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  • What to buy to fix my issue

    So first off, this is my first post, forgive me if I make any mistakes ;|

    I recently purchased a BMPCC and I having some issues trying to figure out what to buy to fix the issue Im having.

    All of my lenses are Canon. (either EF or FD) I have a focal reducer and a regular adapter, both are EF to MFT, my FD lens has a FD to EF adapter.

    My main lens is a Tamron 17-55 1.8 for the Canon. I want to use it on my BMPCC with the focal reducer.
    My issue is that I cant adjust the aperture without putting my Tamron lens into my canon, changing it in the camera, holding the DOF preview button and removing the lens. (its a lame process but its all over the internet)

    I am considering exchanging the lens for one that is similar and has a manual aperture ring. I want to avoid getting a MFT lens so I can still have both lenses that I can use on either camera.

    Is there an adapter that is EF to MFT that is also a focal reducer AND has a separate aperture INSIDE the adapter?

    What does the community think?

    Thanks!

  • #2
    Originally posted by Vinnyistv View Post
    So first off, this is my first post, forgive me if I make any mistakes ;|

    I recently purchased a BMPCC and I having some issues trying to figure out what to buy to fix the issue Im having.

    All of my lenses are Canon. (either EF or FD) I have a focal reducer and a regular adapter, both are EF to MFT, my FD lens has a FD to EF adapter.

    My main lens is a Tamron 17-55 1.8 for the Canon. I want to use it on my BMPCC with the focal reducer.
    My issue is that I cant adjust the aperture without putting my Tamron lens into my canon, changing it in the camera, holding the DOF preview button and removing the lens. (its a lame process but its all over the internet)

    I am considering exchanging the lens for one that is similar and has a manual aperture ring. I want to avoid getting a MFT lens so I can still have both lenses that I can use on either camera.

    Is there an adapter that is EF to MFT that is also a focal reducer AND has a separate aperture INSIDE the adapter?

    What does the community think?

    Thanks!
    I believe this would work: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kipon-Canon-...item51bd5cdb22

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    • #3
      Originally posted by AaronChicago View Post
      I see those, but I want one that is also a focal reducer.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Vinnyistv View Post
        I see those, but I want one that is also a focal reducer.
        Metabones Speedbooster?

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        • #5
          Canon EF mount lenses do not provide a mechanical way to control apperture, like Nikon G lenses do. So you will need expensive adapters to control it electronically.
          I have Metabones Speedbooster for Nikon G and it works like a charm. The EF model does the job too, but coasts more.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by AaronChicago View Post
            Metabones Speedbooster?
            Does it have aperture control? I know it doesnt have manual control, and I see no option in my camera to change aperture.
            Maybe Im missing something...

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            • #7
              Here is the metabones speedbooster with aperture control for ef lenses to BMPCC. Lens aperture is controlled electronically and its a speedbooster.

              http://www.metabones.com/products/de...SPEF-BMPCC-BM1

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mico View Post
                Here is the metabones speedbooster with aperture control for ef lenses to BMPCC. Lens aperture is controlled electronically and its a speedbooster.

                http://www.metabones.com/products/de...SPEF-BMPCC-BM1
                Yes. This is the one I wanted to link but was on my phone.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Vinnyistv View Post
                  Does it have aperture control? I know it doesnt have manual control, and I see no option in my camera to change aperture.
                  Maybe Im missing something...
                  the iris button on the back of the camera changes the aperture electronically

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                  • #10
                    While it lacks a focal reducer, this product may help with your aperture settings. Also it is the cheapest wireless follow focus system I have ever seen.
                    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ess_focus.html

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                    • #11
                      Thanks. I usually shoot wide open anyway.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Slave2LaLa View Post
                        While it lacks a focal reducer, this product may help with your aperture settings. Also it is the cheapest wireless follow focus system I have ever seen.
                        http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ess_focus.html
                        aperture said they are working on a speed booster version. they showed it at NAB, should be coming out soon.
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