Issues with Bayonet to PL lens adapter??
Posted 12 February 2008 - 01:32 AM
I am about to shoot a student short with my school's ArriSR2 (PL mount) and Zeiss SuperSpeeds (Bayonet mount), and need an adapter. The rental house highly recommended that I do NOT do this. The response wasn't too specific, but he said I should rent a set of lenses that would match the camera (no budget for this) or get the lenses or camera remounted (but they are own by the school and I cannot modify them).
I understand that swapping a single adapter between a set of lenses could be an issue due to 1) either it getting stuck on one lens, and being forced to shoot with that one lens, or 2) it being improperly inserted, causing backfocus problems.
We are already looking to get more than one adapter to settle problem #1 above, but other than that, I cannot figure out a reason why a low-budget student film could or should get an adapter for each lens. Althought, I have not yet seen the footage, we had no problems swapping a single adapter over the set for the lens tests...
What am I overlooking? Anyone have any insight/guidance/nightmares to share?
Posted 12 February 2008 - 04:57 PM
So does your school not have a set of lenses to use with their SR2? If they purchased that set of lenses to use with that camera then they should atleast get a set of the "permanent" screw on type adapters and leave them on the lenses.
Posted 12 February 2008 - 10:41 PM
Thanks for the insight, Jess!
Posted 21 February 2008 - 11:29 AM