The one thing I love about Sony cameras is the flexibility the cameras offer and how open Sony is to third-party lenses and accessories. If you go to any tradeshow, Sony reps will openly talk about how their cameras can use Canon or Nikon lenses (among others) on Sony cameras thanks to third-party lens adapters. A few years ago, these adapters were sometimes hard to find at a good price – but that’s no longer the case with a variety of options on the market today.
Today, we’re looking at the affordable Vello Auto Lens Adapter for Canon EF lenses to Sony E-Mount cameras. It works with full frame and APS-C format cameras and lenses. It passes focus and aperture functions through the adapter for full control of Canon EF and EF-S lenses on Sony cameras.
Unlike the previously-reviewed Metabones Speedbooster, the Vello adapter doesn’t have any optics inside. It is merely a mount adapter with electronics inside. It supports autofocus with USM and STM lens motors and autoexposure across the range of exposure modes on Sony cameras. [Read more…]
A leaked diagram of the second-generation NEX-to-Alpha lens adapter, dubbed the LA-EA2 (rolls off the tongue, don’t it?), will apparently include a translucent mirror that also appears to incorporate a phase detection AF sensor for fast and precise AF acquisition on the upcoming NEX-7 and NEX-5N.
The current LA-EA1 NEX-to-Alpha lens adapter is rather sluggish for AF acquisition on compatible models; however, it lacks any mechanical AF optimization.
[via Photo Rumors]
A new lens adapter from Novoflex will allow you to mount Nikon F-mount lenses on Canon EOS bodies. Impressively, Novoflex has managed to maintain automatic exposure metering and aperture priority functionality with the adapter.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]