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Chinese lens and accessory maker Kipon has introduced an adapter that includes a variable neutral density filter, primarily for video shooters. The filter is placed between a Canon EF-S mount and a Sony E-mount body. The Kipon EF-S/E AF ND retains the autofocus and image stabilisation features of the lens, according to the company, and EXIF data is communicated so it can be recorded in the image files. The adapter also allows manual focusing of the lens to trigger MF assistance features of the camera – such as peaking or magnification.

Kipon has produced adapters that contain graduated neutral density filters before but this is the first that has a variable ND filter. The filter is turned via a wheel that sticks out of the barrel and is marked with values between 1.5 and 7 f-stops. The idea of the adapter is that wide apertures can be used with shutter speeds appropriate for shooting video – as well as for stills shooters who want a shallow depth of field outdoors on bright days.


The adapter features an EF-S mount, so that it can use both EF and EF-S lenses but covers the full frame image circle for use on a7 series cameras.

The company suggests that the selling price should be 45,000 yen before tax, which is approximately $430.


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 “KIPON announce the Canon EF to Sony adapter with built in ND $430

  1. The Belgium shop published the first image and the first specs of the new Sony FS7II E-mount camcorder:

    – Electronic Variable ND (FS5)
    – 10 assignable buttons
    – New Lens Lock Ring (Lever Lock Type) No rotation of lens anymore to detach.
    – MPEG 2 Cache Recording
    – BT 2020 Color Space
    – New Arm Grip Position and Adjustments
    – New 1/4 Full HD LCD (960/540) and rod ergonomics improvements
    Sony will show the FS7II at a event in Barcelona.
    Today Sony has reunited most of the video bloggers in barcelona. That includes Dan Cheung, Philip Bloom, Alistair Chapman and Emmanuel Pampuri among others to launch a new camera from sony pro europe. All of them signed an NDA.
    You can check them all trying to say that they’re on vacation in Barcelona:

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