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Metabones Nikon G Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster

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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
     
    4.3

    (based on 47 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (31)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (5)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Professional quality (29)
    • Improves performance (28)
    • Easy to use (24)
    • Compact (21)
    • Lightweight (15)

    Cons

    • Limited compatibility (4)
    • Poor design (4)

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (20)
    • In the studio (12)
    • Complex projects (11)
    • Home movies (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional artist (18), Business owner (13), Enthusiast (5), Film student (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (31)

    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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    4.0

    great add-on to the bmpcc

    By jefulises

    from Costa Rica

    About Me Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Limited Compatibility

    Best Uses

    • Complex Projects
    • Independent Films

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

    I have used other Metabones speed boosters for professional video applications and it's a great solution for the crop factor issue.

    I think is the perfect solution to turn a great camera with a flaw (the lenses) into a real deal for entry-level cinema and professional video use.

    The product construction is solid, package is fine. Maybe a little manual for detachment and cleaning would be nice. The lack of built-in electronics to control lens aperture is the only real flaw.

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    4.0

    It works

    By Jay

    from Parsippany, NJ

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        It works as described and is very simple to install.Its of very high quality.

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        5.0

        Incredible

        By Olsen Media

        from Minneapolis, MN

        About Me Business Owner, Wedding And Events

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Full Stop Brighter
        • Improves Performance
        • Makes All Your Lenses New
        • Professional Quality
        • Reduce Crop Significantly

        Cons

        • Expensive But Worth It
        • Fits Really Tight

        Best Uses

        • All The Time

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

        It's absurd how much this improves your current lenses. I use mainly vintage manual Nikon lenses and this makes them look incredible. A full stop faster and reduces the crop factor drastically.

        It is expensive but you really have to think of it as a necessary lens as opposed to a simple adapter.

        This allows me to actually get wide images on my BMPCC which was near impossible before.

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        5.0

        Essential for Pocket Cinema Camera

        By AZ

        from FL

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • 164
        • Slightly Loose On Camera

        Best Uses

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

          The Metabones speed booster is a game changer for the Blackmagic pocket cinema camera.

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          4.0

          wrok as expected

          By MDL

          from Sao Paulo, Brazil

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              perhaps there is a techinical answer for it, but it kind of weird that the f-stops are marked f 1 to 7 and not actual f-stop numbers. It is also a bti too expensive for an adapter.

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              5.0

              EXPENSIVE BUT WORTH IT

              By jfmartinezt

              from Mexico City

              About Me Business Owner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • Independent Films
                • Low Light Projects

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

                THIS ADAPTER IS A MUST FOR ANY BMPCC USER. IT'S EXPENSIVE, BUT AFTER A COUPLE OF PROJECTS, YOUR INVESTMENT WILL DEFINITELY PAY OFF.

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                5.0

                A Must Have for BMPCC

                By jimagine

                from Vermont

                About Me Professional Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • 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:

                  I use this along with the Sigma 18-35mm and the venerable Nikon 50-135mm
                  aid and they combine to cover a full range of incredibly fast and sharp lenses for the BM camera. The adapter fits well and functions smoothly with a click less iris.
                  The Speedbooster investment is a no brainer - it turns the BMPCC into one of the nicest production tools in the business.

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                  5.0

                  Superb

                  By Mike

                  from Puerto Rico

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

                  Quality is top notch. A must have.

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                  5.0

                  Speed Booster works great

                  By Rich

                  from Houston, Tx

                  About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Lightweight
                  • 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:

                    Speed Booster really helped the image quality, in low light situations and sharpness.
                    I recommend this Speed booster to anyone using the BMPCC.

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                    4.0

                    Great product. Tripod mount sucks.

                    By mballif

                    from Spanish Fork, UT

                    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

                    • Limited Compatibility
                    • Poor Design
                    • Poor Performance
                    • Pricey / Poor Value

                    Best Uses

                    • Complex Projects
                    • Home Movies
                    • Independent Films
                    • In The Studio

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

                    This, combined with the Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 is a deadly combo on the BMPCC. If you get this setup, I'd highly recommend picking up a dummy adapter for the Sigma as well. This will allow you to swap out adapters for an unbelievably strong range of high-quality focal distance for a relatively low cost.

                    The adapter itself attached to my BMPCC with zero problems. It wasn't ultra-tight for me, as others have reported. There is a very slight wiggle from the adapter to the lens, which isn't a huge deal.

                    My only complaint is that the tripod mount seems to have some issues. BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN ATTACHING YOUR TRIPOD TO THIS TRIPOD MOUNT. My first day in the field with this setup, the mount came unattached from the rest of the booster and sent my BMPCC/Sigma 18-35 plummeting to the ground. Luckily I caught the camera/lens, so nothing broke, but it was a close call. The screws that attach the tripod mount to the booster weren't quite long enough to hold a firm grip on the booster, which is very odd. I contacted Metabones and they said they would send me a replacement set of screws.

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                    5.0

                    Must-have for BMPCC

                    By Hudson Tanimoto

                    from Melbourne, AU

                    About Me Professional Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        I have had none of the fitment issues others have mentioned. It feels solid and I feel like the lenses attached to it are being held securely. I don't think I will ever take this off my camera. Absolutely a must-have for the BMPCC to improve your wide-angle coverage.

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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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