A more in depth look at the Sony a7 with metabones EF adapter

Here’s a few things I noticed with the Sony a7 and metabones adapter:

  1. The idea is great, sharp lenses with a great sensor.
  2. Autofocus (AF) generally work alright with L lenses.
  3. AF hunts a bit, focusing took about 4 secs with the 17-40L.
  4. Focus peaking works, but still requires a bit of practise.

That being said, I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. There is minimal post processing in the following photos so you can get a better idea of what to expect out of the camera and lens combination.

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Cockatoo Island, Sony a7 with Canon EF 17-40 f4L

When you nail the , the combination of quality glass and the Sony sensor delivers even in the dark.

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Sony a7 with Canon EF 17-40 f4L.

This one is all about the sensor, plenty of highlight and shadow detail that I managed to recover in Lightroom for this shot.

5 minute exposure with Sony a7 and Canon EF 17-40 f4L.
5 minute exposure with Sony a7 and Canon EF 17-40 f4L.

This photo had noise reduction performed in camera by the ay. My advise, turn off the automatic long exposure noise reduction otherwise you’ll be standing there for another 5 minutes waiting for the image to process.

Next up will be a more thorough test of the camera with a fast Canon prime at Vivid Sydney.

Stay tuned.

 

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2 thoughts on “A more in depth look at the Sony a7 with metabones EF adapter”

  1. Great review. I’m really impressed with the results. Getting super tempted to get the Sony A7S and metabones adapter. Once again you’ve inspired me to empty my bank account 🙂

    1. Oh a7s, I had a feeling you would be really interested in that one. I can’t wait until they bring out a few more primes and high end zooms. One way I won’t even need to carry the canon lenses.

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