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MetabonesC-Mount Lens to Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Adapter (Chrome)
 
2.7

(based on 13 reviews)

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    (3)

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    (1)

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50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

15-150 Angenieux for BMPCC

Bought this plate to mount the lens on a Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera. Finish is beautiful and when the lens is threaded on the plate the focus scale is on the side of...Read complete review

Bought this plate to mount the lens on a Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera. Finish is beautiful and when the lens is threaded on the plate the focus scale is on the side of the lens as was intended. Still waiting for the Pocket, so I tested on a GH3 and the plate fit perfectly.

The only thing that I wonder about is the shiny silver surface on the side of the plate facing the sensor, wouldn't matte black have cut down on reflections?

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Overpriced and sloppy.

Metabones made the threads on this 180 degrees out of phase so your lenses mount too thick. Plus the depth is too thick so for many lenses you can't get the backfocus distance set...Read complete review

Metabones made the threads on this 180 degrees out of phase so your lenses mount too thick. Plus the depth is too thick so for many lenses you can't get the backfocus distance set right.

They were super unhelpful when I called & emailed them. ugh.

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1.0

Not a standard micro four thirds mount

By Voicedoctor

from Portland, OR

About Me Pro Photographer

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Comments about Metabones C-Mount Lens to Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Adapter (Chrome):

I have tried this adaptor on Blackmagic and Vello micro four thirds mounts and it does not fit. The gap is too tight to allow turning and locking of the adaptor. A much cheaper adaptor worked perfectly with both the Blackmagic MicroStudio camera and with the Vello adaptors. Corresponding with Metabones, they respond, it "may not be compatible".

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1.0

Overpriced and sloppy.

By the runner

from nyc, ny

Pros

  • Expensive And Shiny

Cons

  • Poor Design Thoughtless

Best Uses

    Comments about Metabones C-Mount Lens to Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Adapter (Chrome):

    Metabones made the threads on this 180 degrees out of phase so your lenses mount too thick. Plus the depth is too thick so for many lenses you can't get the backfocus distance set right.

    They were super unhelpful when I called & emailed them. ugh.

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    4.0

    get what you pay for

    By John T

    from NYC

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Pricey

    Best Uses

      Comments about Metabones C-Mount Lens to Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Adapter (Chrome):

      Sometimes you just have to pay for what you want and in this case I wanted infinity focus on my Kowa 6mm for my BMPCC and this did the trick. There are other dirt cheap chinese brands that can't achieve infinity focus because it is not deep enough to the sensor but this seemed to work out.

      I gave it 4 stars because the price is ridiculously high.

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      2.0

      Could not mount on Panasonic GX7

      By Logoun

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Beautiful Finish
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • Tolerance Too Tight

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Video

      Comments about Metabones C-Mount Lens to Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Adapter (Chrome):

      Beautiful machined adapter, but could not mount on the GX7. It would have taken more clockwise pressure than I would liked to have applied, if it is even possible. The adapter wasn't going on like a regular lens. I return it.

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      1.0

      Does not fit on all MFT cameras.

      By RickP

      from Cleveland, OH

      About Me Pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Unusable

      Cons

      • Unusable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Metabones C-Mount Lens to Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Adapter (Chrome):

        It does not fit on the full-size Black Magic Cinema Camera. It does not fit on the Panasonic AF-100.

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        1.0

        Incompatible with Olympus E-M5 !!!!

        By dfc

        from Michigan, USA

        About Me Pro Photographer

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        Comments about Metabones C-Mount Lens to Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Adapter (Chrome):

        The Metabones adapter does not accomodate the full length of the M5 lens locking pin. The screen goes black and the camera is inoperable. I had the same problem with the Metabones Leica M adapter. Nicely made. Too bad it didn't mount on the camera. Bravo B&H for taking it back. NOTE: the review format prevents me from giving -0- stars, so it gets one.

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        5.0

        bmpcc w/ switar 10f1.6 non-rx infinity+

        By Ferns

        from Clifton, NJ

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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        Comments about Metabones C-Mount Lens to Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Adapter (Chrome):

        The switar 10mm f1.6 non-rx will not reach infinity using cheap c-mount to m4/3 adapters. The metabones though pricey sets the switar deeper into the camera and very slightly closer to the sensor allowing you to focus to infinity.

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        (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Beware BMPCC

        By 8bitprofessor

        from Hartford, CT

        Comments about Metabones C-Mount Lens to Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Adapter (Chrome):

        Unfortunately, the one I got doesn't work on the BMPCC I have. I contacted metabones and they said they were aware of the problem. Only certain versions of this work with the BMPCC. They made it really difficult to return and wanted me to pay for shipping to China. I ended up buying a cheap plastic one on [@] for a fraction of the price and it works great. Now I have this one and it's unusable. Horrible customer service. It really made me think twice about metabones in general. They are selling a product they know doesn't work with all MFT cameras and making it really difficult to return.

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        4.0

        Well made product

        By Professor Simmo

        from Australia

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Metabones C-Mount Lens to Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Adapter (Chrome):

            Allows standard c-mount eyepieces to be attached to micro four thirds camera. Great shots down a microscope, or up a telescope. Much higher resolution than when using the microscopes own built in digital camera.This aluminium adapter is so much better made than the cheap plastic ones on e-[@]with no fear that a bit will snap off and damage my cameras sensor.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            To Infinity -- but, not beyond ...

            By Hardwood Paneling, III

            from Gloucester, MA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            Pros

            • It just works

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

              Comments about Metabones C-Mount Lens to Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Adapter (Chrome):

              I use this adapter to mount a Kern-Paillard Switar AR 25mm f/1.4 cine lens for 16mm Bolex on an Olympus E-PL2.
              After days of scanning online forums (for the rare valid point made by somebody who is not an obvious fanboy) and inconclusive reviews, I chose this Metabones adapter, because I wanted a degree of certainty that I would have infinity focus (which it does) and, that the focusing and aperture indices would be oriented correctly (which they are).
              This newer version has two handles, making mounting/unmounting more ergonomic (the fit is quite snug).
              Dear Metabones: could we have one in black, please?

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Adapter for our Vintage C Mount's!

              By Worzel Gummidge

              from Australia

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Metabones C-Mount Lens to Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Adapter (Chrome):

              This has to be one of the best adapters around after the Cieco7 one. Forget those cheap tinny Chinese rubbish, get one of these!I love the build quality and the WIDE recess which allows many C Mount lenses to fit in better.Only issue is AVAILABILITY which is poor Metabones!C'mon, there is a demand for this adapter, get them made!!

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              1.0

              Not up to snuff

              By thewhitehorse

              from NYC

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Paperweight

                  Comments about Metabones C-Mount Lens to Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Adapter (Chrome):

                  I have three Olympus M4/3 cameras this mount only fits one properly. I believe this is a plating problem because of rub marks. No quality control on a precision fit part.

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  15-150 Angenieux for BMPCC

                  By richklein

                  from Dallas, TX

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Metabones C-Mount Lens to Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Adapter (Chrome):

                  Bought this plate to mount the lens on a Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera. Finish is beautiful and when the lens is threaded on the plate the focus scale is on the side of the lens as was intended. Still waiting for the Pocket, so I tested on a GH3 and the plate fit perfectly.

                  The only thing that I wonder about is the shiny silver surface on the side of the plate facing the sensor, wouldn't matte black have cut down on reflections?

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