DV adaptor for Film Lenses

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by DirectingCommercials.com, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. I've recently heard of a special adaptor that fits between the lens
    and a mini-dv camera (or is it only for HD?) that lets you use film
    lenses from Panavision or Arri etc.

    Apparently, by using a ground-glass, it also gives you the depth of
    field of film as well.

    Sounds great.

    Anyone know the name of the product or who makes/rents it?

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    Larry Jandro Guest

    Sounds like a relay lens to change to focal length of the lens to fit
    the smaller format.
    The ground glass would be for the attachment of an optical
    viewfinder, as Panavision did with the original "Panacam" back in the
    early eigthties.

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    Seattle Eric Guest

    No, I think he's referring to that German device specifically
    designed to reduce DOF by , uhhh, essentially imaging the picture on
    ground glass, and >that's< what the camera sees. IOW, the ground glass
    part is not for a viewfinder.
     
    Seattle Eric, Aug 12, 2003
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    Larry Jandro Guest

    Ah-ha... But, all the ground glass that I've seen adds a certain
    amount of grain to the iamge.

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