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Metabones Speed Booster for Micro Four Thirds - First Look and GH3 images

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Wow I didn't even know about Lens Turbo.. At half the price who is going to get the Metabones? They should put an aperture adjustment lever for the MFT adapters though so we can use AF lenses.

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It's a really nice product but the downsides are:

 

-Oval shape specular hightlights 

shown on this video at 6:22 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVOhac0FQkw

(correct me if I'm wrong but even thought in this test it isnt the M4T version, I presume it has the same issue)

-Slow autofocus (dont care much for video)

-"Onion ring" bokeh (we can see those on the first image Andrew posted) I find that this very disapointing.

 

am I missing anything?

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I'd be surprised if the 'onion rings' are caused by the Speed Booster. Haven't seen that before. Might be characteristic of the used lens.

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Andrew what's the lens used on the gas light photo (title photo) ? Beautiful images by the way!

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Andrew what's the lens used on the gas light photo (title photo) ? Beautiful images by the way!

 

Leica 50mm F2.0 on that one. Cheers

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I've been counting the days for the EF version of speed booster... 

I'm really disappointed.. why haven't they made it their first priority? Is Metabones actually committed to it?

 

EF version of speed booster will be nothing short of huge news.. Much larger than enabling Leica R lenses

So am I inferring too much here that Metabones is holding back? Or is there a technical limitation? 

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Yeah, I've got some money put aside specifically for the EF -> MFT Speedbooster. Why don't they want my money?

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I need Nikon G -> m43 with aperture ring and Canon FD -> m43. Then I'm a happy shooter :) Lets see who gets there first, SpeedBooster or LensTurbo!

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Are there any news regarding an anamorphic speedbooster?, i remembering reading somewhere in this forum that Brian Caldwell from Metabones will be looking into anamorphic indeed, some news anyone?

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Andrew, are the summicrons in combination with the speed booster the "poor man's" summilux (which might be even sharper..?) Or is the image quality wide open not as good so that one needs to go back to f2.0 anyway?

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So, anyone thinking about the Sigma 18-35mm  F/1.8? 27-52mm F/1.2 !!
The lens looks big and heavy, and probably expensive, which defeats the purpose of my acquisition of the GH3 for general
lightweight-ness on rigs and travel... but man, would be a sick set, low light n' general use. 

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So, anyone thinking about the Sigma 18-35mm  F/1.8? 27-52mm F/1.2 !!
The lens looks big and heavy, and probably expensive, which defeats the purpose of my acquisition of the GH3 for general
lightweight-ness on rigs and travel... but man, would be a sick set, low light n' general use. 

 

I have been thinking about that since I read about that lens!

I hope the price isn't up in the clouds (though it'd be understandable, perhaps a better strategy would be to make it more accesible to more people?) and that the EF Speed Booster is finally out before that lens is released.

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Yeah, I've got some money put aside specifically for the EF -> MFT Speedbooster. Why don't they want my money?

Exact same thing here...

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Andrew I have a small request - can you tell me ( or provide some short test ) if GH3 with speedbooster has the same depth of field as APS-C nex ( both using the same lens )? Is speedboostedGH3 depth of field as shalow as aps-c's one?

Thanks a lot
 

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So is the speedboostedGH3 depth of field as shallow as nex-6 depth of field ( or any aps-c camera ) ?

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Andrew I have a small request - can you tell me ( or provide some short test ) if GH3 with speedbooster has the same depth of field as APS-C nex ( both using the same lens )? Is speedboostedGH3 depth of field as shalow as aps-c's one?

Thanks a lot
 

 

So is the speedboostedGH3 depth of field as shallow as nex-6 depth of field ( or any aps-c camera ) ?

 

 

yes

 

yes

 

*edit* ...depth of field has nothing to do with lenses... same or not, doesn´t matter... 1. sensor size, 2. aperture, 3. distance to target vs. distance to background

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Thanks for reply! As "the same lens" i meant "the same aperture"

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Thanks for reply! As "the same lens" i meant "the same aperture"

 

 

ok. but I was not entirely right after all :)

 

take a read on this article... it´s the best thing on such crop sensor topic I ever came across... really worth it

 

http://www.josephjamesphotography.com/equivalence/

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Can anyone tell me if the Metabones EF to m43 will have electronic connectors aswell? also aside from that will the Metabones work with crop lenses from EF to m43 or will only FF lenses work

 

Thanks

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Looks like EF to m43 speedbooster will also have electronic support as EF to NEX version. Seems that crop lens diameter is enough for m43.

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