GEAR TALK: Viltrox EF- FX2 Preview; Full Frame on an APS-C sensor? Why Not?1 min readReading Time: 2 minutes
Let’s not beat about the bush: Metabones make a great range of adapters and we’ve got a collection of them for our M4/3 systems but they aren’t what you’d call cheap (or even affordable). Viltrox, who already produce a range of budget lens adapters, are are on the roll with new options to compete with the industry standard.
When Viltrox announced the EF-FX2 adapter with a focal length reducer that allows Canon EF lenses to be mounted on Fuji X-mount mirrorless cameras, we went online and placed an order for both the EF-FX1 (Adaptor only) and the EF-FX2 (With Focal Reducer) to see if it’s something promising for our FujiFilm camera bodies.
With the Metabones and the Sigma Art 18-35mm and 50-100mm at f/1.8 (f/1.1 after the focal reduction), we have been getting essentially an APS-C (Super35ish) picture on a tiny M4/3 sensor on the Panasonic GH5/GH5S.
So with all the fuss about Full-Frame in 2018, maybe we don’t actually need to buy new cameras after all.
Coming back to this, the Viltrox EF-FX2 arrived yesterday and here’s a preview of it before we go into the full-fledge review of it.
1st looks: Optically decent, the physical adaptor has a bit of play with the X-T3, no issues with most Canon lenses that we have tested (16-35mm f/4, 50mm f/1.8, 70-200mm f/4) but support for other third party canon mount lenses are on the limited side of things. (Refer to list) Stay tuned for the review that’s to come.
Image Credit: Nicholas Chee