Metabones EF to EMount Adapter for the FS100

Here’s a quick review of the Metabones EOS to E Mount adapter for NEX cameras—specifically the FS100.

The first thing I noticed was how solid and substantial it felt. You can see the connectors that interface with each electronic mount, there’s some sort of I/O for firmware use, and a depth of field preview button.

The release trigger is easy to use, unlike my fotodiox adapter.

The build quality is exceptional (especially for the price).

Here’s a list of lenses that I tested, and all worked:
-Canon 50mm 1.4
-Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro
-Canon 70-200mm 2.8 IS II (IS worked)
-Canon 28-135 stock 7D lens (IS worked)
-Tokina 11-16mm 2.8

Ssometimes switching lenses causes the adapter to not recognize the lens at first. After detaching completely (so the contacts aren’t meeting) and resetting the lens, it can be controlled.

F-stops are shown on the display. It now feels like my EF lenses and the FS100 are finally a complete camera system.

To conclude, this adapter may seem high in price, but it’s the only one in it’s class at the moment, and considering what other companies were asking for a higher price with less features, this pricepoint seems perfectly acceptable.

Link to the product:
conurus.com/product/sony-nex/ef-e-bm1-detail

Update: Conurus has been kind enough to inform me that the firmware I was using for this review is out of date, and that a newer firmware fixes the IS issue I had.

New Sony Camera: 4K, High FPS—FS100 Successor?

Rumors have started about the new Sony video camera, the FS700. Supposadly 4K, high frame rates, and an $8000-9000 price tag. Could be completely false, but it would certainly be a fantastic move for Sony.

I knew this was coming…but didn’t know it would be here so soon! I’ll wait until we get the full specs from NAB, but I’ll likely hold on to my FS100 for a good while—1080P still has longevity in a lot of places (and 8-9 thousands dollars is still out of my budget).

Source: http://www.eoshd.com/content/7710/the-sony-nex-fs700-4k-for-8k