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Philipp Kunzli

ARRI-flex Standard Mount Adapter

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Hey everybody

I own an old ARRIFLEX 2C including a whole set of Schneider kreuznach Xenon optics...

For an upcoming project, I play with the thought about using those.
They would be used only little, in "reflections about the past"

The film is going to be shoot on an Alexa with PL Mount. 

Now, is there any Adapter for Arri Standart Lens to PL Mount? Or those that not work about the focal plane?
I was looking for it online but didn't find anything solid...

Big thx for a short feedback! Philipp

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These adapters exist. Duclos in California sells a pricey Arri Standard -> PL adapter, but it looks super solid. I've seen a few different designs in the $200-400 range like this one. Someone was selling one a few months ago on here, they might still have it. I've only ever used Arri S to PL adapters with a zoom lens on my Red Scarlet-W. You might run into issues using it on an Alexa depending on the depth of the PL mount... maybe someone else has experience using these adapters on Alexas.

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Hey Philipp, you're still dealing with this issue? I made a couple of experiences with adapters and different PL mounts, so bottom line is: one of the best allround ARRI standard to PL adapters is the one of Les Bosher (300 GBP, totally worth it, small image) - it perfectly fits even the short ALEXA Mini PL mount and holds on lenses that need to revolve for focusing (that are quite some!). An old original ARRI PL-Adapter of mine (large pic) works equally fine on the ALEXA, but doesn't fit the Mini.

The comparably cheap RAF adapters reflect the low price in lack of stability and usability - they dont't allow the revolving, because they are mounted by screws (attention for damage on the barrel!) fixed to the barrel - that might work for lenses with no need to revolve, but the day-to-day set routine demands a lot regarding stability...

PL - Arri Std - new.jpg


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