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Adaptimax Canon EF Lens Adapter for Sony PMW-F3

B&H # ADAPACF3 Mfr # APACF3
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You Pay: $384.95
Product Highlights
  • For All Canon EF Lenses
  • 1.5x Magnification Factor
  • CNC-Milled, Anodized Aluminum
  • Chrome-Plated Brass Mount
  • Extremely High Build Quality

The Adaptimax Canon EF Lens Adapter for Sony PMW-F3 allows you to attach any Canon EF lens to the F3 mount of the Sony PMW-F3 Compact Super 35mm HD Camcorder, thereby greatly expanding its capabilities. Adaptimax stands by its design and build quality with a 12-month, no-quibble guarantee.

Magnification factor of 1.5x
CNC-milled from high-grade aluminum and anodized
Fitted with an extremely hard-wearing brass Canon mount which is then chrome-plated for even longer durability
Magnification Factor 1.5x
Adaptimax Canon EF Lens Adapter for Sony PMW-F3
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    AdaptimaxCanon EF Lens Adapter for Sony PMW-F3
     
    4.3

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Film professional (7)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (7)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Does what it's supposed to do

        This is a great product for people like me who are transitioning from DSLRs to the Sony F3. Obviously this is a dummy mount, which means that you won't be able to change your...Read complete review

        This is a great product for people like me who are transitioning from DSLRs to the Sony F3. Obviously this is a dummy mount, which means that you won't be able to change your aperture from the F3.

        Until somebody finally releases an electronic EF mount or I can afford PL lenses, this will always be on my F3. It's also great because there are already a lot of other lenses that adapt to the Canon EF mount.

        To adjust aperture, put the lens on a Canon body (I bought an old used Canon film body to do this). Select the aperture. Hold down the depth of field preview button and remove the lens while keeping the button pressed. The lens will keep that aperture. Make sure to put the lens back on the body and open the aperture all the way before storing away your lenses.

        The mount feels really durable. The lens goes on really nice and tight, but not so much that it's an issue. The release tab/button seems to be a little loose, but it doesn't bother me.

        When the lens is mounted, this adapter spins the lens slightly. What I mean is that the window with focus marks that is normally on top of the camera is rotated to the side a bit.

        VS

        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Poor quality product

        I purchased this adapter for my Sony F5 and almost immediately sent it back and bought the much nicer (and more expensive) Optitek prolock adapter. The two largest problems with this adapter are,...Read complete review

        I purchased this adapter for my Sony F5 and almost immediately sent it back and bought the much nicer (and more expensive) Optitek prolock adapter. The two largest problems with this adapter are, one, the locking pin on the adapter is smaller then the hole on the lens that the pin locks into, allowing a small amount of rotational play in the lens after it is mounted which is unacceptable when trying to pull focus. The second issue is that the lens mounts on to the adapter rotated about 30degrees towards the operator side of camera. I understand that the intention is to turn the witness marks on a canon still lenses to the side so a 1st AC can see them, this is however very impractical for a few reasons. One issues is that when using EF mount cine glass (e.g. canon cine, Zeiss CP2, Rokinon) the focus marks are placed toward the ground and are out of view. Another problem is that some lenses have a built in image mask (e.g.. canon 24-105 f4 L) and when this is turned it can create aberrations. ALso any aspherical lens will not be aligned properly to the image plane.

        Also, as this adapter is a dumb mount it makes working with canon e-glass impractical so it would be best suited to work with manual apeture glass such as rokinon or nicer cine glass, rendering the intention of the offset mount moot.

        Be warned that this product may not be what you think it is.

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        5.0

        Excellent!

        By Denran

        from Ohio

        Comments about Adaptimax Canon EF Lens Adapter for Sony PMW-F3:

        Having bought a cheaper make and returned due to poor flimsy fit, now extremely pleased with the solid construction of this adapter. Wide easy to use release button, no light leak issues, well made.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Adapter

        By Jayte

        from Florida

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Adaptimax Canon EF Lens Adapter for Sony PMW-F3:

            I bought this to use with my F5 after having issues with a more expensive adapter. The other adapter had a light leak where the lens release button was and would cause the image to have a strange "under exposed" look. I purchased the Adaptimax after watching a review. So far really pleased.

            The mount has no play at all on either end and is a very precise fit. Looks well made and professional.

            A quality adapter at a fair price

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            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Poor quality product

            By Nick

            from Vancouver

            About Me Film Professional

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Adaptimax Canon EF Lens Adapter for Sony PMW-F3:

                  I purchased this adapter for my Sony F5 and almost immediately sent it back and bought the much nicer (and more expensive) Optitek prolock adapter. The two largest problems with this adapter are, one, the locking pin on the adapter is smaller then the hole on the lens that the pin locks into, allowing a small amount of rotational play in the lens after it is mounted which is unacceptable when trying to pull focus. The second issue is that the lens mounts on to the adapter rotated about 30degrees towards the operator side of camera. I understand that the intention is to turn the witness marks on a canon still lenses to the side so a 1st AC can see them, this is however very impractical for a few reasons. One issues is that when using EF mount cine glass (e.g. canon cine, Zeiss CP2, Rokinon) the focus marks are placed toward the ground and are out of view. Another problem is that some lenses have a built in image mask (e.g.. canon 24-105 f4 L) and when this is turned it can create aberrations. ALso any aspherical lens will not be aligned properly to the image plane.

                  Also, as this adapter is a dumb mount it makes working with canon e-glass impractical so it would be best suited to work with manual apeture glass such as rokinon or nicer cine glass, rendering the intention of the offset mount moot.

                  Be warned that this product may not be what you think it is.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Solid Quality Adapter

                  By Jacksons

                  from Raleigh, NC

                  About Me Film Professional

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent quality
                  • Solid construction

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Close Up Filming
                  • Panoramic Filming
                  • Shooting Indoors
                  • Shooting Outdoors

                  Comments about Adaptimax Canon EF Lens Adapter for Sony PMW-F3:

                  Purchased this adapter after watching an informative clip of it fitted to the Sony PMW-F3 camera. Very solid adapter.
                  I have used all my various Canon lenses with sound results to date.
                  Recently finished filming in Norway, Europe with exceptional results.
                  Professional product.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good adapter, but has backfocus issues.

                  By indianajohn

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Film Professional

                  Pros

                  • Canon lenses on F3

                  Cons

                  • Backfocus issues

                  Best Uses

                  • With Prime Lenses

                  Comments about Adaptimax Canon EF Lens Adapter for Sony PMW-F3:

                  This is a solid adapter. Mounts very snugly to both the camera and lens. It's great for use with prime lenses, but have had some issues when using zooms. Focus won't hold throughout the zoom range (ie if you focus on something at say 100mm, then zoom to 50mm, the image will go out of focus). At first I assumed it was a mis-aligned lens, but after having the adapter for a year, and using almost a dozen zoom lenses and three different F3 bodies, I've definitely narrowed it to the adapter. My guess is the flange depth is just slightly off in the machining of this adapter, and there's no way (that I've found) to adjust it. If you shoot with primes or only use your zoom lens as a "variable" prime, it's not a big issue. But if you do a lot of on-camera zooms, it may be better to try a different adapter.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Quality Adapter

                  By Grey

                  from Maine

                  About Me Film Professional

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Panoramic Filming
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Adaptimax Canon EF Lens Adapter for Sony PMW-F3:

                    Well engineered adapter. Fits all my Canon lenses very precisely. No problems at all even with some of my longer tele lenses unsupported. I have used the adapter for one month now and have already shot two shorts of gorilla's. I'm very pleased with my purchase I think the adapter will last longer than the camera!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (2 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Not What You Think

                    By MB_Paul

                    from Framingham, MA

                    About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • No Increase In Performance
                    • Poor Interface Camcorder

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Adaptimax Canon EF Lens Adapter for Sony PMW-F3:

                      This is not a bad product. Don't get my rating wrong. But for those of you out there who anticipate using this to use your cannon DSLR lenses with you Sony PMW series camera, you will be in for a surpise.

                      There is very little information on how a product like this works with these cameras and we realized that once we got the camera, it really only works well with marco type shots and the depth of field is so great that it's difficult to get anything useful.

                      Again, not a bad product, but not to be used in this mannor.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      This is one solid mount.

                      By Bryan the Shooter

                      from Salt Lake City, UT

                      About Me Film Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Interfaces Well With Camcorder
                      • No play or wiggle

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Shooting Indoors
                        • Shooting Outdoors

                        Comments about Adaptimax Canon EF Lens Adapter for Sony PMW-F3:

                        The title says it all, really. Using this mount, we're attaching Compact Prime lenses to the F3. And unlike some mounts we've used it the past, it attaches without any play or wiggle. It's solid, locked on. As far as mounts go, this one does its job admirably.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Does what it's supposed to do

                        By David DPs

                        from Beverly Hills, CA

                        About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable

                        Cons

                        • Poor Interface Camcorder

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Adaptimax Canon EF Lens Adapter for Sony PMW-F3:

                          This is a great product for people like me who are transitioning from DSLRs to the Sony F3. Obviously this is a dummy mount, which means that you won't be able to change your aperture from the F3.

                          Until somebody finally releases an electronic EF mount or I can afford PL lenses, this will always be on my F3. It's also great because there are already a lot of other lenses that adapt to the Canon EF mount.

                          To adjust aperture, put the lens on a Canon body (I bought an old used Canon film body to do this). Select the aperture. Hold down the depth of field preview button and remove the lens while keeping the button pressed. The lens will keep that aperture. Make sure to put the lens back on the body and open the aperture all the way before storing away your lenses.

                          The mount feels really durable. The lens goes on really nice and tight, but not so much that it's an issue. The release tab/button seems to be a little loose, but it doesn't bother me.

                          When the lens is mounted, this adapter spins the lens slightly. What I mean is that the window with focus marks that is normally on top of the camera is rotated to the side a bit.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Share this review

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Precision construction, perfect fit

                          By Film & Video

                          from Chicago, IL

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Interfaces Well With Camcorder
                          • Precision construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Using Canon EF lenses

                            Comments about Adaptimax Canon EF Lens Adapter for Sony PMW-F3:

                            Easily attaches Canon EF lenses to the Sony F3 body

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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