If you own a Micro Four Thirds or Sony NEX camera and you’ve been dying to use your Canon glass on it, thus far your only options have been sadly manual in nature. Because the adapters on the market today don’t make the electronic link between the camera and the lens, you’re left focusing and (if you can at all) adjusting the aperture by hand. Fortunately, lens adapter company Kipon has a couple of solutions around the corner that it has decided to tease us with.
The adapters — which, sadly, have not been given official ship dates or price points — will bring full electronic aperture control to Canon EF lenses when they’re attached to your Micro Four Thirds or NEX camera. Details are extremely thin, since the announcement amounts to no more than a teaser, but MFT and NEX owners who happen to have a bunch of Canon glass lying around definitely have something to get excited about. Canon, on the other hand, may not be quite as thrilled.