Thinking of modifying your HDDSLR to a PL mount?

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Last week, Illya Friedman, President of Hot Rod Cameras stopped by the studio to chat about the Canon HDDSLR’s that his company is modifying to fit PL mount lenses.  We discussed about the HDDSLR movement, the benefits of standard cinema lenses, and how modifying these cameras to fit those lenses creates more of an industry standard workflow.

As a still photographer who has made the transition into the world of motion, it was interesting to talk with Illya – as he pinpointed so many of the small differences between still photography and cinematography that account for large issues on set – many of which I have discovered myself over the past two years. Luckily for the end user, Illya and others have recognized these discrepancies and are providing a solution.  Check out the video above to learn more about how Illya is engineering these cameras to work with professional cinema lenses.

And of course you can always check out Illya’s site directly by visiting

PS- The lens featured at the end of the interview is the new 14-24mm T2.8 Ruby Zoom by FOCUS OPTICS.  Check it out by CLICKING HERE.