Ever Wished You Could Adapt Your Medium Format Glass to Your Full Frame Camera and Keep the Medium Format Look? Now You Can

Do you wish you could adapt your medium format glass so that you could shoot medium format images on your full frame camera? This adapter does exactly that, giving you all of the high resolution and lens performance that comes with it.

The Rhinocam Vertex is an innovative new adapter from Fotodiox and available for a wide range of lens mounts. As discovered by Mathieu Stern as part of his continuing research into weird lenses, the adapter is impressively effective, albeit with a few compromises necessitated by the rotation. The process is similar to the Brenizer technique, a favorite among wedding photographers for creating high resolution images that cover a relatively wide angle but with a very shallow depth of field, achieving a combination of width and bokeh that would otherwise be impossible.

The adapter is ingenious and makes you wonder why no one has come up with this device before, effectively rotating the sensor so that it can pretend to be larger than it is.

The RhinoCam Vertex comes in versions that will connect with Nikon Z, Canon RF, and Sony E-mount cameras. Each mount has a version that then adapts Hasselblad V-mount, Bronica ETR mount, Pentax 6x7, and Pentax 645 lenses.

Do you have medium format glass that you want to adapt? Let us know in the comments below.

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Andy Day is a British photographer and writer living in France. He began photographing parkour in 2003 and has been doing weird things in the city and elsewhere ever since. He's addicted to climbing and owns a fairly useless dog. He has an MA in Sociology & Photography which often makes him ponder what all of this really means.

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I'd like a version for my Hassy V lenses to my Nikon D850. Not going the mirrorless route yet.

That’s really cool, but i think i still like the idea of brenizers with my 85 f1.2

I thought that Sony has had MF adapters for their FF cameras for years now.