Im a film student and i would wanna try HPX500 for my next shorts but not with fujinon zooms but prime lens this time round. i read from the forum about 2/3 prime. Sorry im new to lens as im still learning, Can anyone share some knowledge about what should i get or do in order to shoot HPX with prime lens and do i need a adapter?
If you want 35mm Academy field of view and depth of field, you will need to use a 35mm depth of field adapter with whatever prime lenses, be they 35mm SLR or 35mm PL-mount motion picture lenses.
We use a Letus Ultimate Depth of field adapter with a Letus B4 Pro 2/3" relay lens with Nikon, Canon and PL-mount Zeiss lenses. The other option is the P+S Pro35 35mm adapter. The latter rents for around $600-700 with a set of Zeiss Super Speeds, we rent the former for $350 with a set of eight Nikon 35mm SLR primes. Our Letus setup has been used on a couple of student features with the HPX500 with good results.