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MetabonesNikon G & F Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster
 
4.8

(based on 64 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (42)
  • Durable (39)
  • Great picture quality (33)
  • Good video quality (32)
  • Compact (29)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Video (39)
    • Landscape/scenery (12)
    • Weddings (11)
    • Family photos (9)
    • Travel (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (29), Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (52)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Don't leave your home without it

    After intense research, I bought this for my brand new GH4. Let me put it this way. If you are going to use your GH4 for video, you MUST have this. This...Read complete review

    After intense research, I bought this for my brand new GH4. Let me put it this way. If you are going to use your GH4 for video, you MUST have this. This adaptor changes the game. Paired with a fast lense.. this adaptor will give you the shallow depth of field we all are trying to achieve. It is solid. fits tight. Produces great images. It adds aperture ring to your lens. This is awesome for film makers. You do not have to turn a dial on your camera to adjust your iris. Once purchased.. you will have the urge to buy fast zoom lenses. Those Nikons are wide. So you will not be able to set your camera on your tripod. Thank God, Metabones comes with a tripod mount.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Does what its supposed to but...

    There are 2 things that I would have different for this adapter.

    1. It is not designed for the AF100, but probably for the GH4 or other DSLRs. The tripod...Read complete review

    There are 2 things that I would have different for this adapter.

    1. It is not designed for the AF100, but probably for the GH4 or other DSLRs. The tripod shoe has to come off in order for it to attach to my AF100. With the tripod shoe on, it hits the front of the AF100 and doesn't go in correctly.

    2. The Apaerture ring on the adapter is a little tough to move. It is smooth, and it is awesome to have a way to change aperture smoothly, but I wish it would be a little easier to pull in order to avoid camera shake when you change your aperture.

    The Metabones also is a tight fit on my AF100. It makes me worried everytime that it will get stuck or something will break. It hasn't happened yet, and I assume most adapters are tight, but it does make me worried. I don't think that's big enough to lower it's rating, but it is something worth noting.

    Either way, I wish they would have designed one specifically for the AF100 without having to remove the shoe mount, but this thing is a beast and works amazingly well.

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    4.0

    Amazing piece of hardware

    By ChuckDiesel7

    from Indianapolis, IN

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Pricey

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Metabones Nikon G & F Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

    This adapter has essentially doubled my number of lenses. It is a bit pricey, but when considering it's impact on your kit, I believe it is well worth it...ESP if you're shooting MFT format. My one complaint was that my specific model has problems with infinity focus.

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    5.0

    Perfect for GH4

    By David

    from Seattle

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Metabones Nikon G & F Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

    Puechased the speedbooster with the GH4 and now I get the benefits of better low light performance and a lower crop factor. It wasn't cheap but in term of putting a package together that delivers like the GH4 does, it's very affordable. It works with modern lenses and older Nikon mount glass, which are very affordable.

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    5.0

    Great Bang for the Buck

    By Dazzle

    from Michigan

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Metabones Nikon G & F Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

      I attached a Nikon 24 - 70 mm lens to this thing. Wow! it makes the picture a lot brighter. I think the tripod mount is very handy since the lens is rather heavy. I use this on my Panasonic GH-4 for video. I wish this thing would allow the use of more controls on the GH4. However, your can live with it.

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      3.0

      Does what its supposed to but...

      By Ledi08

      from Columbus, OH

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Good Video Quality
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Too Tight

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Video

      Comments about Metabones Nikon G & F Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

      There are 2 things that I would have different for this adapter.

      1. It is not designed for the AF100, but probably for the GH4 or other DSLRs. The tripod shoe has to come off in order for it to attach to my AF100. With the tripod shoe on, it hits the front of the AF100 and doesn't go in correctly.

      2. The Apaerture ring on the adapter is a little tough to move. It is smooth, and it is awesome to have a way to change aperture smoothly, but I wish it would be a little easier to pull in order to avoid camera shake when you change your aperture.

      The Metabones also is a tight fit on my AF100. It makes me worried everytime that it will get stuck or something will break. It hasn't happened yet, and I assume most adapters are tight, but it does make me worried. I don't think that's big enough to lower it's rating, but it is something worth noting.

      Either way, I wish they would have designed one specifically for the AF100 without having to remove the shoe mount, but this thing is a beast and works amazingly well.

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      5.0

      Bought my second one

      By Blue Voyage TV

      from Savannah, GA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Video

        Comments about Metabones Nikon G & F Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

        I downsized from Panasonic HPX370 to Panasonic gh4. The only reason I did that was metabones speed booster. I now have two GH4s and both have metabones speed booster for Nikon lenses. I use fast prime lenses and the image is amazing. After spending a lot of money on Lumix f2.8 12-35 lens .. I know every penny is worth it for the metabones. Adding one stop on a camera that is poor the least in low light, is priceless.

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        5.0

        A must if you have a GH4

        By AllyCat

        from Illinois

        Comments about Metabones Nikon G & F Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

        This booster makes the GH4 worth it's price.
        The extra stop it give you boosts the image quality to help make your cinematic visions come to life. Worth the extra dollars for the items quality.

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        5.0

        As advertised. One extra stop of light.

        By Jet City Saint

        from Seattle/New Orleans

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Metabones Nikon G & F Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

            The Metabones Speedbooster is a must have if you own a micro 4/3's mount camera like the Panasonic GH4. It really changes the poor low light performance and makes the crop sensor full frame.

            Simply attach it to your camera and your lens to it, and you are good to go.

            I love being able to use all my vintage Nikkor glass on a state of the art camera like the Panasonic GH4 and the BMPCC. The only thing not great about it is no auto focus, but in video I manually pull my own focus.

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            3.0

            Quality Product but........

            By ibmradio.

            from Clyde, Ohio

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Soft wide open

            Best Uses

              Comments about Metabones Nikon G & F Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

              Works nice to open up the world of Nikon F glass to my GH4. However, I do find it somewhat soft wide open. Wish it was a tad sharper in the wide open position. Doesn't seem to matter which lens. From Zeiss to Nikon it doesn't maintain sharpness when you are trying to get that extra stop of light that is it's main selling point.

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              5.0

              Works great with Panasonic GH4!

              By psalter1

              from Columbia, SC

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

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                    Comments about Metabones Nikon G & F Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

                    Using this with my nikon lenses and GH4. Works great! Manual focus took a little getting used to but is now fairly easy. Very good build quality.

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                    5.0

                    Works great

                    By GandalfTheGrey

                    from Milwaukee WI

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Great Picture Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Metabones Nikon G & F Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

                        Works great, no problems. Does exactly what it's supposed to do. I noticed a slight wiggle between the camera mount (gh4) and metabones adapter but I'd rather have a little play than something being too tight. It might be manufactured this way on purpose?

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                        5.0

                        Excellent product

                        By BruceMagnetic

                        from Phoenix, AZ

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Video

                          Comments about Metabones Nikon G & F Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

                          This is a fabulous accessory to interface my Nikon lenses with the Panasonic GH4 camera. I wanted to be able to use my Nikon lens collection with the MFT lens mount on the GH4 and it works really well, especially since it adds one F-stop of light/brightness to the GH4.

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                          5.0

                          Fitting it on the Panasonic AF100

                          By FAISAL ALMAIMAN

                          from Saudi Arabia - Makkah

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Great sharpness
                          • Lightweight
                          • Solid

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Metabones Nikon G & F Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

                            [BEWARE]
                            I have the Panasonic GH3 and the AF100. Please pay attention that this adapter DOESN'T actually fit on the AF100. The back element in the adapter is protruding too much and hits the sensor of the camera.
                            I use it on the gh3 and it works and fits perfectly.

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                            5.0

                            Excellent Accessory

                            By Hoang Nguyen

                            from Tampa, FL

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Great Picture Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Metabones Nikon G & F Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

                              I bought this adapter so that I could mount my Sigma Art lenses on the Panasonic GH4. I would like to share my experience and pictures with you in this blog that I made, comparing the gh4+metabones+50mm sigma art with the Nikon d800+85mm f-----------

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                              5.0

                              Metabones Micro Four thirds Nikon Mount

                              By Chance001

                              from Houston

                              Comments about Metabones Nikon G & F Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

                              The Metabones Speedbooster for Micro Four Thirds camera (Nikon G F Mount) is a must have if your using Nikon glass. It gives you increased F stop and wider field of view. I'm using this with as Panasonic Af100 and GH4.

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                              4.0

                              Beware of no AF

                              By What the Focus!?

                              from Earth

                              About Me Photography Student

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Metabones Nikon G & F Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

                                  I use the SpeedBooster to link Nikon Glass to my GH3 and it does the job but doesn't allow for auto-focus which kind of blows when Im using my 80-200mm and trying to set the shot as quickly as possible. I havent had shots ruined because of this fact but it is something that I would like to see developed in the future .

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                                  5.0

                                  A "must" in a dslr filmmaker bag!!!

                                  By cesarluisfilms

                                  from venezuela

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Great Picture Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Video

                                    Comments about Metabones Nikon G & F Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

                                    i started using this speedbooster on my GH4 and the results are really great!!! this is definitely somothing you must have if you are into filmmaking!!

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                                    5.0

                                    Works just how it describes

                                    By Bluespider

                                    from California

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Metabones Nikon G & F Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

                                        I have no issue with this speedbooster. This is my second one and this time its for my gh4. Wish it was cheaper but its all good. Makes your 2.8 lens even faster and wider. Plain n simple.

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                                        4.0

                                        Great well thought out adapter.

                                        By Wynwood Max

                                        from Miami

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Video

                                          Comments about Metabones Nikon G & F Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

                                          I use it on my gh4, and its been great so far. The apeture ring doesn't click, its very smooth, perfect for video. I just wish it was an active adapter, and supported EF so i can remotely focus using the wifi when mounted on a drone or camera stabilizer.

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                                          5.0

                                          Does everything as advertised

                                          By Tara

                                          from Tallahassee, FL

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Durable
                                          • Good Video Quality
                                          • Great Picture Quality

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Family Photos
                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Sports/Action
                                            • Video
                                            • Weddings/Events
                                            • Wildlife Photos

                                            Comments about Metabones Nikon G & F Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

                                            I got this to use with some legacy Nikon lenses on my GH4, and it works great! I like that you have the choice of using the aperture ring on the lens or the ring on the Speed Booster. Wish that Metabones included instructions, but I emailed the company and some days later received the following (Have no idea how he knew my nickname...):

                                            "Hi T,

                                            Sorry! We have not manual or instruction for all adapter and speed booster now.

                                            Are you have problem on use?

                                            For the aperture adjust, if you use a Nikon F Lens, you need set your Lens aperture to full close when use the adapter ring to control iris,
                                            other wise, set the adapter ring to "7" when use Lens ring to control iris.

                                            Thank you!

                                            Alex
                                            GBi Ltd"

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                                            5.0

                                            "Perfect Fit"

                                            By Dan H

                                            from Heathrow,FL

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy to Use
                                            • Great Picture Quality

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Metabones Nikon G & F Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster:

                                                I have purchased 3 different adapters for my Nikon lenses to use with my AF-100 and GH4, this is the only one I will continue to use. Yes it was more money however, the other 2, one was too tight, and the other too loose.
                                                GREAT PRODUCT

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