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#1 Mark Smith

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 01:52 PM

I thought I had it all figured out, but want to do a last cost/benefit analysis. I am curious about buying a set of Zeiss Bayo mount lenses and then using them on a PL mount camera. How would that be possible? I.ve found a device that does the reverse - takes a PL and makes it a bayo - but no info on what I.m looking for. If anyone knows of the products/how good they are - i.e. if I should just buy PL lenses despite being more $$$ - and then the cost of such devices.

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Mark.

And I promise...that.s the last question...



...at least for today :)

EDIT - and just to make sure...Arri B mount is the same as bayo right?

Edited by Mark Smith, 29 January 2006 - 01:54 PM.

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#2 Stephen Williams

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 02:02 PM

I thought I had it all figured out, but want to do a last cost/benefit analysis. I am curious about buying a set of Zeiss Bayo mount lenses and then using them on a PL mount camera. How would that be possible? I.ve found a device that does the reverse - takes a PL and makes it a bayo - but no info on what I.m looking for. If anyone knows of the products/how good they are - i.e. if I should just buy PL lenses despite being more $$$ - and then the cost of such devices.

Thanks,
Mark.

And I promise...that.s the last question...
...at least for today :)

EDIT - and just to make sure...Arri B mount is the same as bayo right?



Hi,

The Arri B to PL converters vary in quality. The best cost well over $500 each. There was a thread here and on CML last week.
Lenses have to be collimated to within 5 microns. If the collimation is off, a wide angle lens wide open will be totally soft on the film.
PL mounted lenses will cost more but also have a better resale value.

Stephen
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#3 Andy Sparaco SOC

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 02:11 PM

The addition of a PL mount adapter to an Arri Bayo or even Arri Standard mount is done routinely.
Couple of issues:

1) You need to get a hi-quality adapter
2) You should get the adapter mounted by a tech who can check the back focus distance and add shims if necessary.

P+S Technic in Munich makes a quality adapter

There are lots of junk PL adaptors.

Beyond that is the issue of which series -

standard or superspeed
and if superspeed which series Mark 1, 2 or 3
and where they are 16mm or 35mm coverage

Much of this is driven by $$$

You can buy just about any Arri Bayo/Standard mount lens but you should forget most of the "standard mount ones -with exceptions. You want the large manly size lenses because they will work on follow focus/matte box rigs.

Cost of super speed sets are suddenly on the up swing because of the demand for use on various spinning video adapters as well as S16 production

Yes we all have the need for speed

Just ignore that S Williams person :D
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