras:
Canon EOS R, RP, RA, R5, R6
Our FUSION ND Throttle for Canon EF lenses to L-mount cameras is a popular lens adapter in the video community. This is a smart adapter that enables electronic control of Canon EF lenses from an L-mount camera such as the Sigma Fp. This enables features like autofocus and image stabilization to function, as well as EXIF data transmission of lens data.
Our FUSION ND Throttle has a built-in variable ND4 to ND256 filter, another favored accessory in the video world. This smart adapter is also firmware-upgradable with future updates that improve and expand the adapter’s functionality where needed. If the person you are shopping for has one of the following cameras, then this is a good choice:
Panasonic Lumix S1, S1R, S1H, S5
Sigma fp, fp-L
Warning: this might cause gear acquisition syndrome since the world of Canon EF adapting offers an extensive variety of affordable lens options.
Tilt/shift photography is very technical but when it comes to breaking the rules, it creates stunning creative results - when done right. That is why our TILT ROKR tilt-shift adapter are so popular amongst photographers. Our TLT ROKR lens adapter for Nikon G lenses to Sony E-mount cameras takes the #3 spot.
It's no surprise considering that Nikon G lenses are more controllable when adapting than Canon EF lenses. Not only does our adapter allow Nikon lenses a tilt-shift ability, it can also mechanically adjust the lens aperture. This adapter will also allow you to use Nikon F-mount manual focus lenses giving you access to 400+ high-quality lenses from over 60 years, which are plentiful on the used market. If your photographer has one of the following camera, consider gifting them this tilt-shift adapter:
Sony Alpha α7 I / II / III / IV, α7R I / II / III / IV, α7S I / II / III, α7C, α9 I / II, α1
Sony Alpha α3000, α3500, α5000, α5100, α6000, m α6100, α6300, α6400, α6500, α6600
Sony Alpha NEX-3, NEX-C3, NEX-F3, NEX-3N, NEX-5, NEX-5N, NEX-5R, NEX-5T, NEX-6, NEX-7
Sony Smartshot QX1, QX10, QX30, QX100
Sony Security SNC-VB770, UMC-S3C
Sony Handicam NEX-VG10, NEX-VG20, NEX-VG30, NEX-VG900
Sony NXCAM NEX-EA50, NEX-FS100, NEX-FS700, NEX-FS700R
Sony XDCAM FS5, FS5 II, FS7, FS7 II, FX3, FX6, FX9
Sony CineAlta VENICE
This humble adapter is great to give to someone who absolutely loves photography, and is a Canon EF shooter. This adapter allows a wide range of vintage M42 screw-mount lenses to be used on any Canon EF mount camera. M42 lenses are abundant and using them offers a nuanced experience.
This adapter is slim and has no optics which means whoever gets this adapter will be able to get the full optical characteristics from the adapted lens. This is a great option for anyone as it gets their foot in the door to the world lens adapting. Once you start, you cannot stop as the possibilities are endless. Here are the cameras our M42 to Canon EF lens adapter is compatible with:
EOS 10D, 20D, 20Da, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 60Da, 70D, 80D, 90D
EOS 5D/II/III/IV, 5DS/R, 6D/II, 7D/II
EOS 1D/II/IIN/III/IV, 1Ds/II/III, 1D C, 1D X/II
EOS Rebel, XT, XS, T1i-T7i, SL1, SL2, SL3
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K (Canon EF)
Z CAM E2-S6 Super 35 6K, E2-F6 Full-Frame 6K,E2-F8 Full-Frame 8K Cinema Cameras
Consider pairing this adapter with our M42 retention ring. This accessory expands the compatibility of our adapter with more recently-made M42 lenses.
It's no surprise that our PRONTO autofocus lens adapter for Leica M lenses to Sony E is at the top. That's right, autofocus adapter! Our PRONTO adapter uses an internal motor to focus Leica M lenses. It doesn't end there, our adapter can also be combined with other adapters. This enables autofocus for a wide range of vintage lenses on compatible Sony E-mount cameras. Checkout our website to see all the combinations we offer!
Not only can our PRONTO adapter autofocus, it is also firmware upgradable. Here are the Sony E-mount models our PRONTO adapter is compatible with:
Sony α6100, α6400, α6500, α6600
Sony α7 II, α7 III, α7c, α7R II
Sony α9, α9 II
That wraps up our list. If you are interested in browsing the rest of our lens adapter catalog checkout the links below. Happy holidays. ❄️
All Lens Adapters - checkout our lens adapter finder tool!
PRO Lens Adapters - professional grade lens adapters
ND Throttle - built-in variable ND4-ND256 filter adapters
TLT ROKR - tilt/shift lens adapters
FUSION - smart lens adapter
RhinoCam Vertex - shift/stitch lens adapter
PRONTO - autofocus lens adapter