I'm wondering if someone could point me in the right direction
to information regarding the different types of lens mounts
and adapters, specifically for the S16 format (if that plays
a big difference). I'm interested in the designs and attributes,
differences and histories if at all possible.
Thank you in advance.
A lens mount has nothing specifically to do with a film format,
but here's some basic info. I swear I wrote this all up before,
but perhaps it wasn't on the CML. I'm going to skip some ancient
and obscure mounts.
I tried a search but was unable to find the exact info I was looking for.
Your information is greatly appreciated.
In his comments on lens mounts, Mitch Gross wrote, "with
slight modification any CP camera can accept Aaton mount lenses."
I recently purchased a 15-150mm Angenieux zoom in an Aaton mount from an outfit in Florida with the intention of having the mount changed so that I could use it on my CP16R camera. I wanted this lens specifically because it covers Super-16, and the price was right. When it arrived at my place in California I was struck by how much the Aaton mount resembled the CP mount.
My intention was to have the mount changed to an Arriflex bayonet and to mount it to my CP with an adapter. The idea here was to make the lens usable on the CP and other cameras too, as I might want to use it on an ACL or SR some day. However, it seems that the cost of switching mounts from Aaton to Arri bayonet (at least according to the quote Century Optics provided) is more than I can afford. I was so discouraged by Century's quote that I put the lens on the shelf and haven't pursued the matter until now.
However, it sounds like Mitch is saying that it's possible to modify the CP to accept the Aaton mount-lens directly (as opposed to modifying the lens). This might be the affordable solution I'm looking for. I'd like to get more information - can anyone recommend a technician who can do this?
Any ideas about the cost? Is this process reversible? Would it preclude the use of my other, CP mounted lenses? Any information would be GREATLY
>However, it sounds like Mitch
is saying that it's possible to modify the CP >to accept the
Aaton mount-lens directly
Ken at Whitehouse AV in Burbank would be the guy to talk to.
>Ken at Whitehouse AV in Burbank
would be the guy to talk to.
I believe the CP-16 specialist who worked at Whitehouse is now with Visual Products in Ohio. If you can't get info at one then I suggest you try the other.