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

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The Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster for Leica R is now in stock at Metabones!

The Speed Booster for Micro Four Thirds gives cameras like the Panasonic GH2, GH3 and Blackmagic Cinema Camera a Super 35mm / APS-C sized sensor using clever optics, in the same way that the E-mount version turned cameras like the Sony FS100 and NEX 7 into valid alternatives to full frame.

As well as shrinking the image circle of a full frame lens to fit a smaller sensor, the Speed Booster lives up to its name by giving you a 1 stop increase in brightness so that F2.8 effectively becomes F2.0.

I’ve been testing the Leica R mount version of the new Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster on the Panasonic GH3 and here are some of my early observations.

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New 5D Raw developments – plus my low light comparison with Blackmagic Cinema Camera

5D Mark III raw at ISO 1600

First the news. Magic Lantern have playback of raw files working with early stage code. Black and white and slow frame rate but works – already. Experimental audio recording has been added. Testers and early adopters will need to see if it in sync.

Future nightly builds of the Magic Lantern 5D Mark III Alpha firmware will see raw recording start / stop added to the physical movie record button as well as many other usability improvements.

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