adapt pl lenses to fd mount?
Posted 29 May 2008 - 08:56 PM
I am considering purchasing a used Aaton LTR54 S16 camera with a canon fd mount. Because of the small focal plane of the S16 format, I realize that these lenses will be approximately twice as long as they would be if used with a 35mm format.
The price is right on the camera and I do have a wealth of canon fd glass, so I am very tempted to buy this camera. However, I do need to have the option of mounting wider angle S16 glass onto the camera as well.
Does anyone know if an adapter for PL or B mount lenses to be used with an FD mount exists? If so, where might I find one and what should I expect to pay? Do I have any other options for acquiring wide angle glass for an S16 camera with an FD mount?
Posted 30 May 2008 - 10:41 AM
Posted 30 May 2008 - 07:14 PM
Thanks for your help. So I checked about the camera, and the aaton mount has been removed, and it has been replaced with an fd mount. I always have the option of replacing the fd mount w the original aaton mount which will be included w the package. However, as i mentioned before, I would love to be able to use my fd glass. If I could find an adapter to mount fd glass in an aaton camera mount that could be easily attached and removed in the field, i would be happy. Does anyone know if this kind of adapter exists? Also, I know that easily removable adapters exist that would allow me to put b mount glass in an aaton camera mount, so I would also be happy to find an adapter that would allow me to put fd glass in an arri b camera mount.
Posted 30 May 2008 - 08:08 PM
Posted 30 May 2008 - 09:01 PM
Posted 31 May 2008 - 02:00 AM
Canon FD flange to film distance is 42mm. And Arri PL is 52mm, so you might have a chance there. But the PL mount is physically rather large (54mm dia) so you might run into problems there.