Metabones Releases Smart Adapter IV Firmware Update 0.53

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Metabones Firmware Update 0.53 for Metabones Smart Adapter IV & EF-E Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x adds a user interface to select between Green and Advanced modes using Metabones App, with separate settings for newer cameras and older cameras. The option to allow the camera body to select between lens IS and IBIS or in combination and AF accuracy improvement for subjects near infinity.

Please bear in mind there is a brief break-in period following adapter firmware updates where the adapter must re-learn the settings for each lens and store those settings into memory.

Firmware update V0.53 for EF-E Smart Adapter IV and EF-E Speed Booster ULTRA
Release date: 4 Nov 2016
Benefits and improvements:

• Easier user interface to select between Green and Advanced mode using Metabones App, with separate settings for newer cameras and older cameras (except Mark I/II/III and original Speed Booster).
• Fix operation of Kenko Pro300 DGX (green dot) stacked on EF Extender III.
• Option to park focus to infinity upon shutdown to shorten its length for storage (except Mark I/II/III and original Speed Booster). Some lenses may disregard this setting but never park focus, and most of these are internal focus lenses which do not require parking. STM lenses always observe the option setting.
• Shortened shutdown time for IS lenses.
• Option to close down the aperture or leave it where it is when camera shuts down (except Mark I/II/III and original Speed Booster).
• Option to let camera body decide whether OIS, IBIS or a combination thereof shall be selected (except Mark I/II/III and original Speed Booster).
• AF accuracy improvement for subjects near infinity.
• Fixed autocrop of Sigma 50-100/1.8 DC HSM Art 016.
• Stability improvement.
• Fixed issue with Tamron VC USD where autofocus may occasionally become inoperative.

RELEVANT PRODUCTS

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

FIRMWARE DOWNLOAD LINKS:

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

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

MAC:

Apple Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later

WIN:

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

DOWNLOAD NOTES:

• 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).

RUN THE SOFTWARE UPDATE

• 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 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.

Metabones Smart Adapter IV button

• 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 HISTORY:

Firmware update V0.52 for EF-E Smart Adapter IV and EF-E Speed Booster ULTRA

Release date: 30 Jun 2016
Benefits and improvements: (more detail may refer to press release)
• You have spoken and we have listened. “Green” is the default mode again.
• “Advanced” mode AF-C improvements.
• OS X version now signed.
• Fixed manual focus distance display with focus-by-wire lenses (e.g. 85/1.2L, STM lenses).

Firmware update V0.50 for EF-E Smart Adapter IV and EF-E Speed Booster ULTRA

Release date: 23 Jun 2016
Benefits and improvements:
• Wide open button functionality is removed on A7 series and A6300. The button of the adapter is now dedicated to the function of the customizable Focus Hold button on the a7 series and a6300.
• “Advanced” mode is now the default operating mode. (Based on customer feedback most a6300/a7II/a7RII users prefer “Green” mode instead. You may change the default to “Green” mode, by holding down the button on the adapter while attaching to an already-on camera, and then, without ever releasing the button, turn off the camera’s power. Changing the default back to “Advanced” mode using the same procedure.)
• “Native” autofocus features including DMF, Eye-AF and fast CDAF on all E-mount cameras (see Press Release for details).
• Support for smooth iris feature of the latest Canon and Tamron SP lenses.
• PDAF improvement for Canon EF 50/1.4 USM and some other large aperture fixed focal length lenses.
• Descriptive lens name on EXIF LensModel tag (except on older cameras and Metabones Mark I, Mark II, Mark III and the original Speed Booster). A complaint utility such as exiftool is required. Sony Image Data Converter does NOT display the LensModel tag.
• Fixed a focus parking issue after an exposure with some older Canon lenses.

Firmware update V0.49 for EF-E Smart Adapter IV and EF-E Speed Booster ULTRA

Release date: 13 Apr 2016
Benefits and improvements:
• Support the case where EF Extender is attached first before the EF L series lens is attached to the Extender in Green mode.
• Fixed W-T indicator display in Advanced mode with Contax N Vario-Sonnar 24-85/3.5-4.5 lens.This version contains only minor enhancements.
• PDAF supports for Tamron SP 45/1.8 Di VC USD F013.

Firmware update V0.48 for EF-E Smart Adapter IV and EF-E Speed Booster ULTRA

Release date: 19 Feb 2016
Benefits and improvements:
• Phase detect AF support for Tamron 17-50/2.8 VC on A7II and A7RII (but no contrast-detect AF support for that lens).
• This version contains only minor enhancements. If your adapter is already at version 47 there is no need to update.

Firmware update V0.47 for EF-E Smart Adapter IV and EF-E Speed Booster ULTRA

Release date: 23 Nov 2015
Benefits and improvements:
• A7 II firmware 2.0 autofocus support.
• f/8 autofocus support for EF Extender 1.4x and EF Extender 2x (all versions)

[Note: you do not need to install version 47 if your adapter is already at version 46 and you do not need a7 II or EF Extender support.]

Firmware update V0.46 for EF-E Smart Adapter IV and EF-E Speed Booster ULTRA

Release date: 10 Nov 2015
Benefits and improvements:
• Faster wake up from sleep after auto power off.
• A7RII PDAF speed improvement for most lenses.
• Fixed an intermittent issue with the camera’s MENU exiting on its own when pressed for the first time.
• Corrected identification of Sigma 35/1.4 and Sigma 30/1.4 when APS-C/Super35 capture is set to “Auto”.
• Fixed an iris issue with Tamron 70-200/2.8 VC A009 after a power off/on cycle.
• Decreased IS motor noise when the camera is turned off.
• Autofocus support for ILCE-7SM2 (a7S II).
• Fixed iris operation of Tamron 28-300VC(A20) in Advanced Mode.

Firmware update V0.45 for EF-E Smart Adapter 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 a7R II
• Fixed an intermittent start-up issue on a7S
• Stability improvement

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 a7 II and a7R II 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 (a7R II) 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 a7 II 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 0.53”

    1. I’d suggest making using Metabones Contact Form to make that suggestion. Metabones has been VERY proactive with firmware updates. If it’s possible they’ll make it happen.

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