Can use URSA PL mount on pocket 6K?

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Can use URSA PL mount on pocket 6K?

PostTue Sep 10, 2019 6:26 pm

Hi,

I wonder if I could swap pocket's EF mount with BM URSA PL mount? :roll: :?:

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Re: Can use URSA PL mount on pocket 6K?

PostTue Sep 10, 2019 7:09 pm

Short answer, No.
The Pocket 6K is a fixed EF mount, not designed to be user removable, like the Ursa Mini Pro Cameras and Broadcast cameras. That said, word on the street is, Wooden Camera is making a PL lens mount modification for the Pocket 6K Camera, like it did for the original BMCC.

The Ursa PL mounts only work with the Ursa Mini Pro Cameras and the Ursa Broadcast Camera.
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Re: Can use URSA PL mount on pocket 6K?

PostTue Sep 10, 2019 8:39 pm

Wooden camera is working on a user installed mod to allow PL lenses on the 6K Pocket
https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/08/29/wooden-camera-bmpcc-6k-accessories/
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http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4601572/
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Re: Can use URSA PL mount on pocket 6K?

PostTue Sep 10, 2019 11:20 pm

Interested in the battery plate features. Not cheap at $299USD, but may be worth it. Thanks, Jamie and Denny.


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Re: Can use URSA PL mount on pocket 6K?

PostWed Sep 11, 2019 12:26 am

Yes, that is a very nice, Pro-Series Battery Plate, all metal construction, so it should hold up.
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Re: Can use URSA PL mount on pocket 6K?

PostWed Sep 11, 2019 11:48 am

Thank you for all of replies
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Can use URSA PL mount on pocket 6K?

PostWed Sep 11, 2019 4:55 pm

Do you think you’ll pick up the PL mount replacement for the BMPCC6K?

If lower price and convenience are a factor, there are good passive PL-EF mount adapters. If have the one from SLR Magic. Having the PL adapter supported on a rig will likely strengthen the lens to resist twisting when moving the lens gears.


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Re: Can use URSA PL mount on pocket 6K?

PostWed Sep 11, 2019 5:21 pm

Wooden Camera announced the PL mod for the Pocket 6K today, only $499.
See: https://woodencamera.com/products/pl-mo ... bmpcc6k-pl
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Re: Can use URSA PL mount on pocket 6K?

PostWed Sep 11, 2019 8:06 pm

That seems very reasonably priced. But please heed the warning that the BMD mounting screws are only set into the polycarbonate composite, not metal. If you want to do this, I’d suggest it’s a one-way street, do it once for as long as you use the camera and go back to EF when you sell the camera if requested by the purchaser. No way you want to risk wearing out the thread doing this once a month or more. This is not anything BMD envisioned in the design of their mounts.


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Re: Can use URSA PL mount on pocket 6K?

PostWed Sep 11, 2019 8:50 pm

I agree Rick, like the EVF mod, this is a one-way modification. Given the price of the camera, get one for t(enPL mod, and a second body to keep as a EF mount. Someone like you, who only has PL glass, going with the PL mod, would be a one-way ticket, no need to change it back.
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Re: Can use URSA PL mount on pocket 6K?

PostThu Sep 12, 2019 1:16 am

At that price, I’d seriously consider a permanent change, but I already have a very good PL->EF adapter from SLR Magic. Adapter is almost as good as the ‘permanent Wooden Camera mount replacement, and much easier to pop on and off.


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Re: Can use URSA PL mount on pocket 6K?

PostThu Sep 12, 2019 5:28 am

Which is a good adapter Rick, and works for your APOs, but it is very limited in the lenses it will accept. The WC PL Mount is a full PL mount, and will take any Arri PL standard lens.
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Re: Can use URSA PL mount on pocket 6K?

PostThu Sep 12, 2019 5:37 am

Yes, thanks, Denny. The SLR Magic PL->mFT is currently mounted with my Tokina Cinema ATX 11-20mm that is also built to the same rear specifications. Thankfully I have the Wooden PL->mFT for any future PL lenses that I might acquire.


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