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Old January 17th, 2012, 04:07 PM   #1
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Canon EF 'Smart adapter'

"control of aperture and the use of the image stabilization on Canon IS lenses. Full lens information, including focal length, aperture and lens IS is reported back to the camera for EXIF, allowing the use of all P,A,S and M mode"

Sony NEX System : Canon EF Lens to Sony NEX Smart Adapter
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Old January 17th, 2012, 07:00 PM   #2
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Anyone know about this product? Or even this site? I've never head of Metabones, and I'm not sure that I trust a site that doesn't list an address or contact phone number. Clicking on their contact button takes you to an email address.

EDIT...just found this.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/01...abones_Conurus
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Old January 17th, 2012, 11:15 PM   #3
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The electronic was made by conurus (a one man show whose conurus site has apparently has been around for 5 years). He used metabones to manufacture his product.

This is not fake, scam, or anything. The guy showed a prototype almost an year ago

Canon lens aperture control from Sony NEX camera body - YouTube

It just took a long time from that prototype to actual one piece adapter.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 03:02 AM   #4
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Re: Canon EF 'Smart adapter'

For that price I'd really like the ability to AF, otherwise I may as well stick to using the kit lens and my manual lenses via a dumb converter.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 09:54 PM   #5
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CDAF AF with Canon DSLR lenses would be pretty useless anyway -- much worse than manual focus.

You need SLT type adapter (like Sony's LAEA2) with PDAF AF if you want usable AF on DSLR lenses.
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Old January 19th, 2012, 05:08 PM   #6
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I wouldn't find it useless at all.
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Old January 20th, 2012, 04:55 PM   #7
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That video on Youtube is tagged as PRIVATE.

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The electronic was made by conurus (a one man show whose conurus site has apparently has been around for 5 years). He used metabones to manufacture his product.

This is not fake, scam, or anything. The guy showed a prototype almost an year ago

Canon lens aperture control from Sony NEX camera body - YouTube


It just took a long time from that prototype to actual one piece adapter.
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Old January 21st, 2012, 11:57 PM   #8
 
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The electronic was made by conurus (a one man show whose conurus site has apparently has been around for 5 years). He used metabones to manufacture his product.

This is not fake, scam, or anything. The guy showed a prototype almost an year ago

Canon lens aperture control from Sony NEX camera body - YouTube


It just took a long time from that prototype to actual one piece adapter.
This video is unavailable
This video is private.
Sorry about that.
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 02:50 PM   #9
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That video on Youtube is tagged as PRIVATE.

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He probably changed it. It was available earlier
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Old January 30th, 2012, 08:46 AM   #10
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Re: Canon EF 'Smart adapter'

Here is an actual Metabones adapter being used.


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Old February 1st, 2012, 03:47 AM   #11
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Re: Canon EF 'Smart adapter'

I also bought Canon EOS adapter.
I tested the adapter on my following lenses.
Canon EF 85/1.8 and 50/1.4,
EF 70-300/4,5-5, 6 DO IS USM
Sigma AF 24-70/2, 8 EX DG HSM
All lenses worked fine with the adapter.
Unfortunately it did not work with Canon EOS 28/1.8
METABONE bought the same objective and is investigating the error.
Their sales and support is excellent, as is their delivery works well.
I will recomend the company.
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Old February 1st, 2012, 10:40 AM   #12
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How much is the adapter? I've not been able to see that info.

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Old February 2nd, 2012, 02:04 AM   #13
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EF 70-300/4,5-5, 6 DO IS USM
Sigma AF 24-70/2, 8 EX DG HSM
I will recomend the company.
Did the adapter power the IS and did the IS work well?

By the way, I think the price is $399, which is just about right.
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 10:38 AM   #14
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I saw there were some issues with it working with the 5N and 7N NEX camera, but no issues with the NEX-FS100, so color me impressed. I am curious if OIS works though.

For $400 that's a good deal especially if OIS is functioning.

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Old February 5th, 2012, 08:16 AM   #15
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Recall: incompatibility issue found with our Canon EF lens to Sony NEX Smart Adapter

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