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New Canon DSLR PL-Mount
« on: October 09, 2010, 07:30:04 AM »

No Destruction of Camera Neccessary

Zunow have released a new PL-Mount for Canon DSLR’s that doesn’t require you to mangle your 5D Mark II’s. There will be no moving the sensor, changing electronics or the best part, no voiding your warranty.


The news you want to know? It’s going to set you back about $2800 USD. The mount uses optical glass to achieve its goal.


From Zunow


This is the very first PL Mount where you don’t have to modify your Canon DSLR camera. This means you don’t have to send it away and hope it will get back to you in one piece. Also your standard Canon warranty will still be in affect when you use this adapter.


Thanks to the high quality optical glass inside the PL Mount we can create a perfect 35mm light circle around your full frame sensor. So you can film with your Canon DSLR without any distorsion or lost in depth of field.


The Zunow PL Mount 5D comes standard with a V-lock support plate. This will support your PL Mount with a heavy cinematic lens attached. Thanks to the V-lock system you can mount you DSLR onto every quick release adapter. So easy to use onto your tripod.


If you like to know more regarding this PL Mount please fill in our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


From Cinescopophilia via Zunow


thanks David


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New Canon DSLR PL-Mount
« on: October 09, 2010, 07:30:04 AM »

scalesusa

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Re: New Canon DSLR PL-Mount
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2010, 12:29:12 PM »
Of course, they do not mention the PL mount to EF adaptors that Zeiss has been offering for a while now for $290.  Supposedly they are taylored for each focal length, but since they adapt Canon EF to Zeiss PL Mount, I douby if it would take much to adapt one to a different make of PL mount.

You can also buy shim sets to micro adjust the lenses for perfect registration for $20.

The Zeiss price is $290, not $2800.


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Re: New Canon DSLR PL-Mount
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2010, 05:55:57 PM »
Are you talking about the Zeiss mounts for the Compact Prime CP.2 lenses?

If so these are not adaptors, but mounts.

You have to take the Canon mount off the lens and switch to the PL mount.
This is completely different.
Way, way simpler. i.e. just a piece of machined stainless steel with no moving parts or optics.

scalesusa

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Re: New Canon DSLR PL-Mount
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2010, 08:35:08 PM »
OK, I was wrong.  I double checked, it adapts the bare Zeiss Compact lens to either PL, Canon EF, Nikon, and soon, Sony.  of course, if you have a different adapter installed, you can change it.

Nothing to do with removing a EF mount unless you have one and want to change it for a CP mount so you can buy a $2900 adapter to change it to EF??

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Re: New Canon DSLR PL-Mount
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2010, 01:46:10 AM »
We've got a set of CP.2 lenses where I work.

You take the PL mount off (8 screws) then put the Canon mount on.

You have to check the lens on a collimator because each lens and each mount needs to be shimmed individually.

However once you have done it once you can theoretically keep the shims required for each mount and lens combination in a zip lock bag or whatever and just replicate the set-up next time you need to change mounts.


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Re: New Canon DSLR PL-Mount
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2010, 03:48:41 PM »
For others (like myself) that started googling for more information, this looks like a halfway decent writeup and some good pictures of the setup:

http://www.zacuto.com/zeiss-lenses

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Re: New Canon DSLR PL-Mount
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2010, 03:48:41 PM »