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#1 Louis Li

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 01:10 AM

im considering purchasing a nikon f to c-mount adaptor on ebay.
just want to know if anyone has encounted any problems with such adaptors for your bolex.
light loss, zoom lenses, focusing issues etc. thanks
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#2 Glenn Brady

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 07:26 AM

I've used Nikon F-C adapters on my Bolex H8 RX4 cameras without any difficulty. Long lenses need support, either with an aftermarket rod support system adapted for use on the Bolex or with the Bolex light optical bench (code SUTEL). The Nikkor lenses I've used focus beyond infinity on the Bolex, so it's necessary to focus using the reflex viewfinder (i.e., scale focusing isn't possible).
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Posted 03 May 2009 - 11:59 AM

with regards to light loss? would you meter the same as with the rx lenses?
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Posted 03 May 2009 - 02:23 PM

There are no optics in the adapter and no light loss so, yes, the metering would be no different than for the RX lenses.
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