Sigma MC-11 super test! 24 Canon fit lenses tested


Welcome to our super test of one of the most exciting new products from Sigma, the MC-11 EF to Sony E mount adaptor.

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The Sigma MC-11

This great piece of kit from Sigma is designed to allow fully compatible use of the Sigma lenses in Canon EF on Sony E mount cameras, including full frame FE mount cameras like the Sony A7SmkII, A7RmkII and A7mkII.

Greg Thurtle from TP Photography, who helped me complete this mammoth test, joined me in store as we went through many Canon L series lenses and other third party lenses to see how well they perform. As this adaptor is not supposed to support these lenses, the results would be very interesting. If it worked well, the MC-11 could be a much more cost effective alternative to the popular Metabones adaptors. The list of lenses tested is listed below, watch the video to see how well they performed!

Full Frame Lenses

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM MACRO

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L II IS USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2.0 L USM

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro EOS

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di EOS

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro EOS

Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC USD EOS

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 VC USD EOS

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM EOS

Crop Lenses

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM-C

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM

Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM

Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8 DC HSM ART

 

As you can see from the video, only two of the lenses we tested failed to work and many of them worked flawlessly. This adaptor from Sigma is an absolute game changer and is a strong contender for our product of the year! The Sigma MC-11 and all of the lenses tested are  available from Castle Cameras now.

Sigma MC-11 Canon EF to Sony FE mount converter


At a glance

Mount Converter MC-11

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SIGMA QUALITY MEETS SONY CAPABILITIES

Accessories

  • Adapt Sigma Canon Mount or Sigma mount to Sony FE system
  • Easy to use interface, updatable with USB Dock
  • Accessories Included: Front and Rear cap

Product video

Product Detail

The Sigma MC-11 Converter is a revolutionary product designed to allow compatibility between Sony FE and APS-C cameras and Sigma Canon EOS mount and Sigma mount lenses. Utilising the latest technology, the MC-11 supports fast and accurate autofocus and will work in conjunction with in-camera stabilisation and in-lens stabilisation. An LED display on the adapter show the user if their will work in conjunction and the MC-11 is also updatable with Sigma’s USB docking station. Flocking inside of the converter allows the image to be maintained while the internal electronics record all data from the image for later review. Like all SGV products, each lens is hand crafted in Aizu, Japan.

The converter supports autofocus for compatible lenses, as well as camera functions that control brightness, aberration, distortion and more.

We have no idea as to whether this adaptor will work with Canon EF lenses, but if it does it will make a very attractive alternative to other converters currently on the market. As soon as we have one in stock, we will test with our range of Canon L series lenses and report back!

Coming very soon with an expected retail price of £219

 

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