BMPCC does not support super16 lens?

Example 1.3T - 16T video test

  • I have an old Angénieux zoom on a 16mm Bolex that would vignette quite badly at some zoom/aperture settings, and it was made for 16mm. Maybe it's just the way the lens is?
    – stib
    Commented May 27, 2016 at 9:28

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I'm not familiar with the setup you described, but does that adapter have some sort of iris control built into it? I have the adapter pictured below and it doesn't allow the BMPCC to adjust the aperture of the lens, which means I need to use the iris control to adjust the amount of light getting let into the camera.


The vignetting is caused by how the iris inside the adapter functions. When you close the iris, to restrict the light entering the camera, it also has the side-effect of creating a vignette. This is the main reason I stopped using the BMPCC and went back to using the regular BMCC, because I don't have any MFT lenses.

  • no, arrib to mft adapter doesn't have IRIS control inside. photo
    – Sergey P.
    Commented May 20, 2016 at 11:18
  • @SergeyP. thanks for the info. I'm not sure what the issue is then, sorry!
    – Manly
    Commented May 20, 2016 at 13:54

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