The first and most exciting news item on the list is the Fujifilm 2.0x teleconverter. Its arrival was rumoured a month ago on Fujirumors but was only made official at CP+. According to ValueTechTV’s report, it will work with lenses like the XF 100-400mm. The release date has not been announced but it should come sometime this year.
Amongst the various announcements at CP+ 2016, this one is probably one of the weirdest and wildest. Technical Farm has announced a transparent acrylic adapter for Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds and Sony E-mount called the TF-Flare Adapter.
This adapter is unlike any other that has come before it because its transparency will create an intentional light leak, giving images a vintage look thanks to the presence of flare and reduced contrast. You can control the amount of light that enters the camera by covering the adapter with your hand or black tape. It can be used for both video and stills.
The E-mount version will cost in the region of $500 US while details about the M43 version are still unknown. You can see some sample images taken with the adapter on Digicame Watch.
Thanks to 43rumors for coming across this!
The final announcement is the combined Genus END EOS-mount to E-mount adapter and electronic ND filter. According to Newsshooter, “it uses liquid crystals to change the effective between three to ‘between eight and ten’ stops.” Drawing powers from the camera, it incorporates a wireless control system that controls iris, focus and ND strength.
The predicted shipping date for the END is shortly after NAB in April at under $1000 US.