Hot Rod Cameras: PL Mount Conversions For Canon EOS Bodies

Hot Rod Cameras is a company located in Burbank (California), who offer permanent conversions of Canon EOS bodies to PL mount (since 2009 ?).
Their current portfolio includes the 5D-PL (Canon EOS 5D Mark II) and the 7D-PL (Canon EOS 7D). You can either send in your own camera for modification or order a modified new camera out of their stock. What you get, is the Hot Rod PL Mount installation (fine calibrated for accurate flange focal depth, comes in british racing green), sensor cavity flocking with anti-reflective material and pentaprism masking to prevent unwanted lens and sensor flares. The price further includes a one year warranty. The Deluxe Kit also includes the Hot Rod CSH Kit comprising the Central Support and a set of Universal Hand Held Grips. A two years warranty is optional for both new and custom modifications. The modification process will take like 2 weeks.
Due to its large sensor the 5D Mark II is limited in flawless compatibility with PL mount lenses. The following lenses are listed to be able to fully cover the sensor:
  • Cooke Panchro 75mm and longer (2 lenses)
  • Cooke S4 65mm - 180mm (6 lenses)
  • Duclos modified Tokina 11-16mm (at 15mm-16mm only)
  • RED Pro Primes 85mm and longer (2 lenses)
  • Zeiss Compact Primes 21mm - 85mm (6 lenses)
  • Zeiss Master Primes 50mm - 150mm (5 lenses)
  • Zeiss Standard Speed 135mm
  • Zeiss Super Speed MKIII 85mm
  • Zeiss Ultra Primes 32mm - 180mm (8 lenses) (**Note on at least one set the 40/50mm Ultra Primes did not cover, but on another set the 40mm and 50mm covered)
Lenses that are supposed to fully cover the 5D's sensor, but are not tested so far:
  • Cooke S4 300mm
  • DALSA 4K Primes
  • Leica Summilux Primes
  • UniqOptics Primes 85mm and longer
The Following list of lenses has been tested and approved to fit with the 7D-PL:
  • Angenieux Optimo Zoom 15-40mm
  • Angenieux Optimo Zoom 28-76mm
  • Angenieux Optimo Zoom 24-290mm
  • Arri/Zeiss Compact Primes
  • Arri/Zeiss Master Primes
  • Arri/Zeiss Ultra Primes
  • Cineovision and Technovision Primes
  • Cooke S4/i 15-40mm, all their S4/i and Panchro Primes
  • Duclos modified Tokina 11-16mm
  • Focus Optics Ruby 14-24mm
  • Lomo Anamorphics
  • Zeiss LWZ.2 14.5-45mm
  • Red Zoom 18-50mm and Pro Primes (All but the 18mm)
  • UniqOptics Signature Series
  • Zeiss Standard Speeds
  • Zeiss Super Speeds MKII & MKIII
Lenses that are supposed to fit the 7D-PL, but are not tested so far:
  • Leica Summilux-C Primes
  • Red 18-85mm Zoom
  • Red 50-150mm Zoom
The Angenieux Optimo Rouge 30-80mm has been tested and is not compatible. The Angenieux Optimo Rouge 16-42mm will probably be incompatible as well (not yet tested).


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