Now that the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is shipping, we thought it would be a good time to follow up with our lens and accessory guide for the newest member of the Blackmagic family. With a Super 35 sensor capable of recording a QFHD (3840×2160) or HD Cinema DNG raw or ProRes files and a global shutter, the Production Camera 4K should prove to be an invaluable tool to have in your camera arsenal. An active Canon EF Mount opens your lens possibilities, but the rather unique form factor requires some specific support and accessory items. In this article, we’ll present the various accessories and lenses we’ve enjoyed using.
Nikon F to Canon EF
The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K uses the Canon EF mount, and adapters are available from NovoFlex that allow Nikon lenses to be mounted to the camera. These adapters are strictly mechanical, so all control functions are handled directly on the lens. The NovoFlex adapter for Nikon lenses features an iris control ring for Nikon “G” series lenses that does not include aperture control.
AbelCine & IB/E HDx35 Mark II
The successor to our original HDx35 adapter, the Mark II now features a universal mount system, which includes support for Canon EF bodies. The HDx35 Mark II allows you to mount 2/3″ (B4) mount lenses to your Production 4K camera, which gives you a great selection of zoom lenses with no loss in optical quality. If you connect our HDx35-Power cable to …read more