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Metabones Nikon G Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster

B&H # MENGBMPCCSBB Mfr # MB_SPNFG-BMPCC-BM1
You Pay: $489.00
Product Highlights
  • Fits Nikon G Lens to BMPCC Mount Camera
  • Increases Maximum Aperture by 1 2/3 Stop
  • Reduces Crop Factor to 1.75x
  • Features Clickless Aperture Ring
  • Removable Arca-Type Tripod Mount

The Nikon G Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster from Metabones allows a Nikon G lens to be mounted to a Pocket Cinema Camera, and in doing so, increases the angle of view and the maximum aperture.

The 6-element optical design within the Speed Booster incorporates ultra-high index glass to achieve ideal optical performance at the largest apertures. It increases the maximum aperture by 1 2/3 stops with a maximum aperture of f/0.74, and reduces the crop factor from 2.88x to 1.75x.

The Speed Booster not only increases the field of view and lens speed, it also increases the lens' MTF, or how faithfully the lens transfers detail from the object to the camera sensor. These increases in MTF are seen in the corners as well as the center of the images.

Built into the Speed Booster is a clickless aperture ring, a must-have feature for cinematographers, as well as a removable Arca-type compatible tripod mount.

This Speed Booster is not compatible with the Nikkor 2.1cm f/4.0 lens, or the 20mm f/2.8 AI-S lens.
Camera Mount Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Micro 4/3
Lens Mount Nikon F
Magnification 0.58x
Crop Factor 1.75x
Maximum Aperture f/0.74 (with f/1.2 lens attached)
Distortion < 0.5 % (Rectilinear)
Lens Elements/Groups 6/4
Tripod Mount Arca-Type, removable
Dimensions 2.9 x 2.6 x 1.3" (74 x 66 x 32 mm)
Weight 5.6 oz (160.0 g)
Metabones Nikon G Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Hex Key
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    MetabonesNikon G Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster
     
    4.2

    (based on 36 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (24)

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      (6)

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      (1)

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      (5)

    87%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Improves performance (20)
    • Professional quality (19)
    • Easy to use (15)
    • Compact (13)
    • Lightweight (11)

    Cons

    • Poor design (3)

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (15)
    • In the studio (9)
    • Complex projects (6)
    • Home movies (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional artist (12), Business owner (9), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A must have for Blackmagic Pocket owners

    I got the Metabones to be used with my collection of Nikon glasses, from AIS lens with manual focus to G "pata negra" (as we call them in Spain),...Read complete review

    I got the Metabones to be used with my collection of Nikon glasses, from AIS lens with manual focus to G "pata negra" (as we call them in Spain), 24-70 2.8 lens. Once used, you can't get rid of it. Not only makes the lens F number of your lens lower, but also makes the 'X factor' of the Blackmagic get lower too. So, for example, with the 24-70 you have a (aproximately) 40-120 1.4 equivalent in 35 mm. You can also have manual control of the iris without clicks when using a D or G Nikon lens. There's no chromatic aberrations or distorsion. I don't see other reason than the price (not so high for the quality of the adapter) for not buying one if you own a BBPCC and a lot of Nikon lenses or plan to buy them.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Amazing results but with weird quirk

    First of all, this thing was a bear to get mounted onto the camera. I got to the half-way point and it became too hard to take it off so, I just kept...Read complete review

    First of all, this thing was a bear to get mounted onto the camera. I got to the half-way point and it became too hard to take it off so, I just kept at trying to get it on. The lenses are also a tight fit but nowhere nearly as bad as the adapter to the camera. The other thing is, the focus ring on some Nikon lenses gets very stiff to turn. What you get though once it is on, is simply amazing. Changes what you can do with the BMPCC. I would give this thing a 5 Star rating if it wasn't for the difficulty in getting it off and on.

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    5.0

    Works Great!

    By B. Tinsley

    from Texas

    Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

    It works great

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    5.0

    Reduce Crop? increase f-stop? Yeah!

    By Jaw-sh(your going to need a bigger boat)

    from Vancouver, WA

    About Me Business Owner, Film Student, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Independent Films

      Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

      Great little accessory for the BMPCC. Paired with the Sigma 18-35 1.8, makes for a hell of a camera package.

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      5.0

      Black Magic gets more magical

      By C. Conway

      from Brooklyn, New York

      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

        The Speed Boosters seem to good to be true, but they are the real deal. I use mine with the BMPCC, which turns my camera into an HD video monster. Killing the crop factor is great, but adding stops??? I can shoot in a cave with light from a laptop screen. My Nikkor 35mm f1.4 lens becomes a powerhouse. It's like having a huge kino on a dimmer minus the added electric bill and crew. I have used this for documentary and narrative video work, and consider it a vital part of my camera kit.

        The only downside is mounting the adapter. The first few times with a new lens, it feels like it's too tight or that it won't turn all the way to click, but it does, you just have to take the leap of faith (which is tough with the expensive equipment involved.) I'm not sure what they could really do about that, as I'm sure there are slight differences in all lenses and camera body mounts.

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        5.0

        Excellent

        By Ra

        from Napa

        Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

        Works great. Handy tool

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        5.0

        Absolutely great!

        By ElnarVideo

        from Los Angeles, CA

        Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

        The adapter is magical! I can finally use my BMPCC as I was using Super35mm camera. Even thiugh crop factor is slightly more than Super35. I was surprised to see that manual aperture is not made by adding separate aperture, but actually has some kind of claw that grabs aperture lever on F mount lenses and changes the f-stop! And almost two stops of exposure that this adapter is giving you still keeping the depth of field pretty wide make this adapter must buy for all BMPCC users.Two things that I dont like.1) First time you put it on the camera you have to force it to fit the mount.2) No case, not even little bag. For [$] could have given us a little bag.But it still is a wonderful piece of equipment and you have to have it! But you have to catch it in stock though;)

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        5.0

        Game Changer !!!

        By Davidson Digital

        from Davidson NC

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films

          Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

          Bought this to use on my BMPCC with the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 and the combination is just AMAZING !!! The Metabones adapter does exactly what it says it does. And solid construction too...

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          5.0

          Amazing piece of equipment.

          By Chris

          from New York

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

              Has basically made all my lenses top notch thanks to the increase in aperture. Also reducing the crop factor is a big deal for me on the BMPCC and it does wonders!

              No cons!

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              5.0

              So relief!

              By Bluespider

              from California

              About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

                  I been reading some of the horror stories of people's speedbooster not fitting properly, etc and was afraid mine would do the same. Nope! Thank goodness. It fits perfectly! So relief! Works perfect and now all my decent lenses became great amazing lenses. Great job Metabones! If I can give you my child I would..kidding. Amazing product but not enough to give my child away. Keep up the great work. Sastified customer.

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                  5.0

                  A must have for Blackmagic Pocket owners

                  By juanjo Domínguez

                  from Madrid, Spain

                  About Me Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Complex Projects
                    • Independent Films

                    Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

                    I got the Metabones to be used with my collection of Nikon glasses, from AIS lens with manual focus to G "pata negra" (as we call them in Spain), 24-70 2.8 lens. Once used, you can't get rid of it. Not only makes the lens F number of your lens lower, but also makes the 'X factor' of the Blackmagic get lower too. So, for example, with the 24-70 you have a (aproximately) 40-120 1.4 equivalent in 35 mm. You can also have manual control of the iris without clicks when using a D or G Nikon lens. There's no chromatic aberrations or distorsion. I don't see other reason than the price (not so high for the quality of the adapter) for not buying one if you own a BBPCC and a lot of Nikon lenses or plan to buy them.

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                    4.0

                    Gives a lot more flexibility

                    By Channel

                    from New York

                    About Me Business Owner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Lightweight
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Complex Projects
                      • Home Movies
                      • Independent Films

                      Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

                      I haven't noticed the image was much sharper to be honest.
                      The met bone speed booster does however help give a nice wide shot.
                      I have tested on both the BMCC and BMPCC and I can say it works nicely.
                      The biggest problem for me was the crop factor so in that regard, it works

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                      5.0

                      Works well

                      By sbrenner

                      from Brownsville, OR

                      About Me Business Owner

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Customized For Pocket Cam
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                      • Only Works On Pocket Cam

                      Best Uses

                      • Maximise Nikon Lenses

                      Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

                      It's a snug fit on the pocket camera, but that's better than a loose fit. I can't really see any improvement in sharpness but you definitely get the wider angle and faster aperture. Makes my f/2.8 Nikon glass very usable. Very happy with the product. Too bad it wasn't a bit less expensive.

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                      4.0

                      Very usefull

                      By Labilab

                      from Copenhagen, DK

                      About Me Business Owner, Cinematographer, Professional Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                      • Limited Compatibility

                      Best Uses

                      • Independent Films
                      • In The Studio
                      • Run and gun

                      Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

                      Generally it has good mechanical build quality, with a tight fit on the bmpcc mft mount. The rear protective cap is too loose and falls off easily as well as the front end cap. I don´t understand why a relatively expensive and well build adaptor is shipped with very cheap and bad protective caps.I leave the adaptor on the camera to prevent dust from entering but I don´t leave heavy (zoom)lenses on. Neither the bmpcc camera nor adaptor is made with this in mind I believe.Optically it works well, a bit to the soft side I´d say. It handles flare relatively well, and it WILL give your lens a different "charater". Generally speaking the bokeh lacks a little bit of presence or acuteness and the way the focus falls of is also quite characteristic. But this is a subjective statement.The stopping down mechanism is relatively smoothbut it feels a little bit flimsy. I don´t think it will last for years and years to come. But for the price/ performance I think it´s fine.For handheld shooting without a cage or rig it´s best to unscrew the tripod thread assembly since it tends to get in the way when holding the camera with left hand operating the zoom, focus f:stop in "thumbs up" position.All in all it ads a bit of an oldschool feel to the bmpcc´s image quality which in my opinion is defined by a Super-16 like depth of field and sensor noise pattern resembling S-16 if you will.All in all I´d recommend the adaptor as long as one doesn´t expect it to turn the bmpcc into an FX or S-35 sized camera shooting raw with razor sharp nikon/canon/zeiss lenses. It´s not to say it´s not sharp, it is, but it does alter the feel of the lens you put in front of it so maybe I believe it will be hard to make it match other cameras with a larger sensor and a different lens.Finally it extends the bmpcc´s ability to shootin low light with a standard Nikon lens(F:2.0 to 2.8)at 800 iso because it increases the lenses light output by 1 2/3 f:stops.Thats great for lowlight and shallow depth of field.

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                      5.0

                      A new camera

                      By Welly

                      from Melbourne

                      Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

                      This is a must have, if you have the pocket cam. Shooting in low light with a wide lense is now doable. Mine fit on fine so I'm glad about that.
                      Postage speed from B&h was fantastic ( I live in Australia ) just under a week.

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                      5.0

                      Very cool

                      By Dustin

                      from Los Angeles, CA

                      About Me Independent Filmmaker

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                      • EXPENSIVE

                      Best Uses

                      • Extreme Low Light
                      • Independent Films
                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

                      I use this to adapt 70's era Non-Ai Nikkors to my BMPCC, It's amazing how much faster the lenses are with this adapter. It is a bit expensive considering it's a $[$]+adapter for a $1,000 camera, but It effectively boosts the sensor to just near super 35mm. I had to figure out how to declick the aperture becuase there is no manual or anything on the metabones website, you have to CLOSE YOUR LENS DOWN for the ADAPTER APERTURE to work.

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                      5.0

                      I would buy this product again.

                      By Byron a videographer

                      from San Diego, CA

                      About Me Professional Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Independent Films
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

                        It improves my f stop by two stops to make the lens very fast. It is sharp all the way to the corners of the frame. There is absolutely no softening of the lens image. It gives a much wider field of vision. They have fixed the initial problem with the adapter now fitting the camera snug but not too tight. It goes on the camera very easily now. I could't be happier. Excellent product!

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                        5.0

                        Like Magic

                        By Tat

                        from Ardmore, PA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Lightweight
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

                            Amazing adapter for the BMPCC. It does boost the exposure as stated. It worked with all three of my Nikon lenses: 50 mm f:1.8, 18 - 55 mm f:3.6-5.6 G, and the 70-300 mm f:4-5.6 G, as well as my Tamron 17 - 55 mm f2.8. The tripod mount is an added plus. Quiet operation with no clicking as exposure is varied.

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                            4.0

                            Loose on the Nikon side

                            By Regggggg

                            from Australia

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

                            VERY VERY tight on the MFT side, thought I was going to break it when putting it on, really tight, I don't mind that because I know it's snug and wont budge.

                            It actually doesn't line up straight automatically, I have to adjust it so that tripod mount at the bottom of the adapter lines up with the bottom of the camera or else when I screw it into a tripod or shoulder rig it won't be straight, it's only like 1mm, but still I want it to be straight. A little adjustment and it's fine.

                            Next, the Nikon side of the mount is loose, i'm taking a few millimetres which might not seem like much but the problem is that when it moves, even 1mm, it affects the aperture lever inside nikon lenses and the aperture shifts slightly. It's especially frustrating with the sigma 18-35mm 1.8 which has a kind of tight focus ring anyway, so each time I pull focus, it moves the lens on the mount about 1mm and aperture shifts a bit.

                            My friend said his friend has a metabones adapter (not speedbooster I don't think) that had the lens mount side too tight and he loosened the springs inside to make it perfect. I'm not going to try that myself, I'll email metabones and see what they say.

                            Other than that, this is an amazing product and if it works as it is supposed to without any quirks or flaws, it's a necessity for the pocket camera.

                            Shame that the quality control for this product seems to be hit and miss :(

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                            3.0

                            Amazing results but with weird quirk

                            By Jeremy

                            from Fremont, Ca.

                            About Me Indie Filmmaker

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Too Tight

                            Best Uses

                            • Independent Films

                            Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

                            First of all, this thing was a bear to get mounted onto the camera. I got to the half-way point and it became too hard to take it off so, I just kept at trying to get it on. The lenses are also a tight fit but nowhere nearly as bad as the adapter to the camera. The other thing is, the focus ring on some Nikon lenses gets very stiff to turn. What you get though once it is on, is simply amazing. Changes what you can do with the BMPCC. I would give this thing a 5 Star rating if it wasn't for the difficulty in getting it off and on.

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                            1.0

                            bmpcc metabones

                            By pissed

                            from Singapore

                            Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

                            ...doesn't fit, lens mount wiggle

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                            4.0

                            This thing is AMAZING

                            By Chicagofilmguy

                            from Los Angeles, CA

                            Verified Buyer

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                              Cons

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                                  Comments about Metabones Nikon G Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

                                  I love the speedbooster. It is truly a powerful piece of gear that elevates the level of production capability found on the BMPCC. The image appears to be sharper with this on than the already excellent sensor sans speedbooster. The only downside was that it was pretty snug to actually fit on the camera at first but otherwise the thing is incredible and offers amazing low light capability!!!

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