Commlite has released their next-generation High-Speed Commlite CM-EF-E HS Lens Adapter (Available for $159 on Amazon) designed to mount Canon EF & EF-S lenses on Sony E-mount cameras.
In addition to supporting Contrast Detection Autofocus, CM-EF-E HS now supports Phase Detection AF for faster AF. Users can switch between PDAD and Contrast AF by pressing the Focus Mode Button on the side of the adapter.
Unlike previous Commlite canon lens adapters which had fixed firmware, CM-EF-E HS firmware update system is user-upgradeable via a USB port on the side of the adapter.
The firmware is updated with the standard USB-MicroUSB cable.
The adapter interior has a special spiral anti-reflective coating which prevents reflections onto the sensor and gold-plated contact pins on electronic contacts for greater conductivity.
While there are other sub-$200 Canon EF Smart lens adapters on the market, they lack firmware updateability and come up short in terms of Phase Detection AF. If Commlite actually takes the time to improve and update their firmware, Commlite CM-EF-E HS Lens Adapter might finally offer a true low-priced alternative to Metabones T Smart Adapter V
- â€¢Â Faster AF
â€¢ Switch between Phase and Contrast AF
â€¢ EXIF information transfer
â€¢ Electronic control of the diaphragm
â€¢ Support for the built-in lens stabilization system
â€¢ Contacts with gold coating
â€¢ Removable tripod mount
â€¢ Firmware update via USB
â€¢ Aluminum construction