I am not a fan of adding a lens mount on the field. I have all my Nikon and Leica lenses fitted with a-mount adapters and tested for back-focus before going out. If I need to change the mount (either from Red Pl to A-mount or vice versa), I test the flange depth using Red Focus. It is not a cheap system but I like the way it holds the lenses.
I have the A mount on my red and my Epic, it is very fast and practical to use. Depending on how many lenses you have, you may have 2 ore more adapters, or one per each lens. But the good thing is in shooting you are mixing all you have.
Jay how do you find the Red Focus? Do you like it, is it reliable?
Therefore, when I change the original Pl mount to A-mount, I put an Allstar Pl adapter and check the flange depth. My only concern now is I can only check the flange depth on a Pl and an A-mount not a Red canon mount so hopefully Red will release a similar product for a Canon mount or an upgrade solution for a existing Red Focus. There are other products out there including Optimator but I haven't tried them yet.
If you Nikon only guy ProLock is the ticket.
Choices are good.
And BTW the Optimator is the only Flange Depth test instrument that offers PL, Canon, Nikon PV lens mount adapters.
You only need to purchase it once and add adapters as you need them. Much like DSMC system...
What's the price for the Optimator?
We have couple of different models, adapters etc.
Email me and I'll get you the info you need...
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