BlackMagic pocket closeup lens test - normal vs macro vs telephoto




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Published on Apr 14, 2014

See what a difference a macro lens makes for close up shots. Three excellent quality Zeiss lenses used w/ a speed booster on the BlackMagic Pocket. All shots done wide open at the minimum focus distance.

Normal Lens:
Contax Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm T* f/1.4 - mm edition

Telephoto Lens:
Contax Carl Zeiss Sonnar 135mm T* f/2.8 - mm edition

Macro Lens:
Contax Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar 60mm T* f/2.8 - mm edition

All lenses are similar in age w/ serials from late 7xxx to early 8xxx
All lenses serviced by "Duclos Lenses" w/in the last 6 months

The Speed Booster is a 2nd generation "no-name" model from Hong-Kong. Its takes Canon EF mounted lenses and adapts it to M43 mount. It contains 4 lens elements in 4 groups. It is advertised as giving a .72x FOV reduction and an increase in one stop of light gathering abilities. From my own un-scientific use, these claims appear about right. I paid approximately $140 on ebay for it.

Canon EF EOS speed booster turbo adapter to m4/3 mft on eBay:

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