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How to mount Bolex C8 Lens on 35mm Photograph Camera ?


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#1 Mustafa Umut Sarac

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 04:43 AM

Hello there,

 

Can anyone tell me how can I mount my C8 lenses on to an 35mm photograph camera ?

 

Best,

 

Mustafa Umut Sarac

Istanbul


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#2 David Cunningham

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 11:56 AM

I don't believe there is an adapter for that and even if there was you would not even come close to covering your 35mm sensor. In fact, you'd only cover half of the center of it.
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#3 Robert Ditto

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 07:58 AM

It is possible, you would need a "D" Mount to "C" Mount Adapter, which is not very common, then a "C" Mount to the mount of your camera.

Please note, the latter part may not even be possible because of the restrictions involved in using "C" Mount lenses on 35mm photographic cameras, because of their mount design differences, not all 35mm cameras have an adapter out there to use "C"Mount lenses.

And I have to re-iterate what David said, even if you have all necessary adapters, the amount of vignetting would be staggering. If I am thinking corrcectly, you would closer to exposing 1/4 of the image area, because "D" Mount is half of 16mm which is a little less than half of 35mm.

The first place to start, however, is to find out if your camera will accept "C"Mount adapters. If so, find a good one. Then look for the "D" Mount to "C" Mount adapter. They are rare, bu they are out there.

Good Luck.

Sincerely, Respectfully,
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