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Old May 25th, 2007, 02:50 PM   #1
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HZ-CA13U and Canon FD Lenses?

Hello Everybody !
It's maybe a stupid question, but I need an advice.
Can HZ-CA13U work with my old Canon FD Lenses (for example 50mm 1.4)
or Nikon Nikkor Fisheye 10.5mm (without vignetting).
Which option of this adapter should I order to use with these types of lenses?
What do They(JVC) mean in their HZ-CA13U brochure(Lensing Options) by
Standard Primes and Master Primes ???
Thanks for answer.
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Old May 25th, 2007, 03:17 PM   #2
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Hi Tomasz,

There are no stupid questions around here.

The HZ-CA13U COPLA uses only the Arri "PL" mount (positive lock.) There are many Nikkor lenses that have been modified to PL. There may also be some PL to Nikon F or M42 mount adapters floating around. I have no idea if there is a PL to Canon FD adapter. I'm sure one exists somewhere.

However, in your part of the world I would be looking for some OCT-19 or Kinor16 lenses that have been adapted for Arri PL.
The back flange distance of the Russian lenses is very close to 52mm BF of Arri PL. In fact, I recently purchased a 16mm Kinor 10-100 that had been modified for PL by an expert in St. Petersburg. It has some vignetting, but I actually like the look. Otherwise it is very very sharp.

Standard Primes and Master Primes are just names used to differentiate between different series of Zeiss cine lenses.
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Old May 25th, 2007, 03:32 PM   #3
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Tim,
Thanks for very quick answer.
In my opinion you are Guru here:)
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Old June 5th, 2007, 11:01 PM   #4
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Tomasz.

I may get into to trouble for mentioning this but have you thought of using a Nikon to JVC adaptor?

I manufacture one and I'm also working on a Canon FD to JVC adaptor.

http://www.mtfservices.com

Cheers.

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