Get ready to watch how the New Sony A7r II focuses using the Metabones III electronic lens adapter and my Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS Lens courtesy of the killer 399 phase detection points on the sensor.
So how does she do?
Well, pretty awesome below 140mm and not so good above 140mm at f/2.8. I was quite surprised how well the focus worked to be honest until I tried using the lens at 200mm. Then I was disappointed, and sort of confused as to why? After that though I learned to not go above 140mm and the focus is totally usable in almost any situation in my opinion. Portrait work and even moving subjects could be captured with this set-up and that is flat out amazing if you ask me!
When you watch the lens struggle at 200mm it can be a bit discouraging, but I think this is just a matter of a firmware update to the Metabones perhaps. I’m not really sure, because it should work and just doesn’t for some reason.
See for yourself and please let me know what you think in the comments below.
Sony A7r II Focus Testing
Taken at 200mm out of focus:
Thanks for checking in guys and please stay tuned for more testing using other Canon EF L lenses, native Sony E-mount lenses, plus video testing with focus tracking accuracy and more…
If you have any testing you would like me to do, please let me know below! Request encouraged and welcomed 😉
I plan on going over the menu system as well, so if you have something you need help with, let me know, so I can cover it for you in that video. I might make it a mutli part, because the menus are deep and loaded with options.Will see how it goes when I create the video…
I also want to do a “how to use the camera” video tutorial that will cover the settings that I use most often and how to change focus modes, metering modes, and other critical settings that can be confusing if you are new to Sony. Some features for example, only work in certain modes, and this is where the confusion comes in most often. Auto HDR will only work in Jpeg mode for example, so if you are in raw quality that feature will be grayed out and not work. I will break all of that down, so it makes sense as best I can.
Have a great day,