KIPON announced a new PRO line of adapters for PL and LPL mount lenses and 0.7x speed boosters for selected medium format lenses. The adapters feature precisely manufactured bodies from strong stainless material and the possibility to add shim papers. They will be available for most popular mirrorless mounts – Sony E, Micro Four Thirds, Nikon Z, EOS R-mount, L-mount, FUJIFILM G-mount, and RED cameras. The adapters are available now.
The Shanghai-based company KIPON is known mainly for its lens adapters and affordable manual focus lenses. Back in March 2018, we informed you about their Canon-EF to FUJIFILM X-Mount autofocus adapters. Now KIPON releases a new PRO line of adapters. What kind of adapters are these exactly?
KIPON PRO Cine Adapters for PL and LPL Mount Lenses
First group of new PRO cine adapters from KIPON are adapters without an optical element. They are designed for PL and LPL mount cine lenses, so these adapters naturally do not support autofocus or aperture operation. They only support full manual operation.
All PRO adapters are manufactured with high precision using strong stainless material with very good abrasive resistance. KIPON says there will be no tolerance change for lens and body mount side even after years of use. There is also a possibility to add shim papers of various thicknesses to all PRO adapters to ensure precise (back-)focusing.
The PRO adapters will be available in the following versions:
- PL to Sony E-mount
- PL to Micro four thirds
- PL to Nikon Z
- PL to EOS R-mount
- PL to L-mount
- LPL to Sony E-mount
- LPL to FUJIFILM G-mount (GFX medium format cameras)
- LPL to RED cameras mount
- PL to LPL-mount
Another part of the PRO series of KIPON adapters are adapters with optical element reducing the focal length and aperture number by 0.7x. They are designed to accommodate medium format lenses with large image circles or PL lenses. They will be available in the following versions:
- BAVEYES HASSELBLAD V to LPL 0.7x
- BAVEYES PENTAX645 to LPL 0.7x
- BAVEYES PL to Micro four thirds 0.7x
- BAVEYES PL to Sony E-mount 0.7x
Price and Availability
According to KIPON, these adapters are already available now. We will update this post if we receive buy links from our partners B&H and/or CVP. The company claims they will develop more models for the new PRO product line in the future.
What do you think of the new PRO adapters from KIPON? Do you have experience with other KIPON adapters? Let us know in the comments underneath the article.