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#1 Arni Heimir

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 04:46 PM

Is there an off the shelf adaptor for F mount nikon lenses on PL mount motion picture camera?

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#2 Stephen Williams

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 11:39 AM

Is there an off the shelf adaptor for F mount nikon lenses on PL mount motion picture camera?

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Hi,

Yes for macro, but it can't focus at infinity.

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#3 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 03:23 PM

The flange focal distance (from lens seat mount to film plane) of Nikon is 44mm. PL has 52mm, so as you can see it's impossible to stick a Nikon lens with adapter into a PL mount lens (the other way around could work if the lens isn't to big in diameter). As Stephen said, you could obviously do it, but the lens would be in macro all the time.
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#4 Kim Sargenius

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 07:23 PM

(the other way around could work if the lens isn't to big in diameter).



Has anyone ever seen this done?



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#5 Gnanasekaran MN

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Posted 13 April 2006 - 12:58 AM

Has anyone ever seen this done?
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When a Nikon lens can not be used for infifity focus, what is the use of adapting it for PL mount.
But there are 35mm movie camer which can directly go with Nikon lenses - Photosonic make
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#6 Kim Sargenius

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 10:29 PM

When a Nikon lens can not be used for infifity focus, what is the use of adapting it for PL mount.


Sorry but that's not what I was asking - I was asking if anyone's seen and adaptor to put PL lenses on a Nikon stills camera....



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#7 Mitch Gross

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Posted 16 April 2006 - 11:12 PM

I believe that even PL to Nikon would require hacking up the still camera body to get correct depth. But if it can be done, Les Bosher in the UK is the man to do it.
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#8 Dan Salzmann

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 02:04 AM

The dop shop offers an Olympus Pen FT with a PL mount so why couldn't a Nikon be adapted?
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Posted 25 September 2008 - 12:38 AM

Sorry but that's not what I was asking - I was asking if anyone's seen and adaptor to put PL lenses on a Nikon stills camera....



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I do not think it will work, becuase PL mount lenses will not have
covering power to fill the area with good image for 35mm
mm still camera format


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#10 Patrick Neary

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 10:10 AM

The dop shop offers an Olympus Pen FT with a PL mount so why couldn't a Nikon be adapted?


Hi Dan- The Pen's FFD is quite a bit shallower than Nikon's (or PL), like 28 or 29mm, so there's lots of room to add an adapter for PL.
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#11 Glen Alexander

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 05:55 PM

It depends on the lens in question.

Generally no. Flange distance is too far.

If you get a long prime, that Century optics built, they have universal adapters. Most rental houses put PL adapters on them. You can buy an adapter and mount for about $150USD in Los Angeles from Schneider Optics in NoHo. Not even tech people at Clairmont Camera were aware of this. You can do this yourself without realigning the optics, simple bolt on adapters, I was considering this but the rental of long primes from Clairmont is hideously expensive, even when there is very few productions going on.

Edited by Glen Alexander, 26 September 2008 - 05:56 PM.

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