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Bobbygiles
Can a zoom lens be used with a Pro 35???????
on Jun 6, 2007 at 3:03:20 pm

Hey Guys,

This is probaly a dumb question but can you use a fuginon or canon wide angle zoom lens on a Pro 35 adapter???



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Rick Amundson
Re: Can a zoom lens be used with a Pro 35???????
on Jun 6, 2007 at 7:56:37 pm

There are some zooms that can be used on a Pro35. Becareful to check the length of the back element of the lens. Some are slightly longer than others and won't work (ie. the Canon 8-64 has a slightly longer back element-it is however a 16mm lens). Also, and this may be obvious, be sure it's a PL mount.

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Todd at Fantastic Plastic
Re: Can a zoom lens be used with a Pro 35???????
on Jun 8, 2007 at 1:55:19 pm

Yes, as Rick said as long as your lens doesn't have a rear element that sticks out too far.

We have used zooms with both the Mini35 and Pro35 from P+S Technik.

I will say though that I started to answer your "Can I use a zoom.." question with my smartass "Yeah, but why would you?" answer. I'm sure you have a reason, I have done it on occasion myself.

I'm not TOTALLY one of those "zooms are pure evil" old-schoolers... but if you are new to using the Pro35 I think you will find that while a good zoom will give you great looking footage, images using good primes will be absolutely stunning.

T2

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Chris Bierlein
Re: Can a zoom lens be used with a Pro 35???????
on Jun 8, 2007 at 11:31:36 pm

Danger!!!! I used the Cooke 18-100 with the Pro35 on a white cyc and it vignetted BIG TIME at all focal lengths and stops. Serious dark corners. We switched the lens out for an Angenieux 25-250 HR and the vignette was less, but still quite obvious. The waveform looked like a big arc though the cyc was lit perfectly. Test!!!!!

Another thing-we shot a test with the 18-100 at 60 FPS with the Pro 35 at around 8 or 9 on the rotation speed. With the zoom, we could see the spinning glass in the slo-mo, though not with the Super Speeds. Didn't get a chance to test at other rotation speeds-just went with the primes. My diagnosis for this issue is that these lenses are F 3.1 plus, and the Pro35 works best at wide apertures.

The 16mm zooms will not cover the 35mm frame.

Don't get me wrong-I love the Pro35 and use it often, just avoid zooms.

Chris B.

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