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    Hi All -

    I have a gorgeous, old school Angenieux 15-150 T/1.9 zoom lens with a C-Mount that I want to adapt to my Red Epic MX with a Canon mount. I purchased a standard C-Mount to EOS adapter, but when I mount it on the camera, it wonít focus at all. Not even close. I went back and mounted it on an old Beaulieu 5008_S super-8mm movie camera (with a c-mount), and the lens focuses just fine. So Iím assuming thereís a difference in the rear focal plane tolerance (aka Back focus). In looking around online, I canít find a c-mount to EOS adapter with an adjustment lens element in it. Any ideas? Is it possible to have it custom mounted? And if so, any idea of where?

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    If your Epic MX has the sensor positioning adjustment screw - and the discrepancy is relatively small - you should be able to get it to focus. No idea how par focal that old lens is to begin with, but be aware that trimming in the FFD for a particular mount adaptation could impact the ability to hold focus during a live zoom. It might be fine, but, obviously, you'll want to know ;)

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    I'm afraid that there is no way that a c-mount lens could fit an EF mount due to flange distance, maybe only for macro shots, c-mount adapters barely work with m43 and E mount cameras, and they practically fit inside the original cameral mounts in order to do so.
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    Had the same issue with a C to PL adapter. If I recall the adapter was specifically for mounting to astronomical telescopes where the objective lens of the eyepiece can be adjusted or replaced to correct back focus.
    Flange focus distance for C-mount film cameras was 17.52mm, quite shallow indeed.
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    Thanks, all. Looks like the only way to make the lens work is through a factory conversion. Thinking about giving it a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Walton View Post
    Thanks, all. Looks like the only way to make the lens work is through a factory conversion. Thinking about giving it a try.
    T1.9 rating for your 15-150 means it is a later HEC version with high contrast lens coatings. I have the same in a c-mount 12-120 for my Bolex. Lovely glass indeed. Should cover 2k 16:9 Red format on your MX, roughly super 16mm coverage. 12-120 vignettes slightly on my D16. But the shading and color rendition are superb.
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