Metabones Speed Booster for Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds Mount – Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Edition

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Along with Philip Bloom and James Miller I have been testing a beta of the first Micro Four Thirds mount Smart EF adapter with Speed Booster from Metabones. Now the final version is available and it will start shipping end of June for $659 at the Metabones site. This version to be released imminently is designed ONLY to fit the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.

This has the lovely 0.58x glass which turns the 3x crop Blackmagic sensor into a much nicer 1.74x crop, approaching the Super 35mm standard size for cinema.

James has shot some rather lovely footage with it. Do check that out at Philip’s evil rival site to mine 🙂

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Metabones Speed Booster for Micro Four Thirds – Review

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!

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Blackmagic price drop by a third on Cinema Camera

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Above: my EF mount camera with Iscorama 54 and ReWo BMCC cage

UPDATE. Cameras are now in stock in the US at the new prices of $1995 –

At Hot Rod Cameras

Full Blackmagic range – both EF and mFT cameras now in stock

At Adorama

Blackmagic Cinema Camera with EF Mount

Blackmagic Cinema Camera with Micro Four Thirds Mount

At B&H Photo Video

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera with Micro Four Thirds Mount

Blackmagic CEO Grant Petty has today mapped out the company’s camera roadmap.

  • The Blackmagic Cinema Camera has a new aggressive price point. A drop of $1000 to the price of a Canon 6D – $1995.
  • Next firmware V1.5 will add new features
  • The first sensors for the 4K Production Camera only arrived this week

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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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