Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

So how does this work… I order an adapter from HONG KONG to test the Canon L Glass on my G2 six days ago and it arrives today by FedEX…then I order a camera from down south 4 days ago and INTERLINK tell me they have too much of a backlog to process my order which I payed for an overnight delivery.

The EOS to mFT adapter has arrived and I can now confirm that your Canon glass on an AF101 will be as follows 24-70mm f2.8 = 48-140mm f2.8 fortunately it remains a 2x conversion, the good thing is to be able to use L glass and have the extra speed at f2.8mm.

The adapter is made by KIPON, Hong Kong and is better than I was expecting, though the results on the AF101 may be a different kettle of fish.

It had been mooted that it’s not clever to have the iris at the back of the lens but having done sone preliminary tests it does not seem to do any harm, I shot some white card at various iris settings and fully shut down you get vignetting at the corners.

My test baby had one 20W halogen light on her face, the camera a Lumix G2 HD had the EOS adapter and a Canon 50mm f2.5 macro lens, shooting at a 60th of a second @ 200 iso hand held and it looks very good indeed.

As you can see the Kipon adapter is well made with a 14 leaf iris built into the adapter itself and has a locking pin (at 3pm on a clock face) which is a slight mystery to release at first if like me you attach the adapter then the Canon lens without thinking.

So far this adapter has performed admirably with the short amount of testing I have been able to perform but this is a stop gap for me as the USA adapter promises to be better built, electronic and wireless comms to a remote pull focus control. At least I am able to tell you all that your Canon Glass needs to be multiplied by 2 times when using an adapter on the AF101. This brings it’s own problems sourcing a decent wide angle Canon lens.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

One thought on “Canon EOS-m4/3 adapter…just on time for the Panasonic AF101

  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! You just saved my life with the picture of how to release the lens from the adapter. I was freaking out about it and almost damaged my lens! Since the adapter came with no instructions I had no clue how to do it. I knew it had to be related to that metal screw but after trying for an hour (and several cramps in my hand) I “gave up” and goodled it. Took me a while to find you but thanks to google image search I am fine now 😉
    Thanks again, I’ll link this on amazon so others can fin you!

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