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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Metabones XL speed booster on Pan G85


Just wondering whether anyone has tried out this adaptor on the Panasonic G85. The metabones site indicates that it has not yet been tested, but the G85 has been out quite a while now, so perhaps there are some folks who've had experience with it. I'd really like to get it to adapt a canon-mount sigma 18-35, but don't want to drop the $ if it isn't compatible.


May 28, 2017 at 06:11 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Metabones XL speed booster on Pan G85


kmkime wrote:
Just wondering whether anyone has tried out this adaptor on the Panasonic G85. The metabones site indicates that it has not yet been tested, but the G85 has been out quite a while now, so perhaps there are some folks who've had experience with it. I'd really like to get it to adapt a canon-mount sigma 18-35, but don't want to drop the $ if it isn't compatible.


I read that focal reducers don't work on the G85.
I'll try to find you the article.



May 28, 2017 at 07:42 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Metabones XL speed booster on Pan G85


Thanks! Much appreciated.


May 28, 2017 at 08:15 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Metabones XL speed booster on Pan G85


I have this exact set up, the XL, the Sigma 18-35mm, and G85 . It works .


May 29, 2017 at 04:21 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Metabones XL speed booster on Pan G85


Noohoggin1, many thanks for confirming that the mtb adaptor works with the G85. Have you noticed any weaknesses of that setup in terms of af speed, accuracy, or other? Thanks


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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Metabones XL speed booster on Pan G85


I'm assuming you're more interested in the stills side and autofocus. Speed is pretty good and typical of what you'd read about it being used on other cameras. I wouldn't say instant focus like the native lenses, but in good light it's fast. When it hunts (which is more often than with native lenses), it's usually less than a second, but it does make noise when doing so.

Shooting stills at 18mm will vignette severely; but when shooting video it's pretty much gone. Crazy sharp at all apertures and focal lengths that I can tell. Autofocus accuracy is good most of the time, but in my experience I wouldn't rely on autofocus if absolute critical focus is needed; it's just not as near-100% reliable as native lenses.

Overall I don't regret this purchase at all; if it wasn't so big and heavy, I'd have it as my walk-around lens all the time on my G85.

Hope this helps!



May 30, 2017 at 01:37 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Metabones XL speed booster on Pan G85


Very helpful, many thanks.


May 30, 2017 at 04:12 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Metabones XL speed booster on Pan G85


kmkime wrote:
Very helpful, many thanks.


No problem, have fun when you get it!



May 30, 2017 at 12:51 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Metabones XL speed booster on Pan G85


kmkime wrote:
Just wondering whether anyone has tried out this adaptor on the Panasonic G85. The metabones site indicates that it has not yet been tested, but the G85 has been out quite a while now, so perhaps there are some folks who've had experience with it. I'd really like to get it to adapt a canon-mount sigma 18-35, but don't want to drop the $ if it isn't compatible.


Sorry about the wrong info I provided. It was one of the generic focal reducers causing rubbing issues on a sony e-mount.



Jun 01, 2017 at 04:12 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Metabones XL speed booster on Pan G85


No worries, but thanks for the clarification.


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