ARRI PL Lens to Micro Four Thirds T CINE Speed Booster® ULTRA 0.71x

Key Features

Features and Benefits

  • Design for attaching full-frame PL Prime Lens to Micro Four Thirds (M43-mount) cameras/camcorders 
  • Increase maximum aperture by 1 stop.
  • Increase MTF.
  • Makes lens 0.71x wider.
  • The advanced 5-element/4-group optical design incorporating ultra-high index tantalum-based optical glass by Caldwell Photographic in the USA (patent granted).
  • Positive-lock PL lens mount.
  • Felt material flocked inside the opening to reduce internal reflection.
  • Compatible with Panasonic, Olympic, Blackmagic Design M43-mount cameras.
  • The tripod foot is detachable and compatible with Arca Swiss, Markins, Photo Clam ball heads.



  • Metabones PL T CINE Speed Booster® adapters are designed exclusively for the Zeiss CP.2, CZ.2, and CP.3 lenses.  Important Notes: Do not attempt to mount the lenses not under the Lens Comparability List to the adapter - physical damage may occur.


Lens Compatibility List

ZEISS Compact Prime lenses

ZEISS Cinema Zoom lenses

CP.2 15 mm / T2.9
CP.2 21 mm / T2.9
CP.2 25 mm / T2.1
CP.2 25 mm / T2.9
CP.2 28 mm / T2.1
CP.2 35 mm / T1.5
CP.2 35 mm / T2.1
CP.2 50 mm / T1.5
CP.2 50 mm / T2.1
CP.2 50 mm / T2.1
CP.2 85 mm / T1.5
CP.2 85 mm / T2.1
CP.2 100 mm / T2.1
CP.2 135 mm / T2.1
CP.3 15 mm / T2.9
CP.3 18 mm / T2.9
CP.3 21 mm / T2.9
CP.3 25 mm / T2.1
CP.3 28 mm / T2.1
CP.3 35 mm / T2.1
CP.3 50 mm / T2.1
CP.3 85 mm / T2.1
CP.3 100 mm / T2.1 CF9
CP.3 135 mm / T2.1
CZ.2 15 – 30 mm / T2.9
CZ.2 28 – 80 mm / T2.9
CZ.2 70 – 200 mm / T2.9



Always Enhance and Never Degrade the Performance of the Attached Master Lens

Like the ULTRA series for Sony E-mount, the new Speed Booster​® ULTRA m43 uses an advanced 5-element 4-group optical design incorporating ultra-high index tantalum-based optical glass.  However, the new design is specifically optimized for the Micro Four Thirds sensor and filter stack, and as a result, achieves an astonishing level of performance that sets a new standard for focal reducers.

Like the revolutionary original Metabones Speed Booster® announced in January 2013, the Speed Booster® ULTRA m43 has a magnification of 0.71x, and so it effectively reduces the crop factor of mirrorless Micro Four Thirds mount cameras from 2.0x to 1.4x.  However, the new ULTRA design makes very effective use of exotic materials at the furthest limit of glassmaking technology, and as a result is almost perfectly corrected for use with all full-frame SLR lenses regardless of aperture.  The Speed Booster® ULTRA m43 will also work extremely well with many DX and APS-C format lenses provided the image circle of the lens is large enough.  Optical performance of the new Speed Boosters is so good that the MTF of any lens attached to it will be improved.  Even the latest generation of ultra-high performance SLR lenses such as the Zeiss Otus series can be improved by adding a Speed Booster® ULTRA m43. (More information can be found in the press release here and whitepaper here)


New professional Mount-Rod Support Kit is also available (not included), which is compatible with all Metabones adapters with tripod foot. 


Disclaimer: we are NOT licensed, approved or endorsed by Micro Four Thirds.


Why Metabones®?

Since its inception, Metabones has been designing and manufacturing lens adapters recognized among professionals and enthusiasts as leaders in design and workmanship.

Contrary to the popular trend of other factories using an aluminum ring painted black on the camera-body-side, we instead take no short-cut but use precision-machined brass with chromium plating on both the camera-body and the lens sides of our adapters, in order to ensure smooth mounting, great appearance, and durability. The lens side of the adapter features a strong leaf-spring structure, strengthening the adapter-lens connection and ensuring tightness of the lens in order to reduce wear and prevent focus errors and optical alignment issues from appearing.

Metabones uses matte-black treatment to keep internal reflection to a minimum in order to maintain the maximum optical quality possible with the lens.

All Metabones Adapters follow this tradition of uncompromising precision, robust build quality and outstanding finish. Our new Smart AdapterTM series of products add industry-leading electronic interfacing technology from Canada, with true electronic control of the lens' aperture directly from the camera body.


Our Smart AdapterTM  series adapters have the following additional features