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Anyone used an EF-NEX adapter w/ Aperture Control and Auto focusing?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Synomis192, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. Synomis192

    Synomis192 TalkEmount Regular

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    May 26, 2013
    I'm considering getting one of these bad boys for my NEX camera because I miss shooting my my EF 50mm/1.8 and my Tamron 17-35mm/2.8-4.0
    Viltrox EF NEX Camera Lens Ring Mount Adapter for Canon EF to Sony NEX Mount US | eBay

    The Tamron was super sharp and I actually placed 1st in a school photo contest with it. I loved that lens on my Canon T1i and it was on for about 75% of the time.

    The Nifty Fifty is dear to me because I got it from my best friend. I'd love to use it with my NEX to show that I still care about that particular lens.

    I currently have a 28/50/85 setup with my MD lenses and I'm lacking in the WA department. I can't find a decent WA lens on a MD mount except for the Tamron 17mm/3.5 which cost about the same price as the adapter.

    The Tamron 17-35mm would look like a monster compared to the F3, killing the ultra-portability aspect (It's as big as a 17-40L but not as heavy due to it's plastic material). But it's such a sharp lens...

    Also, I kind of miss having autofocus. MF gets a little cumbersome. But then again since Sony and Canon have two different focusing systems I doubt it's going to focus well.

    Should I pay for the EF-NEX adapter or go with the Tamron 17mm/3.5?
     
  2. Jaf-Photo

    Jaf-Photo TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 25, 2013
    I wish I had some good advice but I don't. The reason I keep my T2i is that I want to continue using my Canon EF-S lenses. I haven't found any evidence that the NEX is a suitable match for them.

    I found this video review on youtube, which you might have seen already. It says that aperture control and IS works but not autofocus.
    [video=youtube;B95c_8k7Db8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B95c_8k7Db8[/video]

    I guess you could always buy the adapter to try it. If it doesn't work you can sell it on?

    Or pick up the T1i again?
     
  3. Synomis192

    Synomis192 TalkEmount Regular

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    May 26, 2013
    I would pick up the T1i but one of the reasons why I can't really use it anymore is because the viewfinder got cracked from an accident. It's functioning and focusing but I just can't see. I'll get it replaced soon.

    Thanks for the heads up about the autofocusing issue. I didn't realize that this model didn't auto focus. there are some adapters that DO autofocus, but they're sold direct from China and it'll take a month to deliver. I chose the Viltrox because it's sold in the US and it'll ship in 3-4 days. :D
     
  4. Jaf-Photo

    Jaf-Photo TalkEmount Veteran

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    Mar 25, 2013
    The adapters I bought from China took about ten days to arrive, if that makes any difference. In these days of air shipping, I find that it's your local delivery service that's the bottleneck.

    Let us know how you do.
     
  5. Synomis192

    Synomis192 TalkEmount Regular

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    May 26, 2013
    Don't worry, I'll keep you guys updated :D Thanks Jaf!