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Review – Digital Medium Format on a Budget! – Kipon Baveyes MF Focal Reducer (Mattias Burling)


The new Kipon Baveyes Medium Format to Sony E-mount focal reducer adapter are now shipping in different versions:
Pentax 645 adapter at Amazon US and Amazon DE. (lenses here on [shoplink 56447 ebay]eBay[/shoplink]).
Alpa at adapter Amazon US. (lenses here on [shoplink 56449 ebay]eBay[/shoplink]).
Pentax 67 at adapter Amazon US and Amazon DE. (lenses here on [shoplink 56446 ebay]eBay[/shoplink]).
Hasselblad at adapter Amazon DE. (lenses here on [shoplink 56448 ebay]eBay[/shoplink]).
Mamiya 645 adapter at Amazon DE. (lenses here on [shoplink 56444 ebay]eBay[/shoplink]).

Mattias Burling reviewed the Kipon Baveyes MF Focal Reducer. The full review can be read at Gunpowdervideo. The conclusion in short:

Should you buy it?

YES if you are an analog MF shooter that has lenses.
YES if you are an A7/Leica shooter that want to get into analog MF as well.
YES if you are an A7/Leica shooter that loves vintage glass and experimentation.
MAYBE if you are primarily a digital shooter that wants some fast portrait lenses or just happen to have $500 burning a hole in your pocket.
NO if you think DOF is everything.
NO if you think megapixels is tha shit!


The awesome MF lenses!
$500 isn’t much to give another dimension to your camera.
Quality is great.
80mm f1.9 at x0.7 crop is awesome.
Its the Medium Format Experience on the cheap.


If you don’t have an interest in MF film it becomes niche.
No AF.
Some MF lenses are big.
Not all MF lenses focus to infinity (according to rumor).
$500 is still $500 and used once aren’t gonna be very common.

The adapters are also available [shoplink 50187 ebay]trough eBay sellers[/shoplink].


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