Lenses have several mounts. In this video we look at how a lens attaches to a DSLR, Mirrorless or Digital Cinema Camera. Erik shows you a way to use lens adapters to mount Canon lenses on Sony cameras, EF Mount to E Mount adapters. Lens adapters for A7rii nd A7sii with electronic controls like a Metabones can be used with Canon E Monut lenses.
- Now that we've talked about lenses,…focal length, and aperture, let's talk about…how to actually get the lens onto the camera.…A lens mount is where the lens attaches…to the body of the camera and locks into place.…There are several different types…for different camera manufacturers.…The main ones are, Canon, Nikon,…Sony, and Micro Four Thirds.…At first glance, they look the same,…but lens mounts are not universal.…For example, a Nikon lens just won't…intuitively fit on a Canon body.…
Now, you can use lens adapters to get almost any lens…to work on different bodies.…This means, you can use a Canon lens…on say, this Sony body.…To do this, I have to use an adapter like this one,…which has electronic contacts in it…that allow the Canon lens to talk to the Sony mount.…It's like a computer interpreter,…so they can communicate and work together.…But don't expect your lens to work as well…as it would on the mount it was designed for,…especially if you like auto focus.…
The adapter technology is getting better…but it's still not as good as using a native lens.…
Evaluating your production workflow and the camera options out there can save you time, money, and maybe even your sanity. Camera enthusiast Erik Naso is here to help. He'll teach you how to ask the right questions and pick the right camera—balancing "the camera I should buy" with "the camera I want to buy," so you end up happy with your purchase over the long run. Learn how to figure out your budget and needs; understand the different file formats, sensors, and lenses available; and choose the right accessories for any shooting situation.
- Understanding the camera components: sensor, lens, etc.
- Evaluating audio inputs
- Taking your type of production into account
- Deciding on a budget
- Choosing accessories such as tripods and gimbals
- Camera codecs and media cost