November 30, 2015 at 11:34PM

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Cheap MFT to EF adapter (not metabones)

Hi,

I've just purchased a new BMPCC thanks to a very good black friday deal (669 euros, hooray!).

Now I'm getting a sigma 18-35, a metabones speedbooster and I also own a photo Canon 50mm. So now that I have the wides covered thanks to the metabones, I'd like to get a cheap adapter to take advantage of the pocket x3 factor for tele.

Any suggestion of some adapter cheap but reliable?

Thanks.

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The NON-SpeedBooster Commlite adapter is the only low cost adapter I know of to use Canon EF lenses with Micro 4/3 cameras.

http://goo.gl/xyQAOS

December 1, 2015 at 8:32AM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Still a little pricey and with no very good reviews though.
Thanks anyway, Guy. I thought there might be some kind of cheap piece of plastic to adapt a canon lens and a mft camera.

Edit: Ok, would something like this work http://goo.gl/U9Ztcm ?

December 1, 2015 at 10:27AM, Edited December 1, 10:30AM

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>>>Still a little pricey

Canon EF lenses require an electronic adapter or you will be stuck with your lenses wide open, so compared to a $400 NON-SpeedBooster Metabones adapter the Commlite is a lot cheaper.

>>>and with no very good reviews though

The reviews I've seen for the Canon EF to Sony E Mount version have been very good, here's one for example...

Metabones vs Commlite Canon Lens to Sony Body Adapter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTPM5U6fBDM

But it appears that the Micro 4/3 version of the Commlite Canon EF adapter doesn't work properly...

Commlite vs Metabones- Worth saving $300?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRgsSepyo4g

>>>would something like this work http://goo.gl/U9Ztcm ?

Only if you are OK shooting with your Canon lenses stuck wide open, because you will not be able to control the aperture of your Canon EF lens with a non-electronic adapter.

There is the Fotodiox Canon EF Pro lens adapter that costs about $60, but the lens performance is not good because it's putting it's own aperture behind the lens instead of using the aperture built-in to the Canon lens, so the images are soft with vignetting.

http://goo.gl/qg1f15

This is one of the reasons why I use fully manual Nikon AI-S lenses that do not require any type of electrical contacts to work with Micro 4/3 cameras, where you can buy an $11 adapter and get great results.

FOTGA Nikon AI Lens to M4/3 Adapter : $11
http://goo.gl/7VCfb1

December 1, 2015 at 11:24AM, Edited December 1, 11:44AM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Lots of information, as always.
Thank you, Guy.

I've learnt about a way to close the aperture on a canon camera before attaching it to the adapter, so it may be an option I will consider.

December 2, 2015 at 10:28AM

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