BMPCC 6K PL Mount Modification

The BMPCC 6K is only available in Canon EF mount. While this is suitable for a large proportion of buyers, there will be some professionals who would like to use PL glass on the camera.

To cater to that need, Bezamod has launched a Kickstarter campaign to make this happen.

BMPCC 6K PL Mount Modification

The Bezamod PL Mount Modification is not an adapter – it fully replaces/bypasses the EF mount on the camera, eliminating the flange depth limitation imposed by the EF mount. Installation does not require breaking or removing any warranty stickers on your camera. The conversion is also user-friendly, fully reversible modification. You can return your Pocket 6K to EF mount at your leisure. The PL Mount Modification will come with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty and support.

Bezmod is also partnering with rental houses around Los Angeles to test and verify far more lenses throughout the Kickstarter campaign.

Bezamod P6K Use PL Lenses on your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

The planned PL mount modification will support an extensive list of supported lenses that will far exceed the capability of EF to PL “snap-in” adapters.

Compatible Lens Sets:

• Arri/Zeiss Master Primes (Tested, Verified: 16mm, 21mm)
∟Untested, Expected Compatible: 12mm, 14mm, 18mm, 25mm, 27mm, 32mm, 35mm, 40mm, 50mm, 65mm, 75mm, 100mm, 100mm macro, 150mm
• Arri/Zeiss Master Anamorphics (Tested, Verified: 60mm)
∟Untested, Expected Compatible: 35mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm, 135mm
• Cooke 5/i Primes
∟Untested, Expected Compatible: 18mm, 25mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 65mm, 75mm, 100mm, 135mm
• Cooke Zoom (Tested, Verified: 25-250mm T3.9 Mk II – Lens Tested May have had aftermarket mount)
• Canon Zoom (30-105mm T2.8)
• Angenieux Optimo Sphericals (45-120mm)
∟Untested, Expected Compatible: 15-40mm, 28-76mm, 28-340mm, 24-290mm, 19.5-94mm
• Angenieux Optimo Anamorphic
∟Untested, Expected Compatible: 44-440mm, 30-72mm, 56-152mm
•Angenieux Optimo Style Spherical(Tested, Verified: 16-40mm, 36-76mm)
∟Untested, Expected Compatible: 25-250mm
• Angenieux Rear Anamorphic (56-152mm)
• Zeiss Compact Primes CP.2(Tested, Verified: 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 135mm)
∟Untested, Expected Compatible: 15mm, 21mm, 28mm, 50mm Macro, 100mm
• Zeiss Compact Zoom (Tested, Verified: 28-80mm, 70-200mm)
• Rokinon Xeens ( Tested, Verified: 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm)
∟Untested, Expected Compatible: 14mm, 135mm
• Super Baltar – Focus Optics (Tested, Verified: 20mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm)
• Ruby Series – Focus Optics (Tested, Verified: 14-24mm T2.8 Rehoused Nikon Lens)
• Sony CineAlta
∟Untested, Expected Compatible: 20mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 135mm
• Cineovision Anamorphic (Tested, Verified: 35mm, 85mm)
• Lomo Anamorphic (Tested, Verified: Square Front 35mm, round Front 50mm, Round Front 75mm)
• GL Optics (Tested, Verified: Sigma 11-20mm T3.0)

• Cooke S4/i Primes(Tested, Verified: 32mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm)
∟Untested, Expected Compatible: 35mm, 40mm, 65mm, 180mm, 300mm
• Cooke MiniS4/i Primes (Tested, Verified: 50mm)
∟Untested, Expected Compatible: 65mm, 75mm, 100mm, 135mm
• Canon K35 Primes: 85mm f/1.4
•Zeiss Super Speed Mk III (Tested, Verified 85mm)
• Arri/Zeiss Ultra Primes (Tested, Verified: 50mm, 85mm)

Incompatible Lens Sets:

• Super16 Lenses
∟Untested, Expected Incompatible: All of them
• Canon K35 Primes: (Verified Incompatible: 18mm, 24mm, 35mm, 55mm)
• Cooke S4/i Primes
∟Untested, Expected Incompatible: 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm, 21mm, 27mm, 35mm, 40mm 65mm
• Cooke Mini S4/i Primes (A.K.A. Panchro/i)(Verified Incompatible: 18mm, 25mm)
∟Untested, Expected Incompatible: 21mm
• Cooke Anamorphic/i Primes
∟Untested, Expected Incompatible: 25mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm, 135mm
• Cooke Anamorphic/i Zoom
∟Untested, Expected Incompatible: 34-140mm,
• Arri/Zeiss Ultra Primes (Verified Incompatible: 14mm, 16mm, 24mm, 32mm, 50mm, 100mm)
• Zeiss Super Speed Mk III(Verified Incompatible: 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 65mm)
∟Untested, Expected Incompatible: 65mm, 135mm
• Angenieux EZ
∟Untested, Expected Incompatible: 15-40mm, 22-60mm, 30-90mm, 45-135mm

Incompatible Individual Lenses:
• Fujinon (Verified Incompatible: 10-90mm)
• Zeiss CP.2 (Verified Incompatible: 135mm)
• Leica Summicron-C (18mm)

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Bezmod, the brainchild of Clifton Stommel, are not new to this sort of thing, Clifton originally came out with a similar option for the original URSA Mini.

A few years ago we also featured the Atoch C2S (at the time it was called C-Box), another invention of Clifton’s, which helped a lot of indie filmmakers be able to afford the URSA Mini, and seems to have helped convince Blackmagic of the value (and public support) of continuing to use SSDs in their products.

If Bezamod can get enough support for this PL mount, they can get a proper manufacturing arrangement to get these units out to Pocket 6K owners worldwide.

You can back the project on Kickstarter, with prices starting at $200 USD for the PL mount. Expected availability is December this year if the project gets funded.

As always, please back Kickstarter campaigns at your own risk. There is never any guarantee that the product you back will ever ship.

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