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Lens Adapters



I have XYZ camera. Can I use the Birger "Starter Kit" for the RED ONE?

Unless that camera is a RED ONE, the answer is no. The PL mount is removed from the RED ONE camera, to be able to install the EF-Mount, so this is not a generic EF to PL adapter. It can not be easily adapted to the Sony PMW-F3, RED Epic/Scarlet, ARRI ALEXA, Canon C300, etc. Birger offers many different lens adapters customized for many different industrial and scientific cameras. Please contact us, to inquiry about your specific camera.

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What support is planned for Micro Four-Thirds cameras and lenses?

Birger Engineering, Inc. join the Micro Four Thirds System Standard Group

Birger a supporting member of Micro Four-Thirds consortium, and plans to release both a Canon-EF to Micro Four-Thirds lens adapter, as well as a Micro Four-Thirds lens mount/controller for camera OEMs. This adapter for the AF100 and GH4 is a translating adapter, and it will present the EF lens to the camera as if it is a manual-focus microFourThirds lens. Iris control (both manual and auto) will be from the camera. Focus may be controlled initially from an optional external electronic focus wheel, or directly from the lens. Auto-focus will be supported in a later (free) software release. Release dates for the EF to microFourthirds adapter are yet to be announced. The OEM microFourThirds lens controller is due Q1 2018.

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What support is planned for Sony E-mount cameras and lenses?

Birger has reverse engineered much of the Sony E-mount protocol, and plans to release both a Canon-EF to E-mount lens adapter, as well as a E-mount lens mount/controller for camera OEMs. The first product will be initially be compatible with the FS100, FS700, FS7 and pocket NEX cameras. This is a translating adapter, and it will present the EF lens to the camera as if it is a manual-focus Sony E-mount lens. Iris control (both manual and auto) will be from the camera. Focus may be controlled initially from an optional external electronic focus wheel, or directly from the lens. Auto-focus will be supported in a later (free) software release. The OEM E-mount lens controller is due Q1 2018.

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RED ONE Camera



How do I use Canon EF-mount lenses on my RED ONE Camera?

[This product is now discontinued, ONLY FOR THE RED ONE CAMERA. SUPPORT FOR OTHER CAMERAS CAN BE FOUND ON OUR PRODUCTS PAGE.] You can use the Canon EF Lens Starter Kit from Birger. You will have to remove the existing PL-Mount from the camera to install the EF-Mount from Birger. The amount of technical skill required is about the same as adding or removing a hard drive in a typical computer. The assembly instructions can be found at: http://www.birger.com/pdf/assembly_instructions_large.pdf

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I have the lens mount. How do I get an Impero?

Unfortunately the Imperos are all sold out. Birger has a replacement product in development. The ship date, and feature set will not be announced until the product is in production, and ready to ship.

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My lens mount isn't functioning properly. How do I get service, and how much does it cost?

First, send in a contact form, and let us know the serial number of the unit, and a detailed list of the problems. We'll see if we can help troubleshoot the problem before sending in the unit for evaluation and/or repair. The typical charge for repair of a lens mount is $150 to $300, plus shipping. The typical time for repair is one to two weeks. At this point, most Birger Lens Mounts for the RED One cameras are out of the two year warranty period.

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Where is the manual?

The camera and lens mount system evolved quite a bit from the time each were first released. A manual was never produced. For a good "getting started" with the system document, read this post on RedUser
For installation help read the Assembly Instructions. For information on the Impero read the Impero Quick Notes

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How do I connect to my lens mount using a MacBook or PC over bluetooth?

Go to the downloads page (see link on left) and download the "BEI Device Interface Application" specific to your OS, and install it. Go to "System Preferences" and add a bluetooth device. You will see a device calles "BIRGER 04321" where 04321 is the serial number of your lens mount. You will need to enter this five digit serial number as a Passkey to be able to make a connection. The exact nomenclature, and process varies across operating systems and versions, but this basic template should be sufficient to get the connection established. Run the application, and click the :Find Device" button.

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