Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics) has revamped its Micro Four Thirds adapters designed for Canon EF-mount and Nikon F-mount lenses

The Nikon version of the ZY Optics Micro Four Thirds adapters feature a silver aperture-control ring, allowing users to control the aperture of Nikon G lenses. ZY Optics says it has also increased the angle of view by 0.726x and raised maximum aperture by 1 stop. Version II also features a different optical design and an improved coating. The adapters, which are on show at PhotoPlus in New York, carry a US price of $149. They can be ordered through the ZY Optics website.

Press release

Shenyang China, Oct 21, 2015 – Shenyang Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics), a leading Chinese manufacturer of camera lenses and focal reducers, has released the version II of the Lens turbo adapters for Micro Four Thirds (M43) cameras. There will be two versions of the new lens turbo adapters, which are designed for lenses with Canon EF mount and Nikon F mount respectively. This adapter allows full-frame compatible lenses to be mounted onto mirrorless cameras with a wider angle of view and faster aperture. The new Nikon version features a silver aperture ring, which is able to control the aperture of Nikon G lenses through the adapter. The adapter is compatible with cameras with Micro Four Thirds mount, including the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC).

Similar to the previous Zhongyi Lens Turbo (version II), the new MFT turbo adaptor features a structure of four lens elements in four groups, including one extra-low dispersion element that helps in reducing chromatic aberration. The angle of view of the camera lenses will be increased by 0.726x and the max aperture will be improved by 1 stop. Version II of the lens turbo adapter has a complete different optical design from version I and a much-improved coating. And the optical performance upgrades tremendously.

Purchase can now be made via ZY Optics official website (http://www.zyoptics.net/) or authorised resellers. Shipment will commence from early November.

Suggested retail price is USD 149.