February 19, 2016

Sigma is Making a Canon EF & Sigma SA to Sony E-Mount Lens Adapter Called MC-11

Sigma MC-11 Canon EF SA Lens Adapter
You can add another company to the Sony E-Mount adapter list: Sigma. 

Sigma has been turning the lens game on its head with impressive models like the relatively affordable 18-35mm f/1.8, and now they are joining the adapter pack with the MC-11. While it looks like official information is a little sparse at this point, there will be two versions of the adapter that will work with E-Mount cameras for Canon EF or Sigma SA lenses. This adapter will support all functions of these lenses on the Sony cameras, including aperture control, autofocus, and lens stabilization. 

We'll update when we have more info on price and release date, but if we are to judge based on their other accessories, I wouldn't expect this to be more than a few hundred dollars, hopefully coming in at a lot less. The original link was from DSLR Magazine, but it looks like it has been removed, so they probably jumped the gun with the announcement. It's also worth noting that this doesn't have the optics of a Metabones type adapter — it's just a straight 1:1 adapter. 

Sigma also announced today that they are going to release a firmware update for the Canon/Nikon 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens on March 11th:

The latest firmware update improves the AF algorithm of 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lenses and further enhances AF speed by optimizing HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor) drive control. 

It is expected to increase autofocus speed by approximately 20%, to a maximum of 50%, during normal shooting as well as when using “Speed Priority” set through SIGMA Optimization Pro.

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Interesting. I would want to see how well the AF works and which EF and EF-S lenses are supported. Would be nice too if it has firmware which can be updated.
The Sony E-mount still suffers from a limited series of good lenses for it, it still is nowhere close to the Canon or Nikon range. So new and better E-mount adapters are very welcome.

February 19, 2016 at 4:30AM, Edited February 19, 4:30AM

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Erwin Hartsuiker
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The reviews of existing adapters are pretty abysmal. Hopefully Sigma is joining the fray because it can do better.

Sony should just admit that lenses aren't their game, and make cameras with the EF mount. Or at least their own adapter. The lack of a competent Canon-mount option prevents many people from buying Sony cameras.

February 20, 2016 at 12:10AM

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David Gurney
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Never going to happen. Proprietary is Sony's thing. They still put Memory Stick slots in their cameras.

February 21, 2016 at 8:53AM

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David S.
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Canon would never license their EF mount to Sony. That would singlehandedly kill Canon's game in the video world.

February 27, 2016 at 4:56PM, Edited February 27, 4:56PM

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Matei Dumitru
Photographer
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Dido. I have the Metabones and AF is worthless.

March 4, 2016 at 12:18AM

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Boone Sommerfeld
Art Director, Animator, DoP
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I just hope this will sit between nicely between Fotodix 99$ and Metabones 399$ smart adapter.

February 19, 2016 at 8:50AM

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Danny T
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Make this for the Samsung NX1

March 13, 2016 at 10:59PM

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Cisco
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Here's some footage of the AF sort of working with a Canon 24-105 https://youtu.be/5dnn5-BBNwg

July 18, 2016 at 9:05AM

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