PL Mount for Canon 7D & 5DMKII + Hot Rod Cameras + Mr. Bloom

February 16, 2010

Wow !, It seems the age of the indy filmmaker has finally arrived. Hot Rod Cameras will soon be offering a PL mount adapter for the Canon 7D so you can place real cinema glass in front of the Canon’s happy little HD sensor.. I smell RAW acquisition right around the corner..

Companies like RED will probably dominate in raw-land but with Canon stepping up their game and people like hot rod cameras delivering on killer accessories the HDDSLR market is surely going to florish.

Skip to 1:15 to see the PL mount in action on a Panasonic GH1, it will be the same for the Canon 7D & 5D2, near the end you will see the sweet compat Zeiss lenses that cover the 5D2′s full frame sensor.. Awww, damn it, I’m drooling on my keyboard again !

Looks like Mr. Bloom just got his hands on one too !

7D PL mount camera from Some Like It Shot on Vimeo.

The following is from hot rod cameras, enjoy : )

Those of you wanting to mod your 7D, you should be able to place your order on on Wednesday, February 17. You will also be able to purchase a brand new 7D-PL direct from Hot Rod Cameras. Turn around time for a camera as of today is less than 2-weeks.

In the next few days I’ll be posting more details of the mod, and next week I’ll also be posting details on the HRC Extended Warranty program. Obviously a custom mod to your camera voids the original factory warranty, so If you choose the HRC extended warranty, and your camera fails during normal use your Canon camera can be covered under warranty repair for up to 3-years. The original factory warranty is only 1-year.

You can add the purchase of the extended warranty any time up to the day we ship the modified camera to you. Warranty is optional, you can go without, the good news is that all service under the warranty program is handled by an authorized Canon DSLR service facility in either Los Angeles or the New York tri-state area. And if you do elect not to purchase the warranty, the same facilities can do the repair work at their normal hourly rate (which is $$$). It is not easy getting this kind of custom modification certified by an insurance provider, and I feel like it’s a wonderful validation of the quality of our work. This is an exclusive extended warranty program for cameras modified by Hot Rod Cameras only.

Oh, and good news for those of you who recently purchased a Canon 7D and would like to cover it with the same warranty after the custom mod, if you purchased it within the last 90-days (and it passes inspection before modification), you can also have your camera covered by the same extended warranty.

For those of you looking to have a 5Dmk2 modified (yep it can be done, and Zeiss compact primes cover the ENTIRE sensor!)

I start accepting orders for 5Dmk2-PL on March 1, and I’ll start taking orders for a 1Dmk4-PL around the end of March.

Prices vary for a 7D-PL (mod or new) depending on accessories and warranty. Mod prices starts at $2600, and a brand new 7D-PL Deluxe Kit starts at $4800.

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