HolyManta – the ND filter lens adapter

First 1.50 minutes is sample footage, you can fast forward to 1.50 for the technical info

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This is something I’ve wanted for a long time!

Focus and exposure are the most important things on a movie camera yet DSLRs don’t have a built in ND filter and you’re often left to shoot at ugly high shutter speeds such as 1/1000 in bright light to control exposure.

With this adapter you can add a variable ND filter wheel to any mirrorless mount camera (E-mount, Micro Four Thirds) effectively adding the main ergonomics advantage of the Cinema EOS C300 and Panasonic AF100.

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera shutter angles explained

Blackmagic camera sample frame

Above is a lightly graded and non-sharpened 1080p ProRes frame grab provided by John Brawley from his pre-production Blackmagic Cinema Camera (this one is graded by Shian). 2.5K 12bit raw will look even more detailed. Click the image for the full sized file (note, this has been compressed to JPEG format)

For DSLR users thinking of moving up to the Blackmagic Cinema Camera this is an introductory guide to the biggest differences in operation between a DSLR and an actual cinema camera like the Blackmagic.

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