aaton mount with PL lenses
Posted 23 August 2007 - 10:47 AM
but it has aaton mount.
i heard negative things about buying an aaton to PL mount adapter, someone mentioned, having to remove the whole aaton mount and replace it with a PL. but i cant seem to find anything about this.
also i keep reading about the aaton mount keeping an accurate distance between aaton mount lenses and the filmback.
has anyone shot with an aaton ltr and cooke primes (or PL mount)? any thoughts??
thanks in advance...
Posted 23 August 2007 - 11:00 AM
Allan Giles at Camera Engineering or ICE Films the Aaton agent in London can change your camera's mount to a PL mount camera. In practise it's a permanent change.
Posted 23 August 2007 - 03:07 PM
Posted 23 August 2007 - 03:38 PM
is the aaton mount the same as the arri bayonet mount?? cus on the inventory list of the aaton ltr it reads
I think that is an Arii standard/B mount adapter to Aaton universal mount. The Aaton mount was 40mm flange focal depth and the Arri mount is 52mm ffd which gave enough leeway to make an adapter to mount the Arri standard or byonet mounts to it. The PL breech lock mount is to large in physical demension to work in that way.
Posted 23 August 2007 - 09:00 PM
It may be less expensive to either (a) rent a PL mount camera body for the shoot and use your accessories (make sure they work with the new camera) or ( see if the rental company can provide the lenses in a mount that is compatible with you camera. If you ever get outside lenses for your own camera, you really should bring the camera in at the time of rental to make sure that the mount depth is set correctly and that the lenses are therefore mounting properly.
Posted 24 August 2007 - 12:11 PM
Where could this adapter be found?
I've only seen the Leica M 39 screw mount to Arri standard adapter.
Posted 27 August 2007 - 09:48 AM
Posted 27 August 2007 - 10:02 AM
Leica M is 28.8mm making an adapter difficult if not impossible to construct as it's flange is 11.2mm deeper than the mount it would be adapting.