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

(based on 52 reviews)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (34)
  • Durable (30)
  • Great picture quality (27)
  • Compact (26)
  • Good video quality (26)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Video (33)
    • Landscape/scenery (9)
    • Family photos (8)
    • Travel (8)
    • Weddings (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (23), Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (3)
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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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                        4.0

                        Great solid adapter ring

                        By Ninibashert

                        from Paris

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Great Picture Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel
                          • Video

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

                          solid construction. Once you get how to lock the lens in, it's pretty easy to use. Definitely a great tool.

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                          5.0

                          She'll make point 5 past lightspeed.

                          By Napoleon Syndrome

                          from Dallas, Texas

                          About Me Pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Rocks

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              "What a hunk of junk!" That's what Luke Skywalker said about the Millennium Falcon. Well, if he saw a Metabones Speed Booster, he wouldn't have said that. Not only does she have it where it counts kid, it looks and feels great. This will change your life the way a toaster changed bread. The way the Big Wheel gave kids their first transportation. This thing is rock solid. The glass is like buttah. You've seen the rest, get the best. I've held $ in my hand, and I gladly exchanged it for this Speed Booster. Look, if you have a need for a product like this, quit reading and start adding it to your cart. It's the best thing you can put between your camera and your lens.

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                              5.0

                              Excellent optics with a bonus

                              By McBob

                              from Charlottesville, VA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

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                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

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

                                Not only does it make your adapted lenses faster, but it can actually be adjusted for backfocus to collimate your adapted lenses on any m43 camera body. Also features the best mechanical aperture ring/lever design of any comparable adapter.

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                                5.0

                                Don't leave your home without it

                                By Blue Voyage Productions

                                from Savannah, GA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • No Power

                                Best Uses

                                • Video

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

                                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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                                5.0

                                Glad I spent the money

                                By Ray

                                from NY, NJ, PA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • Tripod Ft Not Adjustable

                                Best Uses

                                • Video

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

                                I really never cared for teleconverters so I figured this would be about the same deal (in reverse :) ) ... nice to have when you really need a larger sensor look and "less" focal length

                                Well I was totally wrong, love this thing n my GH4 for video. I don't think its been off the camera more than twice in the 3 weeks I have owed the little Panasonic. The Metabones is built really solid and the ring to change the aperture has a nice even drag to it (fluid head like) so even if you have lenses with aperture rings use the Metabones ring its much better than clicking through the stops

                                Sharp and contrasty with Tokina 12-24, Nikon 50 1.4, 85 1.4, and 400 2.8, I never expected it to look as good as it does really glad I spent the money.

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                                5.0

                                Nikong&F lens to MFT Speedbooster by Met

                                By Tunguy

                                from Durban,South Africa

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Travel
                                  • Video

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

                                  I use this with Nikon lenses on my Panasonic GH4
                                  There are no reviews that dont regard this as anything but the greatest adapter.Just go online and read review after review.I almost bought the cheaper Photodiox adapter-So glad that I spent the extra cash and got this.
                                  I can now use all my Nikon lenses and enjoy extra light!!Obviously one cannot autofocus, but with Peaking on the GH4,manual focus is easy.It has an aperture ring on the adapter to increase or decrease aperture!

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                                  5.0

                                  Great

                                  By Street Monkey

                                  from Lima, Perú

                                  Verified Buyer

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

                                  Deliver in time, product as expected, i would recommend this seller.

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                                  4.0

                                  Does what they claim

                                  By HighRez

                                  from Atlanta, GA

                                  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:

                                        I'm using this product to adapt Nikon lenses for use with the MFT's Panasonic GH3. The Speed Booster is well made and meets all my expectations. I would have given 5 stars, but there is a slight amount of play between the SB and the GH3 body. Not the same "locked in" fit as with a lens attaching to the body. Others who I know use the Speed Booster report the same fit. Does not affect function however.

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                                        5.0

                                        Good Product

                                        By Efexone

                                        from New York, NY

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Sports/Action
                                          • Video

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

                                          Works as intended, solid construction, good quality optics - allows me to use my set of Nikkor glass on a GH4 - works will all my AI, AIS, AF-D and G lenses. Built very well and the detachable 1/4 20 shoe is very helpful when working with larger lenses on the camera. One drawback is that it will not work with electronic aperture lenses such as the 45mm PC-E lens.

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                                          5.0

                                          A great investment!

                                          By JohnnyPG

                                          from Orlando, FL

                                          About Me Casual Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

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

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

                                            I cannot say it better than anybody else. This is an amazing product and definitely worth the investment if you already own Nikon lenses and want to continue using them. There are many reviews out there on this speedbooster, and I recommend looking into those before you decide on which one you want to get. By this, I mean the BMCC and BMPCC versions for M4/3. They perform better, but can damage your camera if not used properly.Anyway, I am completely happy with my choice, and I will continue to have this in my kit. Allowing a wider viewing angle AND gaining an extra stop?! Obvious choice.

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                                            5.0

                                            Works great

                                            By Mike in Murfreesboro

                                            from Tennessee

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Easy to Use
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Video

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

                                              I could not be happier with this neat devise. It works as advertised. All my very expensive Nikon glass can be used with my GH4 thanks to Metabones. The speed bump increase is just more icing on the cake. Thanks B&H for getting it to me so fast!

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                                              5.0

                                              Great addition to your toolkit

                                              By CraigD

                                              from Ladson, SC

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Good Video Quality
                                              • Great Picture Quality

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

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

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

                                                Shooting indoors or in low light situations where you need an extra f stop while at the same time wanting to reduce the 2X crop factor inherent with micro four thirds camera sensors? If so, this product is a great addition to your creativity toolkit.

                                                The adapter is solidly constructed and precisely machined. It fits perfectly into the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4. No wiggle.

                                                Simply set your lens to the smallest aperture (highest f stop) and then use the Speed Booster adjustment ring to smoothly and precisely adjust the aperture.

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