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Sep 22, 2022 11:47:00   #
PHRubin Loc: Nashville TN USA
 
I just received the Viltrox EF-R2 Adapter and found the control ring inoperative. A video chat with B&H support determined it needed a firmware update to work with the R7. I went to the Viltrox website but could not find any reference to the adapter on its product page or its download page.

This may be a result of Canon demanding Viltrox stop making RF mount products.

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Sep 22, 2022 11:52:42   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
Viltrox is probably the wrong brand to be trying nowadays.

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Sep 22, 2022 11:53:05   #
rcarol
 
PHRubin wrote:
I just received the Viltrox EF-R2 Adapter and found the control ring inoperative. A video chat with B&H support determined it needed a firmware update to work with the R7. I went to the Viltrox website but could not find any reference to the adapter on its product page or its download page.

This may be a result of Canon demanding Viltrox stop making RF mount products.


Is there a good reason you chose the Viltrox adapter rather than the Canon adapter?

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Sep 22, 2022 11:55:25   #
PHRubin Loc: Nashville TN USA
 
rcarol wrote:
Is there a good reason you chose the Viltrox adapter rather than the Canon adapter?


Is $120 good enough?

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Sep 22, 2022 12:12:21   #
User ID
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
Viltrox is probably the wrong brand to be trying nowadays.

You may be right, if its for a Canon R camera. OTOH Viltrox electronics are doing well with my Nikons and Sonys.

Acoarst I havent visited the Viltrox support site cuz everything is working well as delivered. If I had an a1 or Z9 that may be a new ballgame (or not).

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Sep 22, 2022 12:27:20   #
amfoto1 Loc: San Jose, Calif. USA
 
PHRubin wrote:
I just received the Viltrox EF-R2 Adapter and found the control ring inoperative. A video chat with B&H support determined it needed a firmware update to work with the R7. I went to the Viltrox website but could not find any reference to the adapter on its product page or its download page.

This may be a result of Canon demanding Viltrox stop making RF mount products.


That's probably true.

It's also probably why the Viltrox adapter is on sale for $69, $30 off the usual $99 price (versus $199 for the Canon OEM).

Have you contacted Viltrox and asked them for the firmware update?

It's pretty neat that Viltrox provides a USB port for easy firmware updates!

If Viltrox can't help you, maybe someone who has previously downloaded the update can provide a copy. I Googled it and found discussion various places where people had installed the firmware and it solved the problem.

The adapter still works other than the control ring, doesn't it?

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Sep 22, 2022 12:39:38   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
PHRubin wrote:
Is $120 good enough?


Probably not.

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Sep 22, 2022 20:19:02   #
rcarol
 
PHRubin wrote:
Is $120 good enough?


I guess it is about $120 if you're considering the Canon adapter with the control ring. Enjoy your savings.

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Sep 23, 2022 06:45:04   #
User ID
 
rcarol wrote:
I guess it is about $120 if you're considering the Canon adapter with the control ring. Enjoy your savings.

Or ..... return the Viltrox and get the basic Canon. Add $30 to get real OEM with the same functionality (no ring).

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Sep 23, 2022 08:51:03   #
foathog Loc: Greensboro, NC
 
PHRubin wrote:
Is $120 good enough?


Well, was it worth it?? LOL

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Sep 23, 2022 08:52:42   #
ncribble Loc: Elephant Butte, NM
 
PHRubin wrote:
I just received the Viltrox EF-R2 Adapter and found the control ring inoperative. A video chat with B&H support determined it needed a firmware update to work with the R7. I went to the Viltrox website but could not find any reference to the adapter on its product page or its download page.

This may be a result of Canon demanding Viltrox stop making RF mount products.


I have the same problem, but someone recently commented on this site of getting Viltrox assistance and successfully upgrading the software. I failed to bookmark the link.

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Sep 23, 2022 09:14:44   #
Canisdirus
 
Canon by adapter...on purpose.

Canon loves you.

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Sep 23, 2022 09:22:47   #
ncribble Loc: Elephant Butte, NM
 
OK, guys I agree with a Canon purchase. But consider where a Hog has an RP and an R7 and only one EF lens. Your sympathy is a little 'High and Mighty'.

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Sep 23, 2022 09:25:59   #
Architect1776 Loc: In my mind
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
Viltrox is probably the wrong brand to be trying nowadays.



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Sep 23, 2022 09:28:35   #
Canisdirus
 
ncribble wrote:
OK, guys I agree with a Canon purchase. But consider where a Hog has an RP and an R7 and only one EF lens. Your sympathy is a little 'High and Mighty'.


No one has a problem with ef adapters...not the issue.

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