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Sep 11, 2014 14:17 as a reply to  @ post 17148384 |  #2851

I'm considering purchasing a Rokinon 14mm lens. I will probably get it with a Canon mount rather than the Sony mount. That way, the same lens will work on both cameras with the use of an adapter...which I already have.

Before I purchase any new lens though, I think I'll wait until after Photokina and see what new offerings are on the horizon.


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Sep 11, 2014 14:48 |  #2852

^Thats why i have not moved on a lens purchase myself.


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Sep 11, 2014 14:52 |  #2853

digital_AM wrote in post #17148347 (external link)
Awesome moon shot.

The more I think about it the more in inclined to pick up a metabones adapter. I already own the 16-35 f2.8 II. I may sell that for the sharper canon 16-35 f4. Thoughts?

I don't mean to keep banging on about this but I purchased a kaavie branded adapter on amazon for £70 and it works perfectly including AF, IS, and exif. Compared to the price of the metabones it's a no brainer to me, means you can put the savings towards a lens


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Sep 11, 2014 15:04 |  #2854

xpfloyd wrote in post #17148496 (external link)
I don't mean to keep banging on about this but I purchased a kaavie branded adapter on amazon for £70 and it works perfectly including AF, IS, and exif. Compared to the price of the metabones it's a no brainer to me, means you can put the savings towards a lens

my commlite screws up the exif for the lens.

all the lens model states is "DT 0mm F0 SAM". Kinda annoying, but at least the adapter is well made. The viltrox adapter attempts to get the name right, but the adapter isnt as high in quality :mad:

either way, not spending that much on the metabones, seems too expensive.


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Sep 11, 2014 15:22 |  #2855

The kaavie one I have is apparently the same as the viltrox II (not sure if same manufacturer), no issues with exif though. Feels well built and is a good tight fit on the body


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Sep 11, 2014 15:36 |  #2856

Thanks Eddie!




  
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Sep 11, 2014 16:30 as a reply to  @ post 17148653 |  #2857

It's probably worth picking up a cheaper adapter but the Metabones is free by redemption over here (Australia). I was kinda hoping it wouldn't take a month to get here though.

We had a good recent promo and I suspect there's quite a backlog due to demand.

I swore I wouldn't go full frame and even geared up with apsc lenses in an attempt to prevent myself...I should have known better lol.


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Sep 11, 2014 17:33 |  #2858

mccamli wrote in post #17148699 (external link)
It's probably worth picking up a cheaper adapter but the Metabones is free by redemption over here (Australia). I was kinda hoping it wouldn't take a month to get here though.

It's not a good idea to cheap out on the adaptor, because mechanical precision matters. You don't want your lenses to be slightly off centre, it will impact edge performance. Especially if it's a wide angle.


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Sep 11, 2014 18:37 |  #2859

Mornnb wrote in post #17148787 (external link)
It's not a good idea to cheap out on the adaptor, because mechanical precision matters. You don't want your lenses to be slightly off centre, it will impact edge performance. Especially if it's a wide angle.

a $20-$30 adapter seems to work well for those who bought them with a no need for af in mind.




  
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Sep 11, 2014 21:27 |  #2860

This may be useful for those looking at adapters. The viltrox adapter is on the list.

http://briansmith.com/​gear/sony-lens-adapters/ (external link)




  
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Sep 11, 2014 21:57 |  #2861

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Sep 12, 2014 02:48 |  #2863

Mornnb wrote in post #17148787 (external link)
It's not a good idea to cheap out on the adaptor, because mechanical precision matters. You don't want your lenses to be slightly off centre, it will impact edge performance. Especially if it's a wide angle.

Agreed that precision matters but is there any actual evidence that the viltrox / kaavie adaptors are not precise? I've not seen any. The edges of the 16mm frame look fine to me


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Sep 12, 2014 09:44 |  #2864

This is very intriguing. I wonder what IQ quality hit would be if any:

FotodioX Vizelex ND Throttle Adapter for Canon EF/EF-S to Sony E Mount
This Canon EF and EF-S adapter features a built-in 10-stop variable neutral density filter to control the amount of light entering the camera. An ND filter enables shooting in bright daylight while still using wide apertures for shallow depth of field. It also helps with fast exposure adjustments when going from bright to low light. A bright blue metal ring manually adjusts the filter from ND2-ND1000 (2-stop to 10-stop) which is a very cool feature for filmmakers and still photographers who want to shoot wide open in bright light.


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Sep 12, 2014 10:45 as a reply to  @ vipergts831's post |  #2865

Variable ND Lens Adapter - the Vizelex ND Throttle

https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=DwU1ra91RA4#​t=142 (external link)

Fotodiox Tips for Shooting with the Fotodiox ND Throttle

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How to stop down the aperture using Canon EF lenses

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