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Herb
10-24-2013, 04:24 PM
So I just realized that my Kiwi Nikon G to M4/3 adapter won't allow me to get infinity focus at 18mm with my Sigma 18-35. In fact it's way off. Know who makes a good one?

itimjim
10-24-2013, 04:56 PM
Novoflex

Fluoro
10-24-2013, 05:06 PM
Also just checking you don't have an early BMCC with the flange distance issue? I still need to send mine in to get fixed so at the moment I can get infinity focus on my Pocket camera but not my BMCC with some lenses.

Love my Novoflex adapter btw. Worth every cent. The metabones could be good too though with longer aperture travel.

Herb
10-24-2013, 05:08 PM
Itijjim - Thanks

Fluoro - oops. I should have stated I have a BMPCC. Thanks.

Fluoro
10-24-2013, 05:19 PM
Actually I wasn't thinking. I think the flange issue is just the EF BMC...

Brian@202020
10-24-2013, 05:35 PM
Metabones is the best one I've owned, and I've owned the Novaflex as well as several cheaper ones like Fotodiox and the Kiwi like you have. The aperture ring on the Metabones adapter is WAY better than any other adapter out there.

http://www.metabones.com/product/micro-43/nikon-g-to-m43-mount-black-matt-63-detail

mandrean
10-24-2013, 07:12 PM
If you're going the cheap Chinese route, choose big_is (http://stores.ebay.com/big-is-camera) adaptors. According to some reviews, they are a good cheap alternative to Novoflex.

A lot of Chinese adapters on eBay have flange focal issues with wide-angles and zoom lenses, but big_is apparently gets it right.

And don't buy FOTGA adapters. The black paint scratches off after a while and will end up on your sensor sooner or later.

tetsujin28
10-24-2013, 07:24 PM
I owned a Nikon G to m43 speedbooster from metabones, it is one of the best investment I made for my BMCC.

Herb
10-24-2013, 07:32 PM
Brian, I was going to go ahead and get the Speed Booster... So I guess I'm already sold on Metabones. The SB is sold out at the movement, so I don't know if I should spend the $140 for the adapter, or just wait and spend $430 for the SB.

Since I already have the SLR Magic 12mm, I'm not sure I "need" the SB.

Mandrean, I'm going to buy that adapter right now; who knows how long it'll take to arrive.

Herb
10-24-2013, 07:34 PM
Tetsujin28, Very cool to know. I'm not sure when they'll be back in stock. You said "owned". Did you sell it?

Brian@202020
10-25-2013, 10:46 AM
Herb,

I have both the Speed Booster and non-Speed Booster version. The quality is top notch, and the iris rings are second to none. Either way you go, you won't regret it.

Brian@202020
10-25-2013, 10:52 AM
I'd also like to note, the non-Speed Booster is used way more than the Speed Booster. I only use the Speed Booster when I need shallower DoF, need the extra low light ability, or need to get wide.

Herb
10-25-2013, 01:15 PM
Brian,

Do you have the Sigma 18-35?

So you feel like the Speed Booster shouldn't be used all the time...? Is it due to sharpness or bokeh issues?

Brian@202020
10-25-2013, 03:09 PM
Brian,

Do you have the Sigma 18-35?

So you feel like the Speed Booster shouldn't be used all the time...? Is it due to sharpness or bokeh issues?

I do not have the 18-35 yet. I'm in line at B&H for it tho. Hopefully it comes soon.

As for the Speed Booster call me crazy but I just feel adding another optic when not nessasary just doesn't make sense. As for sharpness, what I've found is the center of the image actually gets sharper and the edges stay the same or get slightly softer depending on if it's the BMPCC or BMCC or another MFT camera. They all have a slightly different FoV so the smaller the sensor (BMPCC) the less of an issue if any. Bokeh isn't a huge deal for me. All that said it's a great tool to have in the tool box, I just use it when needed.