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January 14, 2012

Sony Nex Camera System can use almost any lens with a simple and inexpensive lens adapter!

Nex-7 w/ Canon 70-200mm Lens

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ichele got me the Fotodiox Pro Lens Mount Adapter with Built-in Aperture iris for Christmas, and what that relatively inexpensive adapter allows me  use all my Canon EF Lenses on the Sony Nex Camera Systems. I haven’t actually taken any photos using the Canon lenses yet, but I did take a couple of photos with the Nex-7, the Fotodiox adapter and a few Canon EF L Lenses mounted up to it. I must say the Nex-7 looks bad a$$ from the side with the 70-200mm!! I’m really looking forward to trying the Canon lenses out, but I want to test the three lenses that BHPhoto sent me first.

Also, thanks to all of you that took the time answer a few poll questions over in this article: A Few Poll Style Questions for SAL Readers I’ve looked at the poll data so far and it’s honestly not what I was expecting on a few of the questions, and exactly what I thought on others. In any event the information is extremely helpful to me as far as prioritizing my time & Efforts. I greatly appreciate it and Thank you again :) Now take a look at this cool adapter!!

Check out this cool adapter and be sure to CLICK the Photos!

Fotodiox Pro - Canon Lens EF to Sony E-Mount

Fotodiox Pro – Canon Lens EF to Sony E-Mount

Fotodiox Pro - Canon Lens EF to Sony E-Mount

Fotodiox Pro – Canon Lens EF to Sony E-Mount

Fotodiox Pro - Canon Lens EF to Sony E-Mount

Fotodiox Pro – Canon Lens EF to Sony E-Mount

Fotodiox Pro - Canon Lens EF to Sony E-Mount

Fotodiox Pro – Canon Lens EF to Sony E-Mount

Fotodiox Pro - Canon Lens EF to Sony E-Mount

Fotodiox Pro – Canon Lens EF to Sony E-Mount

Nex-7 w/ Fotodiox Pro - Canon Lens EF to Sony E-Mount

Nex-7 w/ Fotodiox Pro – Canon Lens EF to Sony E-Mount

 

Now lets check out what the Sony Nex-7 looks like with some Canon EF Lenses Mounted. Keep in mind that adapters are available for almost every lens/ camera manufacture!! More adapters and info over here Sony E-Mount Lens Guide

Sony Nex-7, Fotodiox Pro Lens Adapter, and the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS lens:

Nex-7 w/ Canon 70-200mm Lens

Nex-7 w/ Canon 70-200mm Lens

Nex-7 w/ Canon 70-200mm Lens

Nex-7 w/ Canon 70-200mm Lens

Nex-7 w/ Canon 70-200mm Lens

Nex-7 w/ Canon 70-200mm Lens

 Sony Nex-7, Fotodiox Pro Lens Adapter, and the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS lens:

Nex-7 w/ Canon 135mm f/2 Lens

Nex-7 w/ Canon 135mm f/2 Lens

Nex-7 w/ Canon 135mm f/2 Lens

Nex-7 w/ Canon 135mm f/2 Lens

Nex-7 w/ Canon 135mm f/2 Lens

Nex-7 w/ Canon 135mm f/2 Lens

 


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9 Comments


  1. Walter

    With two of my favourite lenses, it looks cool.
    Can you tell me how the aperture is set, is it via the cameras electronic setting or what?
    Also with the aperture blades much further to the rear doesn’t this affect the optic performance in some way?


    • Jay

      Hi Walter,

      Thanks for taking the time to comment and ask some questions!! I’m sure the other readers will greatly appreciate it, as you raise two excellent points!!

      1st the aperture can’t be set on a auto aperture lens like these lenses. Your stuck with wide open shooting unless you have a manual aperture lens, which btw is what I’m looking into now ;)

      The adapter tries to simulate aperture I guess, but obviously it’s not going to work the same as being inside the lens where it is supposed to be. So, basically the adapter Iris is almost useless, but not quite. On the Canon EF 135mm f/2 lens I was playing with the iris and what it does is cut the light down and if you keep turning it closed, you will eventually see it in the frame as a dark vignette creeping in. So in other words you can slow the shutter down a bit by cutting off some light, but your still using the lens at f/2. In Daylight the f/2 lens lets in so much light that you would need a faster shutter speed than the max/shutter of 1/4000sec. So in these situations using the iris to cut back some of the light would be helpful to get the shutter below 1/4000. Otherwise, I probably won’t use it and leave it wide open.

      I hope that all makes sense ;)

      Jay


  2. Hi,

    Will you be posting any photos of using the adapter at various settings? I’m wondering if it’s just better to purchase the adapter without the blades if all it does is cause vignetting.


    • Jay

      Absolutely!! I’ll do a full review and extensive testing with it ;) So far it doesn’t look like the Iris does much of anything though except cut back a bit of light before it starts to creep in and cause Vignetting. So, for the 135mm f/2 Canon lens I can slow the shutter down a few stops using the Iris before the it creeps in on the corners.

      As far as changing the depth of field, I can’t see how it would, because it’s not actually inside the lens itself.

      Thanks again for your comments and have a great weekend Rich ;)

      Jay


  3. Have you tried using a neutral density filter to bring the shutter speed down?


    • Jay

      Hi Jim

      Thanks for the comments and question!!

      I have many times in the past, but I have not had to with this set-up yet as it was all natural light and the shutter never went over 1/4000sec.

      Best,
      Jay



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