EF to NEX?

Discussion in 'Other Camera Brands' started by Marcus Rowland, Dec 3, 2020.

  1. Marcus Rowland

    Marcus Rowland Member Site Supporter

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    Eos 400D (Rebel XTi), Canon 18-55mm, lots of adapters for other lenses
    Nikon D7000, Nikon 18-55mm DX VR, Tamron XR 28-300mm, Nikon AF 50mm 1.4, Samyang 8mm f3.8, Vivitar S1 100-500 5.6-8, etc.
    Panasonic Lumix G1, 14-42 3.5-5.6, lots of adapters
    Pentax K200, Pentax 18-55mm
    Sony A100, Sony 18-70 3.5-5.6
    Sony NEX 5 body.
    Fuji FinePix S5700.
    Sony DSC-V1 with infrared kit
    I picked up a NEX 5 body incredibly cheaply in a job lot of camera gear. I got a battery and charger and it turns out to work, though it's cosmetically poor. I can't really justify getting a proper NEX lens since my only use for it is to occasionally test NEX accessories such as lens adapters, but at some point I might need to use one, e.g. if I'm testing extension tubes or a converter.

    It occurred to me that the cheapest option is probably to get an EF to NEX adapter. My question is, how well do they work, and are there any issues I should be aware of?


    Update 26/12/2020 - I found a Commlite Auto Focus Ef-Nex adapter on CEX for £25 plus postage so I've ordered that - should receive it next week hopefully. I'll post again when I've tried it.
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2020

  2. Marcus Rowland

    Marcus Rowland Member Site Supporter

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    Location:
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    Equipment:
    Eos 400D (Rebel XTi), Canon 18-55mm, lots of adapters for other lenses
    Nikon D7000, Nikon 18-55mm DX VR, Tamron XR 28-300mm, Nikon AF 50mm 1.4, Samyang 8mm f3.8, Vivitar S1 100-500 5.6-8, etc.
    Panasonic Lumix G1, 14-42 3.5-5.6, lots of adapters
    Pentax K200, Pentax 18-55mm
    Sony A100, Sony 18-70 3.5-5.6
    Sony NEX 5 body.
    Fuji FinePix S5700.
    Sony DSC-V1 with infrared kit
    OK... arrived today, count me less than impressed. It works intermittently with my 18-55 EFs, but really doesn't like working in poor light. I also tried the big 100-300 zoom I'm selling and it didn't seem to want to focus it, I'm guessing it needs more power than the NEX can provide or something. I want to try it with the 18-55 outdoors and in bright conditions, but if I don't get good results it's going back.
     
  3. Caladina

    Caladina Active Member

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    Canon 18-45mm m, Canon 18-150mm m, Canon 55-200mm m, Canon 22mm m, Canon 28mm m macro,
    Sigma 100-400c ef, Sigma 18-35mm art ef,
    7artisans 7.5mm m, Laowa 100mm macro ef, laowa 9mm zeroD m, Vintage M42 Lenses:
    Ashi Super - Takumar 1.8 / 55mm,
    would you be able to either look up the technical specs of the lens requirements and camera out puts or able to test with a multimeter?
     
  4. Marcus Rowland

    Marcus Rowland Member Site Supporter

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    Location:
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    Equipment:
    Eos 400D (Rebel XTi), Canon 18-55mm, lots of adapters for other lenses
    Nikon D7000, Nikon 18-55mm DX VR, Tamron XR 28-300mm, Nikon AF 50mm 1.4, Samyang 8mm f3.8, Vivitar S1 100-500 5.6-8, etc.
    Panasonic Lumix G1, 14-42 3.5-5.6, lots of adapters
    Pentax K200, Pentax 18-55mm
    Sony A100, Sony 18-70 3.5-5.6
    Sony NEX 5 body.
    Fuji FinePix S5700.
    Sony DSC-V1 with infrared kit
    I think it would take someone a lot more skilled than I am to do it, and to be honest my interest starts and ends with determining if it works or not. Apart from any other consideration, it's possible that the camera is faulty - I got it without a lens or warranty, and I counted myself lucky when it powered up.

    I'm going to try to test it more thoroughly over the weekend, and if it continues to be unreliable it's going back. It would be nice to have a working AF lens or an adapted lens that works, but I can live without if I have to.
     

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