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#1 Rolfe Klement

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 07:50 AM

need some help....

Is there a bit of kit that can take a PL mount lens optical output and reduce it to a c mount lens frame size.

E.g. I have a Arri PL mount lens and when I plug it into my video assist direct (via a visual products "PL to c Mount "adaptor) I get a vastly reduced field of view since the VP adaptor is a physical unit and not an optical unit (so the frame area goes from 35mm to 0.5 inch)

Is there a simple bit of kit that allows the translation - and not a mini 35 adaptor from PS Technic

thanks

Rolfe
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#2 Mitch Gross

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 01:53 PM

Yes, there are director's viewfinders that are essentially long viewfinder tubes that accept PL (or whatever) mount lenses on the front. Most of these models now also accept a videotap camera as well. But we are talking a very expensive bit of kit. I recently saw a used one for sale for around $2500, but new expect to pay 2x-3x that.
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