Wooden Camera has started shipping their PL Mount Modification Kit for the Panasonic EVA1. The kit allows users to convert their EVA1 camera to PL Mount through a short modification process.
In a nice touch, Wooden Camera include all the necessary tools in the kit for performing the modification. There is nothing worse than receiving a piece of kit in the post and then having to go scouring the internet for the tools needed to install it. The whole conversion process can be done in under 10 minutes, but it’s a good idea to follow the steps shown in the video carefully.
The PL Mount is made of aircraft grade aluminum and includes the PL port cap. Shims are provided with the kit for adjusting back focus and the appropriate shims are installed prior to shipping. Further adjustment should not be needed but can be checked using a wide angle lens and a focus chart.
The good news for EVA1 owners is that the modification process can be reversed, if you choose to go back to EF mount in the future, you can do it by reversing the steps in the process.
With this kit, the modification is performed by the user. If you prefer Wooden Camera to perform the modification procedure, choose PL Mount Modification Kit With Installation Service.
Important Note: While the vast majority of lenses are compatible, due to the ND filter turret on the EVA1, lenses with a rear protrusion longer than 33.5mm, measured from the PL flange, are not compatible.
The PL Mount Modification Kit for the Panasonic EVA1 includes:
1x PL Mount
1X PL port cap
6x M3 socket cap screws for installation
1x shim set
SHIM SET (STACKABLE TO ACHIEVE NECESSARY THICKNESS)
Silver .0127mm (0.0005″)
Amber .0254mm (0.001″)
Purple .0381mm (0.0015″)
Red .0508mm (0.002″)
Green .0762mm (0.003″)
Tan .1016mm (0.004″)
Blue .127mm (0.005″)
Weight: 251g (0.6 lbs)
Dimensions: 85.1 x 81.8 x 48 mm (3.4 x 3.2 x 1.9 in)
The Woden Camera PL Mount Modification Kit for the Panasonic EVA1 costs $499 USD, or $799 USD for the PL Mount Modification Kit with Installation Service.
The PL Mount Modification Kit looks to be a great piece of kit and a nice option for owners of the EVA1. The ability to be able to put PL lenses on your camera or stick with native EF mount lenses certainly makes the Panasonic EVA1 a much more versatile camera in my opinion.
Do you own a EVA1? Does the ability to put PL lenses on this camera make it a more appealing option? Let us know in the comments section below.