Sony: Canon Adopted Lenses AF Speed On Canon DSLRs And A7RII Is A Close Match

Jun 19, 2015

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Sony: Canon Adopted Lenses AF Speed On Canon DSLRs And A7RII Is A Close Match

Jun 19, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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It seems that Sony is going after Canon shooters and are trying to make an enticing offer that will allow Canonistas to keep their lens collection while moving to a A7R II system.

In a recent (somewhat promotional) interview between (Sony Artisan) Thibault Roland and a top engineer from the recently announced A7R II crew, the engineer claimed that with a full firmware upgrade and a good lens adapter like the Metabones Mark IV, Sony’s are a tight match for AF speed vs Canon DSLRs:

We were confirmed that AF of Canon lenses was “much faster than before. With adapters (and in particular with a firmware updated Metabones mark IV) Canon lenses are almost as fast as on a Canon body”

This means that for about $650, Canonistas can keep their lenses on the new system. This may have a broad appeal to Canon sports and action shooters who are considering a switch to Sony.

Canon rumors do note that “AF speed” is different than “AF accuracy”, and I think they are right in their request to see some proof i the pudding before fully standing behind this statement.

[thibaultroland via canonrumors]

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One response to “Sony: Canon Adopted Lenses AF Speed On Canon DSLRs And A7RII Is A Close Match”

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    “much faster than before” and “… are almost as fast as on a Canon body” )) what about “better one time to see than…” ))