Showing posts with label Metabones. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Metabones. Show all posts

Friday, June 28, 2013

NEX-7 with Contax 28mm Distagon via Speedbooster

sony nex speedbooster contax zeiss 28mm distagon

Here are some sample shots from the NEX-7 and the Contax Zeiss 28mm f/2.8 Distagon using the Metabones Speedbooster. It was great shooting the 28mm at close to its natural focal length. The lens was always set wide open at f/2.8 and the NEX-7 was at ISO 100. We are very pleased with the Speed Booster.

sony nex speedbooster contax zeiss 28mm distagon

sony nex speedbooster contax zeiss 28mm distagon

sony nex speedbooster contax zeiss 28mm distagon

sony nex speedbooster contax zeiss 28mm distagon

sony nex speedbooster contax zeiss 28mm distagon

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Sony Endorses Metabones Smart Adapter with Rebate Offer

sony nex fs100 fs700 metabones offer rebate

Sony is offering the Metabones Canon EF to NEX Smart Adapter II as a rebate when you purchase a Sony NEX-FS700 or NEX-FS100 NXCAM. The offer is valid now until the end of August.

End Users can receive a Metabones EF Lens to NEX Smart Adapter (MARK II), after purchases of a Sony NEX-FS700U, NEX-FS700K, NEX-FS100U and THE NEX-FS100UK series Professional Camcorder during the promotion period from a Sony Authorized Reseller, Reseller of a Sony Authorized Distributor or directly from Sony. Eligible product must be ordered by and shipped to the end user within the promotion period in order to qualify for this rebate.

Check out this old post with the Canon EF to NEX Smart Adapter used on a Sony NEX-FS100 to see the features of the lens adapter.

Sony's rebate offer is great news for Metabones. Let's hope Sony is helping out Metabones with further development of new NEX lens adapters.

For more details go to the Sony NXCAM Metabones EF Adapter Rebate Offer page.


Friday, April 12, 2013

NEX-7 with Speed Booster vs Nikon D600

nikon d600 nex-7 metabone speed booster comparison

Sony NEX-7 with Speed Booster vs Nikon D600


TheCameraStoreTV posted their hands on video with the Metabone Speed Booster for NEX cameras. They used the Canon EOS to NEX Speed Booster lens adapter on the NEX-7.

In the video they compare the NEX-7 and the Nikon D600, a full frame camera, to see if there are perceptible differences. They used a Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens on both cameras. The exposures were set to be equal at ISO 200 and aperture set at f/8. The NEX-7 with the Speed Booster registered and aperture of f/5.6 due to the full stop of light from the adapter. The D600 registered f/8. The image above is a side by side comparison at 400% enlargement. Would you be able to tell the difference?

Check out the full hands on video with the Speed Booster below.

Metabones Speed Booster Review by TheCamaeraStore


Thanks Jordan and TheCamerStore!

The Metabones Speed Booster can be found here.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Metabones Speed Booster Review by LensRentals

sony nex metabones speedbooster canon 50l sample

Canon 50L Sample on NEX-7 with Metabones Speed Booster
(effective 35mm f/0.9)


LensRentals posted their review of the Metabones Speed Booster. The Speed Booster lens adapter tested was a Canon EOS to Sony E-mount variant mounted on a Sony NEX-7. The lenses used were all Canon EF autofocus lenses, 14mm f/2.8 L II, 50mm f/1.2 L, and the 135mm f/2.0 L. The Speed Booster promises a one stop light improvement and a 0.7x focal length conversion. The lenses are effectively converted to 10mm f/2, 35mm f/0.9, and 95mm f/1.4 as seen by the Sony APS-C sensor.

So what was their conclusion after their test?
I think it was pretty obvious that I came armed for battle, ready to slam this product as some marketing overhype. I was wrong less correct than I might have been. The Speed Booster does what they claimed it would do, much to my shock and surprise. It creates a wider-angle, greater aperture lens while retaining resolution and acutance.

Read the whole Metabones Speed Boooster review with samples at the LensRentals blog.

sony nex-7 metabones speed booster

Metabones Speed Booster on Sony NEX-7


Thanks to Roger and LensRentals for the images shown above.