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NEX and Metabones EF to E mount

Discussion in 'Sony E-Mount (incl. NEX, A7, A7R, A3000) Forum' started by Country Parson, May 17, 2013.

  1. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2011
    North Carolina
    Dan
    Macro has long been one of my favorite forms of photography. The world of small things is always around us and does not require travel to exotic places. For many years my macro equipment has been Nikon. Some of these lenses have manual apertures so I have been able to adapt them to the Sony NEX cameras. However, I have long envied Canon users for one lens in their lineup, the MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens. No other maker has a lens to equal this one for macro work. I thought to use it on NEX but it does not have a manual aperture ring. Metabones to the rescue. They have produced an adapter that is a wonder for all photographers who want to use Canon lenses on NEX cameras. It has full electrical contacts that allow the camera to set f-stops electronically, and it works beautifully. It also records basic camera data. The following photos were taken using this rig and the Sony HV60 flash. These are mostly above 1x, some as strong as 3x plus. They were taken with the NEX 6 and the NEX 7, mostly hand held.

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    Skink1x.

    SkinkTeeth.

    FlowerHeart3.

    FlowerHeart2.

    USpider.
     
  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Nice!! Except for that snake/reptile/lizard looking thing!
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    is that first one Lincoln on the penny? Wow, that IS macro!
     
  4. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2011
    North Carolina
    Dan
    Yes, that is Lincoln Memorial on the back of a penny.
     
  5. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2011
    North Carolina
    Dan
    Hi Armanius: That is a Southeastern Skink, a kind of lizard. Harmless, eats insects.
     
  6. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2011
    North Carolina
    Dan
    Metabones adapter

    Here is the Metabones Canon Ef to NEX E adapter with the electronics showing. Now if they will just make one for Nikon.

    Metabones.
     
  7. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2011
    North Carolina
    Dan
    Two more with the NEX7

    The Dime is the ear of Roosevelt at 3x macro, and the Petunia "heart" is also about 3x

    Dime.

    HeartofPetunia.
     
  8. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2011
    North Carolina
    Dan
    Two more with the NEX7 and Canon 1-5x

    Digger Bee Head at 3x:
    DiggerHead.

    Bachelor's Button flower at 3x:
    BachelorButton3x.
     
  9. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2011
    North Carolina
    Dan
    One more with the NEX7 and Canon 1-5x

    Extreme close-up of the head of a Steel-blue Cricket Hunter Wasp:
    DSC00149.

    It looks like there is not much interest in extreme close-ups here, but I am having fun with it, and again this Metabones adapter is fantastic for anyone who uses NEX and has Canon lenses.