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EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.1)

PostTue Jan 15, 2013 9:56 am

With the new firmware now available I will no longer be maintaining this list.

Please visit the Firmware 1.2 list here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4651


So I've been doing a lot of testing with the camera and thought it might be useful to others to create a list of working and non working lenses. There are a few threads already but they all seem to have become derailed...

Here is my list. This is for Canon EF & EF-S or other brand EF mount lenses and all based on Firmware 1.1.

These have been tested so far (updated with CaptainHook's list):


Canon L series

Fixed Focal Lengths:

• 14/2.8L (should be okay - NOT CONFIRMED)
• 14mm f/2.8 L II USM (seems okay - source - Alx)
• 17/4L TS (seems okay - source - John MacFadyen)
• 24/1.4L (seems okay - source - Marco)
• 35/1.4L (aperture fixed in 1.2 beta firmware - source - Marco)
• 40/2.8L STM Pancake (seems okay - source - John MacFadyen)
• 50/1.2L (seems okay - source - Marco/Dave)
• 85/1.2L (aperture and focus not working - source - Marco)
• 100/2.8L IS Macro (seems okay - source - Sean Seah)
• 135/F2 (seems okay - source - Dave Chin)
• 200/2.8L V2 (should be okay - NOT CONFIRMED)
• 300/2.8L IS (should be okay - NOT CONFIRMED)
• 300/4L IS (seems okay - source - John MacFadyen / Franckfc92)
• 400/5.6L (seems okay - source - John MacFadyen)

Zooms:

• 8-15/4L (seems okay - source - Marco/Jarrett Craig)
• 16-35/2.8L V1 (intermittent issues - source - John MacFadyen)
• 17-40/4L (aperture not working - source - galbach/adamroberts)
• 20-35/2.8L (seems okay - source - cajunrory)
• 24-70/2.8L V1 (v1 aperture not working - source - Dave Chin/John M)
• 24-105/4L (seems okay - source - Marco/adamroberts)
• 70-200/2.8L IS V2 + NON IS (seems okay - source - David/Den Lennie/ John MacFadyen)
• 70-200/4L (aperture not working - source - adamroberts/David)
• 70-200/4L IS (seems okay - source - David / Franckfc92)
• 80-200/2.8L "older" (seems okay - source - Dave Chin)
• 100-400/4.5-5.6L V1 (seems okay - source - Marco)

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Canon NON-L

Fixed Focal Lengths:

• 15/2.8 Fisheye (possibly not working - NOT CONFIRMED)
• 24/2.8 (possibly not working - NOT CONFIRMED)
• 28/1.8 (aperture not working - source - Kholi )
• 28/2.8 (possibly not working - NOT CONFIRMED)
• 35/2 (seems okay - source - Keke Marc)
• 50/1.8 MK1 (metal body) (seems okay - source - adamroberts / Bill Rich)
• 50/1.8 MK2 (plastic body) (seems okay - source - adamroberts)
• 50/1.4 (seems okay - source - Kholi)
• 50/2.5 Compact Macro (possibly not working - NOT CONFIRMED)
• 60/2.8 Macro (possibly not working - NOT CONFIRMED)
• 65/2.8L MP-E Macro (seems okay - source - John MacFadyen)
• 85/1.8 (seems okay - source - Kholi)
• 100mm 2.8 Macro (seems okay - source - David / Franckfc92)
• 135/2.8 Softfocus (possibly not working - NOT CONFIRMED)

Zooms:

• 10-22/3.5-4.5 (seems okay - source - David/John Brawley)
• 17-55/2.8L IS (seems okay - source - David/James Tonkin/Nick Bedford)
• 17-85/4-5.6 IS (seems okay - source - John MacFadyen)
• 20-35mm F3.5-4.5 (aperture not working - source - Bill Rich)
• 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM (seems okay - source - John Richard)


• Canon 2X Teleconverter (passes pin data fine to compatible lenses) - source - Marco


Non-Canon:
• Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 1.4/35 ZE (seems okay - source - Nick Bedford)
• Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1,4/50 ZE (seems okay - source - Christian Pettersen)
• Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1,4/85 ZE (seems okay - source - Christian Pettersen)

• Sigma 30mm F1.4 (seems okay - source - Bill Rich)

• Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM (seems okay - source - Den Lennie / Marco)
• Sigma 18-200mm f3,5-6,3 (seems okay - source - Franckfc92)
• Sigma 24-70mm 1:2.8 DG HSM (seems okay - source - adamroberts)
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Re: EF lenses that work (Firmware 1.1)

PostTue Jan 15, 2013 10:22 am

You can add the Canon EF-S 17-55mm F/2.8 IS USM.

Not Canon, but the Carl Zeiss Distagon 35mm F/1.4 works.
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Re: EF lenses that work (Firmware 1.1)

PostTue Jan 15, 2013 10:26 am

Cheers Nick added both to the list.

I presume the Zeiss is the ZE modle?

As the ZF and ZF.2's have manual apertures I've not added them to the list.
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PostTue Jan 15, 2013 10:40 am

Getting my camera tomorrow. Will report back on Canon 70-200 f2.8L IS, Sigma 10mm f2.8 fisheye, Canon 24-70 f2.8L, Canon 28mm f2.8. And though it has been noted that the Tokina 11-16 works, I'll chime in on whether mine focuses to infinity or not.
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PostTue Jan 15, 2013 10:50 am

adamroberts wrote:Cheers Nick added both to the list.

I presume the Zeiss is the ZE modle?

As the ZF and ZF.2's have manual apertures I've not added them to the list.


Yeah ZE.
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Re: EF lenses that work (Firmware 1.1)

PostTue Jan 15, 2013 12:28 pm

Both my 70-200mm f4L (non-IS), and 50mm f1.2L work perfectly. The 24-70mm f2.8L doesn't.
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PostTue Jan 15, 2013 12:56 pm

cheezweezl wrote:Getting my camera tomorrow. Will report back on Canon 70-200 f2.8L IS, Sigma 10mm f2.8 fisheye, Canon 24-70 f2.8L, Canon 28mm f2.8. And though it has been noted that the Tokina 11-16 works, I'll chime in on whether mine focuses to infinity or not.



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Re: EF lenses that work (Firmware 1.1)

PostTue Jan 15, 2013 7:47 pm

Can confirm that BMCC iris control works with the Canon EF 28-135mm USM zoom.
This lens was sold as part of a Canon "kit" package with many 7D's.

Not great for video work due to front lens movement when zooming (matte box problem) and variable iris zoom thru.

But it is another compatible lens option that many may already have and could fulfill a particular setup needed.

Hoping for the upcoming firmware fix reported for the prime Canon 35mm/1.4 beauty to come soon..
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Re: EF lenses that work (Firmware 1.1)

PostTue Jan 15, 2013 9:12 pm

AndiDieMaus wrote:
cheezweezl wrote:Getting my camera tomorrow. Will report back on Canon 70-200 f2.8L IS, Sigma 10mm f2.8 fisheye, Canon 24-70 f2.8L, Canon 28mm f2.8. And though it has been noted that the Tokina 11-16 works, I'll chime in on whether mine focuses to infinity or not.



Congratulations! Where and when did you order?



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PostTue Jan 15, 2013 9:25 pm

Has anyone tried a Sigma 30mm F1.4?
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PostTue Jan 15, 2013 9:59 pm

Keke Marc wrote:Both my 70-200mm f4L (non-IS), and 50mm f1.2L work perfectly. The 24-70mm f2.8L doesn't.



My 24-70 f2.8L works. Do you have the new version? Mine is the previous version.

The sigma 10mm f2.8 fisheye works. Waiting on my other lenses to come back from rental today to test them.
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Re: EF lenses that work (Firmware 1.1)

PostTue Jan 15, 2013 10:03 pm

Might be worth copying my post here, a lot of work has already gone into it:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2472#p14489

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//EDIT - i've started to add what people have posted
//EDIT - i'm also gonna add lenses that COULD potentially be an issue or not based on that they don't have full time mechanical manual focus operation, as per indicated in this chart - http://www.usa.canon.com/app/pdf/lens/EFLensChart.pdf
if anyone can confirm or deny the orange or blue lenses, i would appreciate it! If you have a particular lens (made by canon) not on the list, let me know as well.

Canon L series

Fixed Focal Lengths:

14/2.8L (should be okay - NOT CONFIRMED)
17/4L TS (seems okay - source - John MacFadyen)
24/1.4L (seems okay - source - Marco)
35/1.4L (aperture fixed in 1.2 beta firmware - source - Marco)
40/2.8L STM Pancake (seems okay - source - John MacFadyen)
50/1.2L (seems okay - source - Marco/Dave)
85/1.2L (aperture and focus not working - source - Marco)
100/2.8L IS Macro (seems okay - source - Sean Seah)
135/F2 (seems okay - source - Dave Chin)
200/2.8L V2 (should be okay - NOT CONFIRMED)
300/2.8L IS (should be okay - NOT CONFIRMED)
300/4L IS (seems okay - source - John MacFadyen)
400/5.6L (seems okay - source - John MacFadyen)

Zooms:

8-15/4L (seems okay - source - Marco)
16-35/2.8L V1 (intermittent issues - source - John MacFadyen - More info here)
17-40/4L (aperture not working - source - galbach)
17-55/2.8L IS (seems okay - source - David/James Tonkin)
24-70/2.8L V1 (v1 aperture not working - source - Dave Chin/John M)
24-105/4L (seems okay - source - Marco)
70-200/2.8L IS V2 + NON IS (seems okay - source - David/Den Lennie/ John MacFadyen)
70-200/4L IS (seems okay - source - David)
80-200/2.8L "older" (seems okay - source - Dave Chin)
100-400/4.5-5.6L V1 (seems okay - source - Marco)

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Canon NON-L

Fixed Focal Lengths:

15/2.8 Fisheye (possibly not working - NOT CONFIRMED)
24/2.8 (possibly not working - NOT CONFIRMED)
28/1.8 (aperture not working - source - Kholi )
28/2.8 (possibly not working - NOT CONFIRMED)
35/2 (possibly not working - NOT CONFIRMED)
50/1.4 (seems okay - source - Kholi)
50/2.5 Compact Macro (possibly not working - NOT CONFIRMED)
60/2.8 Macro (possibly not working - NOT CONFIRMED)
65/2.8L MP-E Macro (seems okay - source - John MacFadyen)
85/1.8 (seems okay - source - Kholi)
135/2.8 Softfocus (possibly not working - NOT CONFIRMED)

Zooms:

10-22/3.5-4.5 (seems okay - source - David/John Brawley)
17-85/4-5.6 IS (seems okay - source - John MacFadyen)


Canon 2X Teleconverter (passes pin data fine to compatible lenses) - source - Marco
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Re: EF lenses that work (Firmware 1.1)

PostTue Jan 15, 2013 10:35 pm

Keke Marc wrote:Both my 70-200mm f4L (non-IS), and 50mm f1.2L work perfectly. The 24-70mm f2.8L doesn't.


My 70-200mm F/4 L (non IS) does NOT work. Having no iris control.
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PostWed Jan 16, 2013 1:50 am

I was thinking about this lens...
Canon - EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Autofocus Lens

or is this a toy?
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PostWed Jan 16, 2013 3:05 am

I was thinking about this lens...
Canon - EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Autofocus Lens

or is this a toy?


I believe this is the 'kit lens' that comes with the lower end Canon DSLR's.. One came on my wife's Canon Xti.. and yes. it's plastic.. and about as low-end as canon makes them.. the 18-135 that came with my 60D isn't much better.. I rarely use it.. it's sharp.. but flat with no depth.. I'm sure you get pick these lenses up cheap.. but that's because they are cheap..
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PostWed Jan 16, 2013 3:07 am

cheezweezl wrote:
Keke Marc wrote:Both my 70-200mm f4L (non-IS), and 50mm f1.2L work perfectly. The 24-70mm f2.8L doesn't.



My 24-70 f2.8L works. Do you have the new version? Mine is the previous version.

The sigma 10mm f2.8 fisheye works. Waiting on my other lenses to come back from rental today to test them.


Nope, also the previous version of the 24-70mm f2.8. Strange how some do/don't for different people.

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PostWed Jan 16, 2013 3:09 am

CaptainHook wrote:
Canon NON-L

Fixed Focal Lengths:

35/2 (possibly not working - NOT CONFIRMED)



This works great on mine.
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PostWed Jan 16, 2013 4:16 am

Thanks, i'm not sure if i should update my list with what's been posted in this thread, or let Adam take over in the first post. Up to you Adam! :)
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PostWed Jan 16, 2013 9:23 am

Canon 14mm 2.8 works perfect !
Just shoot a feature film, more or less only on that lens and a Canon 16-35mm.
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PostWed Jan 16, 2013 9:53 am

CaptainHook wrote:Thanks, i'm not sure if i should update my list with what's been posted in this thread, or let Adam take over in the first post. Up to you Adam! :)


I've merged our 2 lists.

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PostWed Jan 16, 2013 9:54 am

Alx wrote:Canon 14mm 2.8 works perfect !


Which version is this?
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PostWed Jan 16, 2013 11:29 am

Bill Rich wrote:
I was thinking about this lens...
Canon - EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Autofocus Lens

or is this a toy?


I believe this is the 'kit lens' that comes with the lower end Canon DSLR's.. One came on my wife's Canon Xti.. and yes. it's plastic.. and about as low-end as canon makes them.. the 18-135 that came with my 60D isn't much better.. I rarely use it.. it's sharp.. but flat with no depth.. I'm sure you get pick these lenses up cheap.. but that's because they are cheap..



thanks Bill!!!
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PostWed Jan 16, 2013 5:36 pm

Hi Christine:

It would be very helpful if Blackmagic would make this thread a "sticky" at the top of the BMD forum, or perhaps include a list of EF lenses compatible with the BMCC in a FAQ on the website.

Similar to what Panasonic does on their site:
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/d ... t/gh3.html

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PostWed Jan 16, 2013 5:45 pm

Will the Canon EOS t1i camera came with lens Canon - EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens working for BMCC?
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PostWed Jan 16, 2013 7:57 pm

Ditto on Peter's suggestions Christine.

Unless BM plans to publish their own compatibility list!

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PostWed Jan 16, 2013 8:13 pm

The NON-L canon 100mm 2.8 macro is working beautifully if you want to add it.

Are we adding non-canon's to the list?
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PostWed Jan 16, 2013 8:44 pm

I would say all EF mount lenses...Canon or not
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PostThu Jan 17, 2013 8:41 am

The Sigma 18-200mm f3,5-6,3 is working fine also.

And I can confirm for the Canon 100mm f2,8 Macro (not L, not IS), the Canon 70-200 f4 IS L and the Canon 300mm f4 IS L and the extender x1,4 vII.
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PostThu Jan 17, 2013 12:51 pm

adamroberts wrote:
Alx wrote:Canon 14mm 2.8 works perfect !


Which version is this?


Sorry I used the Canon EF 14mm f/2.8 L II USM
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PostThu Jan 17, 2013 1:06 pm

Anyone try to the Tamron 17-50 f2.8 with VC?
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PostThu Jan 17, 2013 7:52 pm

I've discovered three interesting anomalies. For all of the following lenses, the BMCC will operate the iris but not the image stabilization function. These are my only I.S. enabled lenses, so it may be that my BMCC's I.S. compatability is dysfunctional. I see no reduction in hand movement nor do I hear the little gyro making adjustments. I tested all three lenses with the t2i and the I.S. works normally.

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Autofocus Lens
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens
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PostThu Jan 17, 2013 9:12 pm

aelipinski wrote:I've discovered three interesting anomalies. For all of the following lenses, the BMCC will operate the iris but not the image stabilization function. These are my only I.S. enabled lenses, so it may be that my BMCC's I.S. compatability is dysfunctional. I see no reduction in hand movement nor do I hear the little gyro making adjustments. I tested all three lenses with the t2i and the I.S. works normally.

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Autofocus Lens
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens


What firmware are you running? Version 1.0 does not include IS support (nor DNxHD)
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PostThu Jan 17, 2013 9:13 pm

List updated.
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PostThu Jan 17, 2013 9:30 pm

adamroberts wrote:
aelipinski wrote:I've discovered three interesting anomalies. For all of the following lenses, the BMCC will operate the iris but not the image stabilization function. These are my only I.S. enabled lenses, so it may be that my BMCC's I.S. compatability is dysfunctional. I see no reduction in hand movement nor do I hear the little gyro making adjustments. I tested all three lenses with the t2i and the I.S. works normally.

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Autofocus Lens
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens


What firmware are you running? Version 1.0 does not include IS support (nor DNxHD)


I'm using version 1.1.

I wish I had one of the I.S. lenses that has been listed here, so I could determine if it's a problem with my specfic camera. If anybody has the lenses above, can you please test the I.S. feature?
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PostFri Jan 18, 2013 7:59 pm

As an aside, I'm wondering whether the camera tells you what the F stop is? I can hear the aperture changing, and the view darkening, but no listing of the F stop. Or am I missing it? Useful info for reproducing a shot, etc.

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PostFri Jan 18, 2013 8:05 pm

Just tried my Canon 40mm F2.8 pancake lens. It seems to have the same issue with the BMCC as the Tokina 11-16mm F2.8. No infinity focus when wide open! It only goes up to about 700 meters, no further.

I also tried my Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm F/2.4 M42 Screw mount lens with an M42-EF adapter. Same thing, no infinity focus. It might be the adapter causing it though...
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PostSat Jan 19, 2013 12:31 am

harryllama wrote:As an aside, I'm wondering whether the camera tells you what the F stop is? I can hear the aperture changing, and the view darkening, but no listing of the F stop. Or am I missing it? Useful info for reproducing a shot, etc.
I think that's meant to be in the next firmware 1.2 update.

Christian Schmeer wrote:Just tried my Canon 40mm F2.8 pancake lens. It seems to have the same issue with the BMCC as the Tokina 11-16mm F2.8. No infinity focus when wide open! It only goes up to about 700 meters, no further.

I also tried my Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm F/2.4 M42 Screw mount lens with an M42-EF adapter. Same thing, no infinity focus. It might be the adapter causing it though...
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.1)

PostSat Jan 19, 2013 1:15 am

CaptainHook wrote:
harryllama wrote:As an aside, I'm wondering whether the camera tells you what the F stop is? I can hear the aperture changing, and the view darkening, but no listing of the F stop. Or am I missing it? Useful info for reproducing a shot, etc.
I think that's meant to be in the next firmware 1.2 update.

Christian Schmeer wrote:Just tried my Canon 40mm F2.8 pancake lens. It seems to have the same issue with the BMCC as the Tokina 11-16mm F2.8. No infinity focus when wide open! It only goes up to about 700 meters, no further.

I also tried my Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm F/2.4 M42 Screw mount lens with an M42-EF adapter. Same thing, no infinity focus. It might be the adapter causing it though...
Doesn't sound good!


Maybe the BMCC really has a flange distance issue? My 24-105mm F/4.0 L IS lens is so far the only one that achieves infinity focus - because it focuses "further" than infinity on the BMCC.
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PostSat Jan 19, 2013 1:56 am

The canon version of the Tokina 11-16 2.8 seems to have a different flange distance than the nikon version and looks like its not able to focus to infinity. Source:
http://www.bmcuser.com/showthread.php?2 ... be-careful
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PostSat Jan 19, 2013 3:56 am

greg fiske wrote:The canon version of the Tokina 11-16 2.8 seems to have a different flange distance than the nikon version and looks like its not able to focus to infinity. Source:
http://www.bmcuser.com/showthread.php?2 ... be-careful


It might also just be the Nikon to EF mount adapter "fixing" the issue. Why my Canon 40mm F2.8 lens cannot focus to infinity is a mystery to me though... :?
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.1)

PostSat Jan 19, 2013 4:21 am

Christian Schmeer wrote:
greg fiske wrote:The canon version of the Tokina 11-16 2.8 seems to have a different flange distance than the nikon version and looks like its not able to focus to infinity. Source:
http://www.bmcuser.com/showthread.php?2 ... be-careful


It might also just be the Nikon to EF mount adapter "fixing" the issue. Why my Canon 40mm F2.8 lens cannot focus to infinity is a mystery to me though... :?


YES. Most adapters let lenses focus past infinity to make up for tolerance issues with the adapters.
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PostSat Jan 19, 2013 3:37 pm

aelipinski wrote:I've discovered three interesting anomalies. For all of the following lenses, the BMCC will operate the iris but not the image stabilization function. These are my only I.S. enabled lenses, so it may be that my BMCC's I.S. compatability is dysfunctional. I see no reduction in hand movement nor do I hear the little gyro making adjustments. I tested all three lenses with the t2i and the I.S. works normally.

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Autofocus Lens
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens


I have the Canon 18-55 kit lens and the Sigma 17-50 OS you mentioned, and a BMCC. I too thought the IS wasn't working, but the manual has some information about the Image Stabilizer support on p15:

When using battery power, the camera will only activate the image stabilizer while recording as the lens draws additional power from the camera to operate the image stabilizer. When external power is connected to the camera, the image stabilizer will be active any time you set the lens' stabilizer switch to ON.


The upshot is that IS will not function unless you're recording, or you have external power connected.

So, I can confirm that the Sigma 17-50 works fine, including IS/OS.
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.1)

PostSat Jan 19, 2013 7:33 pm

Iain Anderson wrote:
aelipinski wrote:I've discovered three interesting anomalies. For all of the following lenses, the BMCC will operate the iris but not the image stabilization function. These are my only I.S. enabled lenses, so it may be that my BMCC's I.S. compatability is dysfunctional. I see no reduction in hand movement nor do I hear the little gyro making adjustments. I tested all three lenses with the t2i and the I.S. works normally.

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Autofocus Lens
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM Zoom Lens


I have the Canon 18-55 kit lens and the Sigma 17-50 OS you mentioned, and a BMCC. I too thought the IS wasn't working, but the manual has some information about the Image Stabilizer support on p15:

When using battery power, the camera will only activate the image stabilizer while recording as the lens draws additional power from the camera to operate the image stabilizer. When external power is connected to the camera, the image stabilizer will be active any time you set the lens' stabilizer switch to ON.


The upshot is that IS will not function unless you're recording, or you have external power connected.

So, I can confirm that the Sigma 17-50 works fine, including IS/OS.


You're exactly right. I actually called BMD customer support yesterday and Eric discovered my problem. As soon as I hit record, the IS began working. All three lenses work just fine. I should have known it was my fault, not the camera's.

BTW - BMD has the best customer support I've ever experienced.
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PostSun Jan 20, 2013 7:19 pm

I will be also very interested in hearing from those of you who are running 1.2 beta or even BM to find out if any of the aperture no-working cited lenses have been addresses in the new firmware. In my case, I have 8 Canon mount lenses and only two are fully functional. I like to know if I should be looking for additional lenses or just ND until the upcoming update.
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PostTue Jan 22, 2013 8:12 am

Just received a Canon EF 17-55 mm f/2.8 IS - works like a charm, with IS, iris and all.
Looks like a workhorse lens, if you need to go handheld run&gun.
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PostTue Jan 22, 2013 4:05 pm

Thanks Frank, I guess I going to have to go that route. Is just that already owned three L lenses covering that range. $4500 in lenses to covert 16 to 70 mm and still have to buy another lens if I want to change aperture.
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PostTue Jan 22, 2013 7:53 pm

Would you consider the 17-55 lens to be wide enough for using it as a standard lens.
I seems as I could need a wider angle.
What are your thoughts guys?

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PostTue Jan 22, 2013 10:43 pm

pict wrote:Would you consider the 17-55 lens to be wide enough for using it as a standard lens.
I seems as I could need a wider angle.
What are your thoughts guys?

P Östlund fsf


The Canon 17-55 F/2.8 lens, when used on the BMCC, is around 40-126mm in terms of 35mm still image film. It seems to be the best Standard to Tele range zoom lens option for the BMCC. It's next on my list. I just got the Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 lens, so the Canon 17-55 F/2.8 lens will make a nice addition to that.

Frank, does the 17-55mm lens have any issues with infinity focus?
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PostTue Jan 22, 2013 11:20 pm

No, infinity is fine - at least on the one I have.

I think that I would seldom need a wider lens, so yeah, I'm a happy camper so far,
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PostWed Jan 23, 2013 5:24 am

Frank Glencairn wrote:No, infinity is fine - at least on the one I have.

I think that I would seldom need a wider lens, so yeah, I'm a happy camper so far,


Frank excuse my ignorance but did you ever post any experience or thoughts onthe Sigma 8-16MM?
I can't remember, if not has anyone used it on the EF Version of the BMCC?

If you have please post a link to some video,
Thanks
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