By Noam Kroll
Years ago when I was first starting to use lens adapters with my Lumix GH2, I remember wishing there was an adapter on the market that had a built in ND filter. I had no idea if this was at all possible from an engineering or design perspective, but just felt that having the ability to control ND filtration easily across every adapted lens would be a lifesaver.
Like many of you, speed is key for me when I’m on set. I often work on productions with limited time and budget, and therefore am always on the hunt for tools that can help speed up my workflow without sacrificing quality… This of course is why I thought an adapter with a built in ND would be so invaluable.
Not long ago, Fotodiox released a line of products to serve this very need – their ND Throttle adapters. They are designed to adapt a wide variety of glass (Canon, M42, Leica, etc.) to cameras with mirrorless mounts like those offered by Sony, Blackmagic, Panasonic, and Fuji amongst others.
While I’ve been keeping my eye on these adapters for some time, I only recently found a direct need for one as I’ve been shooting more and more with my Fuji X-T2, and have been wanting to adapt my Canon glass to it.
So a couple weeks ago I decided to order the adapter and test it out to see how what kind of optical performance it was capable of.
Here are my thoughts…
CANON EF – FUJI X ND THROTTLE
My first impressions of the adapter straight out of the box were quite positive. It felt well built and sturdy on my camera. It had no issues locking into my X-T2 (some adapters are a bit tight or loose), and it held even some of my heavier glass → continue…
From:: Noam Kroll