Lenses for pocket and cinema camera?

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Gareth Vanderhope

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Lenses for pocket and cinema camera?

PostThu May 23, 2013 1:59 pm

Hi all - apologies if my question is naive as I am new to cinematography having come from an audio background!

I have ordered a pocket cinema camera and am looking to buy some appropriate lenses. However, I am anticipating purchasing the 2.5 cinema camera or higher at some stage in the future. I was wondering are there lenses that I could buy for the pocket camera that would also fit the cinema camera?

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Peter J. DeCrescenzo

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Re: Lenses for pocket and cinema camera?

PostThu May 23, 2013 2:15 pm

An example of a type of lens that can be used with both a MFT lens mount camera (such as the BMPCC pocket) and an EF lens mount camera (such as the BMCC-EF) -- via relatively inexpensive lens mount adapters -- are old Nikkor lenses originally designed for use with SLR 135-format ("full frame") still film cameras. See:
http://herefortheweather.wordpress.com/ ... d-nikkors/

Lenses designed for MFT can't be adapted for use on the EF mount. Lenses designed for the EF mount can be used on a MFT camera via fairly expensive adapters.

Other combinations are possible. In general, lenses designed to "cover" a APS-C size sensor image circle or larger can be used with the smaller sensors in the BMCC & BMPCC camera, especially fully-manual lenses, via appropriate lens mount adapters. See also:
http://blog.abelcine.com/2010/08/18/35m ... son-chart/

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Re: Lenses for pocket and cinema camera?

PostThu May 23, 2013 2:20 pm

Thanks so much!

I'll check out the links you posted.

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