For those of us contemplating the arrival of the Sony PXW-FS7 here are a few tips when it comes to adapters…Some of you may be contemplating buying adapters for the FS7 but beware…read the small print first.
Firstly I was reminded that the FS& is not full frame and is in fact Super 35mm so the Metabones Speedboster will indeed be fine.
Metabones EF to NEX Speed Booster ULTRA
- This Speed Booster ULTRA is designed to cover an APS-C (23.6 x 15.7) image circle which is not big enough to cover a full-size 36mm x 24mm sensor. (Remember the FS7 is 23.6 x 13.3)
- Dan Chung “Also beware the EF Speedbooster Ultra can be buggy with FS7 – sometimes not recognised”.
Metabones Canon EF Lens to Sony NEX Smart Adapter (Mark IV)
1. A7S (Mark IV supports auto “APS-C Size Capture” with EF-S lens)
Just when you think you can upgrade to the Sony “A” lens system you read the small print to learn this adapter won’t allow any lens to open any greater than f3.5 making those f2.8 “A” lenses redundant ?
1. Aperture setting for video capture is fixed at the maximum aperture of the lens or F3.5, whichever is lower (AF-C).
Strangely enough the Sony adapter at £159 almost half the price of the one above seems to have no such restrictions.
From what I gather the FS7s are due to arrive at the end of October in limited quantities…watch this space.