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#1 Chris Burke

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 07:02 PM

Would it be possible to put a micro Four Thirds mount on my aaton XTR plus.? It currently has an Aaton mount but I thought micro four-thirds might be a lot easier to have these days. Or more convenient that is. What are your thoughts?
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#2 Nima Khazaei

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 09:44 PM

I don't think that's possible.

 

The M4/3 mount has a 20mm flange focal distance- half of the Aaton mount's 40mm. Even if you were to make an adapter that seated deeply enough into the camera to bring the image into focus, the lens would likely collide with the camera's mirror. M4/3 is a mirrorless camera mount, so the lenses are designed to come as close to the sensor as they need to, since nothing is expected to be in the way.

 

If you need to broaden your lens choices, I think an Arri PL mount was available for that camera. Maybe check with Abel Cine if they can source the mount for you? The conversion may be pricey though.

 

There are adapters available for Aaton mount cameras, but mostly to other cinema lens mounts with long flange focal distances. Here is one to Arri Bayonet: http://www.ebay.com/itm/371555048393


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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 09:54 PM

you can adapt the aaton to PL; though i would bet the OP is looking for more budget lenses than anything you'd find in PL.


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Posted 12 August 2016 - 12:14 PM

I thought it might be something like that. Oh well. Yes looking for budget minded solution.
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#5 Kenny N Suleimanagich

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Posted 12 August 2016 - 11:42 PM

I believe you can adapt Nikon to Aaton mount
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Posted 18 August 2016 - 04:09 PM

That's what I currently do. I would love to know if I could rent some of those new SLR magic 1.3 anamorphic Primes. Does anyone rent those in a Nikon mount?
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