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Viltrox’s new $199 EF- to E-mount ‘smart adapter’ has built-in OLED display, full AF/EXIF support and more

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Accessory and optics manufacturer Viltrox has announced a new Canon EF- to Sony E-mount adapter with a built-in OLED display, full autofocus support and EXIF data transfer capabilities.

The EF-E5 Smart Mount Adapter, as Viltrox refers to it, is a fifth-generation adapter that improves upon its predecessors with new features as well as a built-in OLED display that shows the focal length, aperture and focus mode of the attached lens. The adapter supports full autofocus capabilities of EF lenses on Sony E-mount cameras, with a clever dial on the side of the adapter for switching between phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) modes.

The adapter will automatically transfer EXIF data from the lens to the camera, meaning aperture adjustments made on camera should set the correct aperture on EF lenses with electronic aperture controls. The EXIF support also means IBIS is supported with compatible Sony E-mount cameras.

Viltrox has also hidden a micro USB port on the inside of the adapter that can be used to update future firmware as newer cameras and lenses are released.

The Viltrox EF-E5 Smart Mount Adapter is available today via Viltrox’s online shop for $199. It comes with front and rear caps for protecting the adapter when not in use.


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