02-26-2017 07:37 PM
I'm fairly new to video cameras and am a bit confused about lens fittings and mount types.
I have a Canon C300 and in the market for some cheap lenses. It's a C300 PL Mount and I am wanting to purchase a Rokinon 35mm cine lens, but it's for an EF mount. I can't seem to find a PL version of the lens. Is there an adapter I can use to be able to use EF mounts? I don't want to order a lens online and find out that it doesn't fit. or does anyone know of any sub $500 PL lenses similar to Rokinon? I used a Rokinon 35mm EF lens on a 5D Mark IV and loved how it looked. I thought I could just order than lens but it doesn't seem that simple.
Any help on this would be great. Thanks!
03-24-2017 06:46 PM
I understand that you're looking for an EF to PL mount lens converter for use with several lenses you might be considering.
Officially there is no single or one adapter that Canon recommends because we don't manufacture an EF to PL mount adapter at this time. There do seem to be several available on the market, however their functionality could be called into question as well as the ease of their application. This stems from the spacing between the rear lens elements relevant to the focal plane and since adapters may change this distance, care must be used if choosing to use an adapter.
It may be worth it if you try getting in touch with the manufacturer of that lens, the Rokinon, and see if they offer a PL mount conversion. If they did it would be ideal so as to give you proper PL connection.