Sigma officially announced a pair of electronic lens adapter for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. The new MC-11 adapters will be available for both Canon Mount (EOS) and Sigma Mount (SA) lenses. These fullframe adapters are compatible will all E-mount cameras and transmit full electronic info for aperture, autofocus and IBIS control.
“There are many challenges to designing high-quality mount converter and topping the list is aptly handling phase detection AF in newer cameras and this is where the Sigma MC-11 is groundbreaking in its support for the Sony E-mount systems,” states Mark Amir-Hamzeh, president of Sigma Corporation of America. “The new Sigma MC-11 mitigates complications with a purpose-built lens control data system engineered for maintaining superior AF functionality. So the growing number of Sony E-mount camera users who have been asking for more lens options, now have access to a large pool of lenses that fully embody Sigma’s signature quality and performance.”
The Sigma MC-11’s sleek LED display lets Sony users know if the attached Sigma lens is compatible or if MC-11 needs to be updated for that specific lens. Its internal control data system keeps detailed information on each compatible Sigma lens, automatically optimizing performance of AF drive, aperture control and other critical lens functions. The MC-11’s internal control data system also maintains continuity with key camera functions that control brightness and correct transverse chromatic aberration, distortion and more.
The complete compatibility with both Sigma lens OS and Sony in-camera OS ensures correction of camera shake and other stability issues and when used with in-camera stabilization, MC-11 allows angle shake correction in the lens. The integrated flocking helps prevent internal reflections and reduction in lens performance. In addition, the MC-11 retains important EXIF lens setting data.
Sigma MC-11 Compatibility List:
Sigma posted this MC-11 compatibility list which does not mean these are the only compatible lenses – it simply means that the adapter is engineered for Sigma EF and SA mount lenses. This COULD improve AF performance with certain Sigma EF lenses such as Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens for Canon EF or Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Lens for Canon EF that are dogs on other Smart Adapters.
The Sigma MC-11 mount converter has a USB portthat allows adapter firmware to updated for compatibility with future Sigma lenses.