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MetabonesNikon G & F Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster
 
4.7

(based on 68 reviews)

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    (13)

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    (4)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (44)
  • Durable (41)
  • Great picture quality (35)
  • Good video quality (34)
  • Compact (30)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Video (42)
  • Landscape/scenery (12)
  • Weddings (11)
  • Family photos (9)
  • Travel (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (32), Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (56)

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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3.0

Glass was completely loose on arrival...

By binomonkey

from New Mexico

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

  • Flimsy Construction

Best Uses

  • Video

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

I was looking forward to shooting real estate while on vacation with this speedbooster and my new Rokinon lens. However, on arrival, the glass was loose. I didn't expect this with this price tag attached... I tightened it in by hand but focus was out. I spent lots of time trying to dial it in but there was still something wrong with my tuning.
In the process of sending the speedbooster back. Possibly going to exchange for another but who knows if that one wont be loose as well.
Make sure the set screw is tight is my advice.
Bummer to anyone who experienced the same problem.
Cheers

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4.0

Big picture in a small package

By Caleb the User

from Placentia, CA

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adds A Stop Of Light
  • Applicable To Many Lenses
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Expands Crop Factor
  • Good Video Quality
  • Lightweight
  • Universal Nikon

Cons

  • Sometimes Loose Springs
  • Sticky Attachment

Best Uses

  • Blackmagic
  • Film
  • Lumix Gh4
  • Small Sensor Cameras
  • Video

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

I bought this product to use with a Panasonic Lumix GH4, and haven't regretted it. It attaches easily and fixes the problem the Micro Four-Thirds sensor has with full frame and APS-C Lenses by expanding the almost 2.0 crop factor back by 0.7. It also adds another stop of light that has turned this otherwise poor-lowlight performing camera to a level equal to or greater than a Canon 5D. The cons include a rough slide when attaching lenses and sometimes the low hanging springs get in the way of the lens fully locking to the adapter, but other than that I couldn't be happier. I highly recommend this product to anyone using a GH4, BlackMagic, or other small sensor cameras.

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5.0

Great Piece of Equipment

By Ottavio

from Houston, Texas

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

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 bought the speed Booster to use Nikon Lenses on a Panasonic AF 100A video camera. I was talked into buying a cheaper unit by another vendor, and the results were not good. The unit did not have a good aperture control, and I was constantly battling with drifting apertures. The Speed Booster is pricey.. but is a perfect example of "You get what you pay for"! It is well built. The aperture ring does not drift. It only has a 1.5 magnification factor versus a 2.0 factor of other units.

    I had to remove the mounting ring to use the booster on my AF 100A, but I do not consider that a negative.

    Buy one today, you won't be disappointed!

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    3.0

    It's almost great

    By Dj

    from Burlingame, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

    • Backfocus
    • Difficult To Adjust

    Best Uses

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

      Everything the other reviewers have said is true.

      The one HUGE downside for me is the backfocus adjust is buried INSIDE the adapter.

      When I first received my speed booster the backfocus was so far off I thought my lens was busted. I was not using an older lens I was using one of the new Sigma Art lenses.

      So I had to:
      take off the lens
      Take off the adapter
      loosen the screw
      adjust the backfocus
      tighten the screw
      replace adapter
      replace lens
      Power on
      check focus
      REPEAT

      I am now constantly second guessing whether my BMPCC is actually in focus or not (even with focus assist)and I would never try to adjust backfocus in the field.

      I REALLY wish they had moved the adjustment to the outside of the adapter so I could fix it in real time.

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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

                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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