One of the drawbacks for some people interested the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is the fact that they may have to buy all new lenses. The BMPCC is a “MFT” or micro four thirds camera, and you won’t be able to use your EOS lenses without an adapter. If you have “EF” or “L” glass this means if you use the standard “cold” adapter, you won’t have any control over the exposure. The Redrock Micro LiveLens MFT™ is the first active lens adapter that enables Canon EF lenses to be used with any MFT camera.
Here’s more from Redrock Micro:
Canon EF lenses require power and electronic controls in order to adjust the lens’ aperture. Without power and control electronics, The aperture of the EF lenses are stuck wide open, severely limiting the usefulness of the lens. The Redrock LiveLens mft active lens adapter solves this problem by providing power to the EF lens and a control pad to adjust the lens aperture.
With LiveLens mft you can set the EF lens’ aperture to any stop in increments as small as 1/3 stop. It works with just about every lens available today, including variable aperture zoom lenses, prime lenses, consumer-level lenses, and professional L-series lenses. It also works with most third party EF-compatible lenses. There are some limitations to please make sure to read Technical Details.
The Redrock Micro LiveLens mft is the solution for using sharp EF-mount lenses on Micro Four Third bodies without sacrifice. Where standard “dummy adapters” just physically mount EF lenses to the Micro Four Third body, the Redrock micro LiveLens MFT talks to the lens, giving you the ability to adjust your aperture without the need to use time consuming workarounds on set. Don’t work around the ability of your lenses; make your lenses work for you, starting today.
If you want to find out more about the Redrock Micro LiveLens MFT with the BMPCC, check out this blog post from the RRM blog: redrockmicro.blogspot.com
For pricing and availability for the RRM LiveLens MFT go to their website at: store.redrockmicro.com/livelensmft
For more information about the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, go to their website at www.blackmagicdesign.com