DZOFilm has introduced a brand new Marlin 1.6x Expander to adapt Super35 lenses to full-frame cameras. The adapter multiplies the lens’s focal size by 1.6x to enlarge the picture circle, leading to a lightweight lack of 1.5 stops, just like how a teleconverter causes a discount in light-gathering functionality for a telephoto lens.
The Marlin features a removable supporting base and a chrome steel mount. It features a particular ring to carry out minor flange again adjustment, eliminating the necessity for shims. The DXOFilm Marlin 1.6x Expander is comparatively giant for an adapter, however that is partly because of the magnifying optics contained in the unit. The expander is 109mm (4.3″) lengthy and weighs 700g (25oz). It is unclear exactly what the optical formulation is, however DZOFilm says it makes use of high-resolution optics and that there is no noticeable loss in picture high quality or any additional vignette when utilizing the expander.
DZOFilm has optimized the Marlin expander to be used with its Pictor Zoom S35 lenses, though it may be used with different lenses, too. To examine compatibility and to calibrate again focus, an adapter clearance examine instrument is accessible on the DZOFilm web site. There’s additionally a again focus adjustment tutorial you possibly can learn right here.
The Marlin 1.6x Expander is available in 5 variations, permitting customers to adapt S35 PL-mount lenses to Sony E, Canon RF, Leica L, PL and LPL-mount digicam our bodies with full-frame and bigger than full-frame sensors. Pricing varies by model, with the PL to E, RF and L fashions retailing for $1,159. The PL to PL and PL to LPL fashions are $1,699. For extra data, go to DZOFilm.