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Sony EX-3 with 2/3" Cine-Style Lens - Experiences?


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#1 barryagilbert

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 05:44 PM

Hi All,

I'm prepping a shoot and considering using the EX-3 with the 2/3" lens adapter and was wondering if anyone has had any experiences with that setup, and if they encountered any bugs or had any comments.

I've used the EX-1 which was perfectly fine - would like to see how it does with the better glass that the adapter would allow.

Thanks in advance,

Barry
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#2 James Martin

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 04:44 PM

Did you use the EX-1 in that setup, or was it with its own lens?

Also, as far as I understand it the Sony 2/3" adapter is not optical - meaning you won't get the added depth of field etc etc....

Is there a particular reason that you are using the adapter other than trying it out (which I applaud, BTW)?

It is possible you could get a better result from a 1/2" lens, but there is only one way you can find out for sure!
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#3 Andy Shipsides

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 07:13 PM

Barry

We do this all the time in our rental deparment. The EX3 has an adapter - the ACM-21 - that takes the B4 (2/3") mount to the EX mount. When using it with HD glass the image is very nice and very clean. The ACM-21 has a pin adapter so the servo works great and the camera has Iris control.

When going from 2/3" glass onto a 1/2" chip you will get a magnification on the chip - x1.375 - so you will always be a little longer. Otherwise the image looks fantastic
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#4 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 11:39 PM

Indeed, the adapter is not optical, the image looks as good as your lens can give you _except for the crop factor, of course.
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#5 Ram Shani

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 03:51 AM

hi

just finished to shoot commercial with ex-3 and 2/3" hd canon 4.7x11

work beautiful very sharp

you can see the commercial here

http://www.youtube.c...Q...60F&index=0 watch HQ

here pic of the rig

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#6 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 04:00 AM

http://www.youtube.c...Q...60F&index=0 watch HQ



You Tube gives me a "malformed video" error when I click the link.
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#7 Ram Shani

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 04:04 AM

TRY THIS ONE



here is a link for bigger pic of the rig
http://www.facebook....mp;id=687375748
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#8 Matti Poutanen

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 04:09 PM

TRY THIS ONE



here is a link for bigger pic of the rig
http://www.facebook....mp;id=687375748


I´m planning to use that exact camera/lens in a short film soon. Did everything work out, you said the images were sharp, any reference shots? How wide was it at its widest (I´m planning to shoot pretty wide)?

By the way, what´s your opinion on using this camera and lens without the support rods, or are they necessary?
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#9 Ram Shani

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 06:15 AM

the only reference i have is the clip

it was very wide the lens is 4.7 but i guess it was a little more tele because of the end 1/2" cmos

i wouldn't recommend working without the rod support

it work very well
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#10 barryagilbert

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 11:08 AM

I did end up shooting with the 2/3 adapter and lens and got some nice images.

I would do it again - we used a Fuji zoom that was nice - anyone have an opinion as to what's the best 2/3 lenses out there?
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