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Old April 29th, 2011, 01:18 AM   #16
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Yes, but you can always leave the mount iris open if you don't want to use it. It may vignette In certain apertures but it's better to have the choice of immediate change of iris in situations were you need it than to not have at all. Unless with the unreleased birger, the only available option to use canon L lenses in an F3 Is to not have controllable aperture- carrying an eos body around and using dof preview to unmount is not a solution for shooting in a tight situation!
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Old April 29th, 2011, 02:22 AM   #17
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Or use a vari ND which will allow you to use a fixed aperture.
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Old April 29th, 2011, 02:37 AM   #18
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That would work, Alister, but it would have to be lots of different Nd's to complement the camera internal ones (2, if I remember correctly). Add to that a Matte Box and once again we are in a time consuming setup that would probably spoil the low profile of the camera for certain shoots. This is obviously not a problem in a controlled environment, but for guerrilla, docs and "no permit" shooting, it is a concern. Having the iris blade in the mount would most certainly be a very valuable tool for certain shooting conditions.
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Old April 29th, 2011, 03:16 AM   #19
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Sergio, I don't know if you got Alister's suggestion - a Vari ND is a single filter that can change ND by rotating 2 polarizers and it is a solution for using a simple EF to F3 mount that would not use any vignetting iris.
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Old April 29th, 2011, 03:34 AM   #20
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Oh, a single filter, Leonard? I was thinking different ND's that would require a Matte box. Alister, were you suggesting a vari ND, as in a rotating disc like device located between the sensor and the lens? I'm not sure if its the type of thing I saw in the internet of some sort of disc like mock-up piece that would be set between the sensor and the lens in response to the fs100's lack of internal ND? Wouldn't this approach be vulnerable to dust entering on the ND's, like in a certain way what happens regularly to 35mm adapters? Or are we talking of completely different things? Sorry if I'm not getting this very well. I also saw some reports of Red's ND's in front of the sensor on Epic's. But these are time consuming and require dust free environments to apply, which would create again a time consuming situation...
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Old April 29th, 2011, 06:33 AM   #21
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Not between the sensor and the lens but on the outside end of the lens.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 04:18 PM   #22
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Finally got my adapter and its great because i have a bunch of nikon glass but the adapter didnt come with any caps.
I have their other adapters and they came with caps.
What is everyone else using?
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Old May 10th, 2011, 04:35 PM   #23
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I purchased some caps on ebay for a couple of dollars.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 09:41 PM   #24
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Alister
Can you send me the link to those caps please?

Just wish MTF would have sent caps with the adapter, they did on my other nikon adapter.
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Old May 11th, 2011, 01:35 AM   #25
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Just do an ebay search for "Nikon Body Cap". The ones I purchased were in the UK but there are plenty of suppliers world wide. It will only cap the Nikon end.
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Old May 11th, 2011, 09:23 AM   #26
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Of course that's what it is, sorry I had a brain fart.
Thank you Alister!
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Old July 10th, 2011, 02:35 PM   #27
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Ive tried to contact MTF for weeks now via email. does anyone know what is going on over there. My F3 is catching dust while I try desperately to get my hands on a nikon mount for F3 :(
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Old July 10th, 2011, 04:56 PM   #28
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So....


Adaptimax Plus Nikon Lens Adapter for Sony PMW-F3 APAPNF3 B&H


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Old July 11th, 2011, 08:00 AM   #29
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Am I right thinking that this would be a good alternative to the MTF one?
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Old July 11th, 2011, 12:17 PM   #30
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Probably a little more involved in changing aperature but if your camera is sitting on a shelf it may be a way to get started.

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Adaptimax Lens Mount Adapters for PMW-F3, Canon and Nikon. | XDCAM-USER.COM

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