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#1 Andy_Alderslade

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 02:19 PM

There seems to be a lot of Red bodies floating about London presently at extremely affordable rates.

I have a very low budget shoot coming up and before now Red would have been out our budget, now things have changed a little there seems to be one big problem - the lenses!

Has anyone got suggestions for affordable lens possibilities considering 35mm lenses are currently at a premium and deals tend to be out of the question.

Has anyone tried Nikon primes using a Nikon to PL adapter? I know pulling focus on such a small scale will be challenging but anyone tried it?

Does anyone know what availability is like for the adapter?

Cheers,
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Edited by Andy_Alderslade, 02 February 2009 - 02:20 PM.

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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 02:56 PM

Red maked Nikon and Canon mounts for the RED. There is no such thing as a Nikon-PL lens adapter because of the differences between their Flange Focal Distances.
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#3 Stephen Williams

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 03:17 PM

Red maked Nikon and Canon mounts for the RED. There is no such thing as a Nikon-PL lens adapter because of the differences between their Flange Focal Distances.


Hi,

There is a Nikon to PL adapter but for macro only! A Nikon to PL with 1.4 converter will work at infinity.

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#4 Andy_Alderslade

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 03:34 PM

Hi,

There is a Nikon to PL adapter but for macro only! A Nikon to PL with 1.4 converter will work at infinity.

Stephen


Ah, hence my misunderstanding.

Thanks, Adrian and Stephen.

Back to the drawing board!
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#5 John Sprung

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 06:54 PM

Over here, there are Russian lenses such as Elite and Lomo, and people even re-mount ancient Baltars and such. There's a huge market for what I call "sub-prime" lenses. ;-)





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#6 David Auner aac

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 02:59 AM

There's a huge market for what I call "sub-prime" lenses. ;-)


Hehe, thanks for the laugh John! As I said before, I'll be there when all those real prime lenses come back on the market and snatch them up for what they are really worth!

Cheers, Dave
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#7 Olex Kalynychenko

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 05:11 AM

There seems to be a lot of Red bodies floating about London presently at extremely affordable rates.

I have a very low budget shoot coming up and before now Red would have been out our budget, now things have changed a little there seems to be one big problem - the lenses!


The good idea to use of Russian professional cine lenses LOMO with OST-19 lens mount.
But, problem, RED do not propose of OST-19 lens mount.
A some guys ready to build and sell of OST-19 lens mounts for RED cameras, but, He need of any PL or Nikon original mounts of RED for measuring.
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#8 John Sprung

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:06 PM

The good idea to use of Russian professional cine lenses LOMO .....


Anatoly at Slow Motion Inc. in Burbank sells the Lomo and Elite Russian lenses in PL mount (or any mount you want).

http://www.slowmotioninc.com/






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#9 Bruce Taylor

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 07:47 PM

The good idea to use of Russian professional cine lenses LOMO with OST-19 lens mount.
But, problem, RED do not propose of OST-19 lens mount.


Hi Olex,

I think there are several OST-19 lens mounts for the RED. I personally bought one from Long Valley Equipment. It requires removal of the RED mount which is replaced with the Long Valley mount. The OST-19 mount is well made and works like a champ.

The anamorphic Lomos mount nicely.

Bruce Taylor
www.Indi35.com
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#10 Joe Walker

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 12:08 AM

Supposedly Optar Illumina is supposed to release some super speed lenses soon that cover Super 35, but I haven't see or heard from them so who knows where this stands. There website details them as being 18mm through 85mm at T1.2 for around $35K. Not entirely economical but better than most.
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