Oh man, things are about to get heated. Metabones has been making waves with their SpeedBooster for mirrorless cameras. But Sony Alpha Rumors, has already spotted the new Mitakon knock off. According to the site, Mitakon’s parent company will avoid a patent lawsuit because the Mitakon has a reduction ration of 0.726 (Speed Booster is 0.71). It’s a manual adapter only while some Speed Booster adapters also support full electronic AF and Aperture control. The Lens Turbo price is set at US$239.
As it is though, Metabones has put a delay on their Micro Four Thirds products, and Jared Abrams already tweeted about quality issues. We’re wondering what will come next as this story just becomes more interesting.