Metabones Releases Smart Adapter IV Firmware Update 0.45

UPDATE: Some readers like this update and some don’t – so it’s possible it may improve performance with some lenses but slow down with others. You may want to way for 0.46…


Metabones is really cranking out firmware updates!

Metabones firmware update 0.45 offers PDAF speed and stability improvement on a7RII with their Metabones Smart Adapter IV (Order here) and Metabones EF-E Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x (Order Here).


Name: Firmware update V0.45 for EF-E Smart Adapter MARK IV and EF-E Speed Booster ULTRA
Release date: 6 Oct 2015
Benefits and improvements:

  • A7RII PDAF speed improvement for some wide angle, normal and medium telephoto lenses on A7RII
    • Fixed an intermittent overexposure issue on A7RII
    • Fixed an intermittent start-up issue on A7S
    • Stability improvement


    Metabones Smart Adapter IV (EF-E Smart Adapter MARK IV (Order Here)
    Metabones EF-E Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x (Order Here)

    Metabones Smart Adapter IV (Order Here) and Metabones EF-E Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x (Order Here)

    Get the latest Firmware update for Metabones EF-E Smart Adapter Mark IV: MAC | WIN



    Apple Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later


    Windows Vista SP2
    Windows 7 SP1
    Windows 8
    Windows 8.1
    Windows 10


    • When performing the firmware update, please don’t disconnect the USB cable, otherwise, the adapter may become inoperable due to the sudden power shutdown
    • Don’t connect the adapter to any camera and lens when performing the firmware update.
    • Make sure that you are logged on as a user with administrative rights.
    • Read the disclaimer and click to agree to the terms and conditions. Then, click on the Download button.
    • The download of the [MAC: MetabonesApp.dmg] or [WIN: MetabonesApp.exe] file will start.
    • Save the file to the desktop of your computer (recommended).


    • Once the file has downloaded successfully, you’re ready to upgrade the Firmware update for the Smart Adapter MARK IV.
    • Close all currently running programs on your computer.
    • Double-click the [MAC: MetabonesApp.dmg] or [WIN: MetabonesApp.exe] download file to start the Metabones App.
    • Connect your the Smart Adapter MARK IV to the computer by using the USB-MicroUSB cable that came with your Sony camera to USB port behind the adapter’s lens release lever.
    • Then, follow the instructions in the Metabones App to update the firmware.


    • Only connect the adapter – REMOVE the camera and lens
    • Once adapter connected via USB, the app will tell you if an update is available.
    • If an update is available, follow the prompts:
    • Unplug USB – Press and Hold Button (center of photo above) – then reconnect USB to start the update.
    • DO NOT disconnect until the Update is finished.

    You’ll get a screen prompt telling you once Firmware has successfully updated and you’re done.

    PLEASE NOTE: I strongly advise using the Micro USB cable supplied with your Sony camera as other cables may not transfer data properly.


    Firmware update V0.44 for EF-E Smart Adapter IV and EF-E Speed Booster ULTRA

    Release date: 22 Sep 2015
    Benefits and improvements:
    • Fixed IBIS switch issue on A7II and A7RII with IS lenses introduced V.43

    Firmware update V0.43 for EF-E Smart Adapter IV and EF-E Speed Booster ULTRA

    Release date: 18 Sep 2015
    Benefits and improvements:
    • ILCE-7R2 (A7RII) support
    • Autofocus improvements
    • Fixed issue when Aperture Preview is assigned on A7 series to Focus Hold button (WO button of the adapter)

    Limitations include:
    • During video recording there is only slow contrast-detect AF (Sony).
    • Continuous AF may have unsatisfactory performance (phase-detect AF) or not supported (contrast-detect AF).

    Firmware update V0.41 for EF-E Smart Adapter MARK IV

    Release date: 1 Jun 2015
    Benefits and improvements:
    • User may choose between lens OIS and IBIS using the lens’ IS switch (except for some Tamron lenses). If the lens’ IS switch is ON, lens OIS is used and IBIS is turned off automatically. If lens’ IS switch is OFF, IBIS is used instead. To turn off all IS, hold down the WO button on the adapter while switching the lens’ IS to the OFF position.
    • IS is always turned on during magnified focus assist for ease of manual focusing
    • Added autofocus support for some legacy lenses on A7 series
    • Eliminates iris flicker when opening up the iris from a slower aperture to a faster aperture in Green mode on FS series, NEX-VG series and A7 series in movie mode.
    • Eliminates iris tick noise while zooming a variable aperture zoom lens in Green mode

    Firmware update V0.40 for EF-E Smart Adapter MARK IV

    Release date: 3 Feb 2015
    Benefits and improvements:
    • series lenses. You may for example assign “Aperture Preview” to the the “Focus Hold” button on A7II and get the same DOF preview function as on a Canon DSLR. Image Stabilization ON/OFF status is displayed on A7II as the SteadyShot icon. “‹
    • Adds support for Sony A7s silent shutter mode.
    • Fixed Sony A7s intermittent startup issue.
    • More detailed EXIF data.
    • Reliability improvements with some Sigma and Tamron lenses.
    • Fixed distance display (in Advanced mode) on VG, FS and A7 series.
    • Fixed EF70-200/2.8L IS II USM’s IS on/off switch intermittently inoperative issue.
    • Fixed issue of EF40/2.8 STM being wrongly identified as an OSS lens.
    • Fixed NEX-5N becoming unresponsive issue when movie capture started

    Firmware update V0.39 for EF-E Smart Adapter MARK IV

    Release date: 29 Dec 2014
    Benefits and improvements:
    • “‹Improves Sony A7S compatibility

    Firmware update V0.37 for EF-E Smart Adapter MARK IV

    Release date: 20 Nov 2014
    Benefits and improvements
    • Improves stability with some lenses

    Firmware update V0.36 for EF-E Smart Adapter MARK IV

    Release date: 31 Oct 2014
    Benefits and improvements
    • Fixes Zeiss ZE lens stability issue with adapter firmware version 0.33 and version 0.34″‹

    Firmware update V0.34 for EF-E Smart Adapter MARK IV

    Release date: 8 Oct 2014
    Benefits and improvements
    • Bug Fix and Improve the performance.
    • Fix Auto-Magnify/MF function on advance mode.

    Firmware update V0.32 for EF-E Smart Adapter MARK IV

    Release date: 14 Aug 2014
    Benefits and improvements:
    • Sony A7S compatibility

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    2 thoughts on “Metabones Releases Smart Adapter IV Firmware Update 0.45”

    1. Very cool. This past weekend I experienced the “intermittent exposure issue” and it was slightly annoying but not a deal breaker. Glad to see I can do an update to address it.

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