New owner, howdy! Lens question
December 13, 2019 at 11:02 pm #5566
Hi all, great forum! I’m an editor / composer / Filmer based in London.
Just finished editing a big on line content series, all shot on a Mavo LF, for Apple.
Having edited and graded all the footage (in baselight) i was super impressed with how the camera handled a variety of situations. I have my own A7iii kit which i film lots of commercial stuff on, but keep getting the ‘we need an Alexa’ reply to a lot of jobs i get asked to shoot. So pulled the trigger on a Terra, and will put some Arri stickers on it…just joking, what a camera!! I figured the kinienhancer and the terra will make a killer combo until funds allow for an LF.
Camera arrives next week and i have some old EF lenses i can use, but it seems a shame not to be able to use any of my G master primes in the Sony kit. I know they don’t work but i have a Sony / Zeiss 50mm 1.4 with an aperture ring, would that work? Or is the focus in that lens electronically controlled? Have searched about but cant find an answer…seems strange that you can control EF glass electronically but not E mount sony (G masters etc) hopefully that will trickle down at some point. Didn’t want to buy the E mount adapter on the off chance… Got my eye on some Xeens, they seem a fair price point for nice cine primes…ok nice to meet you all and will post some test stuff soon. Actually just got booked for a shoot next week so it may be a baptism of fire with the new camera!
Cheers, arlenDecember 13, 2019 at 11:04 pm #5568
Great post and love the enthusiasm! The E mount for Kine cameras is analog, unfortunately so I don’t think Sony lens control is coming soon. Please post the Apple piece when it’s ready, though 🙂December 13, 2019 at 11:32 pm #5569
I will do bro for sure. There’s lots of paid spend on the Un skippable youtube pre role version so you might not able to avoid it!!!!
Think its out early Jan…hope all going good and speak soon
arlenMay 27, 2020 at 5:50 am #5751
I too have same doubt,I know the amount adapter is passive and have no electronic control, but will the GM lens work if we put it in manual setting?May 28, 2020 at 11:18 am #5752
@adarsh – my guess is if a GM lens has a manual aperture then it should work on the passive mount. Most lenses have a focus ring, it’s just about being able to dial exposure. If the lens you’re thinking of that has a manual aperture ring then it should work.June 23, 2020 at 9:14 pm #5764
Hi Arlen (and everyone else), I’m new to this forum and just doing some research on a new camera, with the forum being really helpful. I haven’t got my Xeen’s on a Kinefinity yet but I had been using them on an A7Sii and C100. Ty hey are really nice lenses and have produced fantasticJune 23, 2020 at 9:20 pm #5765
Hi Arlen (and everyone else), I’m new to this forum and just doing some research on a new camera, with the forum being really helpful. I haven’t got my Xeen’s on a Kinefinity yet but I had been using them on an A7Sii and C100. They are really nice lenses and have produced fantastic results on these set-ups. Looking forward to locking them into a Terra when it arrives. They pop up heavily reduced every so often, especially with the CF out now, making them a ‘cheap’, ‘affordable’ option /:
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