Get a Stop Extra Light with the New Metabones PL to Sony E Mount Speed Booster ULTRA

You can now get an extra stop of light with your Full-Frame PL lenses thanks to the brand new Metabones PL to Sony E mount CINE Speed Booster. Sony FS7, FS7 II, FS5 and A7sII users can adapt full-frame PL lenses such as the Zeiss CP.2, Tokina Cine Primes, and Samyang XEEN.

Thanks to the Metabones Speed Booster technology you can get sharper corners, less distortion, and reduced vignetting 

The new PL to E mount Speed Booster from Metabones features a new optical design with advanced 5-element/4-group optical design incorporating ultra-high index tantalum-based optical glass to achieve extraordinary optical performance with improved corner sharpness, distortion and reduced vignetting.

Those of you familiar with the Canon EF to E Speed Booster ULTRA, will be glad to know that the PL to E mount Speed Booster also has a magnification of 0.71x, and so it effectively reduces the crop factor of mirrorless cameras with DX-sized sensors and Super35 camcoder, such as Sony E-mount, Fuji X-mount cameras Sony FS7 II, from 1.5x to 1.07x.

However, the new ULTRA design makes very effective use of exotic materials at the furthest limit of glass-making technology, and as a result is well corrected for use with virtually all full-frame SLR/Prime lenses regardless of exit pupil distance.  (More information can be found in the press release here)

Metabones PL to E Speed Booster ULTRA Features

  • Designed for full-frame PL Prime Lenses
  • Increase maximum aperture by 1 stop.
  • Increase MTF/Sharpness / Makes lens 0.71x wider.
  • Advanced 5-element/4-group optical design incorporating ultra-high index tantalum-based optical glass by Caldwell Photographic in the USA (patent pending).
  • New positive-lock PL lens mount. (Patent pending).
  • Felt material flocked inside the opening to reduce internal reflection.
  • Compatible with Sony FS7 Mark II camera.
  • The tripod foot is detachable and compatible with Arca Swiss, Markins, Photo Clam ball heads.
  • NOTE: Only compatible with full-frame PL lenses - Zeiss Cp.2, Tokina Cine Primes, XEEN, etc.

According to Metabones, they have tested this adapter with the following E mount cameras and camcorders:

Tested camera/camcorder bodies:

  • A7S ( in "APS-C Size Capture" mode)
  • A7R ( in "APS-C Size Capture" mode)
  • A7  ( in "APS-C Size Capture" mode)
  • PXW-FS7 II
  • PXW-FS7 / PXW-FS5
  • NEX-FS700 / NEX-FS100
  • NEX-EA50 / NEX-VG900
  • NEX-VG30 / NEX-VG20 / NEX-VG10
  • NEX-7 / NEX-6 / NEX-5R / NEX-5N / NEX-5
  • NEX-C3 / NEX-3
  • NEX-A6500
  • NEX-A6000

The price at the moment is only available in USD at $720 with UK pricing to follow soon. To discuss your specific production requirements and pre-order this or any other Metabones adapter, get in touch with us at 0208 977 1222.