I'll preface my post by stating that this may be somewhat of an ignorant question, but do there exist adapters which can convert a 35mm still zoom lens (Canon, Nikon, Sigma, etc.) to PL mount for an Arri S16 camera? Judging from the fact that I haven't found much in the way of PL adapters online, I'm guessing not. Plus, I'm sure there are numerous optical considerations including distance between the rear element and film plane, flange focal distance, whether or not a zoom lens will cover the entire S16 frame on the short end, and so on that couldn't be rectified by using a simple adapter.
I'm thinking about buying a S16 camera and likely doing so without a lens included, so I'm just weighing my options for adding a zoom lens to the camera. As PL mount zoom lenses (and primes, for that matter) are on the pricey side for a hobbyist like me, I'm just trying to determine how much more the glass will add to the expense and am trying to consider any lower-priced options that may exist.