January 25, 2022

Viltrox’s new EF-E5 Canon EF to Sony E mount adapter sports shiny OLED display, Eye AF, IBIS, EXIF passthrough

As all of the electronic communications is translated and maintained in between the two devices, this means you also get total access to the stabilisation system in both of them. So, you can make the most of Canons IS line of stabilised lenses. I was going to state “or 3rd party stabilised EF mount lenses” however adapters like these normally only ensure compatibility with OEM lenses– in fact, the Viltrox website particularly says “Canon series lenses”. So, it may deal with your 3rd party lens of option, it might not.

Naturally, at some point, Viltrox may want to launch a firmware upgrade for the adapter if they get reports of issues they require to fix or if they simply figure out a much better method of doing something to improve efficiency. No docks or adapters here, theres a (* sigh *) micro USB socket on the within the lens install side ( please simply start using Type-C for everything already!).

The $199 Viltrox EF-E5 Smart Mount Adapter is the 5th generation of Viltroxs Canon EF to Sony E install lens adapter, released over the last 9 years. It makes usage of that dead space between the lens and body by providing helpful feedback to the professional photographer through its OLED display, including focal length, aperture and focus mode.


Viltrox has actually announced a new Canon EF to Sony E mount “wise” lens adapter. As with most other “wise” lens adapters, this one enables you to pass through autofocus and EXIF details for total information communications. This one, nevertheless, has a glossy new OLED show on top of it.

The Viltrox EF-E5 Smart Mount Adapter to let you utilize your Canon EF lenses on your Sony E bodies is readily available to purchase now for $199 and is currently shipping

As a wise adapter, the Viltrox EF-E5 supports complete passthrough in between the Sony E install video camera and the Canon EF lens for EXIF and focus information (including Eye AF) and theres even a dial side to switch in between stage (PDAF) and contrast (CDAF) detection autofocus modes. There isnt a close-up image of it, however you can see it on the right side of the adapter (from the cam holders point of view).

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