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SONY a7s: Commlite Active Lens Adapter – no lens connections issues

6 Sep

So a lot of people with the (expensive) Metabones EF Lens to Sony NEX Smart Adapter (Mark IV) and even with the Viltrox EF-NEX II (for around 100-130 EUR) have odd lens connection issues so that the A7s does not boot up / screen stays black or does not allow to change aperture / iris especially after switching batteries. But with the Viltox I even sometimes had aperture / iris change issues all of a sudden while shooting.

And there seems to be no real solution to the issues.

So I just got the Commlite to test that one out… and so far it seems to work nicely… SO YES NO LENS CONNECTION ISSUES AT ALL!

Autofocus seem a lil bit better but not really…
but if u need AF you kinda have to go with nativ SONY FE lenses!

You have to a bit careful when you buy the Commlite there still are some old version out there that do not support Fullframe lenses … so make sure you get the new version.

Here are links to the adapters:

Metabones EF Lens to Sony NEX Smart Adapter (Mark IV)
metabones.com/products/details/MB-EF-E-BM4

Viltrox EF-NEX II
viltrox.com/en/Products/Lens_adapter/2013/0508/55.html

Commlite Auto-Focus mount adapter EF-NEX Black Version
commlite.com/en/disproduct.asp?id=41

shot with iPad Air (yes thats right! 😉 … i don’t have any Canon DSLR anymore to use of that kind of stuff)

edited in FCPX

Audio / VO recorded via: Zoom H5 (USB Audiointerface mode)
and the Rode Reporter Microphone

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6th Sense (via FMA)
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Anitek – Rooftop Serenade (via FMA)
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