can anyone tell me if this lens will work well with the bmpcc. i’m currently looking at buying some lenses for the bmpcc and there are so many options out there to choose from that i’m having trouble deciding. Is there a list anywhere of lenses that are compatable with the bmpcc?
Hi Adam – your BMPCC has a micro 4/3 mount (sometimes called micro four thirds or MFT). Only micro 4/3 lenses or lenses adapted to micro 4/3 mount will work with your camera.
Canon EF lenses are a special case. Their apertures default to the wide open position unless powered electronically by a Canon compatible mount.
If you get the Sigma 18-35 f1.8 for Canon, you will need an adapter with manual or electronic aperture control. Adapters with built in manual aperture control are relatively inexpensive. Electronic adapters, especially Metabones speed booster/focal reducers, can cost almost as much as your lens.
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thanks for your great response. i don’t know how i came to choosing the sigma 18-35mm for my first lens but in light of your words i think i’ll stick with it.
in terms of the Metabones Nikon G Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with Micro 4/3 Mount Speed Booster, if i purchased this instead of the cheaper adapter does this mean my bmpcc will be compatible with canon ef lenses?
>in terms of the Metabones Nikon G Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with Micro 4/3 Mount Speed Booster, if i purchased this instead of the cheaper adapter does this mean my bmpcc will be compatible with canon ef lenses?
Sadly, no. For compatibility with Canon EF lenses, you need either a Canon EF to micro 4/3 adapter with a manual aperture ring or a Speed Booster like those I linked to above: