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p.29 #1 · p.29 #1 · Metabones Speed Booster


A quick question for those here that know better: Will it be possible to mount M42 lenses (via M42-Contax adapter) to a Contax/Yashica to Nex Speed Booster? Will it function properly and reach infinity?

Thanks!



Mar 19, 2013 at 01:07 PM
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p.29 #2 · p.29 #2 · Metabones Speed Booster


I believe yes, as should work any CONTAX lens with a CONTAX to EF mount on a EF to NEX Speed Booster.

I believe the only problem with adapters is that Metabones recommends the use of ones without electrical contacts, to prevent damaging the SB.



Mar 19, 2013 at 01:24 PM
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p.29 #3 · p.29 #3 · Metabones Speed Booster


Jim Schemel wrote:
How far off were you? Also did you notice any purple fringing? Thanks for the input
-Jim

It was off by a significant amount.




Đ Joseph Ferrari 2013


NEX-7, Rokinon 14mm f2.8 - 100% magnification




Mar 19, 2013 at 02:06 PM
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p.29 #4 · p.29 #4 · Metabones Speed Booster


Hey guys, this question probably has been answered to death in the thread but I couldn't find it with search, so sorry for asking again.

I'm planning to purchase the Canon EF Speedbooster to use with adapters for my Nikon and Minolta MD lenses. So AF is pretty useless to me. Will there be a cheaper MF-only version coming out for the NEX?

Thanks.



Mar 21, 2013 at 03:54 PM
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p.29 #5 · p.29 #5 · Metabones Speed Booster


The answer I saw posted a while ago was that they had no plans for one.
Bare in mind that unless you've had your MD lenses converted to an EF mount that you will not get infinity with them.

Mike



Mar 21, 2013 at 04:32 PM
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p.29 #6 · p.29 #6 · Metabones Speed Booster


mcbroomf wrote:
The answer I saw posted a while ago was that they had no plans for one.
Bare in mind that unless you've had your MD lenses converted to an EF mount that you will not get infinity with them.

Mike


Thanks for the quick, though disappointing, reply. And what if I use an adapter with glass to achieve infinity focus?



Mar 21, 2013 at 05:14 PM
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p.29 #7 · p.29 #7 · Metabones Speed Booster


The general consensus is that they are poor quality glass. I looked on ebay and didn't see anything much over $25 which is a good tell. The lenses used in them were also quite small which would prevent the use of fast glass.


Mar 21, 2013 at 05:33 PM
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p.29 #8 · p.29 #8 · Metabones Speed Booster


A MD-Nex SB seems to be on their roadmap (so long as the Minolta lenses donīt pose a tech. challenge they canīt overcome), according to a Metabones member on this very thread (check previous page)...If that is the case, it will obviously be a cheaper manual focus only version. Fingers crossed...


Mar 21, 2013 at 07:39 PM
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p.29 #9 · p.29 #9 · Metabones Speed Booster


Photon-hunter wrote:
A MD-Nex SB seems to be on their roadmap (so long as the Minolta lenses donīt pose a tech. challenge they canīt overcome), according to a Metabones member on this very thread (check previous page)...If that is the case, it will obviously be a cheaper manual focus only version. Fingers crossed...

Thanks, I also saw this along with a version 2 for the EF to NEX? How will the v2 be any different/better than v1?



Mar 21, 2013 at 07:50 PM
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p.29 #10 · p.29 #10 · Metabones Speed Booster


Looks like the Metabones EF to NEX Speedbooster is back in stock on the Metabones site. I was about to order it but...

...it looks like it ships from Hong Kong and takes 24 days to deliver to the US.

Can this possibly be true?



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p.29 #11 · p.29 #11 · Metabones Speed Booster


itaintrite wrote:
Thanks, I also saw this along with a version 2 for the EF to NEX? How will the v2 be any different/better than v1?


Likely better AF that is compatible with more lenses
Jim



Mar 21, 2013 at 08:08 PM
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p.29 #12 · p.29 #12 · Metabones Speed Booster


Took about 5 days from Hong Kong to the US
from order to arrival



Mar 21, 2013 at 09:07 PM
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p.29 #13 · p.29 #13 · Metabones Speed Booster


Good news. Thanks, Inglis.


Mar 21, 2013 at 09:29 PM
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p.29 #14 · p.29 #14 · Metabones Speed Booster


Works well with all my ef lenses. good customer support

Edited on Mar 29, 2013 at 03:13 AM · View previous versions



Mar 22, 2013 at 04:46 AM
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p.29 #15 · p.29 #15 · Metabones Speed Booster


^ wow not cool at all, I emailed customer support a question about compatibility before I was gonna hit the buy button, but they never responded to my email, Ive moved on and won't even consider them


Mar 22, 2013 at 04:59 AM
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p.29 #16 · p.29 #16 · Metabones Speed Booster


Wow, bad.

I was able to get mine adjusted for infinity with the 35/2 cron pretty quickly, it just took a bit more than 360 degree CCW rotation of the elements.



Mar 22, 2013 at 05:46 AM
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p.29 #17 · p.29 #17 · Metabones Speed Booster


Just ordered the Speed booster in C/Y mount. Bought a cheap M42 to C/Y adapter as well.
Looking forward to it.

Arstein, I'll think they will help you out. But it ain't good



Mar 23, 2013 at 08:28 PM
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p.29 #18 · p.29 #18 · Metabones Speed Booster


Yes, I would be bummed and a little annoyed after receiving that. I got one of the 1st and returned it without any issues (that is NOT the one I returned though.. ...)

Mike



Mar 23, 2013 at 08:31 PM
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p.29 #19 · p.29 #19 · Metabones Speed Booster


Received reply from Metabones to send back defective Speed Booster. Sent it Next day priority fed ex under their FedEX account and asked them to ship a new unit ASAP. also noticed on their webpage the units are no longer in stock. I'm a little weary they might try to send back the same adapter. I noted the serial number just in case. Any other experiences with customer service?


Mar 23, 2013 at 10:15 PM
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p.29 #20 · p.29 #20 · Metabones Speed Booster


Anyone got a photo of how the CV 40/2 Ultron looks on the EF Metabones on an Nex 6 or 7? Particularly showing the extension from the body?


Mar 24, 2013 at 01:02 AM
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