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Laowa Magic Shift Converter (MSC)

Laowa Magic Shift Converter (MSC)


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It is an adapter designed to convert the Canon and Nikon SLR lenses into a professional +/-10mm Shift lens. With the MSC, the SLR lenses can be adapted to mirrorless cameras while retaining the performance of chromatic control and correcting optical distortion.

On top of the existing Canon EF, Nikon F and Nikon G to Sony E options, Laowa is adding Canon EF to Canon RF, Canon EF to Nikon Z and Nikon F/G to Nikon Z to the portfolio.

For example, the MSC converts Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D to a 17mm f/4 lens with +/- 10mm shift capability without any vignetting. It does not necessarily work with LAOWA lenses only. It may also work with other lenses.

Please read below remarks before purchase:

i) The MSC has no electronic contacts which means that automatic focus and automatic aperture will NOT work.

ii) Using MSC on any lenses without a physical aperture ring is NOT recommended. The aperture dial on Nikon F/G adapter is designed to provide aperture control for Nikon G-type lenses only (which do not have an aperture ring). No such feature on Canon mount.

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LAOWA Magic Shift Converter (MSC)

Convert your Canon/Nikon lens into a professional SHIFT lens

Laowa Magic Shift Converter (MSC) is an adapter designed to convert the Canon EF / Nikon F or G mount) lens into a professional +/-10mm Shift lens and use it with the Sony E-mount, Canon RF and Nikon Z Full-Frame cameras.

With the MSC, you can have absolute vertical lines rather than converging lines while shooting. This is a super useful feature in architecture and interior photography. It not only works well with Laowa lenses but also lenses from other manufacturers.




Laowa Magic Shift Converter (MSC) took advantage of the short flange distance of mirrorless cameras and incorporated a patented optics system into the converter.

The patented optical system in the MSC will enlarge the image circle of the 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D from 43.2mm to 60mm in diameter and convert it a 17mm f/4 lens with +/- 10mm shift capability. The camera can be rotated in a 360 full circle, allowing a quick switch between landscape and portrait framing or to change the shift direction.

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LAOWA MSC comprises of 5 elements in 4 groups, with 2 Extra Refractive glasses. The optical structure is carefully designed which gives minimal impact on the image quality of our Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D. It will also cancel out some of the chormatic aberrations and distortion of some ultra-wide angle lenses. Our close-to-zero distortion feature can also be retained.

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The Laowa Magic Shift Converter is the first member of the Laowa Magic Converter line-up, followed by the the Laowa Magic Format Converter (MFC) announced earlier.

The MFC is the World’s First lens adapter which can enlarge the image circle of Full Frame Lenses for using on Fujifilm GFX-50S. Like the MSC, the MFC also enlarge the image circle of a Full Frame lens, so that it can completely fill the Fujifilm GFX sensors with NO vignetting. Click here for more information.


Product Description

Name Magic Shift Converter (MSC)
Lens Structure 5 elements in 4 groups
Focal Length Multiplier Increase by 1.4x
Aperture Impact Reduce by 1-stop
Focus Mode / Aperture control Manual
Dimensions 69.6 x 44.1mm
Weight about 360g
Mounts (new) Canon EF-Canon RF /
(new) Canon EF-Nikon Z /
Canon EF-Sony E /
(new) Nikon F/G-Nikon Z /
Nikon F/G-Sony E



Laowa 12mm f/2.8 + MSC

Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D  + MSC

Optical Structure