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X-Act2 lens boards and accessories fit the Novoflex Balpro T/S

Here's a more compact sort of mini X-Act2…. 

Nathan Wright of Ohm-Image has posted an interesting review of the Novoflex Balpro T/S showing how you could use your Rollei lenses and X-Act2 lens boards and accessories with the Balpro.  You can also get camera mounts and accessories from Novoflex to mount different cameras such as the A7R to the Balpro which presumably will also fit on the X-Act2 - hmm….  Anyone tried this? 

Balpro T/S review by Nathan Wright

Novoflex website  Balpro camera and lens mounts

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Using the A7R on the X-Act2 - Richard Gale's solution

A customer of mine, Richard Gale, has come up with a fantastic solution to fit his A7R to his Rollei X-Act2 technical camera that I thought I'd share with all of you.    He's come up with a nicely fabricated package that allows the A7R sensor to be in the same position as the film plane would be if using the Rollei panshot adapter.  Here you can see some pics of his set-up:  Rollei X-ACT2 - a set on Flickr   btw - Mr. Gale has more than a little bit of design and fabrication experience WRT optics - he runs a company that makes unique lenses for cinema cameras

We've e-mailed about making a short run of these adapters - and he thinks he might be able to do so for an estimated $325 - if anyone is interested please get in touch.

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What cables do you need to connect a Hasselblad digital back to the Len Control S?

Several people have asked me recently what cables are needed for connecting their Hasselblad digital backs to the Rollei Lens Control S with electronic shutters.

For cables you'd need your firewire cable, plus two others that daisy chain together: The first part of the cable you'll need is the Rollei digital communications cable which I sell in my online shop:  Rollei Connecting Cable for Digital Backs to Lens ControlS, and the second part of the cable is a Hasselblad supplied cable which fits to the end of this cable and goes into the port(s) of your digital back.  
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