Sigma Corporation of America, a leading camera, photography lens, cine lens, flash, and accessories manufacturer, today announced that its Mount Converter MC-31 will begin shipping from today. The Mount Converter MC-31 will retail for $679 USD from authorized Sigma dealers.
Announced at IBC2019, the new Sigma Mount Converter MC-31 is a converter that allows creatives to easily adapt PL-Mount cine lenses, which are widely used in filmmaking, for L-Mount cameras including the Sigma fp as well as cameras from Leica and Panasonic. Designed for durability, its metal construction with an aluminum alloy body, brass mount, and locking ring ensures a secure connection between lens and camera.
The MC-31 has shim adjustments on two points of the mount. The flange depth can be adjusted on the camera-side mount as well as the lens-side for proper calibration of both camera and lens accuracy.
With an aluminum-alloy body and strong brass mount and locking ring, the MC-31 boasts excellent durability. It is also designed to be fastened on the mount of the Sigma fp with a screw thread, ensuring an even more secure connection between the lens and the camera. This allows users to shoot steady without the lens rattling even after long-term use.
The removable tripod socket allows MC-31 to be attached to a tripod or other filmmaking accessories such as a camera cage.
Secure Lens Mounting
With the screw thread removed, the stopper of the locking ring is released. This makes it possible to use MC-31 with a PL mount lens that requires tighter mounting than the MC-31’s specifications, allowing the lens to lock securely in place on the converter.
Luminous Paint for Low Lighting
The markings on the upper part of the converter are in the same luminous paint as the one used for Sigma Cine Lenses, helping make it easier to replace or adjust a lens in the dark.