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  • samuel s
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    I just thought I'd throw my experience in here, somehow I managed not to see this sticky before I posted - oops. I bought a UM4k secondhand off eBay from someone who said they strictly used manual lenses. I somehow missed seeing it in the images. Blackmagic reps also got back to me saying that it wouldn't hardly cost anything to repair ($100 - which is relative). I'll post an update once I send my camera out and back for repairs!

    https://imgur.com/yUeFnZG
    https://imgur.com/yUeFnZG

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  • rj gordon
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    Looks like I’m a little late to this party…

    I too, shaved the pogo pins off of my BMCC EF mount using a cheap Nikon adapter. (Note that the adapter had no chip.)

    I bought an EF mount for the Ursa Mini Pro and used the pins to fix the camera. It works fine now.

    Tinker at your own risk, but you’ll need metric allen wrenches and a very small phillips head screwdriver.

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  • miajacob
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    Electropolis also offers a wide range of spy products like the spy camera for recording or photographing.

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  • Worzel Gummidge
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    So what happened then Kholi??? Care to share??

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  • Thekreative
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    I've got lots but the ones with af confirm have to go. The BMC doesn't use it so get adapters without or take them off!

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  • teh
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    what kind of adapters did you use? makes me worried.

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  • danap
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    Chop the chips !

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  • rawCAM35
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    Double check it to be sure that it is not your lenses, for example I checked my old manual Nikon lenses and I found out that some of the metal parts on the back of the lens comes very close to the chip contacts.
    Non of my passive Nikon to EOS mount adapters have anything sticks out close to the chip contacts.

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  • Thekreative
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    Some one on the BM forum suggested that it might be from a "chipped" adapter and I'm sure that is what has caused it. Time to get the chip off of them.
    Last edited by Thekreative; 02-27-2013, 12:21 PM.

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  • Thekreative
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    Just got a note from Kristian at BM on there forum:

    Hi,

    While the damage won't be covered under warranty, it's not going to cost a lot to fix. Once you have the downtime and want to get it sorted, contact tech support and speak to Kaspar. He'll sort you out.

    You should only have to pay for shipping to and from our Fremont office in the US which won't be much.


    Makes me glad we have forums after what I was first told!

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  • Thekreative
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    The more scotch I drink the more I get tempted to grab my tool kit and void the warranty.
    The isn't much in there.... you can see a lot of it from inside the ssd port.
    I bet it comes apart in seconds...... where is engadget to sponsor this video?

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  • Kholi
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    That was my single tantrum for the rest of the year. xD But if you do cut the nose off of the camera make sure you take pictures of the process.

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  • Thekreative
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    Originally posted by Kholi View Post
    And I can't do a backflip, it ends up turning into a sideflop; not elegant at all.
    Awesome Kholi!

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  • Kholi
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    Originally posted by JoeyL View Post
    They probably want to make back some money though all these hiccups.

    -Cheers
    Please, try not to make things up. Noone has any idea why it's so expensive to replace.

    Originally posted by Thekreative View Post
    Kholi, I'm really thinking of it. Set the main depth and have a set of interchangeable mounts that drop in. The EF mount is huge and would leave a ton of space if removed. I had a whole set on my 35mm setup, C/Y, Canon, Nikon, Leica, etc......
    >:[ That's all I have to say. LoL

    I've been pushing the hell out of the EF bodies, getting them on shoots, building solutions for production (hardware) and post, teaching people about it and the biggest missing links are not having a camera, and not having an MFT camera. I'm about to go into my own shoot and the glass... it can only BE MFT and I don't want to F65 or Epic. After the long, long wait... not being able to use the camera on my own stuff's just... HURRRRR_-

    If someone else hobbles one together before me I might backflip off of a vacuum cleaner into a fire. And I can't do a backflip, it ends up turning into a sideflop; not elegant at all.

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  • Thekreative
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    Originally posted by Kholi View Post
    I will be so jealous if you do this.
    Kholi, I'm really thinking of it. Set the main depth and have a set of interchangeable mounts that drop in. The EF mount is huge and would leave a ton of space if removed. I had a whole set on my 35mm setup, C/Y, Canon, Nikon, Leica, etc......

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