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Re: Canon EF to Sony NEX Adaptor with Electronic Aperture Control
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2012, 12:07:26 PM »
That's nice to know. I shoot Canon for work and ordered a Sony NEX 7 for the street. Thanks to the excellent NEX 7 EVF with focus peeking the loss of autofocus might be temporarily acceptable.
However, I would prefer that Sony offered a complete line of top quality automatic lenses for the NEX 7. 
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Re: Canon EF to Sony NEX Adaptor with Electronic Aperture Control
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Re: Canon EF to Sony NEX Adaptor with Electronic Aperture Control
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2012, 05:34:58 PM »
I use the vg10 and vg20 daily. I often put a 50 1.2 on it and get great result.

The aperture controls in this camera are dicky and I actually prefer using the manual ring that is part of the $50 adapter I use.




nice.

but will it allow focus on 85 1.2 ?
if it does, I'll buy it right away :P


uuhhhh apparently it does!

Isn't it aperture only?

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Re: Canon EF to Sony NEX Adaptor with Electronic Aperture Control
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2012, 02:14:32 AM »
I use the vg10 and vg20 daily. I often put a 50 1.2 on it and get great result.

The aperture controls in this camera are dicky and I actually prefer using the manual ring that is part of the $50 adapter I use.




nice.

but will it allow focus on 85 1.2 ?
if it does, I'll buy it right away :P


uuhhhh apparently it does!

Isn't it aperture only?

yes, it is aperture only, but apparently it powers the MF motor of the 85 II.
the 85 doesnt have mechanical MF, it needs electricity.

btw I tried my $20 EF adaptor (I use it for a nikon lens, long story) with the 85
and... well let's say that I may change my mind... the 85 dwarfs the camera and the adapter looks kinda ugly. here are some pics. http://imgur.com/a/vEJhQ#0
the nex may be amazing but it probably wouldnt feel right to walk with nex+85L. I'll stick to vintage lenses.

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Re: Canon EF to Sony NEX Adaptor with Electronic Aperture Control
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2012, 02:18:56 AM »
I use the vg10 and vg20 daily. I often put a 50 1.2 on it and get great result.

The aperture controls in this camera are dicky and I actually prefer using the manual ring that is part of the $50 adapter I use.




nice.

but will it allow focus on 85 1.2 ?
if it does, I'll buy it right away :P


uuhhhh apparently it does!

Isn't it aperture only?

yes, it is aperture only, but apparently it powers the MF motor of the 85 II.
the 85 doesnt have mechanical MF, it needs electricity.

btw I tried my $20 EF adaptor (I use it for a nikon lens, long story) with the 85
and... well let's say that I may change my mind... the 85 dwarfs the camera and the adapter looks kinda ugly. here are some pics. http://imgur.com/a/vEJhQ#0
the nex may be amazing but it probably wouldnt feel right to walk with nex+85L. I'll stick to vintage lenses.

Wow, it sure is earning the nickname "magic cannonball" there.

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Re: Canon EF to Sony NEX Adaptor with Electronic Aperture Control
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2012, 09:31:13 AM »
OK, let's get serious - has someone tried this new adapter with aperture control for 400 USD (as much as a 5N)?
I understand there were some issues with the messaging and the company withdraw the first batch for re-working them.
I can imagine how my CZ ZE will really dwarf the Nex7 but at last the proportion of importance for the IQ are set right on the inside AND outside of the camera - huge lens and just a good sensor behind...
Is the SONY NEX7 better than the 5N ? Sorry to ask but probably someone will know 1000x better than me?
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Re: Canon EF to Sony NEX Adaptor with Electronic Aperture Control
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2012, 10:15:55 AM »

yes, it is aperture only, but apparently it powers the MF motor of the 85 II.
the 85 doesnt have mechanical MF, it needs electricity.

btw I tried my $20 EF adaptor (I use it for a nikon lens, long story) with the 85
and... well let's say that I may change my mind... the 85 dwarfs the camera and the adapter looks kinda ugly. here are some pics. http://imgur.com/a/vEJhQ#0
the nex may be amazing but it probably wouldnt feel right to walk with nex+85L. I'll stick to vintage lenses.

The EF lenses I use on a small m43 body (GF2) are the 35mm f/2, the 50mm f/1.4 and the 135mm f/2. The 35 and 50 look quite proportional (the 50 is a nice portrait lens on this body), the 135 looks big but at 270mm effective focal length, it's a supertele so I don't really expect it to look proportional.

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Re: Canon EF to Sony NEX Adaptor with Electronic Aperture Control
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2012, 10:15:55 AM »