Roger Cicala review of Metabones -- would be nice for legacy lenses, IMO

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by wt21, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Here's Roger's review on the Metabones Speed Booster. Interesting stuff. - Metabones Magic?

    Sadly, though, most EOS lenses' MF is terrible. I would much rather have one of these in an OM or FD mount. For FD, I'd certainly try my 55mm 1.2 on m43. That would take it from (eq) 110 2.4 to 77mm (eq) I think f/1.7 eq (thereabouts)?

    Although a Rokinon 85/1.4 would act like 121/2.0 on m43.
  2. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    The Canon EF mount will accept manual focus Olympus OM, Nikon, and M42 lenses via secondary adapters.
  3. drewbot

    drewbot SC Rookie

    Nov 10, 2012
    You can stack adapters on top of the Metabones...
  4. flysurfer

    flysurfer SC Top Veteran

    Aug 31, 2011
    I am going to use it with a few nice Zeiss lenses that can be obtained at reasonable prices on eBay.
  5. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
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    And Pentax lenses, dont forget Pentax.
  6. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Roger's doing a heck of a job on that blog. Probably the best gear-oriented blog around these days.