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| p.156 #11 · Official: Sony A7 and A7R Fullframe Mirrorless |
I have been amazed at the poor marketing of the Metabones smart adapter. This device is actually quite good, if you get a good copy. I had some issues with the mounting plate, too tight and horrible to take off the lens, however Metabones sent me a replacement plate.
What I was amazed at is how little information Metabones offers. There are two modes for this device, the dumb mode and a smart mode, and you will find no info on their website or in the box. There is no manual or even a diagram.
The adapter is excellent with Canon lenses if you can get the adapter to go into the smart mode. If you have an RX1 you will be familiar with the focus assist that kicks in with DMF, well that is available in MF mode with the Canon lenses and makes them much more useable on this camera than on the Canon cameras in manual mode.
To get this you have to power on the camera body and in MF mode, have the lens attached to the adapter and as be pushing the button on the adapter as you insert it into the camera.
You will find that as you start manual focusing, the camera gives MF assist, that is a great deal of magnification. As well there is a focusing scale.
Bizarre that this makes this system so much better and usable, yet this information is almost impossible to find