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Metabones MB_EF-E-BT6 Canon EF Lens to Sony E Mount T CINE Smart Adapter

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Metabones MB_EF-E-BT6 (MB EF E BT6, MB EF-E-BT6, MB/EF-E-BT6, mb_ef-e-bt6) Canon EF Lens to Sony E Mount T CINE Smart Adapter

Features and benefits:


Electronic

Fast contrast-detect AF on all E-mount cameras.

Phase-detect autofocus support on A7RII, A7II, A6300 and A6500.

Smooth iris support with the latest Canon (2009+), Tamron (SP series 2013+) and Sigma (2016+) lenses

Supports 5-axis in-body image stabilization of A7II, A7RII and A7SII. (Distance information from lens required; 3-axis IBIS if lens does not transmit distance information.)

Powered by camera body. No external power source required.

Aperture control from camera body.

Custom function button assignable to more than 50 functions on A7 series, A6300 and A6500.

Dedicated IBIS (in-body image stabilization) switch for A6500, A7II, A7RII and A7SII.

LED indicator shows operation mode, OIS (optical image stabilization) activity and communication status.

High performance 32-bit processor and efficient switched-mode power supply.

Supports image stabilization (IS) lenses.

Supports electronic manual focusing (e.g. EF 85/1.2L II and discontinued EF 50/1.0L)

EXIF support (focal length, aperture, zoom range)

Distance and zoom display on VG and FS series camcorders, A7 series, A6300 and A6500 (lens with distance information support required).

Auto magnify (lens with distance information support required)

Auto "APS-C Size Capture" on full-frame cameras with Canon EF-S lenses and many third party DX lenses.


Optical/mechanical

Fits both EF and EF-S lenses. (Vignetting at corners may occur with certain EF-S lenses because they are designed to cover a 1.6x crop image circle but Sony APS-C has a 1.5x crop factor.)

Flocking material coated inside the opening to reduce internal reflection.

The tripod foot is detachable and compatible with Arca Swiss, Markins, Photo Clam ball heads


Limitations:


Autofocus

Continuous AF and video AF are not supported. (Performance may be unsatisfactory.)

AF may not work if the maximum aperture of the lens plus any EF Extender or other teleconverter attached is smaller than f/8.

The first two autofocus attempts are used to calibrate the lens and as a result may not lock successfully on the target. Half-press the shutter release button again and autofocus will lock successfully.

Autofocus may have difficultly locking onto subjects which are very close to the nearest focusing distance of the lens.

Autofocus accuracy depends heavily on the design and working condition of the lens. Lenses with hidden problems which may not be apparent on Canon DSLRs will lead to inaccurate and unreliable autofocus on Sony NEX. Typical problems of this kind that we have seen include an unsmooth/erratic autofocus mechanism (e.g. getting stuck intermittently at a certain focusing distance), a faulty/worn-out distance encoder or other faulty/worn-out internal sensors.

Other

No support for lens corrections such as peripheral shading, CA and distortion.

The EF-mount lens may make audible noises during iris changes and autofocus, wich may be picked up by the built-in microphone of the camera during video recording. Use of an external microphone is advised.

Early Tamron VC lenses such as the AF 28-300/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical [IF] Macro (model A20), AF 18-270/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO (model B003), SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] (model B005) may not be able to freely switch between OIS and IBIS because they may not report IS activity status. Later Tamron VC lenses equipped with USD or PZD focus motors are fine.

 

Some aftermarket battery grips may cause the aperture to change erraneously. This is a bug of the aftermarket battery grip but NOT arising from the Metabones Smart Adapter. Turn off the aftermarket battery grip or use a genuine Sony battery grip.

Tested Camera Bodies:

  • A7SII, A7RII, A7II, A7S, A7R, A7
  • A6500, A6300, A6000
  • PXW-FS7M2, PXW-FS5, PXW-FS7, NEX-FS700, NEX-FS100
  • NEX-EA50, NEX-VG900, NEX-VG30, NEX-VG20, NEX-VG10
  • NEX-7, NEX-6, NEX-5R, NEX-5N, NEX-5, NEX-C3, NEX-3

Fast AF on all E-mount cameras:

  • Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye*
  • Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II*
  • Canon EF 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
  • Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II
  • Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM*
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM*
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM*
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM*
  • Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM*
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM*
  • Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
  • Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM
  • Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
  • Canon EF Extender 1.4x III
  • Canon EF Extender 2x II
  • Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC Art
  • Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS Art
  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM
  • Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art 016*
  • Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 VC USD A012*
  • Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3
  • Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3
  • Tamron 18-250/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO A18
  • Tamron 18-270/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD B008
  • Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD A007
  • Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD F013*
  • Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD A009*
  • Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6
  • Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Macro
  • Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC USD A011*
  • Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 DX
  • Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 DX II

 

Tested by the community on A7RII for fast phase-detect AF:

  • Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L USM
  • Canon EF 35mm f/2L IS USM
  • Canon EF 35-350mm f/3.5-5.6L USM
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM (Mark I)
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM (non-IS)
  • Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
  • Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
  • Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM (Mark I)
  • Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
  • Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM (Mark I)
  • Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 (Ver I)
  • Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
  • Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
  • Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art
  • Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 OS HSM
  • Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 APO EX DG OS HSM
  • Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM
  • Sigma 150mm f/2.8 Macro
  • Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 OS HSM Contemporary

 

 

Phase-detect AF on A6300, A6500, A7II and A7RII only, unable to contrast-detect AF accurately if at all

  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
  • Canon EF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 II
  • Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
  • Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
  • Contax N Vario Sonnar 17-35mm f/2.8
  • Contax N Planar 50mm f/1.4
  • Contax N Vario Sonnar 70-200mm f/3.5-4.5
  • Contax N Planar 85mm f/1.4
  • Sigma 18-125mm f/3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM
  • Tamron SP 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] B005
  • Tamron 18-270/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO B003

 

Manual focus only

  • Samyang 35/1.4
  • Zeiss CP.2 25mm/T2.9
  • Zeiss CP.2 100mm/T2.1
  • Zeiss ZE Distagon 15/2.8
  • Zeiss ZE Distagon 21/2.8
  • Zeiss ZE Distagon 35/2
  • Zeiss ZE Makro-Planar 50/2
  • Zeiss ZE Makro-Planar 100/2

 

Not supported

Focus confirmation "chip" (e.g. Dandelion)

Tamron 28-300/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO A20 (note 1)

 

 

* with smooth iris support

Note 1: Unstable due to unusually high current requirement.

 

 

 

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