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  1. #1 Intelligent Lens Mount/Intermediate Lens Mount 
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    If this has been answered recently, I apologize as I don't check all the postings on a daily basis.

    A while back, for obvious creative and economic reasons, posters were talking about mixing different lenses (with different mount types) in a shoot. We were wondering how easy/fast/safe it would be to change the lens mount on the RED ONE body.

    Someone came up with a brilliant idea of having an intermediate mount that would easily click onto the camera body on one side and connect to the lens on the other. Red (or a third party) can provide mounts for different brands of lens manufacturers (PL, Nikon, Leica M, Leica R, Contax/Yashica, OCT-19...what have you) and a common interface to the camera body.

    Are there any updates/answers to both questions above?

    Please enlighten us so that we can plan our lens strategy ahead.
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    I'll only be using Nikon primes on my RED, so I'll be changing lenses A LOT. I was wondering also if the sensor is completely exposed when changing lenses or is there a glass IR filter or something to protect it (I know that there's no internal filter wheel)?
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    There were previous threads on DVX User RED forum asking that, but to my knowledge it hasn't been defined/finalized by RED. Obviously dust getting to exposed CMOS sersors is a continual problem with DSLRs. 2/3" cameras have a glass plate behind the lens mount, so dust to the sensors are not a problem. My gut feeling is that there will not be a glass plate behind the lens mount on RED One, because of the varying depth of the multiple mounts the camera will use, so care in where/when you change lenses should be the same as with a DSLR. I'm sure RED will have recommendations for cleaning dust from the sensor on RED One.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibby View Post
    There were previous threads on DVX User RED forum asking that, but to my knowledge it hasn't been defined/finalized by RED. Obviously dust getting to exposed CMOS sersors is a continual problem with DSLRs. 2/3" cameras have a glass plate behind the lens mount, so dust to the sensors are not a problem. My gut feeling is that there will not be a glass plate behind the lens mount on RED One, because of the varying depth of the multiple mounts the camera will use, so care in where/when you change lenses should be the same as with a DSLR. I'm sure RED will have recommendations for cleaning dust from the sensor on RED One.
    Hi Gibby,

    From what I gather there is a window. It's the combo infrared/ anti alaising filter.

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    Yes, there will be an optical low-pass filter over the sensor itself. That said, treat changing lenses with the respect it deserves. Compare it to a film camera or a DSLR and bump it up a notch [no mirror to protect the gate]. Keep a can of compressed air handy. :)

    I can't count the number of times I've seen a new AC yell a craft-services-breath "good gate!" directly into the exposed gate and mirror. Obviously there won't be gate checks here... but just imagine what that would do to a sensor.
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    Oh yeah, I was well aware of the OLPF, which RED One would have to use, but my post was targeted at the lack of a clear glass plate right behind the lens mount, like the ones used on all B4 2/3" cameras. This is different from an OLPF, IR, or AA filter. This glass plate funtions as a protecting barrier to keep foreign matter from entering the inside of the camera when you change lenses. What I meant in my post, and perhaps it wasn't explained well enough, is that a protective glass plate, like that on B4 2/3" mounting cameras, will probably not be possible on RED One, most likely because of the varying depths of lens mounts that RED One will use.

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    What is a craft services breath? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by AIO Films View Post
    If this has been answered recently, I apologize as I don't check all the postings on a daily basis.
    We don't know yet if it will be field-suitable.

    Taking the Jim's own words, it would/will be easy:

    Very easy. The Trick is to have the base to intermediate mount distance set at the factory and leave enough room for all possible mounts. More details pretty soon.

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    But some film guys (from the cinematography side) are saying that won't be.



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    Quote Originally Posted by hominid View Post
    What is a craft services breath? lol
    You don't want to know... and you really don't want it in your camera.
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    Keep a can of compressed air handy. :)
    This is a bad idea, you can easily damage a sensor by hitting it with some of the super cold "juice" that can sometimes find it's way into the tube of those cans. Much better to use a hand blower or better yet a specifically designed sensor cleaning brush.

    I use the Vsable Dust Arctic Butterfly.

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