During NAB, Wooden Camera announced a PL Mount modification kit for the C200/C200B that allowed users to convert their camera to PL Mount. Previously, owners would have to choose to buy the C300 in either EF or PL mount and could send in their camera to Canon for a mount swap that will cost around $1,670 USD. In the comments section of the C200 PL Mount article, many people asked about a similar modification kit for the C300 MK II and Wooden Camera has now answered those requests.
The PL Mount is made of aircraft grade aluminium 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.
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″)
The modification process can be reversed! If you choose to go back to EF mount in the future, you can do it by reversing steps in the process.
While the modification process looks easy enough, Wooden Camera does offer an installation service for an extra $250.
Important Note: While the vast majority of lenses are compatible, due to the ND filter turret on the Canon C300mkII, lenses with a rear protrusion longer than 33.5mm, measured from the PL flange, are not compatible.
NON COMPATIBLE LENSES:
Lenses with a rear protrusion longer than 33.5mm
Angenieux Optimo DP Rouge 16-42mm
Angenieux Optimo DP Rouge 30-80mm
This modification is not compatible with the C100, C100mkii, C200/200B, C300, C500 or C700.
PRICING & AVAILABILITY
The C300 MK II PL Mount Modification Kit is available now for – $599 USD
6x M2.5 socket cap screws for PL installation
1x Shim set
1x Jeweler’s Screwdriver
6x M2.6 Phillips screws in case Canon body screws are lost
*Camera is not included.