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#1 Philipp Kunzli

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 05:02 PM

Hey everybody

 

I'm just got my hands on a beautiful, old set of Schneider Kreuznach Xenon lenses with the ARRI bayonet mount. Now I'm wondering if there is any way to mount them "directly" on a Nikon body. 

 

I changed / fitted them all already to PL Mount but I'm wondering if there there is a "direct Nikon adapter"?

I know that they don't "project" full frame, but I'm certain there colours are worth it to shoot on DX - Crop...

 

THX for your input!

 

Philipp

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 03:41 AM

Having a look at the "Auflagemass" distance, (German) I think its called focal plane in english it should work.

 

The Camera > Nikon F > is 46,5mm     Sensor 

The Lens > ARRI Bajonet > is 52mm    Lens

 

So one would have "only" to increase the Distance.... 

 

Are my thought wrong?


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#3 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 04:09 AM

You'd have to get a one off made, however, the Arri mount is deeper than stills camera mounts, so you may find the the lens is physically deeper inside camera than the numbers suggest.


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#4 Dom Jaeger

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 06:34 AM

I don't have either an Arri B mount lens or a Nikon camera handy to check right now, but I suspect the deep rear barrel of the lens mount that Brian mentions - 41mm dia plus locking tabs - might foul inside the 44mm dia Nikon throat before the lens seats properly. Certainly some (if not all) lenses would prevent the reflex mirror from flipping. You also might not have any room to fit an adapter over the lens mount tabs, if they protrude close to 44mm.
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#5 Philipp Kunzli

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 05:28 PM

You guys were right...

I just thought about the different distance of the focal plane – but didn't take the depth of the leans into calculation.

Thanks four your feedback!


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