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Endeavour

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XH Lens Adapter availability
« on: June 02, 2018, 09:20:51 AM »

I am seriously considering getting an X1d but will want to use my HC lenses rather than "invest" in new glass specifically for the X1D - I'll be keeping my H kit for other jobs

does anyone know when the X1D lens adapter for HC lenses is likely to be available?

Everywhere I see it for sale online is either 'backorder' or 'special order' with no shipping times
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Joe Towner

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Re: XH Lens Adapter availability
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2018, 07:07:41 PM »

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Re: XH Lens Adapter availability
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2018, 11:31:00 AM »

What version are your H lenses? Unless they’re all the newer orange dot versions, you’ll wanna check to see if they can be upgraded to the latest firmware - 19.0.x - otherwise you won’t get AF with the lenses and the XH adapter. Of course you can always do manual focus, but it’s something I’d recommend looking into before getting the X1D. A good number of older lenses can’t be upgraded to the latest firmware and can’t autofocus with the XH and X1D.  I read somewhere 2013 was the manufacturing cut off date but take that with a grain of salt.

FWIW I hope they’re redesigning the adapter. Of course you can get a third party tripod collar, but lack of a tripod collar was a huge oversight IMHO.
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Re: XH Lens Adapter availability
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2018, 02:53:56 PM »

+1 on the tripod collar redesign - structurally, the size of the X1D with something like the 50-110 hanging off the front made me worry/laugh/wtf.  A proper adapter would include a rotating lens foot, and would accommodate the HTS.  Something where the adapter has an Arca clamp as the base, and you'd use a double-sided Arca plate that would allow for attaching to the base of the camera as well.  And maybe a finger plate against the body so I can hold/carry against that rather than the body?

We're coming up on 2 years of the X platform, and while they've increased the lens count to 5 primes, the lack of a zoom means Hass really needs to leverage their existing glass.
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