EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostThu Feb 07, 2013 3:25 am

Just tested two lenses…

Canon 35mm f2 IS - Aperture/Iris Working
Sigma 8-16 f4.5-5.6 - Aperture/Iris Working


I'll test some more lenses tomorrow.
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostThu Feb 07, 2013 11:11 am

Canon EF 28mm f/2.8: Fully Working - Aperture & IS - Firmware 1.2!

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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostFri Feb 08, 2013 12:41 am

On Firmware 1.2

NOT WORKING:
the Canon EF 17-40 F4 L (moves f-stop display on LCD but not the lens aperture)
Canon EF 20-35mm F3.5-4.5 (moves f-stop display on LCD but not the lens aperture)

WORKING:
Canon EF 50mm 1.8 Mark1
Sigma EF 30mm F1.4
Canon EF-S 18-135 (60D kit lens)

To the fine folks at Blackmagic design.. I REALLY would love for my 17-40 L lens to work on my BMCC I purchased this specifically for the BMCC..

Love,
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostFri Feb 08, 2013 3:32 pm

Please, what about with this lens?:
Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Autofocus

Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM

Canon Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM


I am interested in buying a zoom lens with wider range, they think of these? or you can recommend something similar?
Thanks in advanced.
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostSun Feb 10, 2013 6:52 pm

Firmware 1.2

Canon EF 17-40mm 1:4 L USM. Aperture not working.

Tamron SP ASPHERICAL XR AF Di LD IF 28-75mm 1:2.8 Works fine
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostMon Feb 11, 2013 10:17 pm

Non-Canon lense
Zooms :

• Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX Ⅱ(11-16mm f/2.8) (No inf. at 11mm)
• Tokina AT-X 165 PRO DX (16-50mm f/2.8) (No inf. at 50mm)


• Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM (Works perfectly, including hold focus)
• Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM / EX DC HSM (Works perfectly, including hold focus)
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostMon Feb 11, 2013 10:38 pm

raitank wrote:Non-Canon lense
Zooms :

• Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX Ⅱ(11-16mm f/2.8) (No inf. at 11mm)
• Tokina AT-X 165 PRO DX (16-50mm f/2.8) (No inf. at 50mm)


• Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM (Works perfectly, including hold focus)
• Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM / EX DC HSM (Works perfectly, including hold focus)


Thanks raitank. Nice to have the little videos too.
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostTue Feb 12, 2013 12:15 pm

Has anyone tested the following Canon kit lens yet:
EF-S 18-55, 3.5-5.6 IS II
It was my Canon 60D's kit lens and is the widest one I have, couldn't find it on the list.
(PS I know it's crappy, but I'll have to save a while before getting a good wider faster lens...)

Thank you!
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostTue Feb 12, 2013 6:52 pm

Is it safe to assume that lenses that where working with 1.1 will also work with 1.2

thanks
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostTue Feb 12, 2013 11:40 pm

Tamron 17-50 VC is working. The image stabilization works also (when you record)
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostWed Feb 13, 2013 7:49 pm

Firmware 1.2

WORKING:
Canon EF 28-105, f3.5-4.5 USM Mark I - Aperture/Iris working
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostWed Feb 13, 2013 8:01 pm

Are all of you folks also checking the focus? It should achieve infinity or the lens isn't "compatible".
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostWed Feb 13, 2013 10:52 pm

My Canon 24-70mm F2.8 L MK I works with aperture adjusting up and down.
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PostThu Feb 14, 2013 10:31 am

mhood wrote:Are all of you folks also checking the focus? It should achieve infinity or the lens isn't "compatible".



Please take your time
Thanks
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostThu Feb 14, 2013 3:16 pm

While I agree that the "Infinity Focus" issue for many lenses is a serious issue that must be figured out and fixed, let us remember that most of those lenses are still very usable on an awesome camera.

The hopefully temporary workaround is that you cannot go full wide at wide-open aperture. Example: our Tokina 11-16mm/2.8 is still very useful at 12-16mm at various stopped down iris settings.

Is it perfect? No. Do I want full capacity of these lenses? Absolutely and do expect it will get there once they figure it out. But would I return the camera - absolutely not.

Also keep in mind a few things; If you are shooting a narrative scene with camera or actor movement at wide open aperture, then you are beating up your focus puller unless you have a very expensive electronic system like a Bartell. Rarely would you use wide open in such a situation. And the sweet spot of most lenses is rarely, if ever, at wide-open iris. Realistically, the only time you want to be at wide open aperture is for a very shallow depth of field - where you don't want the background in focus; or you have very low light to work with.

But count me in for one of those hoping BM fixes this very soon. But let's not get crazy here.
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostFri Feb 15, 2013 2:35 am

Has anybody tried some Nikon AI-s or Leica R glass?
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostFri Feb 15, 2013 8:07 am

I managed to test few Tamron lenses. Camera firmware 1.2.

Working:
TAMRON AF Di II VC 18-270/3,5-6,3 PZD
TAMRON SP 24-70MM F/2.8 Di VC USD

Aperture did not work:
TAMRON 90MM 2.8 SP Di MACRO VC USD
TAMRON 70-200MM 2.8 Di SP VC USD
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostFri Feb 15, 2013 9:37 am

Hi,

has anyone tried any of the Rokinon/Walimex (Samyang) full manual EF mount lenses?

E.g. the 35mm/1.4 works great on my 7D but I am not sure about the BMCC...
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostFri Feb 15, 2013 8:21 pm

Ruben Fernandez wrote:Has anybody tried some Nikon AI-s or Leica R glass?


I've used my Nikon primes. 135mm f/2.8, 105mm f/2DC, 85mm f/1.4 AD-D, 55mm f/1.2, 28mm f/2.8. All work fine with my Novoflex adaptor.

This thread is for electronic EF mount lenses tho.
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostSat Feb 16, 2013 3:21 pm

Tamron 17-50 been OK'd by anyone yet?
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostSat Feb 16, 2013 11:54 pm

anyone tried Sigma 17-70mm 2.8-4 lense?
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostSun Feb 17, 2013 9:07 am

I just go the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 non-VC and it works fine (iris and focus). I'm not entirely sure about infinity focus at 17mm f/2.8 (a bit soft but focus assist shows itself on very far objects). All good on all other focal lenghts, it goes beyond infinity.

I also have the Canon 100mm f/2. It works just fine.

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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostMon Feb 18, 2013 5:45 am

need advice


Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM

or

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5

or

Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II

are they working perfectly ? which one give you sharpness more ,
planing to get one of those instead of Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM

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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostMon Feb 18, 2013 12:46 pm

Canon 10 - 22 does not work.
Sigma 10 - 20 do work.
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostMon Feb 18, 2013 1:28 pm

Is the 10-22 canon lens now ok with the ver1.2? Any updates thanks a lot
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PostMon Feb 18, 2013 1:49 pm

CptZero wrote:Is the 10-22 canon lens now ok with the ver1.2? Any updates thanks a lot


This is a ver1.2 list and its listed as not working by a few people.

The list on page 1 of this thread is updated regularly.
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PostMon Feb 18, 2013 2:59 pm

[color=#BF0000]17 - 40 F4 L Glass Canon no aperture control.[/color]
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostTue Feb 19, 2013 7:53 am

Confirmed:

Canon EF-S 18-200 IS f3.5-5.6 Works but I don't seem to get the full 200mm zoom (stops around 170)
Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4 Works great

Canon EF-S 18-200mm f3.5-5.6
Tamron 17-35mm f2.8-4
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostTue Feb 19, 2013 8:05 am

Marcel Beck wrote:Confirmed:

Canon EF-S 18-200 IS f3.5-5.6 Works but I don't seem to get the full 200mm zoom (stops around 170)


How does it stop? The zoom control is mechanical and manually adjusted.
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostTue Feb 19, 2013 1:25 pm

Can anybody confirm the BMCC's compatibility with the following zoom lenses:

- Canon 100-400 mm
- Sigma 150-500 mm (for Canon)

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PostWed Feb 20, 2013 1:40 am

CaptainHook wrote:• 35/1.4L Working
• 50/1.2L Working
• 50/1.4 Working
• 85/1.2L NOT WORKING
• 100/2.8L Macro Working

• 24-70/2.8L V1 NOT WORKING (camera displays aperture change without it occurring)
• 70-200/2.8L IS Working

My Canon 24-70/2.8L works fine. I noticed you had a V1 by your lens though, and I am not sure if mine is a different version. I have had it for a while and don't have the box handy. But it changed my aperture just fine.
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostWed Feb 20, 2013 3:48 am

Does anyone know where Black Magic stands with regards to getting some of these lenses working? I have an opportunity to get the Canon 10-22mm lens at a good price, but cannot live with the lack of iris control for long. I could suffer and work around it for a while, but I'd need to have some idea that it is actually going to get patched in an upcoming firmware.

Does anybody have any ideas? This is an official Canon EF piece of glass so I'd expect it follows protocol, but obviously something is off.

THanks,
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PostWed Feb 20, 2013 8:11 am

brad12d3 wrote:My Canon 24-70/2.8L works fine. I noticed you had a V1 by your lens though, and I am not sure if mine is a different version. I have had it for a while and don't have the box handy. But it changed my aperture just fine.

Yes, some people have a V1 and it works fine, and there are others like me that it doesn't. No one seems to really know why but it must be that copies produced in a certain time period work, and others don't. The first post should probably be edited to reflect that there are mixed results for the 24-70/2.8L V1.
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PostWed Feb 20, 2013 9:23 am

adamroberts wrote:
Marcel Beck wrote:Confirmed:

Canon EF-S 18-200 IS f3.5-5.6 Works but I don't seem to get the full 200mm zoom (stops around 170)


How does it stop? The zoom control is mechanical and manually adjusted.


Yep it was a minuet difference from 175-200 that I didn't really notice it, oops
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostWed Feb 20, 2013 11:14 am

Has anyone tried the Canon 50mm f2.5 Macro lens?
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostThu Feb 21, 2013 5:22 pm

Just fired up the bmcc with 17-70mm sigma 2.8-4 lens and it is stuck open at 2.8.
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PostThu Feb 21, 2013 7:13 pm

oops. my mistake. just figured out the iris button so 17-70mm sigma does seem to work.
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PostFri Feb 22, 2013 6:47 am

though now auto focus doesn't seem to be working
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PostFri Feb 22, 2013 7:40 am

lustgarten wrote:though now auto focus doesn't seem to be working


The BMCC doesn't feature auto focus. The Focus button toggles the peaking display on/off. Focus the lens manually.
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PostFri Feb 22, 2013 9:42 am

CaptainHook wrote:
brad12d3 wrote:My Canon 24-70/2.8L works fine. I noticed you had a V1 by your lens though, and I am not sure if mine is a different version. I have had it for a while and don't have the box handy. But it changed my aperture just fine.

Yes, some people have a V1 and it works fine, and there are others like me that it doesn't. No one seems to really know why but it must be that copies produced in a certain time period work, and others don't. The first post should probably be edited to reflect that there are mixed results for the 24-70/2.8L V1.


Hi I have a v1 24-70 2.8 and the aperture works intermittently with the BMCC. Very frustrating on jobs, will it work, won't it!
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PostFri Feb 22, 2013 4:53 pm

I think I have just worked out the problem with the V1 24-70mm f2.8 L lens. It may be the contacts on the lens as I have just been messing around and have manged to get the iris control to work every time I power the camera up. The way it seems to work for me is to power the camera up, test the iris and if it's not working there appears to be a little bit of play in the mount so I gently twist the lens clockwise (when the lens is pointing away from me) and that seems to do the trick. I'm not keen on twisting the lens as I don't want to wear anything out but it seems to work at the moment.
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PostFri Feb 22, 2013 8:52 pm

Had a quick try, didn't seem to work for me but i'll try again later.
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PostSat Feb 23, 2013 12:13 am

I can add the Canon EF 50mm 2.5 Compact-Macro to the working lens list. It is not a speed demon, but at well under $300 this is an outstanding lens and according to Ken Rockwell (an independent reviewer on the web) "it is the sharpest and the least distorting of any Canon 50mm lens." and "It may not be expensive, but this is Canon's best 50mm lens optically."
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PostSat Feb 23, 2013 2:12 pm

Benton wrote:I can add the Canon EF 50mm 2.5 Compact-Macro to the working lens list. It is not a speed demon, but at well under $300 this is an outstanding lens and according to Ken Rockwell (an independent reviewer on the web) "it is the sharpest and the least distorting of any Canon 50mm lens." and "It may not be expensive, but this is Canon's best 50mm lens optically."
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Great to hear, was just about to pull the trigger on this. Thanks!
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostMon Feb 25, 2013 12:40 pm

Read something interesting about the 85/1.2L :

Version 18 of the library introduces the ability to turn this function on or off
as a background process. In most cases lenses with image stabilization will already have
the function active without needing this command. In that case, image stabilization
should be turned on or off using the switch on the lens barrel. Lenses that use full-time
manual focus, such as the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM need to have this turned on or
they will not be able to be focused manually

I'm not sure if this only applies to the birger product, but at the moment i'm pretty sure IS on the BMCC only occurs during recording, so from what i can tell this might mean you won't be able to focus the 85/1.2L unless you're recording and IS is enabled by the camera. Seems BMD will have to at least change this to get that lens working if this does indeed apply beyond the birger product.

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PostTue Feb 26, 2013 6:07 pm

I didn't see it listed (sorry if I missed it), but I have tested the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II and it is functioning correctly with the BMDCC.

I'm still looking for the perfect Tokina 11-16 replacement. :(
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EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostWed Feb 27, 2013 1:13 am

Canon EF 28-135 3.5-5.6 IS USM

Update: Aperture does work using L/R Arrows on camera display and Fstop number on display is correct. Just doesn't work with the VariZoom.

There is no manual Iris on this lens so I'm trying to use a VariZoom VZ-Rock LANC controller which has always worked well on my video rigs.
The focus control does work although it's kinda lumpy. No subtlety.
The f stop doesn't work at all. So there's no way to adjust the Iris? This is nuts.
I believe it.s ver. 1.2 because I see a purported iris value that seems to vary between 3.5 & 5.6 but I can't get an f16 no matter how much light I pump into it.
So it seems that the EF specification is only partially implemented and supported.
Anyone else?
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostWed Feb 27, 2013 10:01 am

Whitehorsevideo wrote:There is no manual Iris on this lens so I'm trying to use a VariZoom VZ-Rock LANC controller which has always worked well on my video rigs.
The focus control does work although it's kinda lumpy. No subtlety.
The f stop doesn't work at all. So there's no way to adjust the Iris? This is nuts.
I believe it.s ver. 1.2 because I see a purported iris value that seems to vary between 3.5 & 5.6 but I can't get an f16 no matter how much light I pump into it.
So it seems that the EF specification is only partially implemented and supported.
Anyone else?


You don't mention what lens.

As you'll see from the list on page 1 most EF lenses work however there are a handful that currently don't have aperture control. These all appear to be communicating correctly with the camera (the camera recognises the max and min aperture) but don't physically change the aperture.

Blackmagic are no doubt working on this for future updates. Even Metabones took a while to get a wide range of lenses to work on their smart adaptor (about 4 firmware revisions) and they only had lens communications to deal with.
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PostWed Feb 27, 2013 9:37 pm

adamroberts wrote:You don't mention what lens.

Whitehorsevideo changed the "subject" in their post to the lens name: Canon EF 28-135 3.5-5.6 IS USM
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Re: EF Lens Compatibility List (Firmware 1.2)

PostFri Mar 01, 2013 2:09 am

I have a 17-40 f4 L and I can confirm it iris is not working the BMCC shows changes but the lens does not change from wide open, no matter where the iris is set in camera.

This is with the latest firmware.
Olof Ekbergh
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