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Jun 26, 2017 09:52 |  #991

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I hear ya on not wanting to sell Canon gear at a big loss. I have an old 24-70II in less than perfect condition that I've been reluctant to sell because I'm not sure I can get much for it. It actually works really well on the a9 and when I got pinned in a small room at an event this weekend an needed 24mm it got the job done. It's much better than adapting on the a7rII.

The 24-70II really will not actively track while burst shooting though. Metabones and sigma need to update their firmwares for the a9. Sony released a firmware for the la-ea3 to make it compatible with the a9's af system and I suspect that in due time sigma and metabones will update their adapters as well.

metabones came out with something today, but I dont have an A9 to test ;-)a


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Jun 26, 2017 09:54 |  #992

mystik610 wrote in post #18387206 (external link)
Why not sell the Canon gear and get an a9 or a6500 instead of having redundant setups?

Maintaining two systems got old for me after awhile


I'm feeling the same way about maintaining two systems, but after 45+ years of Canon film and digital cameras it's hard to let go and make the switch.



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Jun 26, 2017 09:58 |  #993

My son. He was like: Take a picture Daddy. :-P

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Jun 26, 2017 10:00 |  #994

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metabones came out with something today, but I dont have an A9 to test ;-)a

Lol and all I have is a metabones III


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Jun 26, 2017 10:03 |  #995

Timphoto wrote in post #18387271 (external link)
I'm feeling the same way about maintaining two systems, but after 45+ years of Canon film and digital cameras it's hard to let go and make the switch.

I shot canon way less, maybe 9-10 years, and letting go put me out of my comfort zone for a bit, but maintaining two systems was (and still is) a pain.

I cant wait to get rid of all my adapted gear, some, like the 100-300 is fine, the adapter can be welded on, it doesnt matter, it's fully manual. For adapted electronic lenses.... those need to go full native.


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Jun 26, 2017 10:29 |  #996

I try not to get stuck on mental blocks regarding whether or not to sell something I'm not using. If I can sell something for fair dollar and can do better things with that funds than keep a lens in my shelf....I'll sell it off. Usually if i dont use something for a couple of months it's gone.

If I have a lot of stuff to sell off, I've found hat once I break the seal and sell one thing off, the rest of the stuff goes soon after.


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Jun 26, 2017 10:49 |  #997

One of my film bodies uses Canon EF lenses too... So there is that, and I have been eyeing another Canon film body...


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Jun 26, 2017 11:04 |  #998

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I am getting back to images from my Smokies trip...was nice to be on vacation, but need to get back to the real world!

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Jun 26, 2017 11:42 |  #999

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Just got this for a friend. Anyone here using it?

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So I got to try it this weekend and is a nice light to use

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Jun 26, 2017 12:08 |  #1000

fyi, MASSIVE metabones update, the 135 does some weird hunting a bit, but the focus area is like native now (previously a small square box). Tracking, probably not going to work very well, but for single ish shots, looking very good right now. AF-s looks usable, AF-C, not. They've gone a long way to solving one of life's great mysteries, great work by metabones. I think the rest is the limitation of the USM acting as a stepper motor. You can hear the USM cranking fine movements, but barely moving at the same time. the STM's are built for this type of movement, not so much USM.


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Jun 26, 2017 12:20 |  #1001

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fyi, MASSIVE metabones update, the 135 does some weird hunting a bit, but the focus area is like native now (previously a small square box). Tracking, probably not going to work very well, but for single ish shots, looking very good right now. AF-s looks usable, AF-C, not. They've gone a long way to solving one of life's great mysteries, great work by metabones. I think the rest is the limitation of the USM acting as a stepper motor. You can hear the USM cranking fine movements, but barely moving at the same time. the STM's are built for this type of movement, not so much USM.

Is this with the hybrid AF mode? How is it with non naive PDAF AF? I think forcing hybrid AF with USM type lenses causes more issues than it's worth. The biggest issue has been that limited PDAF area. Really annoying


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Jun 26, 2017 12:36 |  #1002

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Is this with the hybrid AF mode? How is it with non naive PDAF AF? I think forcing hybrid AF with USM type lenses causes more issues than it's worth. The biggest issue has been that limited PDAF area. Really annoying

yes, hybrid mode or "green box mode" for metabones. The area is now like a native lens. Focusing still not there yet or will ever be, but it sure as heck has made massive improvements


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Jun 26, 2017 12:45 |  #1003

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Great shot. Love the layered effect of the hills in the centre with different shades for each hill

Thank you sir! That layering is one of my favorite things to try and shoot when I am in the mountains...I can't get enough of it.


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Jun 26, 2017 13:09 as a reply to  @ Charlie's post |  #1004

I'm a bit doubtful about the USM explanation. If a lens works perfectly well on a Canon DSLR using liveview, the lens motor cannot really be the reason that it performs poorly when adapted to a Sony mirrorless ILC.

There has to be more to it.


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Jun 26, 2017 13:12 |  #1005

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I'm a bit doubtful about the USM explanation. If a lens works perfectly well on a Canon DSLR using liveview, the lens motor cannot really be the reason that it performs poorly when adapted to a Sony mirrorless ILC.

There has to be more to it.

Canon uses dual pixel AF...Sony uses hybrid AF. The contrast detect af portion of hybird af does not do well with DSLR lenses.

Dual pixel also is not as good as straight up pdaf through a DSLR viewfinder either.


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