EnCinema SLR Lens Adapter for iPhone (via the mCAM)

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EnCinema SLR Lens Adapter for iPhone (via the mCAM)

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EnCinema SLR Lens Adapter for mCAM for iPhone. mCAM, iPhone and SLR lens not included in this sale.

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This item is the EnCinema SLR Adapter ONLY. mCAM or OWLE NOT included. Please purchase mCAM HERE! Other similar iPhone holders separately.  

This adapter comes with EOS Mount or with optional Nikon Lens Converter so you can use both Canon EOS and Nikon lenses.

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The EnCinema iPhone SLR Lens Adapter for the mCAM and OWLE Bubo.

 

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The EnCinema iPhone SLR Lens Adapter for the mCAM
THE ORIGINAL iPHONE SLR LENS ADAPTER!

Please note: This will NOT turn your iphone into a light sensitive DSLR, but it will give you the same dramatic depth of field as a full frame DSLR and fun cinematic images with selective focusing using old and new 35mm/SLR lenses!

Because the iPhone 5's and 6's have a larger sensor there is a wider field of view. This means that the edges of the focusing screen stop short of the iPhone camera's field of view causing some vignetting. To work with this you'll need to use the zoom function in the Filmic Pro App and/or push past any vignetting and light fall-off in post editing.

Grain and gradual light fall-off is normal and part of the look. The faster the lens aperture (f0.95 to f2.8) and the more light you have, the better the end results. 

The iPhone EnCinema SLR adapter for mCAM is NOT meant to replace a full-on professional camera with tons of control and features. 

Also the Canon focusing screens used in the SLR lens adapter are made via a very fine laser etching process that gives it it's projection qualities. With the higher resolution of the iPhone 5 and iPhone6, these fine lines (that look like a fine fingerprint) can be visible in certain lighting conditions. This can not always be avoided and is considered part of the iPhone SLR lens look. It can be lessened with colorgrading and other effects in post, but please know that these faint lines will be visible from time to time.

 
iPhone 6, Canon 50mm EF f1.8 with EnCinema SLR Lens adapter via the mCAM. Filmed using the Filmic Pro App (recommend).

iPhone 6, Canon 50mm EF f1.8 with EnCinema SLR Lens adapter via the mCAM. Filmed using the Filmic Pro App (recommend).

 
Unfiltered and un-colorgraded frame grabs from the iPhone 6 using the EnCinema SLR Lens Adapter, the mCAM and the Filmic Pro app.

Unfiltered and un-colorgraded frame grabs from the iPhone 6 using the EnCinema SLR Lens Adapter, the mCAM and the Filmic Pro app.


FOR USE WITH iPHONE HOLDERS LIKE THE BEASTGRIP: If using this SLR Lens adapter on iPhone holders other than the mCAM it will work, but you may need to provide your own wide angle-macro combo lens (included with mCAM kits). The EnCinema SLR Lens adapter has a 49mm back end mount, so it's best to use a wide angle-macro combo lens with a 49mm front for pairing. If the wide angle-macro combo lens has a different size front, then a step-up or step-down ring will do the trick to mount it.


- Simply mount the EnCinema iPhone SLR Lens Adapter to the front of your mCAM or OWLE Bubo Lens. Place the supplied 37mm macro filters behind your mCAM or Bubo Lens. 

- Loosen the back step rings on the EnCinema iPhone SLR Lens Adapter to spin and align the glass focusing screen horizontally (16x9 Wide). Do not touch the screen with your fingers or anything else. Use the black glass holders or corners only. 

- Since mounting a lens in front of your existing iPhone camera rotates the image, use the iPhone Apps called "Filmic Pro" or "Almost DSLR" to flip the image back to normal. Focus your iPhone on the image being projected on to the focusing screen within the adapter and you're all set. This app also has a ton of other user controllable features such as a zoom function. Some cropping is to be expected especially on the newer devices as the imagers and sensors become larger.


FAQS: 

Q: Why is the EnCinema better than other adapters?  

A: Our highly popular existing HD 35mm Adapter was redesigned from the ground up specifically for use on the iPhone. We don't cut corners and we use only the very best glass focusing screens making ours the professional choice. The sharpest images and results (as well as multiple international film, television and the highest music video awards) all speak for itself. 

Q: What kind of lens can I use?

A: Since the EnCinema is built and assembled with the Canon EOS mount (EF and EF-S Lenses), you can use almost any photographic lens via the use of converter rings. These rings usually cost a few dollars. The Nikon Lens Converter Ring is available here through us. You'll lose about 1 f-stop or 2 of light, so we recommend fast speed lenses f0.95 to f2.8 for the best results. Also, like real cinema cameras, all focusing will be manual...thats what makes it so much fun! 

Q: Why is the image a little noisy and grainy? 

A: The EnCinema iPhone SLR Lens Adapter will give a more cinematic and vintage film look with very shallow depth of field. A bit of vignetting, grain or dust can be visible and is to be expected. Use the supplied Air Blower to keep the screen free of dust. Use sensor cleaning kits and swabs for stubborn pieces of dirt or dust that wont blow off. We recommend the Visible Dust kits. And once again, use fast speed lenses f0.95 to f2.8 for the best and cleanest results to lessen the noise and vignetting. 

Q) What kind of lens does this adapter take? 

A) This adapter has a Canon EOS Mount making it convertible to most other lens typs such as Nikon, Minolta and may more. Converters are relatively cheap and the Nikon to EOS Converters can be bought from us for $20 included in the checkout section below. You will need your own Photographic lens. We recommend any EOS or Nikon lens with an f stop of f1.4 to f2.8. A Canon EF or Nikon 50mm f1.8 is perfect and can be bought new for around $99 at camera shop, on ebay and other places online. Anything slower then f2.8 will have darker edges and corners of your image (also know as vignetting). Some people purposely shoot for this and seem to like this effect. The slower the lens, the more light is needed or you could be limited to shooting mainly outdoors. 

Q) Is my DV or HD Video Camera Compatible? 

A) Your Camera will work if it has front filter threads with a 30mm to 49mm diameter. The Canon HF S and HF M series cameras also work. Other compatible cameras are the Canon HF, HV, HF M, Sony, Panasonic, JVC and many more! 

Q) Will the Adapter work with my iPhone? 

A) Yes, If you have the mCAM or Owle Bubo, Our adapter will work. You will need additional macro filters that we provide when ordering the kit for the mCAM or Owle. Please go here to order the EnCinema SLR Lens Adapter kit for iPhone www.iphone35.com 

Q) What is this adapter and what does it do? 

A) It allows you to attach a photographic lens to your HD or DV Camera to get that true FILM LOOK with an extremely shallow Depth of Field or Narrow Field of Focus. This, along with 24p recording and you will have achieve a picture seen mainly by motion picture film cameras. The image gets projected from the photographic lens (not included) onto a piece of ground glass focusing screen within our adapter. The combination is then attached to the front of your video camera. Your video camera will then Macro Focus onto the projected image from the focusing screen. IT WILL NOT GIVE YOU HIGHER RESOLUTION. NO 35MM ADAPTER WILL! YOU SACRIFICE CLARITY FOR STYLE! 

Q) Is the image upside down? 

A) Since mounting a lens in front of your existing iPhone camera rotates the image, use the iPhone Apps called "Filmic Pro" or "Almost DSLR" to flip the image back to normal. Focus your iPhone on the image being projected on to the  focusing screen within the adapter and you're all set. This app also has a ton of other user controllable features.  

Q) Does this adapter vibrate, spin or take batteries? 

A) No, It's what is known as a Static Adapter. Meaning that the glass does not vibrate or spin. Therefore, in certain lighting conditions or with slower speed lenses, the very fine grain on the ground glass can appear when viewing on High Definition monitors. Vibrating adapters from other companies start at around $400 USD. They are noisey, more complex, heavier and still film upside down. PLEASE NOTE: Just like film, the 35mm ground glass in the adapter is prone to dust. Some dust particles, specks and spots showing up on the image is to be expected and can not always be avoided. 

Q) Anything else to know? 

A) Yes, When shooting with these adapters and still lenses the rules and craft of traditional filmmaking apply. You will not be able to use your zoom function on the video camera as you need to zoom and focus in on the ground glass where your image is projected and lock that into place. Your focus is now adjusted by the photographic lens, and if you buy a lens with zoom functions you will use that to zoom. Also, like traditional film and film gates, you will need to make sure that the focusing screen does not have any dust particles that will show up in the image. Your glass will get dusty eventually and you will need to use a dust blower to clear that. 

After Irene - Shot on the iPhone, mCAM, EnCinema SLR lens Adapter and an Anamorphic attachment lens.

The EnCinema SLR Lens Adapter for iPhone makes its network debut for NBC TV. An interview series with Hip Hop Star Wale for NBC NiteSide with Peter Bailey.

DO NOT TOUCH THE GROUND GLASS OR BLOW ON IT WITH ANY SORT OF MOISTURE!! ONLY USE AN AIR / DUST BLOWER OR VERY FINE BRUSH, SILK, MICRO FIBER CLEANING CLOTH WITH NO PRESSURE SO THAT IT WILL NOT SCRATCH OR SMUDGE THE GLASS. TREAT IT AS YOU WOULD A CAMERA SENSOR AND USE SENSOR CLEANING KITS WITH SWABS AND SOLUTION FOR ANY STUBBORN DIRT OR DUST.

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