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Metabones now available for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Dec 3, 2013 at 17:57 GMT

Metabones has introduced two new versions of its Nikon-F to Micro Four Thirds mount Speed Booster adapters. This time they are designed specifically for the Blackmagic Cinema and Pocket Cinema cameras. 

The new 0.64x Speed Booster reduces the full-frame crop factor of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera from 2.39x to 1.53x. In addition, the speed of any attached lens is increased by 1 1/3 stops, with a maximum output aperture of f/0.80. The new 0.58x Speed Booster reduces the crop factor of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera from 2.88x to 1.75x, with a maximum output aperture of f/0.74. So for example on the Pocket Cinema Camera, a 50mm f/1.2 now becomes a 29mm f/0.74, and the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 becomes a 10.5-20.3mm f/1.0.  

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The new Speed Boosters will only attach to Blackmagic cameras equipped with a Micro Four Thirds mount. They cannot be attached to Micro Four Thirds cameras from other manufacturers. The new Speed Boosters will be available starting in December 2013 for $489. 

Have you used Metabones' Speed Boosters? Let us know what you think.