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#1 Brian Woods

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 11:27 AM

i've been in the market for a good bolex-bayonette to nikon adaptor and bolex-bayonette to pl mount adaptor for my ebm. so far the only place i've found that has anything like that is FILMCAMERAKIT.com. i'm not completely satisfied on their pricing though. does anyone out there know of a dealer, preferably in america, that sells such a product at a reasonable price??

i've already tried going from bayonette to c-mount to nikon and am untrusting of the results.

thanks a lot.

http://www.filmcamer...ml/adaptors.htm

essentially this is what i'm looking for. has anyone had experience with these adaptors?
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Posted 10 April 2007 - 05:17 AM

i've been in the market for a good bolex-bayonette to nikon adaptor and bolex-bayonette to pl mount adaptor for my ebm. so far the only place i've found that has anything like that is FILMCAMERAKIT.com. i'm not completely satisfied on their pricing though. does anyone out there know of a dealer, preferably in america, that sells such a product at a reasonable price??

i've already tried going from bayonette to c-mount to nikon and am untrusting of the results.

thanks a lot.

http://www.filmcamer...ml/adaptors.htm

essentially this is what i'm looking for. has anyone had experience with these adaptors?


Our adaptors are CNC machined by Arri trained engineers with decades of experience between them, and are made from high grade stainless steel to very high tolerances. Our main engineer is fond of recounting the fact that engineering tolerances in lens mount engineering are significantly tighter than in the aerospace and space exploration sectors!

Although it may seem expensive, it is a high quality piece THAT WILL WORK!. We've seen a number of customers that have bought poorly machined adaptors from a variety of places including ebay. I've seen PL mount adaptors which don't even fit onto a camera.

Bart Smith

http://www.filmcamerakit.com
http://www.blueaudiovisual.co.uk
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#3 Brian Woods

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 12:42 PM

Our adaptors are CNC machined by Arri trained engineers with decades of experience between them, and are made from high grade stainless steel to very high tolerances. Our main engineer is fond of recounting the fact that engineering tolerances in lens mount engineering are significantly tighter than in the aerospace and space exploration sectors!

Although it may seem expensive, it is a high quality piece THAT WILL WORK!. We've seen a number of customers that have bought poorly machined adaptors from a variety of places including ebay. I've seen PL mount adaptors which don't even fit onto a camera.

Bart Smith

http://www.filmcamerakit.com
http://www.blueaudiovisual.co.uk


bart,

i apologize. i should have been more specific. i can't afford to pay what you're asking. i don't think at all that it's an unjust price. i simply don't have enough money. i'm a college student. most of my money goes to food and shelter. let me ask you this, though: my friend recently bought a bolex bayonet to nikon adaptor, but the focal flange depth was way off. there was no focus at infinity. do your adaptors have the same problem, or are they equivalent to putting a nikon lens on a 35mm slr?

thanks,
brian.
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Posted 11 April 2007 - 05:34 AM

My friend recently bought a bolex bayonet to nikon adaptor, but the focal flange depth was way off. there was no focus at infinity. do your adaptors have the same problem, or are they equivalent to putting a nikon lens on a 35mm slr?


The mounts should be set up (or collimated) for the correct depth for a Bolex camera. If the lens is way out of focus it means that either the mount adaptor is out, the lens is out or the camera is out of specification. There can be slight problems with ultra wide lenses when using these adaptors (eg 5 or 6mm lenses). This is because of the way the Bolex camera works and the way that light passes through the prism in front of the gate. If you are going to use a really wide lens it is best to have a dedicated mount that is specifically collimated for that individual lens. This collimation issue with wide lenses is one of the reasons that Bolex did not manufacture a lens wider than 10mm (except lenses with aspherons on the front). All the mounts we sell are correctly collimated for lenses at 10mm and above. If you require recollimation for wider lenses we can reset them.
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