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Bill Griffin
Better Lens for the Sony EX-3
on Sep 18, 2014 at 9:22:36 pm

hello all....

Well, I have found a solution for the Sony EX-3 lens "creeping" problem....I got on a eBay.com last week and brought a Fujinon XS 16x5.8A-XB-8 hot shoe 1/2" lens and it came in the mail today.....And for the last 3 hours , I have been playing with it on my EX-3, with the ACM-18 adapter....and the lens performs better that I expected.

The lens in question is the stock lens made for the PMW-320K XDCAM ex camera, it is a little bit front heavy, but not that bad....the camera does talk to the lens as it will do the in menu back focus and it makes my EX-3 look more professional.

I would like to thank the people at Sony XDCAM support and Ian Cook's group for their help in this matter when I spoke to them on Monday.

So, I just want to pass this on, to other Sony EX-3 owner's and also to PMW-300K1 buyers...as this set up will work on those cameras as well.

Bill Griffin
HD Cameraman
972-475-6870
http://www.dallascamguy.com
Dallas, Texas USA


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Ronnie Martin
Re: Better Lens for the Sony EX-3
on Sep 18, 2014 at 10:27:55 pm

Hello Bill: I have both the PMW 320 and the Ex-3. No trouble with the stock lens on the ex-3 here. However, what you are telling me is that the lens on the pmw 320 (which is a 16x) will fit on the ex-3 with an adaptor.
Where did you find the adaptor and how expensive was it?

Thanks

Ronnie

Ronnie Martin
Kato Video Productions
ronnievideo@aol.com


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Bill Griffin
Re: Better Lens for the Sony EX-3
on Sep 19, 2014 at 12:57:39 am

Hello Ronnie,

The ACM-18 adapter came with the Sony EX-3 when I got the camera back in 2010....
you should have one, if you own a EX-3. If not I see them on eBay.com going for anywhere from $100.00 up to $700.00 (some people, get real).....I am sure you can call Sony support and they will give you the part number, but knowing Sony....it will not be cheap.

I hope this helps.....

Bill Griffin
HD Cameraman
972-475-6870
http://www.dallascamguy.com
Dallas, Texas USA


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Bill Griffin
Re: Better Lens for the Sony EX-3
on Sep 19, 2014 at 9:11:31 pm

a picture of the camera......with the new Fuji lens



Bill Griffin
HD Cameraman
972-475-6870
http://www.dallascamguy.com
Dallas, Texas USA


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Ronnie Martin
Re: Better Lens for the Sony EX-3
on Sep 19, 2014 at 10:52:39 pm

Thanks Bill for the info on the adaptor. I have the original box that the ex-3 came in and I am sure it is in there. My Ex-3 is setup with a modified over the shoulder brace that allows me to use a large Sony "V mount" battery. For several years I used the ex3 as the main camera for a Dirt Racing Video TV program that aired on 4 stations in Mississippi. That camera along with the Ex-1r are work horses and the extra 2x in the lens would sure have helped. I just didn't realize the lens on the PMW 320 wouuld fit the Ex-3. Now that I am looking at one of the Atomos Ninja products the larger lens and the Ninja will breaathe new life into the EX-3.

Take care

Ronnie

Ronnie Martin
Kato Video Productions
ronnievideo@aol.com


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Bill Griffin
Re: Better Lens for the Sony EX-3
on Sep 19, 2014 at 11:41:40 pm

For Atomos...you will need the Samurai as it has the HD/SDI input that the EX-3 has....I hope to get one around Christmas time.....then I will be complete and thats it for gear this year.......

Bill Griffin
HD Cameraman
972-475-6870
http://www.dallascamguy.com
Dallas, Texas USA


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