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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
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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
     
    4.8

    (based on 39 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Improves performance (32)
    • Professional quality (32)
    • Easy to use (26)
    • Lightweight (23)
    • Compact (21)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (6)
    • Limited compatibility (4)

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (27)
    • In the studio (20)
    • Complex projects (15)
    • Home movies (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional artist (20), Business owner (14), Enthusiast (9), Film student (5)
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    5.0

    Great piece of equipment

    By Mike

    from Yonkers, NY

    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
      • Home Movies
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

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

      This is a necessity for anyones BMPCC kit. It's no secret that Metabones has the best speedbooster/focal reducer available at the moment. The optics are phenomenal and the is the best way to get those wide shots on such a small censored camera. The fit to the camera is snug, making focus pulls and zooms great without and wiggle.

      There are cheaper adapters out there but the ability to control the lens aperture as well as that an extra 1 2/3 stops of light and field of view is just fantastic.

      Highly recommended.

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      5.0

      A BMPCC Must-Have

      By Connor_R

      from Mechanicsburg, PA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

      • Uses More Battery Power

      Best Uses

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

        If you are a BMPCC owner, this is a must-have for shooting with the widely available canon EF lenses. It does it's job and it does it's job well. It's super tight on the BMPCC MFT mount, just so you know. Mine stays on my camera 24/7. Just know that it will make your camera slightly less battery efficient but it's worth it. I recommend external power anyways. Image stabilization works on all the lenses I've tried with it, not to mention you can even use many EF-S lenses with very simply modification! Great buy!

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        5.0

        THE BEST

        By Marco

        from Hollywood, CA

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Independent Films

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

          This is probably the most important purchase you can make for the bmpcc. The world opens up. No regrets.

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          5.0

          Makes the BMPCC 3x the camera

          By Stephen

          from Tampa, FL

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

          I already loved the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. My problem was that I own a decent amount of EF glass, and investing in a wide range of MFT lenses was not something I was particularly interested in doing. But it does so much more than just allow you to use your EF lenses - At a 1.75 crop factor, you can now easily achieve a true wide angle (without paying $1k for the Panasonic 7-14mm, which IMHO is a very poor lens for the money), you gain more than 1 stop of light with every lens, and you can attain shallow depth of field easily (if that's your thing).

          My only major complaint about the Speedbooster is how much it drains the battery. The battery performance on the BMPCC is already awful, and this makes it worse when using an active EF lens. In colder temperatures this has caused the camera to just shut off after a few minutes (in situations where using an MFT lens did not). Fully manual lenses do not seem to cause this issue when using the adapter. There has been no issue with any lens when using external power sources.

          I cannot recommend this device enough. It really is like having a new camera. If you already own EF lenses then the Speedbooster will pay for itself instantly in money saved on new lenses, and if you do not already have the MFT lenses, I feel confident the EF lens system is much more worthwhile investing in.

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          5.0

          Small wonder, big joy and smiles!

          By Christopher Pinto

          from West Covina, California

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

          First off, let's list what this adapters attributes are them we'll compare them to my real world experiences.

          Pros: -increases aperture by 1 2/3 stop
          -reduces FOV extreme crop of x3 to 1.75
          -smart adapter allowing to use image stabization from IS lenses
          -minimal loss of sharpness from lenses.

          Cons:
          -adds extra length to overall lens protrusion from camera body
          -pricey

          So let me tell my personal opinion on this adapter. The Metabones EF adapter for the BMPCC is amazing to say the least. It makes the camera a usable camera for almost any situation. The FOV is closer to a 35 mm equivalent. The brightness increase from the aperture boost makes the bmpcc take in low light similar to a 5Dmk3. The sharpness is still retained from great glass and the IS works flawlessly. The price is a bit more than Id usually spend on an adapter but it's honestly worth it. Just save up a little more for this adapter. No regrets. The only quirks I will be honest about that might pose a problem for some people, would be the tripod foot. I use a tamron 24-70 that has an 82mm front element and the focusing ring barely touches the quick release from the tripod foot being kind of short. So beware. Also the lens locking fitment can be a bit tight on different lenses but I'd rather have it tight than loose. Other than that it's just pure awesomeness. Go purchase it.

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          4.0

          Worth the money

          By Adam

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          About Me Business Owner, Commercial, Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality
          • Set It And Forget It
          • Works well

          Cons

          • Expensice
          • EXPENSIVE
          • Still Have A Crop Factor

          Best Uses

          • Commercial use
          • Independent Films

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

          I've shot with Canon forever, so that's what all my glass is. I've used the BMCC for a project at school but never really got into grading that footage, so I've been really curious about this amazing color science everyone always talks about with the BlackMagic camera. I picked myself up a pocket cinema camera on black friday for $ along with a regular adapter for my glass. Big mistake. I sent the adapter back the next day and ordered this. This gives me the freedom to use my >$ in Canon glass with my the BMPCC. It's always exciting to get a new camera and begin to learn how it works and how you can use it to express your creativity, and the speed booster gives you that freedom. It's one of those things that makes the extreme limitation of a MFT sensor go away. You can have your creative freedom back with this product.

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          5.0

          Believe the hype

          By AlecWild

          from St. Louis, MO

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              This speedbooster is a must-buy if you shoot with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. If you're looking at this product, you already know that it gives you a wider field of view and 1 2/3 extra stops of light. You may not know, however, that your image gets even sharper when you use the speedbooster. It does. Add a standard EF to Micro Four Thirds adapter (the Vello here on the B&H store does a good job) and you've effectively doubled your lens choices for around $. Great product, and delivered quickly and capably by B&H.

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              5.0

              A must have for your Black Magic Pocket!

              By Directly Chance

              from Tucson, AZ

              About Me Film Student

              Pros

              • Ef Compatible
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance

              Cons

              • Does Not Work With Efs

              Best Uses

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

                This simply is the biggest life saver in my camera bag. By having this it makes the Pocket able to shoot in tight spaces by reducing the awful crop factor. This small piece of gear also gives you an entire stop of light! Making a lens that is f2.8 at its lowest and brings it to a f1.8. I have seriously not found a single down side to this!If you have the extra cash totally drop it on this piece of equipment!

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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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                      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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