Full compatible lens for BM Studio Cameras

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anna.catalan

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Full compatible lens for BM Studio Cameras

PostWed May 15, 2019 2:29 pm

Hi!

I would like to know if, by chance, any of you have tried the M.Zuiko Digital ED 12‑40mm F2.8 PRO lens with a BM Studio Camera. I would like to control remotely the lens focus, iris and zoom adjustments (without an adapter).

I know it's a very specific focus :( , if you know any F2.8 lens no matter the brand, it would also be useful!


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Re: Full compatible lens for BM Studio Cameras

PostWed May 15, 2019 8:50 pm

It is a nice lens but only iris and focus is remote controlled. Zoom is manual (and you have to refocus when changing zoom)
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Re: Full compatible lens for BM Studio Cameras

PostThu May 16, 2019 12:14 am

Ana, it would cost less to buy the new Ursa Broadcast with the Fujinon 4K Zoom combo (available at B&H and in the UK), that it would to try and get a broadcast quality parfocal, Servo Zoom on the BM Studio Camera. The B4/MFT Corrected adapter d rom MTF serivices is $3K, then you need to add the cost of a B4 ENG zoom and a camera rig to put it all together.
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Re: Full compatible lens for BM Studio Cameras

PostThu May 16, 2019 8:34 am

Thank you Ian and Denny!

Have you tried any other F.28 lenses that are fully compatible? I have already bought the BM Micro Studio Camera 4K and the BM Studio Camera, so changing one of them for a Ursa Broadcast, it's not really an option (it's not within our budget).

What I'm looking for is a lens that can blur the background, the four lenses that BM recommends for a full compatibility cannot do that. Though our priority is the remote control of the zoom, we wanted to try an ask if someone have tried other lenses with a large aperture.

Cheers!
Anna
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Dave Del Vecchio

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Re: Full compatible lens for BM Studio Cameras

PostThu May 16, 2019 10:28 pm

The four lenses Blackmagic recommends are the only four native Micro 4/3 lenses with power zoom support (which is needed for remote zoom control). Unfortunately, none of the Micro 4/3 power zoom lenses have a constant f/2.8 aperture.

There are lots of good Micro 4/3 lenses with f/2.8 aperture or better, but none have power zoom support. You might be able to use a remote follow focus mechanism to control a manual zoom lens, but I'm not sure how well this would work.

Other than that, your options are likely to use some kind of lens mount adapter or switch to a different camera as Denny suggested.

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