KIPON Releases PRO Cine Adapters for PL and LPL Mount Lenses and Medium Format Lenses

October 7th, 2019
KIPON Releases PRO Cine Adapters for PL and LPL Mount Lenses and Medium Format Lenses

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.

KIPON PRO cine adapters

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.

Shim papers with different thickness for KIPON PRO cine adapters

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

 

KIPON PRO cine adapters can also be stacked

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.

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GuestOctober 10th, 2019

im currently using the KIPON Mamiya 645 to panasonic S1 speedbooster, very nice bit of kit. hard to pin down what s special about the image but gut reaction is theres a silkier more cinematic quality to it compared to mathematically equivalent 35mm lenses.

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Hey I’m in the market for a medium format speed booster to use on my Sigma FP L-Mount camera. I am mainly looking at Mamiya 645. Theres very little information on these things and which lenses do and dont achieve infinite focus. My primary use is for video. I may or may not use infinity focus all the time in video. But I was curious about any other possible quirks. I was hoping to get a real review from someone who has the adapter and use it on L-Mount

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Uong
GuestJanuary 3rd, 2020

why there are no Pentacon Six speedbooster to LPL or any other mount, so sad

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