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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Eos to R lens adapter. - Cheap but good?


I just picked up a used Canon R, and an L bracket.

I need an adapter for all my EOS lenses. I know I can get the canon one for $130, but I'm REALLY hurting for money right now, so I'm looking at the many third-party options:

Is there a less expensive thrid-party adapter that is known to work well, fit tight, pass electronic data correctly, etc?


I'm also interested in the type with the control ring.


- Thx.



Jun 29, 2022 at 04:23 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Eos to R lens adapter. - Cheap but good?


Will this work for you ?

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1433717-REG/canon_mount_adapter_ef_rf.html



Jun 29, 2022 at 04:56 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Eos to R lens adapter. - Cheap but good?


It's good, the adaptor. It's basically a spacer that transfers the electronic communication from the R mount to the EF lens. I don't know about any third party RF-EF adapters, but others can chime in.

The one with the control ring is more expensive than the basic adapter, but I'm not sure of the actual price. Canon USA might have them in stock.



Jun 29, 2022 at 04:58 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Eos to R lens adapter. - Cheap but good?


I have a Commlite adapter. It works fine but lacks the baffling of the Canon one, which leads to huge flare issues at certain lighting angles. I suggest looking for a baffled adapter or at least be aware that strong light sources just above the frame will be an issue.


Jun 29, 2022 at 05:06 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Eos to R lens adapter. - Cheap but good?


Canon refubs are $63 https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/refurbished-mount-adapter-ef-eos-r?searchTerm=r%20to%20ef
Control ring refurbs $127 https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/refurbished-control-ring-mount-adapter-ef-eos-r



Jun 29, 2022 at 05:21 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Eos to R lens adapter. - Cheap but good?


Get the meike adapter, either $55 or $110, from Amazon, regular or ring, respectively. Built very well and has a rear rubber seal.

I will say that no matter which ring adapter you go with, you will likely find them limited in use. With longer lenses, your left hand will rarely be in a situation where you can use the ring for anything helpful. Having a control ring close to the body isnít as cool as it might first sound. I ended up selling my canon ring adapter since it ended up not being all that helpful to me.



Jun 29, 2022 at 05:41 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Eos to R lens adapter. - Cheap but good?


TeamSpeed wrote:
Get the meike adapter, either $55 or $110, from Amazon, regular or ring, respectively. Built very well and has a rear rubber seal.

I will say that no matter which ring adapter you go with, you will likely find them limited in use. With longer lenses, your left hand will rarely be in a situation where you can use the ring for anything helpful. Having a control ring close to the body isnít as cool as it might first sound. I ended up selling my canon ring adapter since it ended up not being all that helpful to me.


Now that I have a mix of EF and RF lenses with control rings in different places, I'm about to turn it off. It's impossible to build muscle memory and I keep hitting it on accident on my newest RF lens (24-240) where it's right behind the zoom ring.



Jun 29, 2022 at 05:53 PM
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I second the idea of a canon refurb adapter.


Jun 29, 2022 at 07:57 PM
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Mike_5D wrote:
I have a Commlite adapter. It works fine but lacks the baffling of the Canon one, which leads to huge flare issues at certain lighting angles. I suggest looking for a baffled adapter or at least be aware that strong light sources just above the frame will be an issue.



Wow. Good to know !




Jun 29, 2022 at 08:01 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Eos to R lens adapter. - Cheap but good?


You guys have pretty much convinced me that I don't need a control ring.


However, what do you think of this adapter, which has interchangeable filters like the expensive Canon one? :

https://www.ebay.com/itm/185242059414?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D239882%26meid%3Dd30009afbf764549a11882bd5dccbd78%26pid%3D101195%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D114739555600%26itm%3D185242059414%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplAMLv11WebTrimmedV3MskuWithRevOptLambda90KnnRecallV1%26brand%3DJJC&_trksid=p2047675.c101195.m1851&amdata=cksum%3A185242059414d30009afbf764549a11882bd5dccbd78%7Cenc%3AAQAHAAABEPZqctS1aW2Gn1fMafrLrPa7%252BqLD2Pgo5GTgCDTJgIpBMBHaBHcFvdVGNBWeIytK8U7x8RargP9Bv5VZgW5ZIFP2cvIn43eMcFTo7rTeM7eeh1dMmao%252F8K15j81OnQp7CL2RP3JJYN0rXYSyEPqixZPbcmm9KOOERnFs8IayDmQSC1%252BLM7sJlalQY2gtTZXdV0ZBTCbwPnTkGQyAn4lmmSCyTfycfXCsTi2O09iuaPG4roEJW6lOLM0eE32eqgJ5i3j7tls4%252FmJutirslH3VDcO4RHX2aihNoX17S6oPf8PbaTPqH89mvWNYC%252Bx9eVDkh8m0MUhfunZ%252F8uLaAhmV7ibpbxNgwD%252F8XEPIKHYgnHJt%7Campid%3APL_CLK%7Cclp%3A2047675

or this one:

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1682744-REG/meike_mk_eftr_c_drop_in_filter_mount_adapter.html


I have polarizers for most of my short - medium lenses, but not ND filters, so this could be very useful. Of course, these filters might not be of the highest quality. I'd also prefer fixed-strength ND's, but I can't afford that right now, anyway.

Do polarizing filters work just as well post-lens as on the front element?

Does it look like it has the proper baffling that Mike warned about?

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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Eos to R lens adapter. - Cheap but good?


I also recommend the canon refurbished adapter. At $63 itís very close in price to aftermarket. I bought one of the aftermarket adapter and the alignment was off and it would not set my lens apertures correctly. The screw that stopped the bayonet was in the wrong position and the contacts didnít line up properly. The Canon made adapters are very precise and rock solid.


Jun 29, 2022 at 08:13 PM
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NOVA Joe wrote:
I also recommend the canon refurbished adapter. At $63 itís very close in price to aftermarket. I bought one of the aftermarket adapter and the alignment was off and it would not set my lens apertures correctly. The screw that stopped the bayonet was in the wrong position and the contacts didnít line up properly. The Canon made adapters are very precise and rock solid.



Joe, which brand was this?


I'm leaning strongly towards the Meike unit with filters, so it would be good to know if this is what you had.

So far I've read / seen nothing but stellar reviews for this one, and @TeamSpeed (above) likes his. - it even takes the Canon filters, if you want to try them. You have to buy the CPL filter separately, which makes it more expensive than that other one I linked, but that's probably a good thing.

I just wish you could get single-strength ND's for these adapters.



Jun 29, 2022 at 10:14 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Eos to R lens adapter. - Cheap but good?


I thought I would like the control rings, but once I configured my R3 body, there isn't much of a need for the control ring on my RF lenses or on the EF/RF adapter...to the point that I disable the control ring feature.


Jun 30, 2022 at 11:08 AM
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I find the control ring adapter useful with the R, since we don't get a back dial. I came from an original 5D like you did. The control ring basically replaced the back dial for me, which I used for exposure compensation. That's just my opinion. You may find it works well without it.


Jun 30, 2022 at 11:35 AM
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Cableaddict wrote:
Joe, which brand was this?

The one that I problems with is the Vello LAR-CR-CEF EF/EF-S Lens to RF Mount adapter. If you put it side by side with the Canon version the inferior quality of the Vello is easy to spot.

I'm leaning strongly towards the Meike unit with filters, so it would be good to know if this is what you had.

So far I've read / seen nothing but stellar reviews for this one, and @TeamSpeed@ (above) likes his. - it even takes the Canon filters, if you want to try them. You have to buy the CPL filter separately,
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Jun 30, 2022 at 04:36 PM
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bcguy wrote:
I find the control ring adapter useful with the R, since we don't get a back dial. I came from an original 5D like you did. The control ring basically replaced the back dial for me, which I used for exposure compensation. That's just my opinion. You may find it works well without it.


I could totally see this. The R6 has the front dial, back dial, and a top dial. That gives me Tv, Av and ISO all on their own dial in Manual mode, and Tv/Av, ISO and EC on its own dial in Tv or Av mode. When I wanted a second adapter I got a control ring one to figure it out, but I can't really figure out what to use it for. I do have it set for EC for when I use Manual mode with Auto ISO. But its rare that I actually have to use it.

If I were missing one of the dials though, for sure it would find a use.

-Brian



Jun 30, 2022 at 05:08 PM
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jedibrain wrote:
I could totally see this. The R6 has the front dial, back dial, and a top dial. That gives me Tv, Av and ISO all on their own dial in Manual mode, and Tv/Av, ISO and EC on its own dial in Tv or Av mode. When I wanted a second adapter I got a control ring one to figure it out, but I can't really figure out what to use it for. I do have it set for EC for when I use Manual mode with Auto ISO. But its rare that I actually have to use it.

If I
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The R6 is great with all it's control dials. I have ISO on the control ring but hardly use it. I'm 90% in M with auto ISO and do EC via SET+front dial. The inconsistent control ring placement, double duty with focus, and lack of clicks makes it much less useful than it could have been.



Jun 30, 2022 at 05:22 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Eos to R lens adapter. - Cheap but good?


Well, some of the RF lenses have their control ring next to the body, too - Canon is certainly inconsistent with its placement. Depending on which function you use it for, it can still be incredibly useful. I have two Canon control rings, one for each of my remaining EF lenses. Unless money is super tight, Iíd say get one and try it. If you donít find you use it, swap it out and pocket the difference.

Mike_5D wrote:
Now that I have a mix of EF and RF lenses with control rings in different places, I'm about to turn it off. It's impossible to build muscle memory and I keep hitting it on accident on my newest RF lens (24-240) where it's right behind the zoom ring.




Jun 30, 2022 at 07:36 PM
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bcguy wrote:
I find the control ring adapter useful with the R, since we don't get a back dial. I came from an original 5D like you did. The control ring basically replaced the back dial for me, which I used for exposure compensation. That's just my opinion. You may find it works well without it.



That's probably what I'd use it for as well. - But I went for the Meike drop-in-filter adapter for now, as I think that variable ND will be very useful. After using the "R" for a while, maybe I'll get a control ring instead.

Baby steps .....



Jun 30, 2022 at 08:17 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Eos to R lens adapter. - Cheap but good?


I couldnít find any setting that I could put on my ring adapter. I tried about all of the available options.


Jun 30, 2022 at 10:30 PM
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