The Speed Booster Ultra from Metabones allows a Canon full-frame EF-mount lens to be mounted onto a Micro Four Thirds compact system camera. Like the previous Metabones Speed Booster model, the updated Ultra has a magnification of 0.71x so it effectively reduces the crop factor of mirrorless cameras with DX-sized sensors, such as Sony E-mount and Fuji X-mount cameras, from 1.5x to 1.07x. However, ... More
Metabones Speed Booster Ultra - Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds
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The Speed Booster Ultra from Metabones allows a Canon full-frame EF-mount lens to be mounted onto a Micro Four Thirds compact system camera. Like the previous Metabones Speed Booster model, the updated Ultra has a magnification of 0.71x so it effectively reduces the crop factor of mirrorless cameras with DX-sized sensors, such as Sony E-mount and Fuji X-mount cameras, from 1.5x to 1.07x. However, the new optical design in the Ultra uses advanced 5-element/4-group optical design incorporating ultra-high index tantalum-based optical glass to achieve extraordinary optical performance with improved corner sharpness, distortion and reduced vignetting.
Increase maximum aperture by 1 stop
Increase MTF of any lens attached
Makes lens 0.71x wider
Patented 5-element/4-group optical design incorporating ultra-high index tanatalum-based optical glass by Caldwell Photographic in the USA
Supports 16:9 video with DX lenses
Can be powered either by camera body or by third-party external 5V power source (not included)
Iris/aperture controlled by the camera body
Image stabilization (IS) lens support
Electronic manual focusing (e.g. EF 85/1.2L II and discontinued EF 50/1.0L)
EXIF (focal length, aperture, zoom range)
Distance and zoom display on camcorders (requires lenses supporting distance information)
Detachable tripod foot compatible with Arca Swiss, Markins and Photo Clam ball heads
Flocking material coating to reduce internal reflection
Compatible with all MFT mount cameras, including GH4, OM-D, Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and JVC GY-LS300
EF-S lenses require modification to fit (but third party DX lenses can be used without modification)
Some EF-S and DX lenses may not have enough coverage of the entire image circle for stills after widening by 0.71x (but video will have enough coverage).
No video AF for Olympus
AFC (continuous AF) and AFF (flexible AF) modes are not supported
Panasonic video AF may hunt more than a native lens or have unsatisfactory performance
No support for Focus Stacking and Focus Bracketing on Olympus
EF-mount lenses are not silent but may make audible click noises during autofocus operation and iris changes which may be picked up by the built-in microphone of the camera. An external microphone is recommended for video
Iris changes are unsmooth but in 1/8 stop steps which may be noticeable in video recordings. Programmed exposure mode and shutter priority exposure mode should not be used for video
No support for in-camera correction such as peripheral shading, CA and distortion
Designed to cover a 24mm image circle but not enough to cover Super35 so JVC GY-LS300 needs to have VSM configured to 86% (4k)
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Item Value (Cash Price)
Total Amount Credit
35 x £23.29
Total Amount Payable
Annual Rate of Interest
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