WOW! I've heard about this lens. But as a longtime Nikon shooter that transitioned over to Sony two years ago, shooting Canon glass was just well...blasphemy.
But when Sony came out with the A7Rii, that changed everything (which will be covered in a separate blog post). That opened the door to shooting Canon lenses with near native autofocus capability on my Sony cameras!
So recently I had the opportunity to acquire this lens and when I did, I jumped on it. I chose the 200mm f/1.8 version over the 200mm f/2 version simply because the f/1.8 is a little wider and faster. Why didn't I choose the lens stabilized versions of the lens with the f/2 versions? Well, since 5 axis image stabilization is built into my camera, I simply didn't need it on the lens.
So I got my crew and a model together and went to Venice Beach to test this lens for the first time, and boy it didn't disappoint. While the lens is used, it performed like a champ! The autofocus was fast and it was unbelievably sharp. Anyone who knows me knows that I love shooting wide open and I did this entire shoot at f/1.8. All shots were edited using Lightroom only. Below is a video of the shoot and some images as well. I absolutely love this lens and can't wait to knock out some more shoots with it. I hope you enjoy it!
I adapted the Canon lens to the Sony A7Rii using the Metabones Mark 4 Adapter. It's simply the best adapter I've found for Canon lenses on Sony bodies.
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