In one of my previous blog articles I wrote about the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show in Japan. Some particularly positive news that was presented and comes from SIGMA is its MC-11 Mount Converter which allows SIGMA “SA” and SIGMA “Canon EF” mounts on interchangeable lenses to be used on a Sony device with an E-mount. Today I’d like to write a few words about this piece of news.
The converter is of great advantage for all photographers whose equipment includes a Sony E-mount camera system, as they get provided with a greater range of good interchangeable camera lenses by SIGMA that, depending on the mount, can then also be used on other camera systems (SIGMA or Canon) without an adapter. Or in addition – now all those using second cameras with compatible interchangeable camera lenses will be able to use them on their Sony camera as well!
How do you find out whether an already existent interchangeable lens is compatible? That’s easy. It is shown right away on an LED display on the MC-11 Mount Converter. This will also tell you if the control data of the mount adapter need to be updated for the operation of the attached lens. The control data of the converter can be updated on a computer as soon as new compatible camera lenses are on the market.
Moreover the MC-11 uses a specifically designed control program to optimize the autofocus mode, the aperture control and other important features. It’s compatible with the camera functions ensuring edge illumination as well as amending chromatic aberration, distortions and other issues.
The MC-11 Mount Converter is so special because it’s a difficult task to develop a mount converter that matches both mechanical components as well as the software requirements of lenses and cameras with each other. But with the development of this mount converter SIGMA succeeded in overcoming an even greater challenge – that is, developing a functional mount converter that makes it possible to use interchangeable lenses for DSRL cameras on mirrorless cameras. For photographers using Sony cameras adding this particular innovation to their equipment is certainly going to be a lot easier now!