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#1 Terry Runner

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 02:56 AM

Does anyone know anything about the Nikkor Cine-lenses? All I know is that they are C-mount lenses but has anyone know if they are any good? I want to try them on my DSLR's

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#2 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 03:06 AM

C mount lenses are used on 2/3" and 16mm cameras, so I'd be surprised if they'd cover a DSLR frame. Super 16 would be about the limit.
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#3 Terry Runner

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 02:56 PM

C mount lenses are used on 2/3" and 16mm cameras, so I'd be surprised if they'd cover a DSLR frame. Super 16 would be about the limit.


Hey Brian, I have been seeing some footage with these lenses but I think its the same guy and its all from a GH1.




Maybe he made his own adapter..
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#4 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 05:04 PM

The GH1's Micro Four Thirds sensor is a lot smaller than the DSLRs and the camera doesn't have a mirror shutter, so perhaps he has an adapter to allow the Nikkor Cine to be fitted.
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#5 Terry Runner

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 05:31 PM

The GH1's Micro Four Thirds sensor is a lot smaller than the DSLRs and the camera doesn't have a mirror shutter, so perhaps he has an adapter to allow the Nikkor Cine to be fitted.



hmm. Didn't know that about the GH1..haven't really looked into it.


So the GH1 isn't really considered a DSLR?
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Posted 07 September 2010 - 06:06 PM

It's a smaller sensor format than say the Canon 7D or the 5D.

http://en.wikipedia....r_Thirds_system
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#7 Terry Runner

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 07:05 PM

It's a smaller sensor format than say the Canon 7D or the 5D.

http://en.wikipedia....r_Thirds_system

Wow that is significantly smaller..

these lenses wouldn't really be "future proofing" either...say if I were to go with a 5D or whatever might come out in the future that is full frame.

Thanks for the help Brian!
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Posted 07 October 2010 - 02:59 PM

The GH-1 might not be a "true" DSLR, but it's mirrorless design allows it to mount cinema lenses without permanently converting to PL-mount. That smaller sensor is about the size of Super 35mm film but much bigger than traditional 2/3 video, providing a shallow depth of field that's much easier to focus with compared to the VistaVision-sized 5D.

(It also handles texture better than Canon due to Panasonic's superior line skipping, and it's codec issues recede with the "tester 13" hack.) Yes, c-mount lenses will work, but unless you find a great deal you're probably better off buying 35mm lenses that will cover the full frame of any future camera. If you want contrast, old zeiss for contax lenses are excellent; for a softer look, nikkor primes. And if a budget comes along, rent that PL adapter!
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Posted 29 October 2010 - 07:39 PM

I had Cine-NIKKOR 25mm 1:1.4. I used it on my GH1.
Here are the links :


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