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Old August 25th, 2004, 07:30 AM   #1
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Supporting EOS Lenses

I've just ordered an adapter to fit my Canon EF lenses to the XL1s, some of these lenses are heavy and will need mounting the lens on the tripod which leaves the camera supported by the lens mount only. Is this safe ?, or is there some sort of mounting plate which takes the lens and the camera without straining the lens mount ? I've not found anything yet so any information would be appreciated
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Old August 25th, 2004, 10:21 AM   #2
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If the lens has a tripod mount socket on it, then Canon deems it necessary to support the lens independent of the camera. It is probable, given the nature of the lens that someone can mount on the XL1 that the mount is fairly strong. Still, there is not substitute for caution.

Find out what the existing XL1 lens weigh and their length, then do a common sense estimate of whether the substitute lens is heavier/longer. If not, I'd not worry about it.

For still cameras, as I'm certain you know, they use a second tripod or a strong set of extension rods.
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Old August 25th, 2004, 09:46 PM   #3
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Longtime reader First post and answer to your question about support for your EOS lenses. My website will be of value to you. www.ronsrail.com The product was developed for your exact needs and has had excellent acceptance.
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Old August 25th, 2004, 10:17 PM   #4
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how is this lens fitted, i don't see a ae adapter

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Old August 25th, 2004, 10:32 PM   #5
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The FD lenses are adapted to the XL1 with an adapter furnished by AGZ? or Optex. Prices somewhere near $400. Those you can't see on the website were manufactured by me with a lot of guessing and machining. The 150 600 lens uses a Century mount if I'm not mistaken. Adapters are also available for the Nikon lenses which are able to use the RONSRAIL also.

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Old August 25th, 2004, 10:39 PM   #6
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ZGC is the US dealer for the FD adapter ( I believe). One of the advertisers on DVI.

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Old August 26th, 2004, 04:43 AM   #7
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Ron - that looks a superb piece of work and does exactly what I want, unfortunately having gone out to buy a small consumer video as a hobby, I ended up with the XL1s which together with a tripod, fluid head, EOS adapter, etc, etc has put me under financial and marital strain so it's out of my reach at the moment. I'll have to think more in terms of Duct Tape and broom handles at the moment but thanks for posting
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Old August 27th, 2004, 11:41 AM   #8
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In that case you can make your own out of
strap steel (2 pieces an upper and lower), washers and spacers.
The upper strap screws into the camera and lens using washers
to get a level fit, and the bottom strap screws to the tripod plate.
Spacers and screws hold the two straps together. Less than
$20 cost. A pain to put on and take off however ;)
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Old August 27th, 2004, 07:30 PM   #9
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Thanks for the compliment. Is nice to hear from people that appreciate quality.

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