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Old August 10th, 2007, 06:51 PM   #1
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ARRI ADAPTER for XL's (PL mount)

Hey, guys. I ve just spotted this on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/CANON-XL1-XL2-CA...QQcmdZViewItem

Does anyone have experience with it? I'm currently searching for the PL mounted lenses and they seem to be very expensive.

Anyways. What do you think?
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Old August 10th, 2007, 06:56 PM   #2
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It's a waste of money!
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Old August 10th, 2007, 07:01 PM   #3
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It's a waste of money!
I see now that just one lense costs a couple of thousands.
Someone close the thread ;D
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Old August 10th, 2007, 07:18 PM   #4
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It's good if you already OWN a set of arri primes.
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Old August 10th, 2007, 09:45 PM   #5
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It's good if you already OWN a set of arri primes.
These are mechanical adapters, not optical adapters.
The multiplication factor they quote is BS, and the depth of field is not really preserves as they say. Buyer Beware!

If you are looking for true 35mm depth of field Get something along the lines of a Brevis35.
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Old August 12th, 2007, 03:42 AM   #6
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"Depth-of-field" versus "field-of-view"??

I did not read any spurious claim into that ebay description. The writer if anything was being careful in using the word "mostly".

The description is inadequate in that it does not distinguish between 16mm and 35mm fields-of-view when making claims relating to the magnification ratios and is not mathematically accurate in terms of those ratios.

However my own sense is that it may be due more to limitations on the writer's ability to express in technical terms than a deceptive intent.

This adaptor is not a groundglass based image relay device, but a purely optical path which may or may not have added glass in it. It is to enable PL mount lenses to mount direct-to-camera only.

Buyer beware in the sense of doing the necessary reading and research then choosing the right tool for the right job.

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