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Old July 15th, 2012, 04:35 AM   #1
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Metabones, Tokina 11-16 and Canon EFs 17-55

Hi.
I have just ordered a Metabones adapter for my Sony FS 100. Does anybody know if these two lenses I have found at B&H will work with this setup? The Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Zoom Lens and the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Canon APS-C.

Is the crop factor 1.5 and do you think there will be any vignetting?

My reason for looking at these lenses is because I already have a Canon EOS 600D and would like to use them with this camera as well.

Sometime in the future I am looking to replace the FS 100 with a Canon C300 and would like to make a sound investment in the right lenses.
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Old July 15th, 2012, 12:12 PM   #2
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Re: Metabones, Tokina 11-16 and Canon EFs 17-55

I have used the 17-55 with the metabones adapter and it worked fine
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Old July 15th, 2012, 01:38 PM   #3
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Re: Metabones, Tokina 11-16 and Canon EFs 17-55

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anybody know if these two lenses I have will work with this setup?
You've basically described my basic setup with the Metabones. I use both these lenses 60% of the time. The Canon for general handheld use because of its IS and wider aperture & better quality over the kit lens, and the Tokina because it does what it does very well. And yes, I have a Canon for stills and occasional shoots, so will continue to invest in EOS.

No issues to report at all.
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Old July 15th, 2012, 06:12 PM   #4
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Re: Metabones, Tokina 11-16 and Canon EFs 17-55

forgive a newbie to the interchangeable lens world...but the metabones adapter allows the IS of the Canon to operate?
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Old July 15th, 2012, 10:08 PM   #5
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Yes in latest firmware, older I do not know
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Old July 20th, 2012, 02:41 PM   #6
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Hi and thanks for all your inputs. Made my decision quite easy as this is my first attempt on super35.

My Metabones adaptor just arrived. I am anxious to try it on the camera and see how it performs. Waiting on lenses though.
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Old July 20th, 2012, 03:06 PM   #7
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Re: Metabones, Tokina 11-16 and Canon EFs 17-55

It works.

The Metabones adaptor fits straight on and I have just tried two lenses that I currently have. The Canon EFs 18-55 f3.5-5.6. That bolts on nicely and I am able to adjust the iris. You can hear the steps though, as I move through the iris.

However, I also have a Canon EFs f4-5.6, 75-300mm Ultrasonic lens and that doesn`t bolt on at all. It will not snap into place. That was kind of odd. I aligned the red dot on the lens with the red dot on the adaptor but it won`t fit. Hmmm.
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Old October 15th, 2012, 12:39 PM   #8
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Re: Metabones, Tokina 11-16 and Canon EFs 17-55

Since the Metabones adapter is the standard EOS mount, there's the possibility that Canon's S lenses won't fit. I know that the third party lenses such as Tamron work, but I've heard from others that some Canon S lenses will not fit onto a 5DII body. I've never tried that so I don't know for sure, but I have read it in more than one place. If a lens won't go onto a 5DII, then it probably won't go onto the Metabones adapter.
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Old October 15th, 2012, 12:42 PM   #9
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Re: Metabones, Tokina 11-16 and Canon EFs 17-55

Oops - my knee-jerk reaction to Bill's post is redundant. Yes, EF-S lenses like the 17-55 work just fine but sad to hear some don't. I think mostly it's a 'software' thing, I hear it's a real issues - although I will say that I have an EF mount lens that requires a bit of a knack to attach - it's a Tokina 80-200 2.8, bit of a beast, and adapted from 'something' to a 3rd party EF mount by The Lens Doctor. Let's just say it's not a lens I'd like to change under duress.
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Old October 15th, 2012, 12:44 PM   #10
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Re: Metabones, Tokina 11-16 and Canon EFs 17-55

However, what I just said could be wrong. Here's the list of Canon lenses Metabones has tested, and there are some EF lenses included.


EF 16-35/2.8L USM
EF 16-35/2.8L II USM
EF 17-40/4L
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 II
EF-S 18-135/3.5-5.6 IS
EF 22-55/4-5.6
EF 24-70/2.8L (I)
EF 24-105/4L IS USM
EF 28-70/3.5-4.5 II
EF 28-80/3.5-5.6 II
EF 28-135/3.5-5.6 IS USM
EF 35-80/4-5.6
EF-S 55-250/4-5.6 IS
EF 70-200/2.8L IS USM (I)
EF 70-200/4L IS USM
EF 70-300/4-5.6L IS USM
EF 70-300/4-5.6 DO IS USM
EF 80-200/2.8L
EF 14/2.8L
EF 20/2.8 USM
EF 24/2.8 (old version)
EF 35/1.4L USM
EF 50/1.4 USM
EF 50/1.8 II
EF 50/2.5 macro
EF 85/1.2L II USM
EF 85/1.8 USM
TS-E 90/2.8
EF 100/2.8L IS USM macro
EF 135/2L USM
EF 180/2.8L macro
EF 200/2.8L II USM
EF 300/4L IS USM
Extender EF 1.4x III (see note 2)
Extender EF 2x (I) (see note 2)
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Old October 17th, 2012, 02:37 AM   #11
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Re: Metabones, Tokina 11-16 and Canon EFs 17-55

Just my experience so take it for what it's worth. (Sorry it's kind of off topic, but
as far as I know Canon branded lenses work great, but for people who are buying
third party Canon EF mount lenses, you may want to read this).

Sigma lenses do NOT play nice with the Metabones adapter. Read this thread:
Issues with the new Metabones adapter | Philip Bloom Forum

The first post has it right. I have one of the new Mark II Metabones adapters with the
round opening. I tried a Sigma 10-20, a Sigma 24-70 and a Sigma 70-200. Either it
could not control the iris or it would, but the iris would just randomly either open all the
way up, or close all the way down when you were filming, without you touching anything....
just like the guy in the thread above describes. Every new Sigma zoom lens that I tried
did this. However, I have an older Sigma 50-150 the smaller version which is discontinued
now. It is one of my favorite lenses on the FS100. It works about half the time
on the Metabones adapter. If it doesn't work, if you connect and disconnect the lens
and then the adapter, and repeat 5 or 10 times, you can eventually get it to work.
But it is a pain in the butt. When you do get it working, it's great, full Fstop control,
zoom bar display works, focus distance in feet or meters.....the whole nine yards.
Great lens too. But it is just an intermittent thing, and once you get it working, you
better not power the camera off, cause if you do you have a 50% chance of going
through it all again when you restart. My Tamron 17-50 works every time so it's not
a bad adapter. I emailed Metabones and they told me that 'some Sigma lenses have
a bug' and that they have come up with a special firmware fix. However they thought
I had the older Mark I version, so when I told them I had the newer version, they asked
me to check the firmware version, which you can't do with the FS100 and I don't know
anyone with a NEX still cam, so I cannot check the firmware to be sure. But beware,
Sigma zoom lenses seem to 'not play nice' with the Metabones
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Old October 17th, 2012, 07:06 PM   #12
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I have the Metabones, Tokina 11-16, and Canon 17-55 EFS lens, and all works great with my fs100.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 11:58 AM   #13
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Re: Metabones, Tokina 11-16 and Canon EFs 17-55

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However they thought
I had the older Mark I version, so when I told them I had the newer version, they asked
me to check the firmware version, which you can't do with the FS100 and I don't know
anyone with a NEX still cam, so I cannot check the firmware to be sure. But beware,
Sigma zoom lenses seem to 'not play nice' with the Metabones
With the FS100 2.0 firmware, you can. Just go to the menu - others - Version display.

It will report the camera firmware version, and the lens or mount adapter firmware version. Just like the NEX cameras.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 06:08 PM   #14
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Wow that is sweet! Thanks a bunch for that info, the new firmware allows me to see I have version 10
so I'll send that info off to Metabones.
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