These Sony versions have the same optics and overall construction of these popular lenses in the Canon/Nikon mount counterparts. However, the lens barrel is extended to make up for the additional flange distance required provide a native Sony E-mount.
Sony has a new promo running for its E-mount cameras and lenses with up to $900 in savings available. The Sony A7S II is $200 off at $2198, while the Sony A7R II is $400 off at $1998. Additionally, the Sony A9 has a $300 instant rebate and is $4198. Check them out here at B&H Photo.
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Last month, Sigma announced that it is releasing Sony E-mount versions of its Art lens line to accompany the Canon, Nikon and Sigma camera mount versions. While we’ve been able to use Sigma lenses on Sony’s A7 series thanks to the Sigma MC-11 adapter, the performance is still lacking because it is not a native connection for the Sony A7 lens mount.
Now, Sony users have a native E-mount for the A7 series, as well as other E-mount cameras. However, due to the fact that the identical optics are used for the Sony version, the lenses are substantially larger to accomodate the flange distance for the Sony camera.
Sony continues to make big runs at Canon and Nikon. With each new camera announcement, more and more eyebrows are raised to what Sony’s E-mount line is offering. The latest big move doesn’t come from Sony directly though.
Sigma gives a big nod to Sony with the announcement of 9 new lenses from its Art line for the Sony E-mount, which were previously limited to Canon EF and Nikon F mounts. The lenses include Sigma’s new 70mm f/2.8 DG Macro and 105mm f/1.4 DG HSM lenses, along with seven existing lenses: [Read more…]
Continually adding to its professional line of cameras and accessories, Sony has announced its new wireless radio flash, the HVL-F60RM. The new flash has a guide number of 60 and covers a 20-200mm zoom range. It is built specifically for the Sony E-mount line but will also work with Sony A mount cameras. [Read more…]
The one thing I love about Sony cameras is the flexibility the cameras offer and how open Sony is to third-party lenses and accessories. If you go to any tradeshow, Sony reps will openly talk about how their cameras can use Canon or Nikon lenses (among others) on Sony cameras thanks to third-party lens adapters. A few years ago, these adapters were sometimes hard to find at a good price – but that’s no longer the case with a variety of options on the market today.
Today, we’re looking at the affordable Vello Auto Lens Adapter for Canon EF lenses to Sony E-Mount cameras. It works with full frame and APS-C format cameras and lenses. It passes focus and aperture functions through the adapter for full control of Canon EF and EF-S lenses on Sony cameras.
Unlike the previously-reviewed Metabones Speedbooster, the Vello adapter doesn’t have any optics inside. It is merely a mount adapter with electronics inside. It supports autofocus with USM and STM lens motors and autoexposure across the range of exposure modes on Sony cameras. [Read more…]