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Sony NXCAM NEX-FS100 CineAlta
An interchangeable lens AVCHD camcorder using E-Mount lenses.


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Old July 4th, 2011, 07:20 AM   #16
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I think you will find the 85mm the best choice for interviews.

Thats what I use mine for specifically.
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Old July 4th, 2011, 07:48 AM   #17
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Yes, traditionally longer lenses are flattering and flatten perspective, but the one thing I enjoy about cams like the FS100 is the ability to shoot interviews a little wider, putting the interviewee into their environment, whilst still enjoying the selective focus that's near impossible with a smaller chip camera.

The 85 is quite long on the S35 sensor, good MCU but just recently there's been a penchant for MS and wider. The 35/1.4 acts like a FF35 50mm, and the 50mm comes in as a 85mm.

But the price is such that I'll have all three focal lengths at 1.4 soon. :-)
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Old July 19th, 2011, 06:20 PM   #18
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What adapter are you guys using for these lenses?
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Old July 19th, 2011, 08:36 PM   #19
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I bought the 85 and 35 in canon mount (to share with the 7D) and using a dumb fotodiox adapter. Great!
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Old July 20th, 2011, 04:41 PM   #20
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Funnily enough I did the opposite. I have a Nikon to Canon adaptor, so the lens is primarily for the FS100 but can still be used on the 550d. I have an MTF Nikkor to E-Mount.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 12:33 PM   #21
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I never liked to work with nikon to EOS adapter when I was shooting primarilly with the 7D. They are so thin and I never been able to find a good one with no play That's why I purshased the samyang / rokinon lenses in Canon mounts. Anyway since they are all manual, I see no point in buying them in Nikon. I will never use them on a Nikon body.

The adapters for the e mount, even the cheap ones like the fotodiox I am using are much tighter. Might be because they are easier to build.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 12:42 PM   #22
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I purchased the 16-9 adaptor, which has been, and continues to be ROCK SOLID:

Nikon G - Canon EOS Adapter

Zero issues with it. I assumed (in my early naivete) all adaptors were like this, but have since been exposed to the types you have perhaps tried. Which is why I bought the MTF.
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 10:14 AM   #23
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The Rokinon lenses are available in Alpha mount as well so you can just use the Sony adapter.
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 11:14 AM   #24
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Yes but the sony adpater is a lot pricier than the fotodiox one, and add nothing to the usefullness of the lens since it's all manual.
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 02:28 PM   #25
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Yes but there are many shooters using only the Sony A-mount adapter because they wish to use Alpha lenses which enable auto-iris shooting and-or control of the iris from the camera itself ... this includes the Sigma A-mounts which do not have aperture control on the lens itself. So its good to know Rokinkons are also in A-mount.
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Matt, did you find a decent UK supplier?

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Old July 25th, 2011, 03:21 AM   #27
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This is where I bought it - very quick dispatch.
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Thanks Matt.

Does anyone have online footage shot with these lenses?


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