Canon 5D Mark II PL Mount.

April 9th, 2010
Photo By: Canon Rumors

Photo By: DCHome

Canon Rumors posted this photo of a Canon 5D Mark II PL mount. The mirror has been removed. Apparently it will still take photos and shoot video. There were no real details along with the photo.  No mention of lens restrictions on CR. They show the process of  deconstructing the camera prior to changing the mount. Very Detailed Photos of the process here.

Expect to see more cool items like this coming out of NAB this weekend. Cinema 5D will be there in full force. Look for NAB updates all next week.

Canon 5D Mark II PL Mount With Zeiss Super Speed.

Canon 5D Mark II PL Mount With Zeiss Super Speed.

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obynub
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November 20th, 2018

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M.A.Raveendra
M.A.Raveendra
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August 16th, 2011

Is it possible to get adpator or to fix Zeises super 16mm block lenses (fixes Focal Lenses) to Canon DSLR either to 5D or 7D/ Nikon series and also for SONY EX 320/350 Video Cameras. Where we can get or to test & procure. If any person can leave information either a any dealer/Agency or Manufacture.

edisantoso
edisantoso
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April 26th, 2010

how about “the sensor, after long time shot , have a damage?
or still works?

jean dodge
jean dodge
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April 14th, 2010

As predicted. Hot Rod Cameras mod of a 7D makes a bit more sense but if the goal is to use every possible pixel then there is a place for this franken-camera at present. The image circle covered would be larger than that of a 7D, smaller than full frame on many focal lengths.

BNCR mount, OCT-19 mount are longer flange focal distance but lenses harder to source. Anamorphics and powered zooms possible with this camera, and maybe even anamorphic zoom lenses too.

Curious about the wireless set up. It probably disables the onboard monitor, right? WOuld that unit be HDMI out to video signal or is it just audio? Don’t recognize the unit. Looks like a Y connector and the loose end is power? Please advise.

No clue as to who made this is suggested by Canon rumor site. This could be Hot Rod Cameras as well I guess but I don’t think so. They like colored metal. This is a home built job, and I bet it is from Australia. Anyone try to check the metadata on the photos?

jean dodge
jean dodge
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April 14th, 2010
Reply to  jean dodge

FWIW that’s an arrifflex lightweight Follow focus, probably from an Arri 16SR, and it looks well used. Another clue that leads me to say this is a home build job. Very likely this whole process started before the debut of the 7D. Someone spent some time on this…

Can anyone ID the mattebox and rods used? Lens is captioned Zeiss Super speed but for all we know that’s a 16mm format lens…. hard to tell from photo. Haven’t blow it up etc.

Giulio Sciorio
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April 9th, 2010

Yeah I’m gonna stick with my Canon glass and a non-cut up canon body for stuff like you know…taking photos.

If I need to use PL glass I’m gonna use it with film and a proper budget. If your motion is going on the web and most of it is, canon glass is fine.

Maybe its because I come from the still photography profession but I just don’t get the need by filmmakers to complicate things so much with ridiculous gear.

deadfish
deadfish
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April 9th, 2010

looks like it even has the wirelesss lcd monitor! sweet rig!

555productions
555productions
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April 9th, 2010

Well….Has anyone ever used cine glass. There is a reason that they are used. Lens acuity and color reproduction is far greater on cine glass vs. even Canon Ls. Also, not to mention 300-360º focus ring. Properly calibrated witness marks. Etc. I thought this was pretty obvious though.

CineFrank
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April 9th, 2010
Reply to  555productions

555productions,

You may be right, but it seems counter-intuitive that lenses designed for still photography would be inferior to those optimized for cinematography, given that full frame 35mm film or digital has more resolving power than movie film.

Dan Kanes
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April 9th, 2010
Reply to  CineFrank

555P’s Right on all accounts. Resolving power only accounts for part of a Lens’ Personality. Personality counts for a lot when dealing with shooting motion pictures. Take it or leave it, but my opinion is that I can almost always tell when something is shot with canon L glass -even after drastic color correction – oftentimes the images are quite boring to me. The Lens is the eye to the soul of photography. ;P

echo
echo
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April 10th, 2010
Reply to  CineFrank

Ya, I agree with 555 & Dan. Cine lenses are the way to go. Besides contrast, and colour reproduction, cine lenses are made for motion picture so there’s no “breathing” (image zooms in/out) when pulling focus. Also, we are dealing with T-Stops (measured) instead of f-Stops (mathematically derived), so it takes more precision to manufacture a cine lens.

At the end of the day, a Zeiss 18mm T1.9 Ultra Prime costs about USD12,000 whereas a Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 ZE/ZF costs a tenth of that, and when it comes to lenses, you do get what you pay for.

Justin A
Justin A
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April 9th, 2010

Canon K-35 would cover the sensor. Except the 18mm.

toolie
toolie
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April 9th, 2010

Yeah, I was wondering the same thing as Dan Kanes. Seems like a nice exercise but without any real purpose?

Dan Kanes
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April 9th, 2010

Pretty cool, but I don’t think many lenses (Zeiss Compact Primes Excluded) will cover a VistaVision sensor – especially when it comes to Wides.

Looks like the CineMods of Australia PL mount, but the Tension wing looks flipped.

Cute, but been done so many times before.

echo
echo
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April 10th, 2010
Reply to  Dan Kanes

Ya, the tension/lockdown wing is flipped. Its usually on the other side.

Also it seems rather precarious to have the innards of the camera exposed in the lens port as seen in picture 22a. Alas I don’t read Chinese so I don’t know if that’s how they left it or if it was covered subsequently.

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