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posted by - Thursday, 03 March 2011

A few weeks ago, I posted a video about our new AF100 ENG Kit, which uses the Hot Rod Tuner and the HDx2 B4/PL Optical Adapter to allow 2/3” lenses to work with the Panasonic AF100 camera. We received quite a response from this post, and one of the most common requests was to see some sample images from the rig. The gear has been so popular that I wasn’t able to get my hands on the pieces again until now. Andy Shipsides and I went out in the rain and rolled off a few shots until we were both too soaked to continue.

We chose to mount the Canon 11×4.7 (4.7mm-52mm) zoom to the rig, because it is both an excellent piece of glass as well as a very popular zoom, but any B4 mount zoom will work with the kit. The Canon 21×7.3 is another popular choice, as are many Fujinon and Angenieux zooms. We used an ENG version of the lens and plugged our custom cable in to power the zoom servo, as well as enable the start/stop control of the camera with the lens’ REC button.

The kit was well balanced on my shoulder, and all exposures were set by eye using the quickly adjusted Cineroid EVF.

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