Commlite ENF E1, Ver.04 and ENF E1 Pro, Ver.05 Test Report

Started Oct 20, 2017 | Discussions thread
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khaw Contributing Member • Posts: 906
Commlite ENF E1, Ver.04 and ENF E1 Pro, Ver.05 Test Report

Here is my report on 2 adapters,

• Commlite ENF E1 ..... , Ver.04

• Commlite ENF E1 Pro, Ver.05

3 cameras,

• A7rII

• A9

• a6300

4 FX AF-S NIKKOR lenses,

• AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm F2.8G ED

• AF-S NIKKOR 17-35mm F2.8D IF-ED

• AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm F2.8G ED

• AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm F4.5-5.6G ED VR

and 1 DX AF-S NIKKOR lens.

• AF-S NIKKOR 18-200mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR

Definition of “work fine”:

In good lighting AF-C, Focus Area Center achieves AF focus after a moment or two or three.

Not fast enough for action shots, like BIFs. I have also been successful with Flexible Spot. S.

Similarly to the TechArt Pro AF adapter for non-AF-S NIKKOR lenses, OFF-Center focusing is problematic.


I tried all 30 possible combinations of adapters, lenses, and cameras.

Most work fine, except for this one:

• Commlite ENF E1 Pro, Ver.05

• AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm F2.8G ED

• A7rII or A9 or a6300

Problems encountered:

Lockups, unable to focus most of the time, Exif shows wrong lens focal length, unuseable.

I suspect a Firmware bug was introduced in the transition from FW Ver.04 to Ver.05, as this lens works just fine with Commlite ENF E1 ..... , Ver.04.

I also tried updating both adapters to Firmware Ver.06, but was unable to download the updaters from their site.

Upon my email inquiry I was notified, quote:

"After we published the V06 Firmware, we found it not stable enough,

so we recalled it, and when it published again,I will inform you then. "

I also informed them via email about Ver.05 problems with the AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm F2.8G ED lens.


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