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    Default Re: Metabones Smart Adapter

    I have now taken upwards of 20,000 shots with the E-M1/Canon 400/5.6/Metabones Smart adapter (BM1), and for me V2.1 is the last reliable firmware for the adapter. 2.2 caused frequent blackouts, 2.3 wouldn't work with the Extenders (1.4x and 2x Mark III) and 2.4 has slower S-AF, often not finding the target at all, and C-AF is too slow to be of any use what so ever, aside from blocking burst mode. I keep going back to 2.1 as it is fast and very accurate.
    I have made myself a sort of adjustable "gun sight" for action/BiF and it is a BIG help!
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    The size is the full frame with just the 400.
    It is too difficult to keep things in the frame with the 400, even without a TC, and when the focus is a bit off it is impossible. But this lets me see everything and tracking is very easy. I set the release priority to off and use all 37 focus points, and either 10 or 7 fps, silent mode if the light is not good. Against the sky I add +.7 to +1 EV, point, and shoot. Just have to keep the bird in the frame/cross hairs.
    Here is a sample from yesterday, a 200% crop of a shot with the 400+1.4x TC.
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    Last edited by Daniel Bradley; 07-10-2016 at 01:02 PM.

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    Default Re: Metabones Smart Adapter

    Daniel, the image is not showing.
    I wonder if the upgrades are lens dependent. From what I have read the Metabones performance varies widely between Canon lenses. Maybe the "improvements" don't suit the 400, but better for other lenses.
    Don

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    Default Re: Metabones Smart Adapter

    Now?

    You may be right about the firmware.

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    Default Re: Metabones Smart Adapter

    Shows now. Did you consider the Oly dot sight? Quite a bit more expensive of course!

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    I did but I like this better. The dot sight is not so good unless you hold the camera away from your eye. Here I look over my glasses to see through the camera and just have to tilt my head up a tad and see through the finder through my glasses. Everything is clear and I can also see the frame.

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