Canon EF Lens to Sony NEX Adapter IRIS Control and Image Stabilization

This thing took about 13 days to ship to California, but it's finally here and i'm pretty impressed. This adapter allows you to mount Canon EF lenses to the Sony NEX camera and control all of the aperture settings natively. I haven't tried it yet, but it should communicate with the lens and store EXIF information into your photos as well. As you can see from the video it works pretty flawlessly, responds very quick, and build quality is very nice. To enable IS when taking photos, you would hold the shutter half way down - or that's what I had to do to get it going. During Video Mode, the Image Stabilization is on as soon as you start recording.

I didn't have much time to test everything as i'm getting ready to fly out for PhotoPlus, but I did try to 'wig out' the adapter. When removing the lens while the camera was still powered on, the aperture controls didn't come back. The adapter does not like hot lens swaps. Simply powering the camera down doesn't always help, but removing the entire adapter from the camera body and then starting over always works. There is another Metabones adapter out there that can adapt EF lenses to NEX cameras, but it's about twice the price. I have not had the chance to test this on an FS100 or Sony FS700, but i'm hopeful it should work seamlessly. If you're shooting on the Sony NEX system, you might want to give this guy a try. You can find this Canon EF Lens to Sony NEX adapter via eBay (Click Here).

Canon EF Lens to Sony NEX Aperture AdjustmentCanon EF to Sony NEX Iris Adapter
find-price-button Canon EF to Sony NEX Electronic Adapter

18 thoughts on “Canon EF Lens to Sony NEX Adapter IRIS Control and Image Stabilization

  1. Sam Kanter

    I just got a Fotodiox adaptor for Canon to Sony FE for my A6000. Seems to work with most Canon lenses aperture, IS and AF to some extent, albeit slower. Looks a lot b etter than the one in the video, which went unnamed.

  2. We purchased this and have had two Tamron lenses become stuck on Err 00 / 01 reading. Meaning the aperture is stuck wide open no way to control it electronically. The cost was almost the same a new lens to repair. If it happened once I would think its the lens but same fault within a week on two Tamron lenses. Well you make up your own mind. I am too scared to use it anymore.

  3. neil

    Feb 2013. Now it's been thoroughly tested, is this still the best Sony-Canon converter you'd recommend?
    My girlfriend is about to buy the Sony nex5 but I'm a Canon owner with a bag of lenses.

  4. Emm

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    @Andy - Yes, I tried it on my other lenses such as the 24-70mm F/2.8 or Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 and it worked fine.

  5. Emm

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    @Joe Horvath - I would have to try this when I get back from New York, but i've always been able to use it at F/2.8 regardless of focus.

  6. I wonder if the aperture issue with the 100mm is related to the design of the lens itself? I have a Nikon 60mm macro that will only open to like f/3.2 when focused 1:1. What happens when you rack to infinity?

  7. Emm

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    @Andy I - I will have to do more tests, but this one has a matte felt on the inside of the rectangular area to reduce reflection.

  8. I'm getting mine in the follow weeks. Is there any (vignetting, dark corners) with some lens? Thanks for the post and for the review.

  9. AndrewH

    A little off topic, sorry; i'm looking for a m42 to Canon EOS tilt adapter to use medium format lenses with tilt function on a Canon 60D. Does anyone know the field of view/crop factor when using Medium format lenses on a 1.6x crop sensor camera? Is it still 1.6x or other?

  10. Andy I

    Have you noticed any of the strange flare or ghosting that the Metabones Version I adapter had? The problem was due to the rectangular portion of the adapter that has since been changed to a circular one in version II. I noticed that the RJ adapter is also rectangular, hence the question.

  11. peederj

    We're gonna need one of these for full frame E mount like the vg900. I assume this can only handle APS-c.

  12. Sherwin

    Is there a way to update the firmware on the adapter? Maybe that would fix the issue of not recognizing the f2.8 on the 100mm.

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