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Old July 23rd, 2008, 03:59 AM   #1
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EX3 and SLR adapters (not DOF adapters)

I have been searching for some kind of adapter so I can use my SLR glass with the EX3. Note, I'm not looking for the DOF adapters like Letus. I want the tele effect I should get by just putting a SLR lens right on to the EX3. I have seen post that these kind of adapters were shown at NAB, but have not managed to find any information about them.

Anybody has any information to share about this?
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 06:14 AM   #2
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First you'll have to tell us what mount your SLR lenses are? I doubt there will be anything for the native proprietary EX3 mount soon, but it will come with an EX3 to Sony 1/2 Bayonet adapter. The will also be an EX3 to Sony B4 available. Maybe one of those combined with another adapter to your SLR mount may do it. The B4 is 2/3, so you'll get extra tele length again.

Here's a 1/2 Sony to Nikon-

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Mount_to.html

Or have a look around here-

http://lensadaptor.com/

Someone will make an EX3 native to most mounts some time, but not tommorow I'd guess.
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 06:41 AM   #3
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yes please

I'd order a EX3 tomorrow if someone announced availability of a Canon DSLR adapter (like the Birger that's being developed for Red).
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 07:23 AM   #4
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The reason I didn't specify what SLR mount I have is that I'm more interested to see what options is out there and then decide what lenses I need. That said, I have a lot of Canon EF glass. But the aperture thing on EF lenses makes it not the best solution since aperture cannot be controlled (not in an easy way). So I might buy Nikon or Canon FD lenses if needed to get a good solution.

If I use the suggested Nikon to 1/2" and then the included 1/2" to EX mount, would there be any problems with focus to inifinity or something else? I'm a little bit hesitant to stack adapters together, but if they contain no glass I guess it's not a problem.

Do the included 1/2" to EX mount contain glass?
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 07:38 PM   #5
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I don't think they have glass in the adapters, but I don't have my EX3 yet so I can't say for certain sorry. You will almost certainly have to adjust the back focus, and as long as you have enough adjustable longitude there it should work fine.
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 11:52 AM   #6
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Just got a reply from Scneider that the Nikon to 1/2" was not recomended by them for use with the EX3.

More ideas?
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 12:06 PM   #7
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There is a B4 to EX-3 adapter already, so if you can find an SLR to B4 adapter you just need to combine them. Seems to me I've heard of those.
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