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Kipon adds Nikon Z and Canon R mounts to medium format lens adapter range

DPReview.com - Latest News - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 4:58pm

Chinese optics manufacturer Kipon has added the Nikon Z and Canon R mounts to its range of medium format to full frame camera adapters. The company claims the adapters ‘virtually eliminate any crop factor’ by way of optics within the adapter that compensate for the difference in imaging areas of the full frame and medium format systems, and says the diagonal angle of view is maintained.

The eight Baveyes focal reducers use a five-element design and work with a number of popular medium format brands, namely Pentax, Mamiya and Hasselblad.

These adapters already exist for Sony full frame, Leica M and Leica SL cameras.
The new adapters will cost $695 and can be ordered from this week.
For more information see the Kipon website.

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KIPON start to deliver 8 models new Baveyes/focal reducer for new Nikon Z mount & Canon R mount cameras

KIPON start to deliver 8 models new 0.7x Baveyes/focal reducer for new Nikon Z mount & Canon R mount cameras, increased Baveyes lineup for using medium format lenses on full frame cameras from 24 to 32 models.

  • Baveyes Pentax645-Nikon Z 0.7x
  • Baveyes Pentax67-Nikon Z 0.7x
  • Baveyes MAMIYA645-Nikon Z 0.7x
  • Baveyes Hasselblad V-Nikon Z 0.7x
  • Baveyes Hasselblad V-EOS R 0.7
  • Baveyes MAMIYA645-EOS R 0.7x
  • Baveyes Pentax67-EOS R 0.7x
  • Baveyes Pentax645-EOS R 0.7x

KIPON Baveyes introduces a line-up of the world's first lens adapters that bring the famous medium format optics to Sony E, Leica SL and Leica M, Nikon Z, Canon R 35mm full frame cameras, virtually eliminating any crop factor image loss and maintaining diagonal angle of view.

The transformation results in a 0.7x factor to the original lens focal length with a gain of one stop in lens speed. Foremost in the advanced adapters, is the custom designed five element multicoated formula by German optics research institution, with the ability to use full frame SLR lenses on crop sensor camera bodies and mirrorless cameras.

Many medium format lenses are legendary for contrast, flare resistance, color saturation, bokeh and are in a class of their own compared to even the best 35mm format glass. And the Sony, Leica, Nikon, Canon image sensors, in the heart of their robust camera bodies, give new life to these medium format legendary lenses.

The retailer price for these optic focal reducer is 695USD,can order from Amazon Japan and Tmall China and Ebay factory shop from this week.

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Kanye West Takes Aim at Drake in Scathing Twitter Rant, Refuses to Clear 'Say What's Real' Record

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 4:43pm
Just when you thought Kanye and Drake's beef had simmered down, on Thursday (Dec. 13), West raised the temperature with a series of scathing...
Categories: Music Industry

Billie Eilish, Anderson .Paak, Jimmie Allen & More Review Their Favorite Albums of 2018

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 4:30pm
Billie Eilish: Dog Eat Dog World by Crooks If I go to play music on my phone, the only thing that doesn't get old is this album: Dog Eat Dog...
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YouTube Warns Creators That Spam Purge Could Lower Subscriber Counts

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 4:28pm
YouTube is making an effort to clean up spam on its platform, and creators could see a drop in subscribers as a result. The Google-owned video giant...
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From Shakira to Ozuna, Here is Billboard's Latin Airplay Year-End Playlist: Listen

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 4:26pm
Earlier this month, Billboard revealed its year-end charts, highlighting some of the biggest artists and songs of 2018. Ozuna, for example, crowns...
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Apple to Grow Culver City Workforce to Over 1,000 Employees

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 4:19pm
Apple is confirming what its real estate dealings already signaled: that it plans to significantly expand its presence in Los Angeles as its original...
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A$AP Rocky Captures Harlem's Spirit in New 'Tony Tone' Video: Watch

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 4:00pm
A$AP Rocky has been dropping off trippy visuals from his Testing album at a frenetic pace to close 2018. The Harlem native makes it four since...
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Chinese DJ Carta Releases New Single With Ares Carter, 'Faking': Listen

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 3:48pm
One of China's most acclaimed artists, Carta celebrates his surely most successful year ever with the astonishing new single "Faking."...
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Madeon & Lido Produce Ric Wilson's New Single 'No Hands': Listen

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 3:44pm
While the anticipation for Madeon to make a mighty return to his artist project continues to build, fans can get their fix with some behind-the-...
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Post Malone Crocs Collaboration Sells Out Minutes After Going on Sale

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 3:35pm
Post Malone is making Crocs cool again, selling out his new collection of foam clogs in just 10 minutes.  Not long after the 23-year-old singer...
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Bad Bunny as a Kid, Alejandro Sanz Singing With Roberto Carlos, Plus More Epic Throwback Thursday Posts

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 3:14pm
It's Thursday, which means it's another week of #TBT. In today’s round of throwback photos and videos, Billboard Latin brings you Bad...
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Watch NYC Tourists Butcher Songs by Drake, Cardi B & More in Jimmy Fallon's 'Singing in the Street'

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 3:13pm
Jimmy Fallon is no stranger to this year's hit songs, and in his "Singing in the Street" segment of The Tonight Show that aired...
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Spencer Ludwig Struts His Stuff Along With Merrick Hanna in 'Watch Me Walk' Video: Watch

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 3:13pm
Brooklyn-based trumpeter/vocalist Spencer Ludwig has the perfect melody to turn a city sidewalk into a dance floor in the video for his latest single...
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Bebe Rexha to Headline Times Square New Year's Eve Webcast & TV Feed

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 2:58pm
Bebe Rexha will headline the Times Square New Year's Eve commercial-free webcast and TV pool feed. The pop singer will carry on the...
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Kraftwerk Gains Leverage In Epic Copyright Battle Over a 2-Second Sample

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 2:56pm
Kraftwerk may have been passed over for induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, but the German group may fare better in court in...
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The Case of the Disappearing 'Despacito' Rightsholder

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 2:52pm
A few weeks ago, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki wrote, in a Financial Times op-ed, that the streaming service couldn't accurately pay royalties to...
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Let It Grow: Inside the Fairy Tale Success of Disney Concerts

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 2:50pm
Once upon a time in late 2006, Walt Disney Co. business development then-newcomer Chip McLean approached then-head of Disney Music Bob Cavallo with...
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Holderness Family Revamp 'Baby It's Cold Outside' for #MeToo Era as 'Baby, Just Go Outside!'

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 2:33pm
The controversy over the 1944 Christmas classic "Baby, It's Cold Outside" has led to boycotts from radio stations across the...
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How Alexander Jean Turned Relationship Woes Into Heartfelt Music – And a Real-Life Love Story: Interview

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 2:22pm
Mark Ballas and BC Jean have the type of romance that could’ve been plucked straight out of a movie. Their eyes glow when they look at each...
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2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Music Execs Share Their Picks For Gadgets & Goodies

Billboard.com - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 2:11pm
Music executives are a breed of their own. From the cross-country, international jet-setting lifestyle and ever-increasing consumption rate that...
Categories: Music Industry