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Metabones Canon EF Lens to Sony NEX Smart Adaptor (Mark III)

Metabones Canon EF Lens to Sony NEX Smart Adaptor (Mark III)

SKU # met.ef.e.bm3

$399.00

Metabones Canon EF Lens to Sony NEX Smart Adaptor (Mark III)

For the underwater photographer, the Metabones adaptor can be used to shoot the Canon 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens on your Sony NEX camera. The Nauticam Macro Port and Gear Set for Canon 60mm f/2.8 Macro includes the lens gear for manual focus.

This Smart Adaptor has the following features:

  • True electronic integration of aperture diaphragm - let camera automatically choose aperture in P or S exposure modes, or dial in yourself on the camera body in A or M modes.
  • Powered by camera body. No external power source required.
  • Wide open button (opposite of depth-of-field preview function) makes manual focusing easy.
  • The tripod foot is detachable and compatible with Arca Swiss, Markins, Photo cam ball heads.
  • High performance 32-bit processor and efficient switched-mode power supply.

Notes:

  • Vignetting at corners may occur for certain EF-S lenses because they are designed to cover a 1.6x crop image circle but Sony NEX has a 1.5x crop sensor.
  • Requires lenses supporting distance information.
  • A third party zoom lens may need to be registered with the Smart Adaptor first in order to detect its maximum aperture.
  • Autofocus is disabled for most third-party lenses.

Tested Camera Bodies

    A7 (Mark III supports auto "APS-C Size Capture" with EF-S lens)  
    A7R (Mark III supports auto "APS-C Size Capture" with EF-S lens)
    NEX-FS700 (autofocus works only in photo mode, but is disabled in movie capture mode)
    NEX-FS100 (autofocus works only in photo mode, but is disabled in movie capture mode)
    NEX-EA50
    NEX-VG900 (Mark III supports auto "APS-C Size Capture" with EF-S lens)
    NEX-VG30
    NEX-VG20
    NEX-VG10
    NEX-7
    NEX-6
    NEX-5R
    NEX-5N
    NEX-5
    NEX-C3
    NEX-3

Tested Lenses

The following lenses have been tested for autofocus operation. Minimum firmware version required shown in parenthesis.

Canon EF primes

EF 14/2.8L II USM
EF 24/1.4L II USM
EF 24/2.8 IS USM
EF 35/1.4L USM (Ver.19)
EF 50/1.2L USM
EF 85/1.2L II USM
EF 85/1.8 USM (Ver.18)
EF 100/2.8 USM macro (Ver.17)
EF 135/2L USM (Ver.17)
EF 200/2.8L II USM (Ver.17)
EF 300/2.8L IS USM
Extender EF 1.4x III
Extender EF 2x (mark I)
    
Canon EF zooms

EF 8-15/4L USM fisheye
EF 17-40/4L USM
EF 20-35/2.8L (Ver.18)
EF 22-55/4-5.6 USM
EF 24-70/2.8L USM II
EF 28-80/3.5-5.6 II (Ver.18)
EF 28-90/4-5.6 III
EF 35-350/3.5-5.6L (Ver.18)
EF 70-200/2.8L IS USM II
EF 70-200/4L USM
EF 70-200/4L IS USM
EF 70-300/4-5.6L IS USM
EF 70-300/4-5.6 IS USM
EF 100-300/5.6 (non-L, not USM, push-pull zoom) (Ver.18)
EF 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS USM
    
Canon EF-S

EF-S 10-22/3.5-4.5 USM
EF-S 17-55/2.8 IS USM
EF-S 17-85/4-5.6 IS USM
EF-S 18-55/3.5-5.6
EF-S 18-55/3.5-5.6 IS
EF-S 18-135/3.5-5.6 IS
EF-S 60/2.8 macro USM

Sigma DC

17-70/2.8-4 DC OS HSM (Ver.15)
30/1.4 DC HSM old version (Ver.18)
    
Tokina (full frame)

28-80/3.5-5.6 (Ver.18)

Tokina DX

AT-X PRO SD 11-16/2.8 (IF) DX (Ver.15)        

Note:

Sigma 17-70/2.8-4 OS HSM may occasionally run into a focus accuracy issue at the telephoto end.


Autofocus

Autofocus is supported, with the following known limitations.

  • Autofocus speed is very slow and inadequate for most moving subjects.
    The autofocus speed is unfit for professional use; it would disappoint most enthusiasts
  • Only Canon-branded lenses introduced in or after 2006 are officially supported. Autofocus may be disabled for older Canon lenses and most third-party lenses, including most Sigma, Tamron and Tokina lenses and all Contax N lenses modified by Conurus.
  • On NEX camera bodies in camcorder form factor (e.g. FS series), autofocus may be available only in photo mode but not in movie capture mode.
  • Continuous AF is not supported.
  • DMF mode (direct manual focus) is not supported.
  • For non-camcorder camera bodies (e.g. NEX-7), during movie capture, if the subject moves to a different distance, half-press the shutter release button to re-activate autofocus and lock onto the subject again. Since autofocus speed is slow, there may be visible disruption in the resulting footage.
  • The first two autofocus attempts are used to calibrate the lens and as a result may not lock successfully on the target. Half-press the shutter release button again and autofocus will lock successfully.
  • Autofocus may have difficultly locking onto subjects which are very close to the nearest focusing distance of the lens.
  • Autofocus accuracy depends heavily on the working condition of the lens. Lenses with hidden problems which may not be apparent on Canon DSLRs will lead to inaccurate and unreliable autofocus on Sony NEX. Typical problems of this kind that we have seen include an unsmooth/erratic autofocus mechanism (e.g. getting stuck intermittently at a certain focusing distance), a faulty/worn-out distance encoder or other faulty/worn-out internal sensors.