RED With Bellows Lenses
Published : 18th September 2009
Has anyone used swing and tilt bellows lenses on the RED? I want to especially make sure that they won't hit the OLPF if pushed into the lens mount all the way.
Director of Photography
Los Angeles, CA
Graham Futerfas wrote :
>>Has anyone used swing and tilt bellows lenses on the RED? I want to especially make sure that they >>won't hit the OLPF if pushed into the lens mount all the way.
Worked like a charm, I did a test a couple of weeks ago with an Arri T/S set on one of Pace's Reds (#34) without incident. I was not working at infinity but it appeared that there was more than enough clearance for even the short focal lengths.
HD & Film Consultation
Our Arri Shift & Tilt system has been successfully used on RED cameras numerous times to great effect with no issues. ?Don't know about the Clairmont system but I doubt there would be a problem.
If these systems work fine and can never hit a spinning mirror, then they'll certainly never hit an OLPF.
Abel Cine Tech
If you are talking about the Century Precision Optics Swing Shift Bellows, it mounts with a PL mount that conforms to the 45 degree Arri safety zone (to not damage the reflex mirror). The OPLF filter is much further inside the camera mount. The PL flange to cone is 15.65mm and the flange to OPLF in the RED ONE is approximately 40 mm-big difference.
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