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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:02 am 
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If "full electronic control" includes AF, I wonder if or how it will be affected with the adapter.

DSLRs: Canon EOS 70D, 30D
Lenses: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, EF 50mm f/1.8 II, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

CSCs: Panasonic DMC-GF3
Lenses: Panasonic Lumix G 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:11 am 
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Unfortunately the Kipon site is woefully reticent about what their adaptor can and can't do. For comparison the Metabones EF to NEX offers "Electronic aperture, EXIF, image stabilization" but notably doesn't offer AF, although it does allow manual focussing with those lenses with electronic focus rings.

Maybe Kipon have done better but I wouldn't hold my breath. I've no expertise in the field but it seems to me that while the other functionality requires little from the chip on the adaptor the close integration between AF processing on the camera and the motor and/or electronics on the lens (think feedback loops if nothing else) means that AF is unlikely to be a feature. I hope I'm wrong.

As things stand I think the EOS M has to be the preferred choice for owners of EF/EF-S glass who want to retain use of their lenses on a CSC, even though the EF-M adaptor from Canon is hardly cheap.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:35 am 
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The Canon adapter isn't much in the grand scheme of things, and 3rd party electronic adapters aren't cheap either.

I had wondered if someone were to come up with a AF capable EOS to m4/3 converter if that would be worth getting alone for the body stabilisation.

Canon DSLRs: 7D, 5D2, 1D, 600D, 450D full spectrum, 300D IR mod
Lenses: EF 35/2, 50/1.8, 85/1.8, 135/2+SF, 28-80 V, 70-300L, 100-400L, TS-E 24/3.5L, MP-E 65, EF-S 15-85 IS
3rd party: Zeiss 2/50 makro, Samyang 8mm fisheye, Sigma 150 macro, 120-300 f/2.8 OS, Celestron 1325/13
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