Any interest in Metabones Adapter?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by digitalandfilm, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    I'm interested, but I'm waiting to see what the image quality of the Voigtlander 42.5mm f/.95 is.

    The question is whether my Voigtlander 58mm f/1.4 in Nikon F mount with the speed booster (= 41.2mm f/1) will give me better quality wide open than the 42.5mm f/.95 will by itself--or at least, if the quality of the 58mm w/ the speed booster is sufficient enough that it's worth the price difference--buying the speed booster for $400 vs. buying the 42.5mm f/.95 for $1000+.
  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    I seem to remember a post about this a while ago -- interesting to see it close to being available. Not sure about the price, though, I'd be more interested at about half the price.
  3. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    I just hope it works with M42 screw mount lenses.
  4. With_Eyes_Unclouded

    With_Eyes_Unclouded Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 17, 2012
    As things are, I'd be interested in an OM version (manual only, obviously) that costs ~300 euros in Europe. OM lenses are the only non-:43: lenses I have and I don't plan on investing in another system.
  5. manzoid

    manzoid Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 9, 2011
    I am interested dependent on price and performance.

    I read the review for the NEX model here:
    Metabones Speed Booster adapter – full review |

    I would be interested in mainly legacy lenses, so I'd like to see results first. I know from the write up from metabones explaining the technology that the m43 version uses less of the original image than the nex version, so it may be better. (Meaning the softer edges and corners would be left out.)
  6. savvy

    savvy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 28, 2012
    S.Yorkshire, UK
  7. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Get the SpeedBooster with m4/3-to-EF mount, and you can use any lens mount that has a Canon EF adapter, including OM, M42 and Nikon F among others.
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  8. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    That's a very smart plan to maximize your value. Count me among those who is very interested in seeing has this thing performs.
  9. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    When they make it in Minolta MD I will buy it.
  10. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I plan on getting one for all my Nikkors. My 35mm f2 will become a super sharp 25mm f1.4!
  11. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    A GH3 with focus peaking would be a vey compelling buy for me, and I'd certainly want the Metabones to pair up with it. As it stands, a GH3 without focus peaking doesn't help me, because I can't pull focus without it. So I continue to use my Alpha for video work.

    For photography, eh. We've got enough native lenses now that I'm struggling to be very excited.
  12. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    As far as I'm aware this is the same technology that was used to build the Olympus Zuiko 35-100 f2.0.

    I'd seriously have a look at the Leica version, although in all honesty I only wanted to use the m4/3 system with AF lenses. However the temptation is there.

  13. aldus

    aldus Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 24, 2012
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    Dennis Moser
    Oh, please, oh, please, oh, please. (µ4/3 and Oly, M42, and Canon EOS)
  14. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    I'm saving my money and waiting for a ff mirrorless with focus peaking. Any day now... <sigh> :tongue:
  15. With_Eyes_Unclouded

    With_Eyes_Unclouded Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 17, 2012
    Sure, this is what I suggest too and, in fact, do right now, with a "dummy" EOS to :43: adapter (I use it with OM and M42 "rings"). The weight of my post was on "300 euros" since I'm not paying 500+ euro for an EOS adapter with electronics I'll never use. Would they consider making a "dummy" EOS to :43: adapter with only the optics then?
  16. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    I suppose it's possible, but so far aside from EF, they're only doing Alpa, Leica R and Contax Yashica mounts, and those are $400.
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