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    Re: EF adapter for the SL

    Great new part for the SL system - starts indeed to make the SL a very interesting camera at least for me, as it would allow to use some of my favorite Canon glass

    1.2/85
    100-400 latest version
    2.8/70-200 latest version

    not to speak of some of the great WA glass in the Canon range

    Future looks bright

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    Re: EF adapter for the SL

    If I understand the adapter's capabilities correctly the AF and aperture functions work normally but not IS. Another argument in favor of sensor stabilization.

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    Re: EF adapter for the SL

    Quote Originally Posted by doug View Post
    If I understand the adapter's capabilities correctly the AF and aperture functions work normally but not IS. Another argument in favor of sensor stabilization.
    Doug,

    had a look again at the specs provided in the link, but I cannot find any information that IS would not be supported.

    IS is a lens stabilization in the Canon lenses, so I also do not understand why this should not work on any other camera like the SL?

    Did I miss something?

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    Re: EF adapter for the SL

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    Doug,

    had a look again at the specs provided in the link, but I cannot find any information that IS would not be supported.

    IS is a lens stabilization in the Canon lenses, so I also do not understand why this should not work on any other camera like the SL?

    Did I miss something?

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    Peter
    From the link above:

    "The new electronic Leica SL adapter – of course „Made in Germany“ – supports the following functions: autofocus, automatic aperture control, AF/MF modus as well as depth of field indication. Moreover, the EXIF data for aperture and focal distance are transmitted."

    No mention of IS.

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    Re: EF adapter for the SL

    Quote Originally Posted by doug View Post
    From the link above:

    "The new electronic Leica SL adapter – of course „Made in Germany“ – supports the following functions: autofocus, automatic aperture control, AF/MF modus as well as depth of field indication. Moreover, the EXIF data for aperture and focal distance are transmitted."

    No mention of IS.
    I thought when IS is integral part of the lens - which it is in many Canon lenses - that IS should work anyway.

    Hope I am not wrong.

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    Re: EF adapter for the SL

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    I thought when IS is integral part of the lens - which it is in many Canon lenses - that IS should work anyway.

    Hope I am not wrong.
    According to DPR's site, IS is not supported.
    Sláinte

    Robert.

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    Re: EF adapter for the SL

    I wouldn't sweat the details yet. If this plays out like the Metabones adapters, there will be many firmware updates. Thus, my question would be - how is the firmware updated? The product pictures show just a of couple angles, so there may be a USB port (hopefully).

    All in all, I take this as great news. It certainly opens up the SL platform to more AF options and other options, like Zeiss Milvus lenses with the benefit of adding EXIF and auto aperture. Looking forward to some initial reports on AF speed / functionality, etc.

    Makes me wonder if Novoflex has anything else in the works, like an R adapter that actuates the aperture mechanism.

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