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vegetableman
07-21-2013, 08:51 PM
does anyone know how much weight the pocket camera MFT mount can take?
do you think it could hold a canon 24-70 without support?
thanks!

sbrenner
07-21-2013, 10:01 PM
I'm not speaking from direct knowledge, but based on the fact that the pocket camera shell is all metal, it has to be significantly stronger than my Nikon D600 which only has a metal frame in the back of the camera.
That said, on a c-mount tv lens that I purchased, I'll likely use a support on some rails to relieve some of the torque a long lens can create.

Jarmusch
07-22-2013, 03:18 AM
Not sure if lens mount or tripod mount will go first yet I think 24-70 is not that heavy for the camera.

zebratape
07-22-2013, 03:38 AM
I was wondering the same thing. Anyone have good recommendations for lens support?

haavard
07-22-2013, 03:45 AM
I would recommend something like the Tilta lens supporter (ls-t03) if you use 15mm rails, or getting an adapter with tripod mount. I'm sure the camera could handle it, but some rails and a lens support will help the stability and possible extend the lifetime of the lens mount.

zebratape
07-22-2013, 05:25 AM
awesome, thank you!

haavard
07-22-2013, 05:40 AM
Please keep in mind that some cheaper lens supporters are made for a dslr without battery grip, so they don't extend high enough for use with the BMCC, but they should be fine with the pocket camera.
I used the Tilta one this morning with the BMCC and a rather heavy Zeiss 180/2.8. It also have the bonus of a slip on rails attachment and a easy to adjust height. I also have a (too short) Fotga one which is very awkward to adjust height on.

CaptainHook
07-22-2013, 04:39 PM
I will try the canon 24-70/2.8 V1 with the redrock adapter on the pocket cam and let you know. FYI, my 24-70 aperture can be controlled by the redrock adapter but not on my EF mount 2.5k BMCC.

vegetableman
07-22-2013, 05:45 PM
I will try the canon 24-70/2.8 V1 with the redrock adapter on the pocket cam and let you know. FYI, my 24-70 aperture can be controlled by the redrock adapter but not on my EF mount 2.5k BMCC.

thank you so much!

CaptainHook
07-23-2013, 04:06 AM
24-70 weight seems to be supported okay. It's definitely heavy tho so i would suggest holding the lens or using a support as it would definitely put strain on the cam body.