Metabones® Introduces Nikon G Lens to Fuji G-mount (GFX) Expander 1.26x

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Petersburg, VA, USA, Feb 21, 2020: Metabones® and Caldwell Photographic Inc. are pleased to

jointly announce the NF – GFX mount Expander 1.26x. It allows Nikon F mount lenses to be

mounted on Fujifilm GFX camera bodies without getting dark and / or soft corners. The

magnification factor of 1.26x perfectly matches the image circle of the full-frame Nikon lenses to

the medium-format sensor of the GFX series cameras, and therefore the diagonal FOV remains

exactly the same.

 

The optical design consists of 5 elements in 3 groups, incorporating ultra-high index Lanthanumbased

optical glass as well as one element made of fused silica, resulting in extremely good

performances with professional-grade f/2.8 zoom lenses. For example, a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens

becomes a 30-88mm f/3.5 zoom, and a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens becomes an 88-252mm f/3.5 zoom.

Please note that because of the nature of focal extenders, the aperture values decrease by 2/3 of a

stop; f/2.8 becomes f/3.5 and f/2 becomes f/2.5. High-speed fixed focal length lenses such as the

50mm f/1.4 will be transformed into a very fast standard lens 63mm f/1.8 for the GFX system.

 

The GFX mount Expander features Metabones’ unique manual G aperture adjustment mechanism,

which has the same angular throw distance as earlier Nikon Ai/AiS lenses, which features a

linearized f-stop adjustment as a function of aperture ring adjustment angle. The mechanism is

clickless in order to maximize its usefulness to cinematographers.

 

Availability

Metabones® Nikon G - GFX Expander 1.26x is available right now from the Metabones website and

its worldwide dealer network for US$519, and the optic-free version adapter* will be available for

US$179, plus shipping and applicable taxes and duties.

 

Notes:

*Limitation: Both Nikon full-frame and DX lens may NOT have enough coverage for the GFX cameras

when used in conjunction with the optic-free adapter (MB_NFG-FG-BM1). Most of the case will result

strong vignetting or even black corners.

 

Metabones® Introduces Nikon G Lens to Fuji G-mount (GFX) Expander 1.26x

 

Specifications:

Product name: Nikon G Lens (F-mount) to Fuji GFX (G-mount) Expander 1.26x

Model Code: MB_EPNFG-FG-BM1

Color: Black Satin exterior; Black Matte interior

Magnification: 1.26x

Crop Factor with Fuji GFX camera: 1.0x

Maximum Output Aperture: f/1.8 (with f/1.4 lens attached)

Rectilinear Distortion: < 0.5%

Lens Elements/Groups: 5/3

Camera Mount: Fujifilm G Mount

Lens Mounts: Nikon F/G

Lens Compatibility: Nikon F-mount lenses with mechanical aperture lever. Mainly for full-frame lenses.

DX lenses can be mounted but will result in severe vignetting in most cases.

Special Features: Long-throw clickless aperture ring

Tripod Mount: Robust removable type with Arca Swiss compatibility

Dimensions: 88.2mm x 78.0mm x 41.3mm (incl. tripod mount)

Weight: 396 grams

Retail Price: USD 519.00

Product Page: http://www.metabones.com/products/details/MB_EPNFG-FG-BM1

Product name: Nikon G Lens (F-mount) to Fuji GFX (G-mount) Adapter

Model Code: MB_NFG-FG-BM1

Color: Black Satin exterior; Black Matte interior

Magnification: N/A.

Camera Mount: Fujifilm G Mount

Lens Mounts: Nikon F/G

Lens Compatibility: Nikon F-mount full-frame lenses with mechanical aperture lever. Most lenses will

have strong vignetting or even black corners.

Tripod Mount: Robust removable type with Arca Swiss compatibility

Dimensions: 88.2mm x 78.0mm x 26.7mm (incl. tripod mount)

Weight: 208 grams

Retail Price: USD 179.00

Product Page: http://www.metabones.com/products/details/MB_NFG-FG-BM1

 

About Metabones

Metabones®, together with its allied partners Caldwell Photographic and WB Design, is the pioneer and leader of

two key technologies which have catalyzed the transition from mirror to mirrorless. Speed Booster® (winner of

the 2013 TIPA Best Photo Accessory Award) makes lenses brighter, wider and sharper, and Smart Adapter™

breaks the lens mount compatibility barrier by electronically integrating interchangeable single-lens reflex (SLR)

lenses and mirrorless cameras. Metabones® offers a comprehensive range of adapters covering most popular

lens mounts, as well as some rare and exotic ones. "Always at the forefront of innovation without ever setting

aside practicality as a professional tool" perhaps best epitomizes Metabones' philosophy.

 

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