FotodioX ArtFX ColorFlare FUSION Canon EF to E-Mount Smart AF Adapter ($174) provides the ability to use a Canon EF or EF-S-mount lens on a Sony E-mount camera while applying creative lens flare effects. Its partially transparent construction allows light to enter in between the connected lens and camera, which can result in uniformly diffused images.
To direct the additional light permitted by the adapter along specific areas within a frame, two black light-blocking silicone bands, each with six evenly distributed holes along their surfaces, are included. Depending on their orientation to the primary source of light, those holes help create results that are reminiscent of pictures from toy cameras that are frequently chosen for an aesthetic associated with vignetting, lens blurs, light leaks, or other lens distortions.
Any of this kit’s three black light-blocking silicone bands without holes along their surfaces can be used when no lens flare effects are desired, or their surfaces can be cut to create custom-sized openings for more varied lens flare effects. By first positioning any one of the kit’s translucent orange, red, green, blue, or purple plastic bands under a black silicone band that includes holes, color can be added to the lens flares that appear in images created while this adapter is in use.