Last night on Twitter, Cinematographer Jared Abrams offered a warning to Metabones SpeedBooster adapter uses. Features Editor Abram Goglanian reached out to him asking what happened and apparently the adapter shredded the electronic contacts on a lens. The victim this time was a Carl Zeiss 35mm f1.4 lens–which goes for just under $2,000. From a producer’s point of view, that’s just another expense that you hope you budgeted for.
The adapter is extremely popular due to its widening abilities and the extra stop of aperture. It may make some people think twice about purchasing the unit if this doesn’t blow over well. But we also then wonder how many people are considering their new competitor Mitakon.
Metabones has already stated that their SpeedBooster for Micro Four Thirds has been delayed; let’s just hope that no more problems arise.