Jump to content

Arri PL to Aaton mount adapter?


Stephen Perera
 Share

Recommended Posts

Steve,

Les Bosher in the UK just machined a specialized PL to Bolex Bayonet Mount for me. He does superb work.  Do you have an Aaton LTR? There should be sufficient Flange Focal Depth (FFD) in order manufacture one, i.e. 

Aaton FFD --> 40mm (Throat diameter = 50mm)
PL FFD -----> 52MM (Throat diameter = 60mm)

Expect to pay around 350+ GBP.  
web = http://www.lesbosher.co.uk/
email = les@lesbosher.co.uk 

Cheers!

Nicholas
Toronto 

 

  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Sustaining Member
13 hours ago, Stephen Perera said:

Hi all...does anyone make an Arri PL to Aaton mount adapter? i.e. to enable PL lenses to be mounted on an Aaton XTR 16mm camera

Ya can't adapt PL glass to work on Aaton mount sadly. You need to replace the mount with a PL one. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Nicholas, sorry I wasn't clear, that throat diameter is 54mm.

The FFD I thought was 52mm, with sometimes some tiny change to allow the photons to dig a little into the film emulsion...

I think the techs commonly use a depth guage with dial increments that border on being hard to interpret, so experience is needed to use them. It's an interesting thing to ponder. Maybe Dom will tell us what it's like.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Sustaining Member

Hi all thanks for the responses...spoke to Les Bosher and he confirmed no adapter is possible would have to convert the camera to a PL mount......cost is £500 (GBP) which Im sure is a good price for the wonderful job he would do......Ive heard great things about him and to be honest I love the fact we have old school doing things like this......recently sent my Hasselblad 201F to Ulf Kühn in Germany, a specialist for Hasselblad V system and scanners and I love guys like this are around

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That is impressive that Les can build a PL hard front for the older Aatons. I know he offered something similar for the Bolex but he advised me that the PL adapter was better for the Bolex. The adapter also retained the use of C mount lenses. 

I stand corrected on the PL specs. Thanks everyone.

Flange focal distance: 52.00 mm (51.97 mm for the Arri SR high speed models) (73.5 mm for Arriflex 765, that mount is known as "Maxi PL-mount")(60.00 mm for XPL-mount on ALEXA65) (44 mm for the LPL-mount on ALEXA LF)

  • Diameter: 54.00 mm (64.00 mm for Maxi PL-mount) (72.00 mm for XPL-mount on ALEXA65) (62 mm for the LPL-mount on ALEXA LF)”
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 years later...
  • Sustaining Member
7 hours ago, Chris Burke said:

Why not true, care to elaborate?

I think my comment from 3 years ago, was misinterpreted to mean PL lenses can't have their mounts changed. That's not what I was inferring. You can't make an adaptor that will allow the PL mount lens AND Aaton mount camera to remain unchanged, but simply add a piece of hardware "adaptor" to work. That is something you can't do. What you CAN do is swap the mount on the lens OR camera. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Is Les Bosher still doing this sort of work?

Who else in the world is currently considered the best for putting a PL mount on, say, an Aaton, or a hardfront with PL mount on a IIC? Thanks for any info. Bruce at Aranda Film in Melbourne told me in an email that he's closed up his workshop permanently. The end of an era.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Sustaining Member

Les Bosher is fantastic and such a nice man. He made me an M42 to Aaton mount and an Arri BL to Aaton mount. He also does a great Nikon to Aaton mount.

les@lesbosher.co.uk

 

Edited by Stephen Perera
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

Forum Sponsors

Film Gears

Serious Gear

Metropolis Post

Abel Cine

Tai Audio

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

VidGear.com - Broadcast Video Warehouse

Visual Products

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Broadcast Solutions Inc

FJS International

CineLab

Wooden Camera

Cinematography Books and Gear



×
×
  • Create New...