Viltrox vs. Metabones: Speed Booster for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Next in our ongoing series of Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K guides, we’re taking a look at the world of Speed Boosters.

Although “Speed Booster” is a registered Metabones trademark — much like Velcro, Sharpie, and Hoover — the name Speed Booster has now become synonymous with all mount adapter brands that improve lens speed.

The Pocket 4K houses a micro four-thirds mount, primarily used by Panasonic and Olympus, which is perfect if you’ve upgraded to the Pocket 4K from the Lumix line. However, if you have migrated from another camera system and don’t intend on replacing all of your lenses, you’re going to need a mount adapter. There are plenty of (dead) mount adapters on the market (for under $50) that will allow you to transition your Nikon lens to an M4/3 mount, quickly. (But this usually means losing access to all lens electronics, correct focal distance, and full sensor coverage.) Therefore, I’m solely going to be looking at which Speed Booster is the perfect adapter for your Pocket 4K.

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