From Canon to Sony : Lenses

The move from one camera system to another comes not without some trepidation. It’s not the investment in camera bodies – they start out expensive and rapidly decrease in value. The lenses however generally retain or even enhance their value.

I have shot Canon for a long time, so there are a fair few decent lenses on the shelf. I was very comforted to confirm that all my “essential” EF lenses work on the Sony A7RmkIV using the Sigma MC-11 and so far I’ve found none that don’t. This post is simply to acknowledge that, as there seem to be a lot of questions out there on the subject. Here’s my lens kitbag:

  • Canon EF 11-24mm F4L USM
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon EF 50mm F1.8 (Nifty Fifty)
  • Canon EF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

There is some delay in focus acquisition particularly on the 100-400 seems no reduction in focus time, and particularly in low light, but all the multi-point focus options of the Sony seem to work well. I’ve carried out no micro-adjustment and don’t plan to. The macro especially is excellent.

Obviously one of the sought after benefits of going mirrorless was a reduction in size and weight, and of course the glass weighs just as much and the adaptor effectively increases the size of the overall camera to pretty much that of the Canon 5DmkIII. Migrating over time to Sony lenses will sort that out, maybe.

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