The Fotodiox DLX Stretch lens adapter is available in various different mount combinations to allow you to use non-native lenses with your mirrorless camera. There’s the usual range of options, featuring Canon (EOS and FD), Nikon, Leica R and Olympus mounts converted to fit Sony E-mount, Fuji X-mount and Micro Four Thirds cameras.
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There are also some extra features: the mounts feature a screw adjustment that physically moves the lens closer to your subject, resulting in a macro-lens like ability. This is similar to how you might use extension tubes, though without the tubes and with the added convenience of a dial for adjustability. The focusing helicoid also allows you to tweak back focus on your lenses if you need to.
ND filters included
The DLX Stretch also contains holders for Fotodiox’s magnetic drop-in ND filter system. The adapter comes with three filters: ND4, ND8 and ND16. Because these don’t screw-in to the front thread of your lens you’ll be able to use them with whatever glass is mounted on the front of the adapter. This could be useful if you’ve got a collection of lenses that take different diameter filters.
While it means you have to take the lens and adapter off the camera to change ND filters, the weight of the filter will be much closer to the camera body. This should make the whole setup easier to use on a gimbal, for example.
The DLX Stretch is an all-manual adapter, so it won’t pass through AF, EXIF or IS information, for example. For that reason it’s probably best used with manual vintage lenses where you’ll likely have manual aperture and focus control anyway.
Fotodiox DLX Stretch lens adapter: Price and availability
The DLX Stretch is available to order now from the Fotodiox website in a variety of combinations of lens and camera mounts. They’re all priced at $199 US.