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Significance of Speed boster on Micro 4/3?

Geronemo3 857 57 August 4, 2016 at 10:12 AM
Hi guys,
I am in the process of choosing my next camera. I had a D3100 before and sold it.

I am researching micro 4/3 because the panasonic GH4, G7 look very versatile. Can do 4k and

1) What's the significance of speed booster other than using Nikon lenses as most reviewers can't stop talking about them.

2) Also if the lens have AF does that mean using it with speed booster, will also have AF.

3) Would I be able to use Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 STM lens get similar results as with Nikon?




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I'm no pro, but I'm in the market for a GH4 right now and everything i've read/watched is that

1. Yes, depending on which MetaBones one you get, you'll be able to use it with other lenses. Me, I'm going for the Canon lenses as I have 2 other Canon DSLR's and want to use the lenses for both.
2. From what I know, you can purchase A LOT cheaper adapters but they don't have the AF capabilities that the Speed Booster does. I think there are adapters you can get for like $20-$50 but then you have to MF everything.
3. I can't speak on that ...sorry
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If you have to ask it's probably not for you.

1. It reduces the crop factor and also the aperture. Normally a 50mm would act like a 100mm lens on the GH4, with the adapter it will act like a 64mm lens. It also drops the max aperture around 1 stop so a f2.8 lens would become f2.0.

2. I don't believe there are any m4/3 Nikon adapters that are auto focus. I doubt there will ever be an auto focus adapter for D series lenses but one day you may see one for G series lenses.

3. STM is a Canon term. Results should be similar.
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