Today we came across a wonderfully detailed post by Shannon Heng of ThrutheFrame which talks about the effectiveness of the new Sigma MC-11 converter with the Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary lens on the Sony A7 II.
He used the combination during his trip to the Satpura National Park in Madhya Pradesh, India where he mainly concentrated on wildlife photography. Overall, he was impressed by how snugly all three components fit together and experienced no trouble updating the firmware of the converter or the lens. At first, he found that the lens unbalanced the small A7 II body but he soon grew accustomed to it.
As for the performance, he loves how the MC-11 supports lock-on AF, PDAF and continuous autofocus (AF-C) and felt that the focusing speed was on par with the native FE 70-200mm f/4.
Given that there isn’t yet a 600mm lens within the Sony lens ecosystem, Shannon highly recommends the combination as an affordable alternative to those interested in dabbling in wildlife photography. You can read his full article here!