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#1 Mustafa Umut Sarac

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 11:33 PM

I am thinking to attach D Mount Yvar 13 mm on to Super 8 Camera .

 

Can I find cheap cameras ? What is your advise ?

 

Umut


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#2 Joerg Polzfusz

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 03:03 AM

AFAIK there's no Super8-camera that accept D-Mount-lenses. The only Super8-cameras with replaceable lenses use C-Mount, M-Mount or some manufacturers' proprietary mount (e.g. for the Nalcom FTL 1000 Mk II).

 

If you want to use a D-mount-lens, then you'll have to buy a Double8-camera.


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#3 Mustafa Umut Sarac

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 03:10 AM

Thank you Joerg,

 

You helped a lot. I bought an Double 8 Paillard Bolex C8 Camera and an D Mount Yvar 13mm f:1.9.

 

Best,

Umut


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#4 Martin Baumgarten

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 10:58 PM

It is possible, but there are strict focusing limitations since the D-Mount lenses have a much shallower depth, so they can only work in a macro mode.  To use a D-Mount lens, you will need to get a BOLEX extension tube set, which has tubes made in the C-Mount, but has adapters to use them on a D-Mount camera.  The front portion removes and is a D-Mount to C-Mount Adapter.  This will allow you to use such a lens for extreme macro work on a BEAULIEU 2008-9008 series cameras.

 

The only way to use such a tiny lens 'normally' would be to modify a basic fixed focal length Super 8mm camera by removing the lens, and constructing a mounting setup. It would require collimating the lens so the focus would be correct.  This was done on a modified Super 8mm camera we minimized the weight for a rocket shot stunt we did on a film.  It had to be made very light so it could fly of course.

 

Lastly, some D-Mount lenses have too small a circle of illumination for sharp corner to corner coverage of the Super 8mm frame, so you'd have to experiment.  That being said, the D-Mount BOLEX lenses seem to cover the Super 8mm frame fine on the converted BOLEX H-8 cameras for Double Super 8mm film.  Hope this helps.


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