johnsmith404: Since people were asking, at a CP+ presentation the Sigma CEO has explicity stated that Canon, Tamron and Tokina lenses are not supported by this adapter (the LED shouldn't even turn on).
Depends on a possible agreement with Sony and/or Canon which I doubt exists at all. I guess Sigma has a qualified software department with a thorough knowledge of Sony, Sigma, Canon and Nikon camera protocols based on reverse engineering. They must be aware what is covered in patents too. Metabones and other third party adapter makers were welcome for Sony to establish the FE mount cameras in the market and make the switch for all DSLR customers easier. It becomes something else if a third party lens maker gets an easy entrance. Supporting Sigma + Canon lenses as well on all the focusing features is probably too much asked for happy faces at all the involved marketing departments. Right now Sigma is the winner. Anything beyond is hacker's territory and could be within legal limits or not just.
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A USB connector and nobody will try to hack more functionality to that adapter? Unlikely.
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There is of course a mirrorless solution possible where EF lenses play a role and a smaller than 44mm flange to sensor distance can be created. Sure there are advantages in using a Sony + EF-FE adapter but the total did not reduce the 44mm flange to sensor depth measured from the EF flange. A focal length reducer integrated in the camera can be designed way more optimal to image quality, sensor size, than one that has to function in between existing lens/camera designs both from different manufacturers. Three parties involved right now for that solution. The sensor size does not have to be FF or APS but the size should result from weighing all aspects and sound optical design decisions. It has been on my mind for some time:http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57163063
E Dinkla: Mamiya Six folder camera was probably the first camera with a film plane focusing system. Not AF though but a patent on film plane focusing must have expired, the camera is at least 60 years old.
The film in that camera moves within the camera body to focus while the lens is a rigid part of the body (though being a folder camera the lens can be folded into the body).
Mamiya Six folder camera was probably the first camera with a film plane focusing system. Not AF though but a patent on film plane focusing must have expired, the camera is at least 60 years old.
Good concept for AF in macro work with bellows. Between the camera mount and the bellows after the main focusing has been done manually. Moving the camera instead of the lens. Auto focus stacking should be possible too then, about 4 mm movement I read some weeks ago, DPreview is late with this news. Wonder though whether the M mount side hole is wide enough in that case and I guess there are not that many bellows with M mount at the back. Adding another adapter is not the way to go, so give us the same AF part with a more common bellows mount. If used with auto aperture lenses a wire link from adapter to lens is welcome too. Not impossible as I made one already between an EF-FD adapter and a reversed EF mount macro lens at the other end of an FD bellows. But the adapter should get Sony aperture control then. My DIY work was the reason why I thought a year ago that an AF module between camera and bellows would be handy. Well it is there more or less.
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What happened to the $ : £ ratio going from 21mm to 50mm?
photo perzon: most stupid waste of press -- like a car that wont take you because already people are there
What a great idea. Could be nice in summer when half the population goes to the beach and your car drives you to the least crowded one. For the environment it could be good too, forcing public transport use to places that are already overloaded.
I think the Restricta hit some veins in the DPreview crowd.
Top Dog Imaging: If you've ever used a 4-shot Sinar or Hasselblad back, you will be amazed by the difference. The big advantage is no bayer interpolation--much better than a Foveon sensor. My guess is the new sensor will be 20 MPs, hence 40 MP resolution from 8-shots. This may be a game-changer for product, reproduction, and architectural photographers. Furthermore, the capability of mounting an Oly body onto a Cambo Actus opens the system up to infinite possibilities.
Strange that DPreview mentions Hasselblad while Sinar introduced that feature more than a decade ago and made improvements on it since.
The 2013 National Portrait Gallery had a high portion of "Rineke Dijkstra" esthetic content, wonder whether that is also found in the 2014 exhibition. Maybe the first rejected sample shown was on the edge of being accepted then.
Time will tell which art lasts anyway:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salon_des_Refus%C3%A9s
pellicle: you know that Canon has plateaued out when you see this sort of release. Great innovation there guys
Ten steps more on the route from Canon to Sony.
Turbguy1: I have been waiting for a wearable viewfinder for a decade! Why not bluetooth it to a "real" cam??
Even asked for it to happen in forums.
The method I used is buying inexpensive but rigid adapters and tweak them for one lens so infinity is correct and image quality fall off to the sides is more or less equal. And keep that adapter fixed on that lens. This is not in conflict with Roger's findings. On M4/3 so far and with low weight C-mount lenses so even more within a safety zone. Despite that, two identical lenses gave different results. Most that go this route will use older and often secondhand lenses with different histories. There will always be a lottery aspect in this approach but it can be quite rewarding. Not just in a nice image quality but also to slow down your picture taking and manual focusing, aperture priority shots often deliver my best images.
Why can I not get the same 9.99 Euro deal based on my existing Premium Design CS 5.5 license ? Because Adobe thinks this loyal guy could afford that more expensive package (including Photoshop 5.5, Bridge and more) and its upgrades so we are not going to offer him a deal like that. He has to bleed for going to a Photoshop CC only package or more with Lightroom included or really suffer for a big CC package that does not even contain Lightroom. No way.
Harman (Ilford Photo and more) so far made better marketing moves after the split than Ilford Imaging did. This will be another example I expect. A relative small company filling a market niche with their own proven technology and the right brand name to attract customers. Fuji made some new medium format film cameras and has a chromogenic B&W film but it is probably too big for a similar undertaking. Offering the B&W silver halide print service next to the B&W film development rounds it off.
No Instagram button?
Mr Barna sees that the phone replaces the compact camera and generalizes that larger sensors are needed. It may be only true for two segments of the market. Check the medium format market and the sensor sizes there (including the Leica S sensor size) and then count the number of MF backs sold versus 35mm FF sensors. There will be a compression of camera sensor sizes roughly between the 645 size and Micro4/3. Any sensor size smaller will be in a phone, goggles or a watch. It will be difficult to fold the optical path of larger lenses required for larger sensors in phones etc. Bigger cameras that can be used as a phone is not going to happen. The range of film formats was 60x76cm down to less than 1cm square. Sizes shrink in time. It will not be different now, the D800 had an impact on MF backs, the Pentax K5 sensor showed that it did have to be an FF camera for everyone. Grey hair population increases and the eyes age too so more resolution at the same print size is not needed either.
It would be a nice documentation base for restoration purposes if the art degrades faster than the slides. It is probably cheaper for musea, galleries, collectors to get still existing art documented digitally now when needed than sorting, archiving, searching and digitizing the slides. They do not represent the art in its existing state either.
The score would have been quite different if 4 Sigma macro lenses could have been included for both camera brands. The Sigma 50, 105 and 150 but even more with the 70mm macro lens. Check Colorfoto.de best lens lists for the different cameras.