FREE Metabones EF Adapter w/ Fs7 & Fs5 Is Back!

For a while Sony had been running a promo where you received a free Metabones EF lens adapter with an Fs series of camera. However, they discontinued the promo a few months ago. The good news is the promo has just been brought back. Now, when you purchase any Fs7 or Fs5 camera, as well as the Fs700 and EA50, you qualify to receive a FREE Metabones Mark IV EF adapter.

It is important to note that this is a MAIL-IN claim system…. the adapter is not in the camera box. This has tripped up some buyers who were planning on using the adapter with the camera immediately only to discover that it takes 4-8 weeks to receive the adapter.

However, we’ve been helping customers out with what i call the Metabones buy-back plan. If you need to use a Metabones adapter right away simply buy one at the time you buy the camera. Then, when you receive your free Metabones adapter via the mail in 4-8 weeks, i’ll buy it from you. That way you get to start shooting with the adapter right away and it doesn’t really cost you anything additional in the end.

You can buy take a look at the Sony Fs7 here and the Sony Fs5 here.

Also, for any customers who purchased a Sony Fs series camera between May 10th and July 31st when the Metabones promo was suspended, Sony is officially honoring your claims for the FREE Metabones adapter.

1) End User must purchase a Sony NEX-EA50M, NEX-FS700R, NEX-FS700RH, PXW-FS5, PXW-FS5K, PXW-FS7 or PXW-FS7K series professional camcorder during the promotion period from a Sony AuthorizedReseller. Eligible product must be ordered by and shipped to the end user withinthe promotion period in order to qualify for this rebate.
2) End User must fill out online rebate claim form at Sony
Complete the online claim form and hit the “Submit” button to process the submission.
Print your Online Rebate Submission Form.
3) End User must send printout of completed online form, entire ORIGINAL UPC product code label from thebox of the Sony eligible camcorder purchased (photocopies of UPC not accepted), and a copy ofpurchase invoice from the same Sony Authorized Reseller, Reseller of a Sony Authorized Distributor orSony to Sony End User Award Headquarters at the following address, postmarked no later than November30, 2016.


Panasonic GH4 Now Available at Professional Video

From the “Better Late then Never” department, the very popular Panasonic GH4 is now available at the Northwest’s cinema equipment leader, Professional Video. “Why has it taken this long” you ask? The most important thing to keep in mind is that giant companies like Panasonic aren’t one big company, they’re a group of small companies all working under the same main brand name. We have been Panasonic Broadcast dealers for nearly 25 years. However, the GH4 was not developed by or sold by the broadcast devision, it is a “consumer photo” division product.

Up until recently Panasonic Consumer Imaging required a company to be a “full-line” dealer if they were going to sell any of their products. We couldn’t just sell the GH4, we also had to sell the lower end photo cameras as well. After months of knocking on the door Panasonic approached us and said that they’ve finally decided to move to a business format that would allow for certain cross-over Consumer/Broadcast products. The GH4, logically, is one of the first major items to be considered in this crossover category.

Now you know the whole story. I’m selling the Panasonic GH4 and all associated accessories. I have a GH4 now on my shelf for demonstration, evaluation, and rental. I’m selling it (as of this writing) for $1,698 body only or $2498 for the kit including the professional connector dock. It’s renting for $90 body only or $135 for a kit including the Metabones EF Speedbooter adapter, the professional connector dock, and a high capacity battery system. Fin the IN STOCK today. Post by Eric C. Petrie

GH4 In Stock

Special Offer: FREE Metabones Canon EF Lens Adapter w/ Sony FS7 Camera

I’m very excited to announce that I’m now able to offer you a free Metabones brand Canon EF lens to Sony E mount adapter with the purchase of the new Sony FS7 camera. This is a $300 value. The adapter provides full electronic communication between the Canon lenses and the Sony E-mount body of the camera. This retains image stabilization and electronic iris control. And it’s all yours for free with the new FS7.

I’ve been offering this promotion for quite a while on the FS100 and FS700 cameras, and it’s still continuing on those as well. The FS7 is Sony’s very highly anticipated addition to the CineAlta family. Using the same sensor as the F5, the FS7 offers S-Log3 color and gamma, 180fps internal recording, 4K internal recording in 10-bit, 4:2:2, I-Frame XAVC, and options for 12-bit RAW output and ProRes recording. The native E-mount of the camera makes it compatible with a wide range of Sony lenses, including their new 28-135mm f/4 budget cine-servo. The other advantage of the E-mount is how easy it is to adapt to PL, EF, F, or virtually any lens mount you can think of. The Metabones EF mount adapter is yours free when you purchase with me, Professional Video. Post by Eric C. Petrie

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Hot Sale: Sony FS100 Now Under $2,500

We’re always trying to offer the greatest bang for the buck possible. This deal fits right in that category. You can now pick up the Sony FS100 Super35mm cinema camera for only $2,499. Thats an extremely good value. The FS100 offers a very high quality 1080p CMOS sensor designed specifically for video production, not a still photo sensor forced to do video. In fact, this was the same sensor used in Sony’s F3. The nature of the sensor has nearly eliminated rolling shutter, moire, and aliasing effects. The camera can record internal 1080/60p slow motion and it can output 4:2:2 via the HDMI to an affordable external recorder like an Atomos Ninja, thus offering up-to 220mbps ProRes recording. PLUS you still get a free Metabones EF adapter with the purchase so all of your Canon lenses will be fully functional. Post by Eric C. Petrie

Sony FS100


Turn Your BMD Pocket and Cinema 2K Cameras Into Super35mm Perspective Cameras

Metabones has become widely known for their unique perspective changing lens adapters. They already introduced adapters for Micro 4/3 cameras like the GH3, but now they’ve created new F-mount (Nikon style) Speed Boosters designed specifically for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera that make lenses on those bodies even faster and wider, and give the Super 16mm Pocket essentially a Super 35mm sensor.

The new 0.64xBMCC Speed Booster reduces the full-frame crop factor of the BMD Cinema from 2.39x to 1.53x, thus effectively transforming it into a Super-35 format cine camera. In addition, the speed of any attached lens is increased by 1 & 1/3 stops.

The new 0.58xBMPCC Speed booster is made specifically for the Pocket camera. It reduces the full-frame equivalent crop factor to 1.75x, not quite Super-35 format viewing angle, but close. In addition, the speed of any attached lens is increased by 1 & 2/3 stops.

These adapters are made only for F-mount lenses at the moment, so it will be interesting if we get either standard Micro 4/3 or Blackmagic-specific Micro 4/3 adapters for Canon lenses at some point in the future. The issue with a Canon adapter is that those lenses need power to change the iris, and there is apparently some trouble making this work reliably from the Micro 4/3 mount (and a powered adapter would only work with the active Micro 4/3 Pocket). The biggest differences between these new Blackmagic Speed Boosters and the regular MFT Speed Booster is that the Metabones team was able to put the rear element farther back into the camera since there is no shutter on the video-only cameras (whereas there is one on cameras like GH2 or GH3). That’s what allows these adapters to make the image even wider than before.

This kind of performance does come at a price. While the generic MFT adapter is $430, these are going to be $490 when they ship sometime this month (though the Pocket may take a little longer). Contact Professional Video and get your orders in now. Post by Eric C. Petrie

Metabones M4:3 chart Metabones Pocket

Sony Announces Continuation of Metabones EF Rebate

Sony has announced that, in partnership with Professional Video, they will be continuing the Metabones EF adapter rebate. You with your purchase of an FS700 camera (now 4K ready) you’ll receive (via mail) an EF lens adapter that allows you to use Canon lenses that have an electronic iris. This adapter has a $400 value. One of the strengths of the E-mount that the FS700 employees is that it is very easily adapted to a wide range of lenses. Sony is leveraging that strength here by giving you a free gateway to the most extensive lens library out there, the Canon EF catalog. Right now the promotion is scheduled to run until the end of March. Post by Eric C. Petrie

Review & Explination of Metabones Speed Boost

Metabones has become the hottest name is lens mount adapters. Their two hottest items are their standard Canon EF to Sony E mount adapter and the Speed Boost version. The standard adapter sells for $399 and is easily the best option for using Canon EF lenses on an FS700. The Speed Boost version sells for $599 and offers some bennifits that sound like magic. I’ve been trying to wrap my head around how the Speed Boost works and what the tradeoffs might be. I cam across this article that is the best I’ve seen at illustrating the pros and cons of the Speed Boost. Read the article and when you’re ready to buy your Metabones adapters purchase from Professional Video. Post by Eric C. Petriemb_ef-e-bm2_01