Showing posts with label Canon EOS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Canon EOS. Show all posts

Monday, August 18, 2014

Inexpensive Canon EOS to E-mount Lens Adapter from Commlite

commlite canon eos ef e-mount lens adapter

Canon 100mm L IS Macro on Sony A7 via Commlite Lens Adapter


Commlite Canon EOS/EF to E-mount Lens Adapter Video by FILM...SOUND...COLOR


Here's an inexpensive Canon EOS/EF to E-mount lens adapter by Commlite. If you are a Canon shooter and have looked into switching to the Sony A7 series cameras, you probably know of the Metabones Canon to Sony lens adapter. Commlite has their own version which is about 1/4 the price with all the same features. Both lens adapters will allow your EOS lens to communicate with the Sony body. The Image Stabilization feature will work and autofocus as well, although slowly. The Commlite lens adapter comes in black and off-white to almost match your Canon lens. This adapter works with the full frame Sony A7, A7R, and A7S and APS-C sensored A6000 and NEX cameras.

Commlite EOS/EF to E-mount Lens Adapter in Black

commlite canon eos ef e-mount lens adapter
commlite canon eos ef e-mount lens adapter

Commlite EOS/EF to E-mount Lens Adapter in Off-White

commlite canon eos ef e-mount lens adapter
commlite canon eos ef e-mount lens adapter

Sony A7 with Canon 70-300mm L IS via Commlite Lens Adapter



Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sony A7S ISO 80000 Video

Sony A7S High ISO Testing


onelonedork aka dslr film noob was at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 2014 Show in Las Vegas and got to play with the newly announce Sony A7S. He boosts the ISO to 80,000 and was impressed with the grainless footage shown on the video screen. Compare the ISO 6400 footage below from the Canon 5d Mark III.

Canon 5d Mark III ISO 6400 Footage




Monday, December 30, 2013

Canon 6D vs NEX-7 with Speedbooster

Canon 6D vs Sony NEX-7 with Metabones Speedbooster


Tarocoo wanted to see what the NEX-7 with the Canon EF to E-mount Speedbooster can do against his full frame Canon 6D. He had access to a multitude of manual focus lenses which can be used on both E-mount and EF mount (EOS). The Speedbooster's final EFOV on the NEX APS-C sensor is about 1.1x the focal lenght - so the EFOV is close to the Canon 6D with the full frame sensor. The lenses used are:

  • Sigma 24mm f/2.8
  • Sigma 28mm f/2.8
  • Olympus 35mm f/2.0
  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4

The images will show the whole scene at wide open to an aperture of f/11. It will be followed by center and corner crops at same aperture range. Here we go...

Canon 6D vs NEX-7 Speedbooster Sigma 24mm f/2.8


nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d sigma 24mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d sigma 24mm

nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d sigma 24mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d sigma 24mm

nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d sigma 24mm

nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d sigma 24mm


Canon 6D vs NEX-7 Speedbooster Sigma 28mm f/2.8


nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d sigma 28mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d sigma 28mm

nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d sigma 28mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d sigma 28mm

nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d sigma 28mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d sigma 28mm


Canon 6D vs NEX-7 Speedbooster Olympus 35mm f/2.0


nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d Olympus 35mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d Olympus 35mm

nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d Olympus 35mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d Olympus 35mm

nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d Olympus 35mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d Olympus 35mm

nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d Olympus 35mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d Olympus 35mm


Canon 6D vs NEX-7 Speedbooster Pentax 50mm f/1.4


nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d pentax 50mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d pentax 50mm

nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d pentax 50mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d pentax 50mm

nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d pentax 50mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d pentax 50mm

nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d pentax 50mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d pentax 50mm

nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d pentax 50mm
nex-7 speedbooster canon 6d pentax 50mm

We think the samples speak well for the NEX-7 and the Metabones Speedbooster.

Thanks to Tarocco for performing the tests and sharing the samples with us.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sony A7r vs 50mm Lenses by geesbert

sony a7r 50mm lens test

The 50mm Lens Candidates


geesbert puts the new Sony A7r up against a multitude of 50mm lenses. The list of thirteen (13) 50mm lenses used on the Sony A7r is as follows:
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.2
  • Canon 45mm f/2.8 Tilt/Shift
  • Leica 50mm f/2.8 Elmar M
  • Leica 50mm f/3.5 Elmar Screwmount
  • Leica 50mm f/2 Summicron M
  • Leica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux M
  • Olympus OM 28-48mm f/4
  • Olympus OM 50mm f/1.4
  • Olympus OM 50mm f/2 Macro
  • Pentax SMC-A 50mm f/1.4
  • Minolta Rokkor 58mm f/1.2
  • Minolta 40mm f/2 Rokkor-M
  • Sony 50mm f/1.8 E-mount

geesbert has a great setup which shows the lens being tested. He took shots from wide open up to f/5.6 aperture.

Sony Alpha 7r vs 50mm Lenses


Thanks geesbert!



Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Sony Endorses Metabones Smart Adapter with Rebate Offer

sony nex fs100 fs700 metabones offer rebate

Sony is offering the Metabones Canon EF to NEX Smart Adapter II as a rebate when you purchase a Sony NEX-FS700 or NEX-FS100 NXCAM. The offer is valid now until the end of August.

End Users can receive a Metabones EF Lens to NEX Smart Adapter (MARK II), after purchases of a Sony NEX-FS700U, NEX-FS700K, NEX-FS100U and THE NEX-FS100UK series Professional Camcorder during the promotion period from a Sony Authorized Reseller, Reseller of a Sony Authorized Distributor or directly from Sony. Eligible product must be ordered by and shipped to the end user within the promotion period in order to qualify for this rebate.

Check out this old post with the Canon EF to NEX Smart Adapter used on a Sony NEX-FS100 to see the features of the lens adapter.

Sony's rebate offer is great news for Metabones. Let's hope Sony is helping out Metabones with further development of new NEX lens adapters.

For more details go to the Sony NXCAM Metabones EF Adapter Rebate Offer page.


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Metabones Speed Booster Review by LensRentals

sony nex metabones speedbooster canon 50l sample

Canon 50L Sample on NEX-7 with Metabones Speed Booster
(effective 35mm f/0.9)


LensRentals posted their review of the Metabones Speed Booster. The Speed Booster lens adapter tested was a Canon EOS to Sony E-mount variant mounted on a Sony NEX-7. The lenses used were all Canon EF autofocus lenses, 14mm f/2.8 L II, 50mm f/1.2 L, and the 135mm f/2.0 L. The Speed Booster promises a one stop light improvement and a 0.7x focal length conversion. The lenses are effectively converted to 10mm f/2, 35mm f/0.9, and 95mm f/1.4 as seen by the Sony APS-C sensor.

So what was their conclusion after their test?
I think it was pretty obvious that I came armed for battle, ready to slam this product as some marketing overhype. I was wrong less correct than I might have been. The Speed Booster does what they claimed it would do, much to my shock and surprise. It creates a wider-angle, greater aperture lens while retaining resolution and acutance.

Read the whole Metabones Speed Boooster review with samples at the LensRentals blog.

sony nex-7 metabones speed booster

Metabones Speed Booster on Sony NEX-7


Thanks to Roger and LensRentals for the images shown above.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Metabones Speed Booster NEX Lens Adapter

NEX-7 with Metabones Speed Booster Lens Adapter with a Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens


Metabones Speed Booster Sony NEX Lens Adapter Test by James Miller


So what does the Metabones Speed Booster NEX lens adapter do?

  • Increase aperture by 1 stop. e.g. f/1.4 becomes f/1.0, which means more light to the sensor.
  • Increases MTF, which means better resolution all across the frame compared to a standard lens adapter.
  • Provides a focal length multiplier of 0.71x, NEX's APS-C 1.5 * SB 0.71 = 1.065, a 35mm lens = 37.7mm equivalent focal length.

metabones speed booster sony nex lens adapter

Metabones Speed Boost Sony NEX Lens Adapter


The EF E-mount Speed Booster Lens Adapter shown above also provides automatic electronic aperture control, image stabilization with IS lenses, EXIF information, and autofocus (albeit slow.)

Read more about the Metabones Speed Booster from the Metabones web site and white paper.

It's pretty amazing what the NEX has spawned from the third party manufacturers.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

NEX Canon Lens Autofocus Adapters Coming?

canon autofocus on sony nex

Canon 50mm EOS Lens on Sony NEX-7 with Autofocus

Here is a second video showing a NEX camera controlling the autofocus drive of a Canon EOS / EF lens. The lens used was the Nifty Fifty, Canon 50mm f/1.8 on a Sony NEX-5 and a NEX-7.

The new NEX-5R with a hybrid autofocus system (Phase Detection and Contrast Detection designed for speed and accuracy) should improve the autofocus speed shown in the video. Canon's EOS-M mirrorless compact camera uses the same hybrid autofocus system.

Our assumption was wrong - the Canon stepper motor (STM) lens is not necessary for the NEX to control the Canon autofocus drive. The Canon EOS to NEX adapter with AF drive shown can control a standard EOS lens. The Canon EOS-M requires an EOS M Mount adapter to drive the same lens.

If you have Canon EOS lenses and want a light, compact camera to use them on - this seems to be the best option so far.

Canon 50mm EOS Lens on Sony NEX Autofocus Drive from MX Camera



It's only a matter of time when these Canon EOS to NEX E-mount AF Drive adapters show up for sale online. Thanks MX Camera!

Here is the first video.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Canon EOS Autofocus on Sony NEX?

canon eos autofocus sony nex

Canon 40mm STM Activates NEX Autofocus Points



Here is a video from Muk Camera Service showing a Canon EOS 40mm STM lens on the NEX-5. The EOS to NEX E-mount adapter seems to allow for autofocus, which is a first.

The previous EOS to Nex smart adapter by Conurus can only control the aperture on EOS lenses. The EOS lenses must be focused manually.

Could the stepper motor, STM, in the Canon 40mm lens aid in allowing NEX cameras control autofocus? We do not have any details except for the video below.


Canon 40mm STM autofocus on NEX-5

Thursday, June 28, 2012

NEX-5N and Canon 40mm STM Lens

canon 40mm stm lens sony nex

Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens on NEX-5N by Bob Israel


Bob I. posted some samples from his newest lens, the Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM lens. STM designates the stepper motor in the lens which allows the new Canon T4i to mimic the Sony NEX's continuous autofocus during video.

The Canon 40mm STM is mounted on the NEX-5N via the Conurus / Metabones EOS to NEX E-mount Smart Adapter. The Smart Adapter allows the NEX to control the aperture of the EOS lens. See our previous post here. The 40mm STM is a pancake lens and is less than an inch in thickness.

Here are some samples from the Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens, Conurus/Metabones EOS to NEX Smart Adapter, and the NEX-5N.

canon 40mm stm lens sony nex

canon 40mm stm lens sony nex

canon 40mm stm lens sony nex

Photos by Bob Israel



canon 40mm stm stepper motor lens


Thanks Bob I!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Sony NEX-7 vs 5D Mark III vs D800 DxOMark Sensor Battle

sony nex-7 5d d800 dxo



Let's see how the Sony NEX-7's APS-C (23.5x15.6mm) sensor does against the latest generation of full frame (24x36mm) sensors. DxOMark rates the NEX-7's sensor at 81 and the new Canon 5d Mark III garnered the same score. The Nikon D800's sensor, made by Sony, gets a score of 95 - the highest on DxOMark for a full frame camera.

The NEX-7 provides a slight advantage in dynamic range against the 5d MkIII at low ISOs - 320 and under. Color depth is a push between the two cameras and the 5d MkIII's larger sensor and larger pixel pitch gives it the edge at high ISO shots.

Take a closer look at the DxOMark comparison for yourself. Overall the NEX-7 is still one of the best APS-C sensors. It provides a great sensor in a neat versatile little package.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

4K Ready NEX-FS700 NXCAM Camcorder Introduced

4 Days with the NEX-FS700 by Andrew Young

This is the newest camera of the NEX system. It is a pro level camcorder dubbed the Sony NEX-FS700 NXCAM. The camera builds on the NEX-FS100 with most of the requested features like the built-in ND filter and the 3G-SDI interface. The NEX-FS700 is also 4K ready, soon 4096 x 2160 video can be captured with an NEX camera.

The video above by Andrew Young shows the versatility of the NEX-FS700 for video - 240fps in HD, 400fps in 480p, autofocus tracking with Alpha mount and E-mount lenses, most adaptable lens mount, lightweight and compact.

The video below is a walkthrough of the NEX-FS700 which shows the user interface. There is a zoom rocker which means that a new E-mount powered zoom lens for video is inevitable.

Features of the NEX-FS700 Camcorder:
  • 4K “Exmor” Super 35 CMOS sensor
  • Super slow motion at 10x at full HD or 40x at lower resolutions
  • E-mount interchangeable lenses offer a wide choice of lenses
  • Built-in ND filters
  • 3G-SDI interface and HDMI
  • SEL 18200 lens supplied
  • Zoom Rocker for future E-mount lenses

Sony NEX-FS700 Walkthrough with .Sardo.



sony nex-fs700 vs nex-fs100

NEX-FS700 NEX-FS100 Side by Side



Thanks Andrew and Sardo!