The admin of 43Rumors received a major tip that MetaBones might be releasing a Speed Booster for Olympus OM Lenses to Micro Four Thirds cameras. Users of the format have always loved using those lenses, but with the new addition of the Speed Booster, they’ll gain loads more capabilities such as a wider focal length and an extra f-stop of performance. At the moment, this is still a rumor, but the admin is usually pretty darn good on nailing what’s true and what’s not.
So let’s analyze this: a 35mm f1.4 lens will become a 24mm f1.0. But then you consider the 2x crop factor ratio that Micro Four Thirds cameras have. So that 24mm f1.0 approximately becomes a the equivalent 48mm f2. Still not too bad considering that it is still faster than the real rendering of most Micro Four Thirds lenses sans the offerings from Voigtlander. You’ll have to pry my 17.5mm f0.95 out of my cold, dead hands.
While the world is very much smitten with these items, Jared Abrams apparently had a perfectly good Zeiss lens destroyed by these units–so caution is always advised.