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Metabones Canon EF Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster

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Product Highlights
  • Fits Canon EF Lens to BMPCC MFT Mount
  • Reduces Crop Factor to 1.75x
  • Increases Maximum Aperture by 1 2/3 Stop
  • Built-In Aperture Control Electronics
  • Aperture is Set Using Camera Buttons
  • 32-Bit Processor
  • Efficient Switched-Mode Power Supply
  • Powered by Camera Body
  • Removable Arca-Type Tripod Foot

The Canon EF Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster from Metabones adapts Canon EF lenses to Micro four Thirds mount, while using custom optics to increase the angle of view and the maximum aperture of the lens. It is designed specifically for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and features built-in electronics which let you set the lens aperture using the controls on the camera body.

The Speed Booster works by shrinking the image circle of your Canon EF lens down to better fit the smaller sensor of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. This has the effect of making the angle of view of the lens 0.58x wider or, in other terms, reducing the crop factor of the camera from 3.02x to 1.75x.

When the Speed Booster concentrates the image circle from a lens, the brightness of the image is increased by 1 2/3 stops. This yields a maximum output aperture of f/0.74 when using a Canon EF f/1.2 lens. In addition to lens speed and angle of view, the Speed Booster 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.

To reduce strain on the Pocket Camera's MFT mount, the Speed Booster includes a removable Arca-type tripod foot to help support the weight of the adapter and lens. In addition to being compatible with Arca-type quick-release heads, it also has a 1/4"-20 threaded hole for mounting to other tripods, rigs, or quick-release plates. The built-in electronics are powered by the camera body, so no additional power supply is needed. To reduce the drain on your camera's battery, the Speed Booster uses an efficient switched-mode power supply, which continually switches between on and off states, only drawing power when it needs it.

Note: This Speed Booster is NOT compatible with the Panasonic GH4 or other MFT mount cameras. This is for use with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera only. When the Speed Booster is used with other MFT mount cameras, it's rear element may cause damage to the camera.

Supported
  • EF Lenses
  • Image stabilization (IS) lenses
  • Electronic manual focusing (e.g. EF 85mm f/1.2L II and discontinued EF 50mm f/1.0L)
  • EXIF (focal length, aperture, zoom range)
  • Distance and zoom display on BMPCC camcorders (Requires lenses supporting distance information)
  • Contax N mount lenses modified to Canon EF by Conurus
  • Contax 645 NAM-1 adapter modified to Canon EF by Conurus
  • Sigma, Tamron, and Tokina lenses in Canon EF mount

  • Note: Third party zoom lenses may need to be registered with the Speed Booster first in order to detect its maximum aperture, by zooming to the maximum and minimum focal length, then turning off the adapter to store the settings to the non-volatile memory of the Speed Booster.
Not Supported
  • Autofocus
  • EF-S lenses
  • Lens correction such as peripheral shading, CA and distortion
  • Focus confirmation "chip" (e.g. Dandelion)
  • M42 screw mount adapters (Some improperly-made M42 screw mount adapters may short the electronic contacts of the Speed Booster and cause damage to the Speed Booster and/or camera body)
  • Stacking non-Metabones/non-Conurus mount adapters on top
List of Lenses Tested to Work with Speed Booster
Canon EF primes
  • 50mm f/1.8
  • 50mm f/1.4
  • 85mm f/1.2
  • 100mm f/2.8

Canon EF Zooms
  • 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5
  • 28-80mm f/2.8-4 L
  • 70-200mm f/2.8 L
  • 24-70mm f/2.8 II
  • 24-105mm f/4 L
  • 70-200mm f/4 L
  • 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L
  • 70-300mm f/4-5.6

Others
  • Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3
  • Zeiss 35mm f/2
List of Manual Focus Lenses Which Require MODIFICATION to be Used with Speed Booster
Many manual focus lenses have rear protrusions (spikes, levers, other appendages) which can damage the optics and/or housing of Speed Booster. They need to be modified before they can be safely used on Speed Booster via third party adapter rings. Check and make sure there are no rear protrusions from the adapter/lens combination before using on Speed Booster. The following is an incomplete list of lenses known to be incompatible without modification:

Leica R
  • Super-Elmar-R 15mm
  • Elmarit R 28mm f/2.8
  • Elmarit R 35mm f/2.8
  • Summicron R 50mm f/2

Nikon F
  • 20mm f/2.8 AI-S

Olympus OM
  • 18mm f/3.5
  • 21mm f/2
  • 21mm f/3.5
  • 28mm f/2.8
  • 50mm f/1.8

Pentak K
  • Every Pentax K-mount lens has a protruding fin and an aperture lever, and do not fit.
Camera Mount Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Micro Four Thirds mount
Lens Mount Canon EF
Elements/Groups 6 elements in 4 groups
Magnification 0.58x
Crop Factor 1.75x (when used on camera)
Maximum Aperture f/0.74 (with f/1.2 lens)
Tripod Mount Removable Arca-type foot with 1/4"-20 threaded hole
Diameter 2.76" (70 mm)
Weight 6.2 oz (176 g)
Metabones Canon EF Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster
  • Rear Cap
  • Front Cap
  • Hex Key
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Metabones Canon EF Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster
     
    4.7

    (based on 32 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Professional quality (27)
    • Improves performance (26)
    • Easy to use (22)
    • Compact (19)
    • Lightweight (19)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (6)
    • Limited compatibility (5)

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (25)
    • In the studio (20)
    • Complex projects (14)
    • Home movies (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Works with limited functionality

    I own the Metabones NIK to MFT for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, and a Metabones NIK to MFT dumb adapter for the BMPCC, (and all sorts of lenses) to give you some...Read complete review

    I own the Metabones NIK to MFT for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, and a Metabones NIK to MFT dumb adapter for the BMPCC, (and all sorts of lenses) to give you some perspective on my review.

    The EF speed booster seems to work with the same optical quality (which is to say, high) as the NIK to MFT BMPCC SB.

    The only option that the EF SB for BMPCC has over the NIK G SB to BMPCC, IMHO, is that it provides (battery-sucking) power for image stabilization on EF lenses that are supported.

    Unlike the NIK SB for the BMPCC, the EF SB controls aperture by using the same up and down buttons on the camera that control aperture on native (active mounted) MFT lenses. I prefer the aperture ring on the NIK SB because I feel it's faster and more accurate- but other might prefer the camera controls.

    I say that this adapter has limited functionality because there is NO AUTO-FOCUS SUPPORT, no official support for EF-S lenses (see below), it's NOT compatible with the GH4 (it's actually programmed not to work with that camera), no compatibility with M42 adapters, and it provides no lens correction (but that should be obvious).

    A few things to note:

    Officially, only some Canon EF lenses- and EF lenses from Tamron, Sigma and Tokina (that are registered with the SB) are supported. (See their site for more info). But, it's known that some third party lenses in DX format are supported, like the excellent Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 and the great Tokina 11-16 f/2.8.

    Lenses made for Canon crop sensor cameras (APS-C) *can* work on this adapter, but here's the catch: If it's a Canon brand lens then it will have an EF-S mount (3rd parties use the EF mount with both DX and FX), which means to use that lens it has to be both unofficially supported and you have to be brave- because it probably means removing a part of the EF-S mount that would otherwise stick back too far and hit the speed booster. Some EF-S lenses have pieces that can't be removed. So DO YOUR RESEARCH if you want to get crazy like that.

    Lastly, first-gen Metabones products are painfully notorious for issues. I think MB is on their 4th version of the smart EF to NEX adapter in just over a year. Pricey mistakes. And I got to find out the hard way with their first batch of NIK to MFT speed boosters for the BMPCC-- as they were manufactured with way-to-tight mounts and a tripod foot that would fail. So fair warning to anyone with an early-gen Nikon BMPCC speed booster ***immediately send it in to Metabones before you camera falls off at a shoot and ends you day/career/etc.*** I broke a camera and a lens and others have broken even more, yet MB refuse to issue a recall on that problem. So buyer beware. And buyer have fun-- the MB speed booster for the BMPCC is the only way to shoot with this camera (in my humble opinion).

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    good but it is not perfect.

    cannot use auto focus or focus assistance on bmpcc.
    I did not read review on ef to bmpcc active speed booster.
    so. I thought mine was broken or something but...Read complete review

    cannot use auto focus or focus assistance on bmpcc.
    I did not read review on ef to bmpcc active speed booster.
    so. I thought mine was broken or something but it is not.

    I cam can control focus manually so it is fine.
    however without auto focus, it seems too expensive.

    anyways there is no other options for using ef lens right?

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    5.0

    Essential

    By Drew Mac

    from Sydney

    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Metabones Canon EF Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

        Essential for the BMPCC. Get the most out of your lenses.
        Solid build. Smart converter. Talk to the camera.
        Change F stop from the camera. Camera displays F stop (adjusted)

        However one of my Favourite Cine prime Lenses doesn't fit.

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        5.0

        Makes the Blackmagic Pocket very usable.

        By Jon B

        from Adelaide, Australia

        About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

        • Limited Compatibility

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Metabones Canon EF Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

        I can't rate the speed booster highly enough. Previous to owning this I was shooting using EF lenses on a simple manual aperture lens adapter from @. That system was next to useless - serious vignetting etc. Now, my good canon glass has full internal aperture control and I'm finally getting the results promised by this camera. I was blown away by what it can achieve. Paired up with the Sigma 18-35 1.8, this camera is now a monster.

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        5.0

        Completes BMPCC

        By Ron

        from NYC/NJ metro area

        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Metabones Canon EF Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

          If's expensive, but worth every penny. It completes my set up. I'm content with this purchase.

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          3.0

          good but it is not perfect.

          By MK

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Limited Compatibility
          • Roo Pricey
          • Too pricey

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Metabones Canon EF Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

          cannot use auto focus or focus assistance on bmpcc.
          I did not read review on ef to bmpcc active speed booster.
          so. I thought mine was broken or something but it is not.

          I cam can control focus manually so it is fine.
          however without auto focus, it seems too expensive.

          anyways there is no other options for using ef lens right?

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          5.0

          Simplemente esencial

          By AORA sin h

          from Uruguay

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • Limited Compatibility

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films

          Comments about Metabones Canon EF Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

          un lente se transforma en dos y una cámara también. Es lo primero que guardo en mi mochila!

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          5.0

          Most necessary purchase for the BMPCC

          By cwallace

          from orlando, fl

          About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Metabones Canon EF Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

          Absolutely essential purchase for any owner of the BMPCC. The reduced crop factor is fantastic and so is the ability to use IS with my EF lenses. The price may seem a bit steep with the Pocket being back to normal now, but you won't regret it once you use it. It pays for itself after the first use and makes this camera more addicting than it already is.

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          5.0

          Made my BMPCC Effectively a Super 35mm

          By Joe

          from Rochester, MN

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • Poor battery life

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films

          Comments about Metabones Canon EF Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

          I have Canon lenses and access to nice Canon lenses, and thus this was a no-brainer for me. Love the extra stop of light! Shoot in RAW, and then throw your image up against an ARRI ALEXA! Saves you from having to buy MFT lens which will only serve the one purpose of the camera. Terrible battery life, terrible on-board sound options, but the image is pure gold.

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          5.0

          Fantastic Lens Adapter

          By Matt Deeeee

          from Chattanooga, TN

          About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Metabones Canon EF Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

          The pros are all available in the description above. I just came here to point out it all works great. It is a snug (solid) fit to the camera body, like others have said. The product as a whole has been pristine thus far, and I could not be happier with it. Thank you Metabones! I get to use all my nice Canon glass :) yay.

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          5.0

          Indispensable.

          By Bkny1

          from New york

          Comments about Metabones Canon EF Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

          You just need this. Period.

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          5.0

          The magic glass!

          By Josh

          from Tucson AZ

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Metabones Canon EF Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

          We're using 2 of these on our BMPCC's along with the Sigma 17-50 2.8 lenses. This gives us the Full Frame field of view of a 28-84 with a maximum aperture of F1.7. We have control of Iris although focus is still manual. We connect these through the DataVideo DAC-70's and we can switch live with the BMD ATEM Television Studio. It's an amazingly high quality setup for the money. The speedbooster also has the added benefit of sharpening the lens just a tiny bit. Basically you can't go wrong!

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          4.0

          Amazing results, poor battery life.

          By Amateur video guy

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Metabones Canon EF Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

          I use this on my BMPCC with a Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8, making it much more versatile. Low light shooting is amazing.Unfortunately, with a lens with OIS, it sucks up battery to about 1/4 to 1/2 the normal (so expect 15-30 minutes of use compared to the usual 50-60 min shooting in ProRes). That has been my experience.Overall, great product for the BMPCC.

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          5.0

          IS A MUST FOR THE BMPCC !!!!

          By Jason

          from CT

          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Metabones Canon EF Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

          Great product, I bought my BMPCC a year ago and I haven't use it at all because I have Canon lenses. After buying the speedbooster EF now I can used my BMPCC for work. Is expensive for believe me it worth every penny.

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          4.0

          Pretty amazing

          By Tyrell

          from Seattle, Wa

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films

            Comments about Metabones Canon EF Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

            This is an amazing speebooster. It helps out a lot with the 2X crop factor you get with the BMPCC. I love how it turns my 24-70 2.8 into a 1.7!

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            5.0

            Great expensive little device

            By houman

            from America

            Verified Buyer

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              Cons

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                  Comments about Metabones Canon EF Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

                  A must have a if you own a BMPCC.

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                  5.0

                  Must have for BMPCC

                  By Derron

                  from NYC

                  About Me Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Independent Films

                    Comments about Metabones Canon EF Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

                    Solid build, the mount fits extremely tight. The extra stop of light is a big plus when working with slower lenses.

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                    5.0

                    Must Have For BMPCC Owners.

                    By Corey @ Faymus Media

                    from NYC

                    About Me Business Owner, Film Dop, Professional Artist, Pro videographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Faster Lenses
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Professional Quality
                    • Wider Field Of View

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Independent Films
                      • In The Studio
                      • Weddings

                      Comments about Metabones Canon EF Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

                      This is amazing to use with the bmpcc. Its a gem. It gives you a wider field of view 1.79x vs 2.89. Also this can be used with a Nikon to EF adapter that is cheaply found with b&h. So you can effectively use every single Nikon G or Canon EF lens. Thats a nice variety. Also you can use the MFT lenses as well. This gives you 1 2/3 more stops of light so a 2.8 lens becomes a 1.7 lens.++++ Must have for the BMPCC.

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                      5.0

                      Must!

                      By Daniel Aragon

                      from Mexico City

                      About Me Film Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Metabones Canon EF Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

                        If you have a bmpcc this litle friend its a must

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                        5.0

                        I would buy this product again and again

                        By Hal

                        from Québec

                        About Me Hobbyist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Improves Performance
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Movies
                          • Independent Films
                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about Metabones Canon EF Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

                          use with the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens for Canon
                          wonderful combination. Appreciating the lower crop factor, and the higher f rate.

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                          4.0

                          Perfection isnow synonymous of Metabones

                          By Nailuj

                          from Buenos Aires, Argentina

                          About Me Film Student, Professional Artist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                          • Limited Compatibility

                          Best Uses

                          • Complex Projects
                          • Independent Films
                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about Metabones Canon EF Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

                          I use it, of course, with the BMPCC, It is amazing how a f1.8 lens becomes f1.1.

                          *Is rock solid
                          *nice construction.
                          *nice look.

                          I don't like the size, is bigger than the camera. So is a problem with larger tripod mounts, and camera plates. Especially with small lenses, because if we put the tripod mount directly to metabones might interferes with the thread of focus, depending on the size of the tripod mount

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                          5.0

                          Great adapter and Speed Boost

                          By ThatGuyAldo

                          from Los Gatos

                          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Complex Projects
                            • In The Studio

                            Comments about Metabones Canon EF Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster:

                            I have had issues in lower light with the Black Magic, and with my faster lenses for my canon and this little handy adapter, my quality has improves and I don't need to push the video gain.

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