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Andrew Reid

Posted 26 August 2013 - 01:06 PM

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Speed Booster on the GH3

Buy the full range of mFT and E-mount Metabones Speed Booster adapters here

There's more from EOSHD on the Speed Booster for Micro Four Thirds here, and for E-mount here

The Speed Booster has come to Micro Four Thirds where it turns the smaller sensor into a Super 35mm / APS-C equivalent - the cinema standard. I have been testing the Leica R, Nikon G and Contax Yashica Speed Boosters for Micro Four Thirds for a while now.

Here's the verdict!

Read the full article here

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 01:24 PM

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cool, is it easy to remove chromabs in post? what is the crop factor on bmcc?



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 01:28 PM

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Very nice! I wonder if there ever will be a PL mount to M43 speedbooster.



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 01:36 PM

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BMCC becomes a 1.63x crop. Canon APS-C is 1.6x crop.



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 01:45 PM

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Hi, What adapter do you use on the last picture from Leica to EF?



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 01:50 PM

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Cool. Rad. Awesome. Super. Where's my EF version?



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 02:45 PM

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This may sound silly but never the less. could it be possible as I already have a few nikon lenses, and a Zeiss 50mm CY mount, to mount the zeiss on CY to nikon adapter and then that to the nikon>m43 speed booster,(so CY>nikon to nikon>m43SB) would that work? and if yes could there be any issues? thank you



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 03:57 PM

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CY doesn't go on Nikon, only Canon.



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 07:13 PM

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Still waiting on the Canon EF and FD to m4/3 mount version. Still waiting...........................................................

Please wake me up when it's here.



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 08:27 PM

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How about Nikon SB (+ not too big lens) size compared to nokton's (17, 25 ...) ?

 

For example:

SB + Sigma 30mm/1.4

SB + 50mm/1.4

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 08:38 PM

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I wonder when Sigma become 12-25mm F1.2 will it have more bokeh than FF+24-70 F2.8?



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 08:48 PM

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But isn't the purple fringing something that is part of this lens and not the Speed Booster? I have a Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AIS and wide open I always get those purple fringing.


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:15 PM

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Yes but seems a bit worse with Speed Booster. Nothing you can't fix though.



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:15 PM

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I wonder when Sigma become 12-25mm F1.2 will it have more bokeh than FF+24-70 F2.8?

 

About equal. Multiply by 2!



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 10:18 PM

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Hi,

 

I am about to buy Panasonic GH3 and pana 35-100mm F2,8 seems too expensive to me... so my question is if this metabone speedbooster will work with Nikon MF 35-70mm f3,5 AIS mounted on GH3?

 

Thanx a lot!



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 12:36 AM

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Probably more clear to talk about light performance in T-stops vs F-stops since DOF won't change.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:54 AM

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Any advantage of using Speedbooster with a GH3 if you don't already own a collection of legacy lenses? It seems to me that purchasing something like a Cosina 17.5mm f/.95 lens would make more sense if you're looking for speed and shallow depth of field.For example, the Sigma zoom might have excellent optics and build quality, but it is a monster compared to M4/3 lenses and build quality isn't in the same league as the Voigtlander. The only advantage I see is if you are planning to get a bunch of cheap glass on eBay... I don't really see the crop factor as a compelling reason either, as just about every movie I watch has a different aspect ratio. Meanwhile, Panasonic, Olympus and Leica will most assuredly be coming out with faster glass, like the Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2, and other manufacturers are doing the same.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 08:45 AM

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Any advantage of using Speedbooster with a GH3 if you don't already own a collection of legacy lenses? It seems to me that purchasing something like a Cosina 17.5mm f/.95 lens would make more sense if you're looking for speed and shallow depth of field.For example, the Sigma zoom might have excellent optics and build quality, but it is a monster compared to M4/3 lenses and build quality isn't in the same league as the Voigtlander.

 

Voigtlander Noktons are not very small..

 

What about SB + new dslr lenses (the smaller one, for APS-C not FF)? Not sure, but looks like cheaper alternative:

Sigma 30mm/1.4    -->   21mm/1.0

any 50mm/1.4        -->   36mm/1.0

Samyang 16mm/2  -->   11mm/1.4  (big, but fast wide)

 

It's cheaper than Noktons and with 2 adapters (SB and regular) you get 6 focal lengths with 3 primes.

 

For example:

Nokton 17.5mm(1150$) + 25mm(1000$)  = 2150$

= 17.5mm/0.95 + 25mm/0.95

 

Example above set:

SB(430$) + Sigma 30mm(500$) + Nikon 50mm(400$) + Samyang 16mm(480$) = 1810$

[+ regular adapter] = 11mm/1.4 + 16mm/2 + 21mm/1.0 + 30mm/1.4 + 36mm/1.0 + 50mm/1.4


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Posted 27 August 2013 - 10:13 AM

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Hi Andrew.

 

Vondering, is it possible to use Nikkor Ais lenses with one of the nikon configurations?



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 10:43 AM

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@Jacek Fair enough comparison^^ 






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