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Old Friday 24th February 2017, 00:16   #1
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Metabones Qu - Canon EF to MFT T Smart Adapter

Hi Everyone,

I'm considering many options for my next camera/lens purchase.

I'm evaluating:

MFT Body + Panasonic 100-400

versus

MFT Body + Panasonic 100-300 Mkii

versus

MFT Body + Metabones T Smart Adapter + Canon EF 400mm / 5.6

For the MFT Body, I'll start with the original OM-D E-M5 and then either go with the Panasonic G85 or GH4 or GH5 after about 3 months.

Appreciate any feedback on the 3 combinations mentioned regarding comparative image quality and autofocus speed (assuming modern MFT body).
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Unless you are cash challenged, item 1 should be way better than 2. I cannot comment on item 3.

Regarding camera body, I have not seen enough to say which is superior with a PanaLeica 100-400: GH5 vs Em1-ii

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Unless you are cash challenged, item 1 should be way better than 2. I cannot comment on item 3.

Regarding camera body, I have not seen enough to say which is superior with a PanaLeica 100-400: GH5 vs Em1-ii

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Cash challenged but took the plunge on the 100-400. Bread and peanut butter for the rest of the year.
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I use the 100-400 on the GX8 but sometimes i use it on the EM10MK11,on the EM CAF is a no go but SAF is very quick and accurate.
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Panny 100-400mm with Original OM-D E-M5

Om OM-D E-M5 i

Pleasantly surprised as very good SAF performance.

CAF is very bad as expected but that's the camera's shortcoming.

Very heavy if accustomed to 100-300. Worse yet if accustomed to bridge camera FZ300.

Much sharper compared to 100-300.

Think I will stick with my OM-D E-M5 i for a while longer.


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Hi Everyone,

I'm considering many options for my next camera/lens purchase.

I'm evaluating:

MFT Body + Panasonic 100-400

versus

MFT Body + Panasonic 100-300 Mkii

versus

MFT Body + Metabones T Smart Adapter + Canon EF 400mm / 5.6

For the MFT Body, I'll start with the original OM-D E-M5 and then either go with the Panasonic G85 or GH4 or GH5 after about 3 months.

Appreciate any feedback on the 3 combinations mentioned regarding comparative image quality and autofocus speed (assuming modern MFT body).
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Old Tuesday 14th March 2017, 01:28   #6
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The more I read new reviews, the G85 with 100-400mm lens seems a really good still pic kit.

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I use the 100-400 on the GX8 but sometimes i use it on the EM10MK11,on the EM CAF is a no go but SAF is very quick and accurate.
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The more I read new reviews, the G85 with 100-400mm lens seems a really good still pic kit.
Its coming together for me with the G80/85,much better than the GX8 dont know why though.

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Nice shot. Looked at the pics in another discussion and really promising.

I think the GH4 and GH5 are too costly for stills mainly. The Oly M1-ii is really nice but also costly and the pdaf isn't performing as well as one may expect.

G85 seems the best value for stills. If only the CAF was better as a couple reviews show AF is slow and a bit inaccurate for video.

Will wait for a few more reviews but likely the G85 is the next camera for me.


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Its coming together for me with the G80/85,much better than the GX8 dont know why though.

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I can add a little to the Metabones info.

Metabones Speed Booster Ultra - Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds.

I bought one of these so I can fit my Canon EF lenses to my OMD mkII 600 F4 mkII 400 F4 mkII 100/400 mkII 24/105 and 85F 1.8

All fit and all AF but quite slow on the first 3 but the last 2 are acceptable IQ is great on all lenses CAF is a no it might get there in the end but most times it just racks back and forth .

In all cases AF speed is no way near the 300f4 pro, for me it will have limited use but does allow me to use my glass on my OMD mkII.

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I can add a little to the Metabones info.

Metabones Speed Booster Ultra - Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds.

I bought one of these so I can fit my Canon EF lenses to my OMD mkII 600 F4 mkII 400 F4 mkII 100/400 mkII 24/105 and 85F 1.8

All fit and all AF but quite slow on the first 3 but the last 2 are acceptable IQ is great on all lenses CAF is a no it might get there in the end but most times it just racks back and forth .

In all cases AF speed is no way near the 300f4 pro, for me it will have limited use but does allow me to use my glass on my OMD mkII.

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Hi Rob,
Did I get it right that you are using the "Speed Booster" variant of the metabones adapter? (The thread started with the "Smart Adapter")
I.e. this one (with the 0.71x focal reducer): http://www.metabones.com/products/de...B_SPEF-M43-BT4
Not this one: http://www.metabones.com/products/details/MB_EF-m43-BT2

Any particular reason for this? Do you prefer speed over reach?
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This one http://www.metabones.com/products/de...B_SPEF-M43-BT4 . I have only tried it in the garden once ,IQ is very good with all my canon lenses ,the extra stop of light means I can use a lower ISO so you gain a little reach being able to crop a little more anyway.
That said I do like the 300f4 pro and with the silent shutter in genral birds come closer anyway
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This one http://www.metabones.com/products/de...B_SPEF-M43-BT4 . I have only tried it in the garden once ,IQ is very good with all my canon lenses ,the extra stop of light means I can use a lower ISO so you gain a little reach being able to crop a little more anyway.
That said I do like the 300f4 pro and with the silent shutter in genral birds come closer anyway
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Hi Rob,

Hi Rob,

I'm using the Smart Adapter (http://www.metabones.com/products/details/MB_EF-m43-BT2) and the Canon EF 400/5.6 often coupled with the 1.4x extender. Highly portable and able to hand-held shoot at 560mm is really useful.

With the E-M1 I get some inconsistent focus accuracy though, so to be on the safe side I usually shoot a sequence of 4-5, this way at least one frame will have focus spot on.

AF accuracy and AF acquisition has significantly improved with the Mark2, for all non-m43 lenses.
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Yes these Adapter's do have a roll to play and its nice to be able to use my EF lenses on my Olympus mkII if I want too .
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