TheÂ Leica R Lens to Micro Four Thirds Mount Camera Speed Booster fromÂ Metabones allows a full frameÂ Leica R lens to be mounted to a Micro Four Thirds mount camera and in doing so, increases the angle of view and increases the maximum apertureÂ one f/stop.
When a lens intended for full frame sensors or 35mm film is mounted to a camera with anÂ Micro Four ThirdsÂ sized sensor, it transmits a largerÂ area of light than theÂ smaller sensor was built to accept and therefore the angle of view of the lens decreases and the equivalent focal length increases. The Speed Booster condenses light from the lens and projects it onto theÂ smaller sensor allowing the sensor to utilize all of the lens' light and effectively produce a full-frame angle of view with anÂ MFT sensor. A correspondingÂ increaseÂ in the maximum aperture ofÂ one f/stop makes the lens more effective in low-light situations and able to create a shallow depth of field.
MetabonesÂ Speed BoostersÂ are quality made, using precision-machined brass with chromium plating on both the camera-body and the lens sides of theÂ booster in order to ensure smooth mounting, quality aesthetic, and durability. This adapter has a detachable tripod foot that is compatible with Arca Swiss, Markins, and Photo Clam ball heads.
Although the lens will fit physically, automatic diaphragm (AE metering), or other auto functions are not retained using this speed booster.Â Super telephoto lenses such as the Telyt 560mm f/5.6 may vignette at the corners and the following lenses require modification to fit the speed booster: Super-Elmar-R 15mm, Elmarit R 28mm f/2.8, Elmarit R 35mm f/2.8, Summicron R 50mm f/2.Micro Four Thirds speed boosters are shipped with a clickless ring that can be easily converted to a clicked ring without additional parts.