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02-05-2020, 08:39 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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Now you can order a Metabones K to Q Speedbooster!

Adorama has this item available for order:

https://www.adorama.com/mbsppkqbm1.html?

The Speedbooster was initially offered in a Nikon mount,
which wasn't particularly helpful for Pentax users.

If enough people order this one,
Metabones may be motivated to actually produce it.
As of right now, it does have a manufacturer's item code (MB_SPPK-Q-BM1).

In the meantime, you can dream of converting your 100 mm macro
into a superfast tele with enough depth of field to be useful!

02-05-2020, 09:54 AM   #2
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Also on B and H, with actual pictures of the PK version. So it appears to be the real deal.

Metabones Devil Q666 Lens-Mount Adapter for Pentax K
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They finally made that? I asked them if they were going to years ago. They said "maybe someday"...
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Has this only just been released? I remember discussion of it here some time ago, and Metabones' own press release suggested it was slated for release in August 2017...

Metabones Devil's Speed Booster Q666 0.50x Press Release

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I wouldn't even be sure that it actually has been released even now unless you can get one in your hands -- It is under "new products" at adorama with a price tag, so I guess that's a good sign, but it is not actually in-stock. (Did anybody see it in stock?) It definitely was never available in 2017 (or 2018)...

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There's no mention of this on their website... maybe B&H leaked information
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QuoteOriginally posted by vonBaloney Quote
They finally made that?
Not yet, for the likes of us.
QuoteOriginally posted by vonBaloney Quote
They said "maybe someday"
When enough people have made an order, that could be the day.
I have placed one.

Otherwise, don't expect it to happen.
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I had a look through the Q forums for photos taken with the Nikon-mount version. The only thread I could find was this one, but there may be others elsewhere. From those alone, this looks like a good reason for breaking out the Q again, as if one was needed.

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If somebody told me back in 2017 that I won't hear anything about this product until February 2020 when suddenly it would be on Adorama and B&H order pages, I'd have worried about that person.

QuoteOriginally posted by RobA_Oz Quote
I had a look through the Q forums for photos taken with the Nikon-mount version. The only thread I could find was this one, but there may be others elsewhere. From those alone, this looks like a good reason for breaking out the Q again, as if one was needed.
Some more from Abbazz.

Let's share shots with Q! - Page 376 - PentaxForums.com
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/136-pentax-q/355749-show-us-some-bokeh-b...er#post4135451
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QuoteOriginally posted by caliscouser Quote
Also on B and H, with actual pictures of the PK version. So it appears to be the real deal.

Metabones Devil Q666 Lens-Mount Adapter for Pentax K
I was intrigued by their Nikon F to Q product, but I can't see purchasing lenses just for this purpose.
Two more months - and still no K to Q product.
I think the NYC retailers were just hoping to get something going, but on my "fixed income" I don't have any money right now for playing.
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Now showing expected availability Aug 3 2020 !!

I added my email by hitting the 'Notify when available' button. If enough of us express interest maybe we can make this happen.

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Thanks, @caliscouser, I've just added my e-mail.

It doesn't cost anything, so let's all show our interest!
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Looks like one is up for sale already on UK EBay if you want one before Aug. Tempted... FOMO are these things super scarce? This seller has the Nikon to Q speedbooster available too.

Edit link removed as they messaged me they made a mistake and do not have it in stock. Groan...

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Looks like one is up for sale already on UK EBay if you want one before Aug. Tempted... FOMO are these things super scarce? This seller has the Nikon to Q speedbooster available too.
Metabones Pentax K to Q-mount Speed Booster Devil Q666 0.50x (MB_SPPK-Q-BM1) | eBay
Would not trust this listing.
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Would not trust this listing.
You were totally right! 😖
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