A couple of days ago I read an article from 43rumors that made me love the micro four thirds system more. Metabones is going to introduce a new adapter which will increase the speed of the lenses by a full stop. It will also widen the focal length by a factor of 0.70x. Which will bring the crop factor of the Micro Four Thirds system to 1.40x.
The huge advantage of this adapter is the increase amount of light gathered by the lens. Since it will increase the f stop of a lens, four thirds users will be able to convert affordable legacy lenses into a very fast lens. It also increases the resolution of the lens all of the area projected by a full frame lens is compressed to the size of the smaller micro four thirds lens.
image source: petapixel.comIf you attached a 50mm f1.4 to the metabones adapter it will become a 35mmf1.0 lens. Since the micro four thirds system has a 2x crop factor it will make the lens into a 70mm f1.0. If you add the cost of the adapter which is around $600 to the lens a Canon 50mm f1.4 $399 which will bring the total cost of the whole setup to $999. The closest lens to this setup is the Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM Lens which cost $1,999.00 and has a slightly lower fstop comared to the metabones converted lens of 70mmf1.0.
I am still not sure how the Af system of these adapted lenses will work on the adapter and if EF-S or DX lenses are compatible with the adpater for the micro four thirds system. I guess we will just have to wait until a full review will come out.
I think the metabones adapter will be a game changer for the mirrorless system. If Sony, Olympus or Panasonic can create a camera that can harness the full potential of the Af of Phase detection lenses I think a people will start to notice the amazing technology of mirrorless cameras.
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