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Metabones Canon FD Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster

B&H # MESPFDM43BM1 MFR # MB_SPFD-M43-BM1
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Product Highlights
  • Fits Canon FD Lens to MFT Mount Camera
  • Increases Maximum Aperture by 1 f/Stop
  • Increases Angle of View by 0.71x
  • Built-in Aperture Control Ring
  • Wide-Open Button
  • Clickless Ring Can Convert to Clicked
  • Detachable Tripod Foot

The Canon FD Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster from Metabones allows a full frame Canon FD lens to be mounted to a Micro Four Thirds mount camera and in doing so, increases the angle of view and increases the maximum aperture one f/stop.

When a lens intended for full frame sensors or 35mm film is mounted to a camera with an Micro Four Thirds sized sensor, it transmits a larger area of light than the smaller sensor was built to accept and therefore the angle of view of the lens decreases and the equivalent focal length increases. The Speed Booster condenses light from the lens and projects it onto the smaller sensor allowing the sensor to utilize all of the lens' light and effectively produce a full-frame angle of view with an MFT sensor. A corresponding increase in the maximum aperture of one f/stop makes the lens more effective in low-light situations and able to create a shallow depth of field. 

Metabones Speed Boosters are quality made, using precision-machined brass with chromium plating on both the camera-body and the lens sides of the booster in order to ensure smooth mounting, quality aesthetic, and durability. This adapter has a detachable tripod foot that is compatible with Arca Swiss, Markins, and Photo Clam ball heads.

Although the lens will fit physically, automatic diaphragm (AE metering), or other auto functions are not retained using this speed booster. The Canon FD to Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster has been updated and is now compatible with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera.Micro Four Thirds speed boosters are shipped with a clickless ring that can be easily converted to a clicked ring without additional parts.

Allows a full frame Canon FD lens to be mounted to a Micro Four Thirds mount camera and in doing so, increases the angle of view and increases the maximum aperture one f/stop.
Both camera-side and lens-side of the speed booster are made of brass, precision-machined and plated with chromium.
Precise fit and solid connection - lens has no play, gap or wiggling when mounted on speed booster and no adjustments are required to fit your lens.
The Speed Booster uses matte-black treatment to keep internal reflection to a minimum in order to maintain the maximum optical quality possible with the lens.
The lens' aperture is set to wide open for ease of focusing while the Wide-Open (WO) button of the Metabones Speed Booster is depressed. Release the button and the lens will return to the aperture set on the camera. This wide-open function is automatically shut off when you actually take a picture and during movie capture.
Micro Four Thirds speed boosters are shipped with a clickless ring that can be easily converted to a clicked ring without additional parts.
This adapter has a detachable tripod foot that is compatible with Arca Swiss, Markins, and Photo Clam ball heads.
Although the lens will fit physically, automatic diaphragm (AE metering), or other auto functions are not retained using this speed booster.
Satin surface finish
Metabones Canon FD Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster
  • Detachable Tripod Foot
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 1-year Warranty
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    MetabonesCanon FD Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster
     
    4.6

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good video quality (8)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Durable (6)
    • Great picture quality (6)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (8), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

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      4.0

      Quirky but good

      By Chiarascuro

      from Berkeley Springs, WV

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Video Quality
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Video

        Comments about Metabones Canon FD Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

        I had the return the first one I got because a little retaining ring fell out when I opened the box. Also, the tripod mount was crooked.

        On the replacement that I received, nothing fell out of the box, but the tripod mount is still crooked. I'm just going to remove it and use it without.

        I do like what it gives me with my Canon FD glass.

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        5.0

        Must Have!

        By Guy

        from Kansas City MO

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Video Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Metabones Canon FD Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

            I use this with my BMCC mft and it is an invaluable piece of equipment!

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            4.0

            Great glass quality

            By Tom Gorelik

            from New York, NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Good Video Quality
            • Great Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Video

              Comments about Metabones Canon FD Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

              I love the adapter. It stood up to the reviews written about it, the glass is unbeatable quality, it's awesome. The one downfall
              : for some reason it didnt fit right on my GH3. When attached, the adapter didnt seem to want to screw all the way around, obstructing my angle when mounted to a tripod. Very odd as I had never heard of this problem with anyone else's camera/adapter. My coworker has the GH4 with the same adapter and his fits fine.

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              4.0

              A very good product

              By Oldkarateka

              from Warszawa, Poland

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Video Quality
              • Great Picture Quality

              Cons

              • Doesn't Work With Olympu

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Metabones Canon FD Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

              I use this adapter for portraits GH3 and GM1 with Canon FD lenses like 35 mm 2.0, 50 mm 1.2 and 85 mm 1.8.Effects are amazing. Unfortunately adapter doesn't work with Olympus cameras - that means is only adpter not speed booster with my OM-D EM5.

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              4.0

              Awesome!

              By Betherbug

              from Searcy, AR

              Comments about Metabones Canon FD Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

              Works just as it should. This product is going to broaden our options for filming with our gh4! The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is because its more $$$ than I would have liked to spend.

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              5.0

              great investment for old prime canon

              By nhat tran

              from ca

              Comments about Metabones Canon FD Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

              I love the quality of this adapter.

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              5.0

              Expensive but Worth it

              By Wes the Chef

              from ny, ny

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Good Video Quality
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Poor Audio

              Best Uses

              • Video

              Comments about Metabones Canon FD Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

              Expensive, but on the other hand, saves you about $ in lenses

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              • No

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              5.0

              old school meets new school

              By Chad

              from Chester, CT

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Good Video Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Metabones Canon FD Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

                Works as advertised. Turns nice old school canon fd mount lenses into even better lenses to use with my GH3 for video. I have tried it with 4 FD lenses, the 200 f2.8, 50 f1.4, 35-105 f3.5 and the 24-35 L f3.5 and it works with all of them. If you like the look of the FD lenses then the speed booster is a must have.

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                4.0

                adds possibilities to MFT cameras

                By mark in NYC

                from New York, NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Metabones Canon FD Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

                    I'm still experimenting with it, but it is nice to get reduced crop and increased speed . . . and a whole bunch of old lenses to try out.

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                    5.0

                    Great quality on Blackmagic Pocket

                    By Dustin Keith

                    from Austin, Texas

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Video Quality
                    • Great Picture Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Video

                      Comments about Metabones Canon FD Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

                      Using on my Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and it works great. Using with the following lenses-

                      20mm 2.8
                      50mm 1.4
                      85mm 1.8
                      135mm 2.5

                      All of them look outstanding. Some type of speedbooster seems like a MUST for m43 cameras.

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                      5.0

                      So that's what a 14 looks like!

                      By Sproqetz

                      from Kalamazoo, MI

                      Comments about Metabones Canon FD Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

                      Love this high quality adapter. Solid build with beautiful glass. It really works. I don't know about making the lens faster. I think it just makes the lens behave like it was meant to.

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Wider and Brighter You Can't Beat it.

                      By J. Price

                      from Jackson, Michigan

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good Video Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Video

                        Comments about Metabones Canon FD Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

                        I purchased Metabones Speed Boost for Canon FD to Micro 4/3 Adapter for my Panasonic Lumix GH2, which has a 2x crop factor on my Canon FD lenses. It's a little pricey, but I tried wide-angle adapters, and was not happy with the picture quality, and reduction in light. The Speed Boost widens the view by .7x for an effective 1.4x crop factor, and the image is generally a stop brighter. On fast lenses f/1.2 you won't get a full stop, but it's definitely brighter. The Speed Boost is very solid and fits precisely on both the lens and camera, firm but not too tight.I tested the adapter on a Canon 17mm f/4, 20mm f/2.8, 24mm f1.4, 28mm f/2 and 35mm f/2 and was impressed with the image quality, especially on video. It could be because the sensor size on the GH2 does not get close to the edges. I can't speak for the sharpness of still photography. I can say the Speed Boost is magnitudes better than the wide-angle adapter I purchased. Its effectively doubled my shooting options. This is a game changer, especially for Micro 4/3 cameras.

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                        5.0

                        A whole new world!

                        By Ribbaud

                        from Austin, TX

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Great Build Quality
                        • Great Picture Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Metabones Canon FD Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

                            I purchased this adapter to leverage quality, older glass available at budget prices. I am extremely satisfied with the construction of the product, the quality of shots taken with 20+ year old FD lenses, and the extra f-stop provided by the "speed boost."I highly recommend this for any m43 users looking to expand their lens collection on a budget.

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                            5.0

                            Opens up a new world of options

                            By ckfilm

                            from Chicago, IL

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Video

                              Comments about Metabones Canon FD Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

                              Ok, so I can easily get geeked out and excited over new gear, but this little guy has got to be the coolest item I have gotten in the last several months. Really? Over a simple adapter, you might ask? Oh no, its far more than that. It does pretty much exactly what Metabones boasts, in that it increases the image of the lens by .71% while adding a full f-stop to your Canon FD mount lenses. I, personally, love older manual primes and when you can get a really well maintained used FD for under [$]s, this truly does justify its value to cost, in my opinion.

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