A7R + Canon EF lenses. Novoflex or Metabones III ?

Started Feb 25, 2014 | Questions thread
sean lancaster
sean lancaster Veteran Member • Posts: 7,250
Re: Metabones III then…...

DFPanno wrote:

verybiglebowski wrote:

If you don't need AF and in most situations it will be rather slow, the biggest advantage of Metabones is that you can control aperture from camera. With Novoflex, you won't be able to set the aperture, unless you use Canon EOS body to preset it (by holding DOF priview button, while removing lens).

On the other hand, there are several alternatives to Metabones, usually much cheapper and according to user reviews - as good if not better than Metabones. My problem with Metabones SA III is the infinity focus with Zeiss ZE lenses (just can't reach it) and difficult service logistic including firmware update.

I am not really interested in having to set aperture that way so I will go with the Metabones unless you can name a better adaptor.

Thanks for the response.

Yeah, I'd grow very tired of putting my 100/2.8L Macro lens on the A7 and going to shoot a macro shot and realizing I needed to change the aperture. Taking it off and placing it on my 6D and setting the aperture and then trying it on the A7 only to realize it's still not right. Repeat. No chance that would be part of my workflow. Spending extra for aperture control is well worth it to me.

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