Nikon F Mount for URSA Mini Pro

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Re: Nikon F Mount for URSA Mini Pro

PostFri Sep 01, 2017 8:19 pm

rick.lang wrote:It is odd there are no preorders since the price has been announced.


Yeah, I was thinking the same.
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Re: Nikon F Mount for URSA Mini Pro

PostMon Sep 04, 2017 7:21 am

Also just to be clear, this is a mechanical F-mount, so there is no advantage over a novoflex/kipon adapter when using a G-Mount?
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Re: Nikon F Mount for URSA Mini Pro

PostTue Sep 05, 2017 5:10 am

Yes, but it is a very well made and elegant F Mount.
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Re: Nikon F Mount for URSA Mini Pro

PostTue Sep 05, 2017 2:00 pm

WonSeokChoi wrote:Also just to be clear, this is a mechanical F-mount, so there is no advantage over a novoflex/kipon adapter when using a G-Mount?
There are a couple of notable advantages...

It is an entire mount replacement so rather than being a flimsy adapter it is solid. Adapters can be quite flimsy and with larger zooms like a 80-200 or 70-200 you can end up with a fair amount of weight that needs to be supported. I know people who have used adapters and smashed their precious Nikon lenses because the adapter could not support the weight.

Iris control on our URSA Mini Pro F Mount has been extended to a smooth 60º throw, so rather than having a tiny adjustment that goes all the way from wide open to stopped down in a very short distance, on our F Mount you have a nice long smooth precise iris adjustment so you could potentially do gradual iris adjustment during shot without seeing an abrupt obvious change in exposure.
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Re: Nikon F Mount for URSA Mini Pro

PostTue Sep 05, 2017 3:34 pm

Tim Schumann wrote:
WonSeokChoi wrote:Also just to be clear, this is a mechanical F-mount, so there is no advantage over a novoflex/kipon adapter when using a G-Mount?
There are a couple of notable advantages...

It is an entire mount replacement so rather than being a flimsy adapter it is solid. Adapters can be quite flimsy and with larger zooms like a 80-200 or 70-200 you can end up with a fair amount of weight that needs to be supported. I know people who have used adapters and smashed their precious Nikon lenses because the adapter could not support the weight.

Iris control on our URSA Mini Pro F Mount has been extended to a smooth 60º throw, so rather than having a tiny adjustment that goes all the way from wide open to stopped down in a very short distance, on our F Mount you have a nice long smooth precise iris adjustment so you could potentially do gradual iris adjustment during shot without seeing an abrupt obvious change in exposure.



Any word on a release, Tim? Had heard late August..
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Re: Nikon F Mount for URSA Mini Pro

PostTue Sep 05, 2017 10:28 pm

They shipped from the factory last week in August so should be in stores already, or will be very soon.
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Re: Nikon F Mount for URSA Mini Pro

PostTue Sep 05, 2017 11:33 pm

Nice I finally said something that was correct! I'm batting about .150 lately. Ready to retire.


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Re: Nikon F Mount for URSA Mini Pro

PostWed Sep 06, 2017 7:42 am

Tim Schumann wrote:They shipped from the factory last week in August so should be in stores already, or will be very soon.


Hi Tim, Thanks for your answer, however, it is so strange that I contacted two official resellers of BlackMagic in The Netherlands and they both individually said that they contacted BlackMagic but that they did not know a delivery date on the mount yet. How come there is a discrepancy in communication?
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Re: Nikon F Mount for URSA Mini Pro

PostWed Sep 06, 2017 7:53 am

Tim Schumann wrote:It is an entire mount replacement so rather than being a flimsy adapter it is solid. Adapters can be quite flimsy and with larger zooms like a 80-200 or 70-200 you can end up with a fair amount of weight that needs to be supported. I know people who have used adapters and smashed their precious Nikon lenses because the adapter could not support the weight.


Aint nothing flimsy on the Novoflex Nikon to Canon Adapters, this is a rock solid connection. The only thing flimsy is the Canon Mount on the Ursa. The Camera Mounts should be lockable, or there should be a optional mount to buy with lockable mount.
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Re: Nikon F Mount for URSA Mini Pro

PostWed Sep 06, 2017 4:18 pm

No, they are not, and also the Metabones Nikon adapters are well constructed. But bothnhave a shorter through for the Iris control cam. I have both adapters. But with the MiniPro, you do not need an add on adapter, which always adds another point of movement (Canon EF is a still camera lens mount to start with, so not very strong) and connection, when you can get a Nikon Lens mount to replace the Canon Mount, when you wnat to use Nikon mount lenses. Changing a lens mount is always stronger and more secure than any adapter, no matter how well made. :mrgreen:
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Re: Nikon F Mount for URSA Mini Pro

PostThu Sep 07, 2017 7:08 am

True, I have both adapters as well and not really liking them. Especially with the Sigma for Nikon lenses they tend to be wobbly. However, there seems to be a great mystery about the release of the Nikon mount. And also no reaction on communications or whatsoever. But i'll be patient ...
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Re: Nikon F Mount for URSA Mini Pro

PostThu Sep 07, 2017 5:39 pm

According to BM, The Nikon mount is currently in shipping from factory to distributors, so it should be available in the next 30-days I would think.
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Re: Nikon F Mount for URSA Mini Pro

PostSat Sep 09, 2017 4:20 am

Blackmagic has finally listed the Nikon mount under accessories for the Mini Pro! Soon my super heavy Milvus lenses won't need to be propped!
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Re: Nikon F Mount for URSA Mini Pro

PostTue Sep 12, 2017 8:32 pm

It's up on bh

Ordered mine! Post pictures when I get it
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Re: Nikon F Mount for URSA Mini Pro

PostWed Sep 13, 2017 2:17 am

Alejandro Gutierrez wrote:It's up on bh

Ordered mine! Post pictures when I get it


BH site says 2-4 weeks before they're available.
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Re: Nikon F Mount for URSA Mini Pro

PostFri Sep 15, 2017 8:29 am

So here it is, ladies and gentlemen...

Been playing with it between work all week - some things of note:

1: A dial, not a lever (I thought it was going to be a lever, but this may be old news... welcome, though!)
2: The dial is smooth, but solid.
3: Obviously, not electronic, so the "IRIS" notification disappears on the LCD/EVF.
4: Pre-AIS lenses seem to work fine as there's no aperture notch-thing found on SLRs/DSLRs to control the aperture (weeeew)
5: Everything else seems to work as usual.

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Re: Nikon F Mount for URSA Mini Pro

PostFri Sep 15, 2017 11:44 am

Great! Thanks for sharing. So there is no way you can read out your f-stop anywhere?
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Re: Nikon F Mount for URSA Mini Pro

PostFri Sep 15, 2017 4:34 pm

On a G type Nikon lens no (no electronic connection to give a read out) but the Iris ring shows it has a calibrated scale that could be used to work out Iris f/stop settings, using a AIS (non-G) lens with a f/stop ring.

Set the AiS lens to a given f/stop like f/3.5, then turn the lens mount Iris ring to where the Iris stops opening (image stops changing changing in monitor), look at the Iris ring scale on th lens mount, and note the mark it is on.

This will be close to f/3.5 on a G lens setting also. This is not absolute, but gives a ball park indication. I did this with my Metabones Nik Speed Booster and a G lens, worked ok.
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Re: Nikon F Mount for URSA Mini Pro

PostFri Sep 15, 2017 5:30 pm

Stephen Hunter wrote:So here it is, ladies and gentlemen...


Where did you order yours from? I can't find it anywhere in the US yet, except for B&H. And B&H says they aren't even stocking it, so much as drop shipping from BM, so no idea when it will actually ship.
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Re: Nikon F Mount for URSA Mini Pro

PostFri Sep 15, 2017 8:57 pm

Drew Schlichtmann wrote:
Stephen Hunter wrote:So here it is, ladies and gentlemen...


Where did you order yours from? I can't find it anywhere in the US yet, except for B&H. And B&H says they aren't even stocking it, so much as drop shipping from BM, so no idea when it will actually ship.


Yup... I ordered from B&H the other day. Hoping it shows up before their 2-4 week estimate. Haven't even found it listed anywhere else yet.
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Re: Nikon F Mount for URSA Mini Pro

PostMon Sep 18, 2017 5:51 pm

Stephen, I really like that scale on the ring with marks every 10th of a stop.


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