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Vello Accelerator Lens Adapter for Canon EF-Mount Lenses to Sony E-Mount Cameras

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Vello Accelerator Lens Adapter for Canon EF-Mount Lenses to Sony E-Mount Cameras
Key Features
  • Canon EF Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera
  • Full-Frame Lenses to APS-C Format Camera
  • Increases Aperture by 1 f/Stop
  • Increases Angle of View by 0.71x
Pair your existing Canon EF-mount full-frame lenses with a modern Sony E-mount mirrorless camera and experience the coveted "full-frame look" on APS-C format sensors with the Accelerator Lens Adapter from Vello. By using a specialized 4 element in 4 group optical design, this adapter is able to increase a lens' angle of view by a factor of 0.71x while simultaneously increasing the maximum aperture by one whole stop. This allows a 50mm f/1.4 lens on an APS-C camera to maintain an angle of view close to 50mm while providing it with an f/1.0 equivalent aperture. This setup means full-frame lenses can be adapted to APS-C sensors, or full-frame cameras in APS-C crop mode, without losing the desired natural look of a full-frame system. Along with this, the adapter features electronic coupling, enabling autofocus, auto exposure, and other functions during use.

Automatic capabilities of the lens are fully maintained, allows for auto exposure, autofocus, and aperture control from the camera body. The adapter will also transfer Exif data to the camera for appropriate tagging of metadata for easier organization and editing. Along with all of these functions the durable metal adapter sports a removable tripod foot with 1/4"-20 socket for use on a tripod or support system, alleviating strain on the lens mount. Additionally, it has a matte black interior to prevent reflections from interfering with image quality.
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This product has specific compatibility limitations. Compatibility is very specific, depending on exact lens and camera firmware version combination, and on whether phase or contrast detect AF is used. Please make sure to check the manufacturer's compatibility chart prior to purchase.

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Vello LAG-NEX-CEF Overview

Pair your existing Canon EF-mount full-frame lenses with a modern Sony E-mount mirrorless camera and experience the coveted "full-frame look" on APS-C format sensors with the Accelerator Lens Adapter from Vello. By using a specialized 4 element in 4 group optical design, this adapter is able to increase a lens' angle of view by a factor of 0.71x while simultaneously increasing the maximum aperture by one whole stop. This allows a 50mm f/1.4 lens on an APS-C camera to maintain an angle of view close to 50mm while providing it with an f/1.0 equivalent aperture. This setup means full-frame lenses can be adapted to APS-C sensors, or full-frame cameras in APS-C crop mode, without losing the desired natural look of a full-frame system. Along with this, the adapter features electronic coupling, enabling autofocus, auto exposure, and other functions during use.

Automatic capabilities of the lens are fully maintained, allows for auto exposure, autofocus, and aperture control from the camera body. The adapter will also transfer Exif data to the camera for appropriate tagging of metadata for easier organization and editing. Along with all of these functions the durable metal adapter sports a removable tripod foot with 1/4"-20 socket for use on a tripod or support system, alleviating strain on the lens mount. Additionally, it has a matte black interior to prevent reflections from interfering with image quality.

Note: AF function was tested for photo, video will not work properly

Vello LAG-NEX-CEF AF Comapatibility List

The following Canon lenses and Sony cameras have been tested with the Vello LAG-NEX-CEF lens adapter for photo compatibility with some operational limitations. Tests were conducted in AF-S and center point-focusing. Some Sony cameras use one or two types of focusing systems, and performance may vary.

If a lens is not listed, it might not work properly. Vello will be testing more lenses and cameras and adding them to this table, so check back for future updates and firmware upgrades.

LENS CAMERA MODEL
BRAND MODEL A7 II
(Camera Ver. 3.10)
A7R II
(Camera Ver. 3.20)
A7S II
(Camera Ver. 3.20)
A6300
(Camera Ver. 1.00)
A6000
(Camera Ver. 3.20)
CONTRAST AF PHASE DETECT AF CONTRAST AF PHASE DETECT AF CONTRAST AF CONTRAST AF PHASE DETECT AF CONTRAST AF
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM(*)
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

          *Note: Remove the adapter's attached tripod foot before mounting the EF 85mm f/1.2L II

Note:
Important! Please make sure to turn off the camera before attaching the adapter and/or lens.

Features

Adapts full-frame Canon EF-mount lenses to APS-C format Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras as well as full-frame cameras in APS-C crop mode
Magnifies the lens' angle of view by a factor of 0.71x, effectively negating the crop factor of APS-C format cameras while simultaneously increasing the maximum aperture of the lens by one stop
Optical design uses four elements in four groups to retain maximum image quality
Maintains support for autofocus, auto exposure, and image stabilization
Autofocus support is best with Ultrasonic (USM) and stepping (STM) motors
Communicates Exif data to the camera to be saved in the image file for later reference
Removable tripod foot has 1/4"-20 socket for direct mounting on a support system, eliminating unnecessary strain on the camera's lens mount
Matte black interior helps reduce flare for optimal image quality
Metal construction for long-term durability
Autofocus and auto exposure functions are not compatible with Sony's E-mount camcorders, such as the PXW-FS7
UPC: 847628592988

Vello LAG-NEX-CEF Specs

Adapter
Camera MountSony E (APS-C)
Lens MountCanon EF
Magnification0.71x
Optical Design4 Elements in 4 Groups
Physical
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20 Female
DimensionsH: 3.2 x W: 2.8 x D: 1.6" / H: 8.3 x W: 7.0 x D: 4.0 cm
Weight7.2 oz / 204 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.68 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.1 x 3.75 x 2.45"

Vello LAG-NEX-CEF Reviews

Good Adapter

By Jonathan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-02

This adaptor has been great to adapt to my Sony cameras, however I thought I was having issues with my camera as the adapter takes 30 seconds to turn on. This isn’t good if you are shooting run-and-gun or live events, but if you have the time for other shoots, then it’s still good for you.

Canon Auto Focus lenses do NOT work with Vello on SonyAlpha7

By Anonymous
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-18

The Vello with Canon lenses Auto-Focus setting on my Alpha7 is extremely (wait time 4 seconds) slow and impossible for use in making pictures. If I had paid the full $499 price I would return it. Using it in manual focus it works fine.

Adds light and full-frame look

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-04

Does exactly what I need it to, but I don't use autofocus on my FS5, so I can't speak to the accuracy and speed

It CAN focus to infinity. But no firmware updates.

By Jack
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-11-27

There are tutorials on youtube on how to adjust the Metabones Speedbooster for infinity focus. This Vello has the same mechanism and process. I did it myself successfully. Biggest minus is lack of USB port. No firmware updates. The autofocus compatibility chart is all it will ever be. I use it with manual lenses and am happy with the picture quality. Removable tripod foot is a nice touch. Deal Zone pricing made it a no-brainer.

A beautiful mess

By Juergen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-04-07

I absolutely love this adapter! So maybe it has weaknesses... -Not as sharp with adapter compared to original lens -Limited compatibility is exactly that! LIMITED -Infinity focus is questionable... But here's why I love it! -1 stop can be the difference in getting a usable shot -I would say it feels sturdy + not heavy -love the tripod mount (sigma mc-11 seems to have missed) -I love the: low contrast, lens flaring imperfections it adds to the images! I mostly use it with an a6500 and canon 50mm 1.8ii. Auto focus doesn't even work but its soo awesome! Tested it with sigmas 18-35 and 50-100 1.8. These are both aps-c lenses so there's a dark circle around the edges (the 18-35 is usable at 35mm). The 18-35 crashes every time I try to take a pic...but it works fine in video. The 50-100 is the only lens I got to auto focus at all and it hits every time! Controlling aperture seems to be flawless on all the lenses I tested so that's great! On the camera it will display your aperture with an extra stop ie. 1.8 becomes 1.3. And 50mm will be shown as 35mm in lightroom.

Check lens compatibility before purchasing

By RickyBobby
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-01-22

I picked this up on sale and is my first Speedbooster for my Sony A6500.� I already own Sigma MC11 with 2 Sigma and 1 Tamron Canon lenses.� I'm quite happy with my Tamron 70-200 2.8 G2 lens.� Works like a charm.� Not so much with my two Sigma lenses (18-35mm 1.8 and 50-100mm 1.8).� Knowing that it works great and what I paid for it,� I give it 4 stars...

Solid build, limited autofocus

By Timothy
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-18

Actually bought this to mount my Mamiya 645 lenses via an M645 to EF adapter and then that adapter onto this to a Sony E mount body. Partially hoping that it would allow my Mamiya lenses to project a full frame image despite this being a lens accelerator for APS-C bodies. But it didn’t work, so slightly disappointed. However, my Canon EF lenses mount solidly and image quality decrease is very slight (tested the 35mm f/1.4L mark 1 and 135mm f/2L) and as stated in their lens compatibility chart, the 35 autofocus worked without issue but the 135mm would hunt like crazy, even in good light. I do video and focus manually so this is no issue and I do get a stop boost when using the A7II in APS-C mode while still recording 1080p so it’s a great piece of kit. Seeing how Sony full frame stills and video cameras are becoming more mainstream, they’re still somewhat expensive and FS7/5 series camera users can benefit from this great adapter that is a bit cheaper than metabones. Also, I have used metabones adapters before and had issues with the mount loosening and issues with connectors that prevented aperture control and sometimes affected camera recording.

I like it a lot.

By Barry
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-18

Only four stars because these adapters are never perfect. This one is the best I've seen. Has a little trouble with autofocus, but I like it.

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