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Speedbooster advice sought

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by rbelyell, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. rbelyell

    rbelyell SC Top Veteran

    819
    May 14, 2013
    NY Mtns
    hi guys

    i'm finally pretty happy with my present gear lineup and am really enjoying the resolution/low light/discreet shutter of the rx1 and the manual focusing fun and surprising results from my rd1, and also telephoto work done with my epl5/nikon 105/2.5 combo.

    the one thing i'm missing is the ability to shoot my leica rf glass in low light--like over 1600. i really dont want another camera, so ive decided to try and make my present lineup work for me.

    that brings me to wanting to buy a speedbooster to shoot my rf glass at their proper FL on my m4/3 epl5, which is a good high iso cam for my purposes. so, are there differences between brands? what is the best one for retaining the character of the lenses--thats my primary concern. btw, if anyone is selling one of these let me know!

    thanks
    tony
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  2. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I didn't think speedboosters for M lenses were possible...?
     
  3. rbelyell

    rbelyell SC Top Veteran

    819
    May 14, 2013
    NY Mtns
    oh, is that true? i was not aware of that...
     
  4. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Flange to film plane distance. Ye cannae fight the laws of physics...
     
  5. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Also, the Dilithium crystals will never take it ...
     
  6. rbelyell

    rbelyell SC Top Veteran

    819
    May 14, 2013
    NY Mtns
    there is one for M to NEX...i guess Scotty musta made that one...
     
  7. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    That'll be because a NEX is even thinner than an M...
     
  8. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic