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Using Angenieux 16BL zoom on an SR2 body ?


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#1 P Mitcheltree

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 09:02 PM

I have a 12-120 Angenieux 2.2 zoom from a 16BL.
Will this B mount lens fit into an SR1 or SR2 (B mount) body and lock in / function properly ? Not hit mirror ?
Owner with camera is 500 miles away and I have no SR 'B' bodies here to check it on, only PL bodies as is common now.
I realize aperture functions of the SR won't connect, but physically is this combination workable as a manual lens only ?
TIA.

Edited by P Mitcheltree, 10 March 2011 - 09:05 PM.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 09:35 PM

Correction:
Sorry, question should be specifically for an SR1 body, but I expect an SR2 would have the same results maybe.
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#3 Bernie O'Doherty

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 09:37 PM

Shouldn't be any reason why it wouldn't work. Have the end-user check a few things:

Inch the mirror out of the way of the aperture. Put the lens into the port and lock it down. SLOWLY inch the mirror back into the viewing position. You should stop inching if you feel the slightest mechanical drag or impediment. If it feels good you're good to go.
Have him focus, zoomed in tight at 120mm, on something at 5 ft distance. Focus. Zoom wide and ensure focus is maintained throughout the range to 12mm.
He should be good to go.
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Posted 10 March 2011 - 10:57 PM

Thank you very much Bernie, I appreciate that.
I do understand the mirror procedure, will advise him accordingly. ( and with power disconnected too ! )
cheers. Tree

Edited by P Mitcheltree, 10 March 2011 - 10:57 PM.

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#5 John Sprung

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 03:45 AM

... zoom from a 16BL.


Meaning with the big BL blimp housing? Even if it fits, it'll be a pain in the tush. There might be some issues with the back end of the housing not being adequately supported. Also, not sure if it extends below the bottom of an SR.




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