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  1. On 4/5/2016 at 1:28 PM, captou said:


    Please bear with me - I'm trying to make sense of all of this.

    I'd like to get a GH4 for interviews (main competitor is the 5D M3).

    Now the way I see it, the main PRO of the 5D is that it's full frame (makes it easier to get shallow depth of field, which is nice for interviews).

    The 0.71x and 0.64x Speed Booster's are recommended according to the Metabones website: http://www.metabones.com/products/?c=micro-43-system-2

    I'm looking at EF lenses because the adapter is active.

    I would like an all purpose lens for filming interviews, something in the range of the Canon 24-105 f4 on the 5D.

    • Which Speed Boster is better, x0.64 or x0.71 in terms of reliability and results?
    • I mainly want to use the GH4 in FHD, not 4K (don't need it all the time) - will that be an issue? It seems to me that the focal lengths will vary quite a lot depending on the mode (FHD or 4K).
    • What lenses should I be looking at?


    Edit: Otherwise I'm thinking of getting the Panasonic 12-35mm but getting that lens and an EF lens + adapter will be too pricey, so I need to choose.


    Hey! I think this one will give you some answers :) http://suggestionofmotion.com/blog/metabones-speed-booster-comparison-mft/

  2. 25 minutes ago, Spgreen65 said:

    Hey, you're welcome. On ebay everything seems very nice, but please note that this lens does not have a front thread, so you can't mount a diopter or ND filter to it. Also, there is no mention about the widest aperture you can shoot with this lens (before the image gets unusably soft).

    Well, it was a struggle for me as well, i spent months to make my research, then I ended up between 1.33 and 2x with the 1.5x Baby Moller, so far I'm really satisfied, can't wait to try it out on a commercial project.

    My next, 2x lens will be something cheaper. There is a lens called "MOSTY", try to search for it on ebay, you can geti it for aprox 300 eur and can shoot wide open. Also, Kowa would be nice. Note, that these lenses are not focusthrough, sou you have to rack (double) focus, or buy an SLR Magic rangefinder to make it singlefocus. In my opinion, kowa + rangefinder is still cheaper than slr magics anamorphot, not as handy and small, but cheaper and has the character.

    I'm not sure where are you located, but if you're in europe, try this seller: http://www.ebay.com/sch/die_bitsbox/m.html?item=131728005478&hash=item1eab99d966%3Ag%3A8uYAAOSwG-1WwNes&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562 He delivers absolutely great lens and service, also his offer changes day by day. 

    Good luck!

  3. 19 hours ago, Spgreen65 said:

    Folks thank so much for your sharing.  So yesterday day my minty used GH4 showed in the mail. So now, I need to pull the trigger on an anamorphic adapter.  This is the most agonizing decision I have ever had to make buying camera gear.  I had my heart set on the SLR Magic 2x with Range finder, but the $1400 price tag has got me on pause.  I just want to make sure I make the right decision.

    My current taking lens choices are:

    1. Tokina 11-20 2.8
    2. Panasonic 20mm 1.7
    3. Sigma 18-35 1.8
    4. Nikon 24mm 1.8D
    5. Nikon 50mm 118D
    6. Sigma 24-70 2.8
    7. Tokina 100mm Macro
    8. Nikon 70-200 VR 2.8

    From what I have read only 3,4, and 5 will be compatible with the 2x SLR Magic. My biggest concern is getting the adapter, then having to go out and spend even more on lenses to get an assortment of wide, medium and close up shots. 


    The 2x anamorphic lens won't work with focal lengths shorter than 80mm (on fullframe). So Nikon 50mm f1.8 will probably work but the others won't.

    SLR MAGIC says:


    The adapter has a 77mm front filter thread and a native 62mm rear thread. As such it is only suitable for lenses which have a front element size of 50mm or less. 

    So not sure if it will work with the zoom lenses. Like Tweak said, get som cheap vintage lenses, they will do the job. Get a Pentax SMC, old Canon FD's or other lenses.


    Few more things that you need to be aware of, before buying a 2x anamorphic lens.

    1. If you're looking for a true focusthrough anamorphic, SLR magic may be not the one. The lens has 2 modes, Near and Far. You have to set your anamorphic lens attachment according to the focus distance.
    2. Using 2x anamorphics won't let you shoot slowmo. The 4:3 mode is accessable only in 4K photo mode. No 1080p! Well, you can shoot with it in 1080p, but your final image will be 3.66:1.
    3. You can't go wide with 2x lens. The min. focal length is 80mm (on fullframe). With the 1.33x you can shoot at 40mm (FF).
    4. You have to shoot really stopped down to avoid soft image. Some says F5.6-8.

    These are just few things I found out before I purchased my lens. These are just some downsides, of course it has a brighter side as well :) You get the oval bokeh, flares and the waterfall look. So, it's your preference :)

  4. Hey,

    Bought a Moller few weeks ago. It's an awesome piece of gear, got it with a custom housing and threads. As you can see, it is very hard to pull focus properly. This was shot handheld, without external monitor. Because of the anamorphic lens attachment, there isn't coming too much light throug, so the Gh4's focus peaking does not work very well, so I had to judge the focus just by my eyes. The lens was set to f2.8, but note that there is a speedbooster in the chain as well.  

    The setup was: GH4 + Mitakon Lens Turbo + Canon 85mm f1.8 + Moller 1.5x anamorphot + 0.5 diopter

    I did not spend much time with the edit...



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