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Converting Arri S to S/B... Can it be done?


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#1 Steve Goodloe

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 12:47 PM

Can you take an older S and give it a Bayonet mount? I know this seems a little backwards. But I already have the camera, and I just found the mount. Was wondering if that could work. Would there be any differences between doing it to a S or a M? Thanks for the input.

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#2 Tim Carroll

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 10:18 AM

Steve,

It is possible to do this, it only depends on the original camera body and the bayonet turret you get. Should work okay, but in rare cases you can run into an issue with the FFD as it is dependent on the turret and the body, and when they were made at the factory the body and turrets were matched to make sure the FFD could be brought into spec. Like I said, in rare cases you may find a body and a turret that when assembled, will not allow you to adjust the FFD on the combination.

But if you already have the camera and the turret, I would try it and see if it comes out okay.

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