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#1 Rob Vogt

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 06:25 PM

Just wondering if anybody has had any experience putting a 16mm lens on a 35mm adapter and what issues I can expect. I would imagine a larger depth of field, and a smaller field of view being the main issues. I'm doing a school project with an HVX and Movietube LT with PL mount and wondering if I could use the school's 10:1 zeiss zoom we have for our sr2 (also planing on using our 14mm prime). I'm doing a camera test on Monday but just wondering what issues I should expect.
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#2 John Sprung

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 07:04 PM

The lenses designed for the 16mm format won't cover the whole frame in the 35 adapter. Expect to see a fuzzy edged circle of picture with black all around it.



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#3 Chris Keth

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 10:54 PM

John said it. if you try to zoom in past the vignetting, there's a strong likelihood that your camera's macro mode won't focus that close any more. I'm pretty sure the HVX close focus distance is poorer and poorer as you zoom in more.
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#4 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 11:30 PM

From my own experience you'll be ok around 25mm or so (gotten from my Illumina S16mm primes on a letus). On the longer end 30< I'd say you'll be "Ok" but why not just see if you can throw it on there really fast and get first hand experience?
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#5 Rob Vogt

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 09:28 AM

Thanks guys. I was hoping to be able to avoid the vignetting until around 60mm or so, Im going to do the test on Monday but ive reserved a 35mm lens as backup.
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#6 Phillip Mosness

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 02:37 AM

Is there also a problem with the rear element protruding further than 35mm lenses? I was told this when I bought some PL mount 16mm primes recently.


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