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    ikon to PL mount adapter for $490

    i found these adapters...

    Nikon to Arri Standard Lens Adapter - http://www.visualproducts.com/storeP...t=8&Cat2 =135

    Arri bayonet to PL lens adapter - http://www.visualproducts.com/storeP...t2= 23#bigPic

    basically you just clip these two adapters together and BAM! you've got yourself a nikon to PL mount adapter for just $490

    you'd only need one for all your lenses as well!!!
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    This will work if all you are trying to shoot is macros. The flange focal distance of the Nikon F mount is 46.5, the FFD of a PL mount is 52mm, this of course mens it's impossible to focus the lens to infinity.
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    there's always a problem isn't there.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evin Grant View Post
    ... the Nikon F mount is 46.5, the FFD of a PL mount is 52mm...
    This solution possibly gives you the addditional 5.5 cm that is a difference between Nikon F and PL FFD and you could maybe have a focus.
    Also it costs together almost like Red's Nikon F Adapter about US$500.

    And a little advantage for this option is that you could easy use both lenses PL and Nikon F just with one mount installed on RED that is the PL mount on RED by default.
    No need to unscrew PL mount and RED's screw Nikon F mount that all people think could be complicated.
    Now you could use Nikon F lens (that has already PL mount adapter screwed on) like PL mount lens and screw it on RED. On one side is PL mount and on another side is Nikon F mount. Just put those two adapters together or
    Nikon to Arri Standard/B mount Lens Adapter + Arri B-Mount to PL Lens Mount Adapter.
    That's it.
    I already owe Nikon to Arri Standard/B mount Lens Adapter and maybe I should try out once to add on the another Nikon F mount just for US$95.

    And who knows, maybe the RED's Nikon F mount is functioning like that could be simply screwed on the exhisting PL mount(!?). It could have on one side Nikon F mount and on the another PL mount.

    Wait and see.

    Correct me if I am wrong.

    Anyway I am ordering the RED's Nikon F mount.



    Nikon to Arri Standard Lens Adapter

    "Adapts Nikon mount lenses for use with Arri Standard-mount cameras"

    Price: $95.00



    Nikon to Arri Standard Lens Adapter

    "Adapts Nikon mount lenses for use with Arri Standard-mount cameras"

    Price: $95.00



    Arri B-Mount to PL Lens Mount Adapter

    Price: $395.00

    "Don't worry about your Arri Standard & B-mount lenses becoming outdated. This adapter will breathe new life into these affordable lenses. The adapter installs easily, without any tools. Just slide it over the rear mount of your B-mount lens and rotate the locking ring to lock the adapter on the lens-- it's that simple. Standard lenses require the use of the supplied snap-ring. Update your Standard & B-mount lenses to be used with today's PL mount cameras-- including the popular P+S Technik Pro35 and Mini35 film adapters."


    My Arri B-Mount to PL Lens Mount Adapter on Arriflex 10-100 mm s16 zoom
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Third Man View Post
    This solution possibly gives you the addditional 5.5 cm that is a difference between Nikon F and PL FFD and you could maybe have a focus.
    Sanjin, 5.5mm needs to be removed not added, the Nikon mount needs to be 5.5m closer to the sensor not farther away, this is why it doesn't work.
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    Thanks Evin.

    Now it's a perfectly clear.
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    Hi,

    I always thought Arri bayonet and Arri Standard were different mounts, so I am not even sure it will work for macro.

    FWIW for macro you can always use a prime lens backwards with gaffer tape.

    Stephen

    Quote Originally Posted by jenningsp View Post
    ikon to PL mount adapter for $490

    i found these adapters...

    Nikon to Arri Standard Lens Adapter - http://www.visualproducts.com/storeP...t=8&Cat2 =135

    Arri bayonet to PL lens adapter - http://www.visualproducts.com/storeP...t2= 23#bigPic

    basically you just clip these two adapters together and BAM! you've got yourself a nikon to PL mount adapter for just $490

    you'd only need one for all your lenses as well!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Williams View Post
    Hi,

    I always thought Arri bayonet and Arri Standard were different mounts, so I am not even sure it will work for macro.

    FWIW for macro you can always use a prime lens backwards with gaffer tape.

    Stephen
    Yeah, different locks, but they have the same flange focal distance and diameter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulClements View Post
    Yeah, different locks, but they have the same flange focal distance and diameter.
    Hi Paul,

    I have some (I thought) Bayo to BNCR adapters with my Ultracam. They don't work with standard mounted lenses.

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    BNCR is a different Flange focal distance and diameter again than both standard and bayonet so yeah it wouldn't be great.

    Les Bosher sells a PL - Nikon adapter for Macro work. As Evin eluded to in another thread about Nikon conversion to PL it's a bit more than sticking on a mount and collimating, hence the difference in price. Don't think there is a quick way round it. Rehousing seems the most cost effective method, at least then you get the benefits of a proper Cine style lens with correct focus throw etc.
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