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Behind the Lens by Jay Holben

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2.3Making the Switch: Lens Mounts and Interchangeability

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Today, with a prevalence of large single-sensor cameras, the options for lenses for cinematographers has grown exponentially. Not every lens will work with every camera, however. Previously, I discussed crop factors and utilizing lenses designed for larger target (sensor) areas on smaller targets and the changes in apparent focal length/field of view, but choosing a lens for your camera can get even a little more complicated when you start to consider the different types of lens mounts and their register, or flange focal distances.

In the SLR and DSL world, each camera manufacturer uses ...

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