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    Lightbulb Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    http://sonyalphanex.blogspot.com/201...s-adapter.html



    This is probably the most awaited lens adapter, at least for me it is.

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    Re: Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    Is there a way to adjust the aperture?

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    Re: Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    Nope

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    Re: Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    Cheaper/better to buy a Canon DSLR..

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    Re: Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    the mount is almost universal with adapters. get a zuiko 21/3.5 and a contax 45/2.8 and you'll have a nice compact package.

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    Re: Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Is there a way to adjust the aperture?
    Supposedly (I have not tried this), while you have the lens on a Canon body, you set the aperture you want, press the DOF preview button, and remove the lens while holding down said DOF preview button. Of course, having to carry a Canon body with you so that you can shoot with an uber-tiny Sony body kind of defeats the whole purpose,but what the hey...

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    Re: Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by ken_vs_ryu View Post
    the mount is almost universal with adapters. get a zuiko 21/3.5 and a contax 45/2.8 and you'll have a nice compact package.
    Don't forget a Micronikkor 55mm!

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    Re: Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by tokengirl View Post
    Supposedly (I have not tried this), while you have the lens on a Canon body, you set the aperture you want, press the DOF preview button, and remove the lens while holding down said DOF preview button.
    I often did this ... works fine :-) ... with m4/3 adapter.
    Tomorrow I get my Canon-NEX adapter

    Not necessary with my Canon-Samyang 85mm/1.4 and Canon-Samyang 8mm/3.5

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    I often did this ... works fine :-) ... with m4/3 adapter.
    Tomorrow I get my Canon-NEX adapter

    Not necessary with my Canon-Samyang 85mm/1.4 and Canon-Samyang 8mm/3.5
    would love to see the 8mm on the NEX.

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    Re: Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    I too :-)

    Canon 550D with Samyang 8mm


    Lumix GH1 with Samyang 8mm


    factor = 1.6


    factor = 2


    NEX5 ... factor = 1.5
    SOON :-)

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    Re: Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    Samyang 85mm/1.4










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    Re: Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    NEX5 + Canon 50mm/1.8 ... aperture 6.3
    no postprocessing














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    NEX5 + Sigma 10-20, aperture 20, pol.filter (77mm, $ 7.99 incl. shipping)



    Pol. weak


    Pol. strong

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    Re: Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    RongJin's adapter has tripod mount - fine for camera!

    Getting focus is very simple: push button and you get 7x (or 14x) magnifying of picture

    NEX5 + Sigma 105mm/2.8 macro









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    Re: Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    Hot is quiet and then all the sudden Bam! We see a whole NEX system. Bravo!

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    Re: Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    Can you give some more information in the 8mm fisheye? Would love to better nail down ultra wide on the nex.

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    Very nice shots!

    How do you find the corner performance especially with WA?
    M262 ZM 25/2.8 35/1.4 50/2 85/2

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    Re: Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Can you give some more information in the 8mm fisheye? Would love to better nail down ultra wide on the nex.
    You get Samyang 8mm/3.5 under ten different names. This Korean lens is - also the others, especially 85mm/1.4 and new 14mm/2.8 very sharp and well designed.

    Of course they are manual lenses, but this is fine - for adapters. Price is low, in Europe I paid (incl. 20% VAT) € 250 for 85mm & 8mm, price for 14mm = € 290.

    I use 85mm + 8mm with Canon (=Canon mount ... Canon 550D) and with adapters with m4/3 (Lumix GH1,G1) and E-mount (NEX5). Of course there are different crops - 1.5 (Sony), 1.6 (Canon), 2 (Lumix).

    Getting focus is very easy with all cameras - magnifying of display 5x/10x/7x/14x. For 95% I work with position "A"

    Aperture is selectable with lens (or with trick with Canon EOS lenses :-) ), so you must only look for focus. Big aperture and macro need tripod, otherwise always freehand. All pictures are "out of camera", only resized (and sharpened) with Irfanview. I do not make RAW, no postprocessing. A good camera makes good JPGs, RAW = wasting of lifetime :-)

    My adapters are from Rong Jin, Shanghai ("jinfinance"). They are well made, very exact.

    http://stores.ebay.com/RJ-camera-acc...&submit=Search

    Samyang 85mm/1.4








    For protection against bright sun I use a "Butterfly" for $ 9.45 (incl. shipping), fast foldable and with screen protector.
    It's fast removable (shifting left) - fits also other cameras (with tiltable displays, f.e. Fuji HS10)






    14mm/2.8

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    Re: Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    I guess I'm looking at the 8mm label of "fisheye". What work do you need to do on the ultra wide shots and how sharp are the edges.

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    Re: Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    Some pictures with Samyang 8mm (and Canon 550D)






    23:14 - 11:14 p.m., 30 sec, 800 ISO, aperture 3.5


    23:19 - 11:19 p.m., 30 seconds, 6400 ISO, aperture 3.5


    moving a LED light :-)
    Last edited by hot; 19th July 2010 at 11:43.

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    Re: Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    I guess I'm looking at the 8mm label of "fisheye". What work do you need to do on the ultra wide shots and how sharp are the edges.
    If edges are sharp or not you see best with full frame cameras - in internet there are a lot of pictures with Canon/Nikon FF cameras and Samyang 8mm and 14mm.

    other names: Opteka, Rokinon, Bower, Pro-Optic, Vivitar, Samyang, Polar, Walimex ...

    http://www.pbase.com/quahyc/samyang_8mm_fish_eye

    http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=roki...mm&w=all&s=int

    http://www.flickr.com/search/?s=int&...wer+8mm&m=text
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    Re: Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    Funny!
    NEX5 + TOKINA 80-400 + Soligor 1.7x converter ---> 204-1020mm
    pictures with aperture 11, 1020mm












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    Re: Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    Hi, I was wondering whether you found the NEX to be as good a camera as the Canon? Is the image quality better? It seems that the Canon T2i/550D would be as small as the NEX for practical purposes when using the Canon lenses? So, what advantage is there to using the NEX with Canon EOS lenses?

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    nex is much smaller - don't use your superzooms.



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    Re: Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    All cameras are good :-) If I want a small, excellent pocketable camera, I take my Sony TX7. No pocket camera is smaller or better :-)))) ... soon TX9 comes to market, more pixels, more 3D :-)

    Best camera is Lumix GH1 - no other camera reaches GH1 ... movable display, EFV with 1.440.000 pixel, all sorts of video, all lenses usable.

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    Re: Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    NEX5 + Sigma 18-200 ... aperture 5 / 200mm










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    Re: Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    NEX5 + Samyang 85mm/1.4 + Soligor 1.7x converter
















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    Re: Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    Does anyone know if this adapter will work with the Sony NEX-VG10?

    Also, Top, how did you get an aperture of 6.3 on your 1.8 50mm Canon? I thought the aperture was wide-open with this adapter?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    You can use Canon lenses with EVERY aperture - if you preselect it on Canon camera.

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    Ah, just reread some of the posts, and (please correct me if I'm wrong) — you change the aperture via the method where you set the aperture on the Canon camera, then hold the DoF Preview button while removing the lens?

    Also — any idea if this would work on the NEX-VG10? Most sites listing EOS>NEX adapters list the VG10 (along with all other NEX bodies) but can't find anything to confirm on this actual adapter?

    Thanks again,
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    correct on both parts kristin. nex-3/nex-5/nex-vg10/nex-fs100 will accept the adapter.

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    Re: Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    You also can use an EOS-NEX adapter with aperture control - cheapest dealer ~ $ 70 ... others till $ 199.
    I think, they are compatible with Canon EF lenses, but not with EF-S

    http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_trkparm...&_sop=15&_sc=1

    Cheaper are adapters without aperture control ... $ 16.99 ...

    http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=can....c0.m270.l1313


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    Re: Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    I just wanted to post a follow-up that I attempted to purchase the adapter via Rainbow Imaging on eBay and it resulted in a scam/loss of money. Instead of receiving the adapter, I received a lens cap. When I attempted to contact the seller, my messages went unanswered. After numerous attempts to contact them, I eventually turned to PayPal and opened a case with them. After a few weeks, PayPal determined the it was fraud on behalf of the seller and I am to be refunded my money. So, please beware when dealing with Rainbow Imaging for this kind of adapter. Now, attempt #2 via another seller...

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    Re: Sony NEX Canon EOS Lens Adapter

    I bought ~ 200x with different Chinese dealers (all my adapters, too) - very nice, competent and HONEST

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    Yea, I've bought many as well —*this is the first time I got ripped off, so figured I'd post the warning.

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    Yea, I've bought many as well *this is the first time I got ripped off, so figured I'd post the warning.

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