Author Topic: Micro Four Thirds Mount for Chronos 1.4 and 2.1-HD cameras NOW AVAILABLE!  (Read 14715 times)

1022mm

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Any EF lens users with this new mount, what EF to MFT adapter did you end up using?  Most of the ones I see available have electrical contacts to pass through the autofocus and aperture control, which are unnecessary in this application.  However, most of the ones without the electrical pass-throughs are pretty low quality with bad reviews.  I need something that works well, but don't want to spend the extra money for the ones with the electrical contacts that I don't need.  I'm also hoping to minimize the hit on effective field of view and f-stop.

I'm also open to just getting a native MFT wide-angle lens.  Currently using the Tokina 11-16mm EF mount.
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You are honestly in most Cases better off just getting a dedicated MFT Lens. Especially if f-Stop and Field of View are of Concern. Native MFT Lenses also usually tend to be quite a bit smaller in Physical Size and Weight, cause they are designed for the Much smaller Sensor compared to 35mm FullFrame Lenses ( Which is not the Case for a lot of the Walimex / Rokinon / Samyang Lenses, cause those are often literally just Full-Frame or APS-C Lenses with a MFT Mount Screwed on).
 If its for a Single Lens, for example a fast Wideangle Lens and maybe some other Fast Prime Lens, going with a Native MFT lens could also be Cheaper than a proper Adapter, especially if you consider buying used Lenses Maybe.
 Getting a really good Adapter makes a lot more sense, if you either already own / have access to plenty EF Lenses or Plan on getting a lot of EF Lenses anyway for some Reason.
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 As Far as Adapters go, the highest Quality Adapter i Personally seen for EF Lenses to MFT, that would make sense for a Chronos 2.1 or 1.4 is the Metabones 0,64x Speedbooster with the Cine-Locking Mechanism. This one of course costs Quite a bit, AND has the Electronics and all, but its the only one that will allow you to mount an EF lens with no Mechanical Play at all, cause it actually is Clamping the EF Mount, which no other of these Adapters do.
 Now you still potentially have some Play at the MFT Mount itself, but thats still a lot more Solid mechanically than all the other Adapters, and about as good as it gets.
 The Speedbooster also helps a lot with getting a wider Field of View and getting more Light into the Camera.
 And the Electronics are useful, if you wanted to use some EF Lens with Electronic Aperture Control on there anyways eventually.

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For anything else Adapter-wise thats cheaper, yeah, most of them are Pretty bad.
 You probably wont be getting around buying one with Electronics if you really want a decent Quality one, cause all the ones without seem to be considered Budget options and so they Pay a lot less attention to detail and overall Quality.
 Would need to have a look around if you really wanted to know / really wanted to get the best one without Electronics, since its been like 1,5 Years since i last looked for EF Adapters, but its usually been that way back then, and i imagine it has not changed all that much since.