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Redrock MicroLiveLens MFT Active Lens Mount
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      5.0

      Pleasantly Suprised

      By KS Pete

      from Kansas City, MO

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

      • Battery Holder

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Home Movies
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Redrock Micro LiveLens MFT Active Lens Mount:

      From the pictures and some of the other reviews, I was concerned about build quality. However, I was very happy once it arrived. The button panel is much more robust than the pictures seem to indicate, and the fight of the adapter itself is very tight. It's very hard to get the 9v into the holder - that's my only complaint.

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      5.0

      for EF Lenses these are a must have

      By Dan

      from Temecula

      About Me Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

      • If You Have Ef Lenses

      Comments about Redrock Micro LiveLens MFT Active Lens Mount:

      For EF Lenses these are a must have for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with Micro four thirds mounts in order to adjust the F stop.

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      3.0

      Works as it says it does

      By 3filmcrew

      from Guam

      Comments about Redrock Micro LiveLens MFT Active Lens Mount:

      For those looking for an active mft mount to control the aperture of your non mft mount lenses, this is a great solution. I'moinly giving it 3 stars for the following: it feels cheap for the price tag and changing the battery can feel like a hassle (felt like I was going to break the battery compartment because there's almost no space to snap the battery into place). Other than those two issues, I am actually satisfied with the product. Just make sure you have something to mount the line and battery pack to as it can be a nuance if not mounted properly.

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      5.0

      If Feels So Great to Use my Canon Glass

      By mbg

      from Bridgeport, CT

      About Me Film Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Shooting Indoors
        • Shooting Outdoors

        Comments about Redrock Micro LiveLens MFT Active Lens Mount:

        The Redrock LiveLens MFT Active Lens Mount works great with my Panasonic AF100 camcorder. I'm extremely happy with this product. I use all my Canon 5D lens. The F stops are easy to set. The lens fits good on the adaptor. Film making made easier with this Lens Mount. Thank You Radrock.

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        5.0

        Awesome!

        By Pelicanmedia

        from Madison WI

        About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Upgrade

          Comments about Redrock Micro LiveLens MFT Active Lens Mount:

          Allows the use of Canon EOS lenses on the M43 cameras. Simple and effective control of fstop with an up and down arrow button. Great device.

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          2.0

          It works but it is flimsy

          By Zeb

          from Hong Kong

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • expensive
            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Redrock Micro LiveLens MFT Active Lens Mount:

              The battery holder is a cheap plastic thing.The mark around the display is a sticker which was not sticking from day one.The adapter to camera lock is ok but the adtapter to lens is very loose and the lense is not tightly locked.It is functioning but it is definitely not an object of desire.

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              5.0

              Works great on my AF100

              By Ed Flynn

              from Portland, OR

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Interfaces Well With Camcorder

              Cons

              • Batterypack cord too long

              Best Uses

              • Close Up Filming
              • Shooting Indoors
              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about Redrock Micro LiveLens MFT Active Lens Mount:

              I use this on my Panasonic AF100 with my Canon EF lenses. While it doesn't control the auto focus, it does control the aperture superbly. I'd highly recommend this to anyone who wants to get double the use out of their lenses. Worth the price.

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              5.0

              Works great!

              By Joel

              from Winston Salem, NC

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Redrock Micro LiveLens MFT Active Lens Mount:

              This mount does what it is meant to do: it allows you to use Canon EF lenses on the Panasonic AF100. A cord connects the adaptor to a 9 volt battery that allows you to send power to the lens. This enables you to adjust the aperture on the lens. This is critical, of course, since the lens would otherwise be stuck with its aperture wide open. A word of caution about this mount and using Canon EF lenses on the AF100... you cannot use the auto focus or auto exposure capablilities of the lenses. Focus and aperture adjustment need to be done manually - using the waveform monitor, zebras and various focus assisting tools on the camera as reference points. The AF100 is a pro film-style camera, and it is meant to be shot with manual focus and manual exposure anyway. That said, it might make more sense to use manual prime lenses as opposed to canon ef lenses with this camera. I find that the canon ef lenses have manual focus controls that are not as smooth as some lenses that are meant to be adjusted only manually. Of course, if you already have a bunch of really good canon ef lenses (and no prime manual lenses) - it would seem to me that this mount would then make perfect sense. May as well use the canon ef lenses on the af100 if you already have them!

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