Metabones launches four new Canon-to-Sony lens adapters

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Metabones Cine adapters are protecting tempo with Sony’s improvements, including a constructive lock collar mimicking the one discovered on the FS7 II cinema digital camera.

Metabones at present unveiled 4 new EF to E-mount lens adapters that make utilizing Canon glass on Sony cameras even simpler. The brand new fashions make up the fifth era of Metabones’ Sensible Adapters and embrace two model-new Cine variations particularly designed for customers of Sony’s FS7 II cinema digital camera.

Sony launched a “constructive lock” collar on the FS7 II which provides a further layer of safety over the usual E mount. Metabones utilized that very same idea to those new Cine adapters, utilizing a locking ring to safe the lens to the adapter. FS7 II customers can now use Canon glass with the identical degree of safety as they’ve with native Sony lenses.

The Cine adapters are available two variations: the usual Sensible Adapter for $449 and the Velocity Booster for $699. Each function full digital management over the lens, together with clean aperture management from the digital camera physique on most newer lenses. The Velocity Booster model incorporates optics that shrink the picture circle of a full-body lens right down to APS-C dimensions, regaining the lens’ full area of view and including a cease of sunshine within the course of.

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Non-cinema variations of the brand new adapters may even be out there, though Metabones has but to launch pricing on these fashions.

Different options shared by all fifth-era adapters embrace an LED standing mild, a devoted change to regulate in-physique picture stabilization on supported cameras, and a rubber gasket to seal the adapter towards mud and moisture. All adapters permit for distinction detection autofocus on all E-mount cameras and part detection AF on these fashions that help it, together with the A6300, A6500, and A7R II.

The adapters additionally help lenses that talk distance info, which allows using 5-axis stabilization on Sony cameras which have the function, just like the A7R II. Older lenses that don’t have distance info will restrict the cameras to three-axis stabilization. EXIF knowledge (focal size, aperture setting, and zoom vary) are additionally appropriately transmitted from lens to digital camera.

Of curiosity to lengthy-time Metabones clients, the corporate additionally talked about that even first-era adapters might be up to date to reap the benefits of a number of new options which were launched through the years, together with distinction-detect autofocus and clean iris management. For extra info, go to the Metabones website.

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