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BMPCC4K with Viltrox Ef M2 speedbooster

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:06 am
by edwardb
Can anyone out there confirm if this speedbooster from Viltrox would work with the Pocket 4K camera?

Re: BMPCC4K with Viltrox Ef M2 speedbooster

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:25 am
by Kristian Lam
Yes, it will work except for autofocus which does not seem to trigger. I have already notified Viltrox regarding this issue.

Re: BMPCC4K with Viltrox Ef M2 speedbooster

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:39 pm
by Cooper
So finally got the camera so can report that aperture works with the EF-M2 adapter from f1.2 to f11 (sigma 18-35), but only on firmware version 3.0. Out of the box for me no (qc 5.5.2018) or with the latest 3.2 no.

The speed booster is a bit loose against the BMPCCK4K, I would say it’s about normal amount of movement.

With sigma 18-35 it’s a bit bit too tight, so tight that the lense mount scrapes plastic from inside the adapter, there’s small leaf springs pushing the lense against the adapter. The aperture control is quite noisy, so if using the automatic exposure microphone needs to be far away... haven’t yet testes if low cut filters will help. Balance point with just camera with battery, adapter and lense with hood is about 2cm forward from the adapter.

Manually adjusting the sigmas zoom or focus doesn’t move the adapter. The adapters mounting point would need the be somewhat higher to be at level with the camera.

Re: BMPCC4K with Viltrox Ef M2 speedbooster

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:19 pm
by Cooper
Today I got email reply from @jyk-hk that they are now “studying compatibility with the BMPCC4K 4K”. Much more promising reply than the previous one “no detailed schedule”. So perhaps firmware for viltrox ef-m2 that supports the pocket cinema camera 4K will happen sooner than later.

Re: BMPCC4K with Viltrox Ef M2 speedbooster

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:57 am
by Cooper
Now that the camera got firmware update to 6.1, the previously working firmware 3.0 on the adapter stopped responding to iris changes. The adapter reports the iris value but can't change it and then looses the connection. With the 2.3 firmware for the adapter, oldest on the viltrox web page, the iris changing works.... still waiting for the new firmware from viltrox that supports focus and is + now an iris control fix.

Re: BMPCC4K with Viltrox Ef M2 speedbooster

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:27 pm
by Randy Walters
For the record, I just picked up a Mitakon Zhongyi Nikon F Mount G Lens to Micro Four Thirds adapter (a steal – brand new at $59 on eBay, instead of $150 at B&H) and I’m blown away by how well it fits and works.

This unit has no electronic functionality at all, but it more than meets my needs – using my old manual Nikon glass with the BMPCC4K.

I’m just mentioning it as a viable option, among the other choices out there for speed boosters. I’m surprised and happy with the optical performance.

Re: BMPCC4K with Viltrox Ef M2 speedbooster

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:03 pm
by James David
Randy Walters wrote:For the record, I just picked up a Mitakon Zhongyi Nikon F Mount G Lens to Micro Four Thirds adapter (a steal – brand new at $59 on eBay, instead of $150 at B&H) and I’m blown away by how well it fits and works.

This unit has no electronic functionality at all, but it more than meets my needs – using my old manual Nikon glass with the BMPCC4K.

I’m just mentioning it as a viable option, among the other choices out there for speed boosters. I’m surprised and happy with the optical performance.



In regards to the Mitakon Zhongyi Nikon F Mount G Lens -

Is there any cropping from the fact that is is Micro 4/3rds on the Pocket 4Ks sensor?

Re: BMPCC4K with Viltrox Ef M2 speedbooster

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:19 pm
by Randy Walters
James David wrote:
Randy Walters wrote:In regards to the Mitakon Zhongyi Nikon F Mount G Lens -

Is there any cropping from the fact that is is Micro 4/3rds on the Pocket 4Ks sensor?


James, I’m not clear on exactly what you’re asking.

Here’s a sample; this is a full-frame micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 lens, which on a bare BMPCC 4K would give a field of view equivalent to 110mm.

Using the Mitakon Zhongyi, that ratio changes by .726, giving the equivalent of an 80mm f/2. We’re still not getting the entire content of the original full-frame circle, but we’re seeing significantly more than we would without the adapter.

Since the adapter was designed for a MFT sensor size, it should match up appropriately with the BMPCC 4K, if that’s what you’re asking. I hope that helps …

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BMPCC4K with Viltrox Ef M2 speedbooster

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:54 pm
by rick.lang
James, full-frame photo lenses will not vignette with a .7x focal reducer in theory but good for Randy including the pic that illustrates everything is going “according to plan” and no funny behavior due to the BMPCC4K exceeding the normal mMT sensor size horizontally.


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Re: BMPCC4K with Viltrox Ef M2 speedbooster

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:04 pm
by Denny Smith
And, a 55mm lens is more like a 100mm on the Pocket 4K Camera, when shooting full open gate (17:9 DCS).
Cheers

Re: BMPCC4K with Viltrox Ef M2 speedbooster

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:21 am
by James David
Thanks for answering. my understanding was that onyl certain speedboosters could be used with the new pocket... otherwise it would vignette

I have lots of Nikon glass like a beloved 24mm 2.8mm and i would like to use it with the new pocket with Nikon speedbooster,

do you think i would have a problem with this combination?

many thanks

Re: BMPCC4K with Viltrox Ef M2 speedbooster

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:09 am
by Denny Smith
James, any Full Frame Nikon lens should work just fine with either Speed Booster. I use my Zeiss ZF lenses and they work fine.
Cheers

Re: BMPCC4K with Viltrox Ef M2 speedbooster

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:17 pm
by NicWassell
Does anyone know if there is a problem updating (or in this case, downgrading) this speedbooster on a mac? Tried a couple of cables/ports and can't get it to mount on my Macbook so that I can change the firmware.

(It's not entirely clear from their instructions but I gather I should just be able to plug it in with USB and it should show up as a drive?)

Re: BMPCC4K with Viltrox Ef M2 speedbooster

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:33 pm
by NicWassell
Ah finally managed it with yet another cable. Guess got to just keep trying...

Re: BMPCC4K with Viltrox Ef M2 speedbooster

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:32 am
by Pete Delahunty
Cooper wrote:Now that the camera got firmware update to 6.1, the previously working firmware 3.0 on the adapter stopped responding to iris changes. The adapter reports the iris value but can't change it and then looses the connection. With the 2.3 firmware for the adapter, oldest on the viltrox web page, the iris changing works.... still waiting for the new firmware from viltrox that supports focus and is + now an iris control fix.

Ah! Thanks so much much for this info! I bought the Viltrox adaptor months before my camera arrived. And... had no iris control on Camera firmware 6.1 or 6.2 with the Viltrox as shipped. Updated the Viltrox to latest firmware v3.2 and no change. Thought it might be faulty.
But after downgrading to Viltrox v2.3 I now have iris control :) Happy days!