Don't know if this question belongs in Lenses or CP 16 category.
The good news is I just got a CP-16R for dirt cheap, it has at least one good battery and charger, seems to have been serviced recently, and the seller even included aa array b and arri s adapter. Pretty thrilled.
The bad news is I have no lens right now, can't even seem to "fit" the adapters into the CP mount just to see them in there (guess I'll need some tiny grub screws too), and I see how dismal the selection of affordable lens choices are out there (I know why, BMPCC buyers got to them first)
A little spooked by all the info re: backs of Arri lenses hitting mirrors, lenses not really working with cheaper adapters, etc. and wondering if I should just play it safe and wait for the right CP mount lens to show up on eBay, etc. I know I can carefully test an array s lens by using the inching nob.
Guess I'm wondering if there's something I'm missing?
I'll get an adapter part way in and then the other part won't go in. These were tested by Duall in NY so supposedly they're good.
If anyone has an idea what I'm doing wrong....
Also, any opinion on the Canon C 16 12-120 Fluorite (CP mount) lens?
Seems kind of a bargain and doesn't look bad on video tests.