A cinematographer has unveiled a sneak peek of his multi turret, which allows users to mount three lenses onto one camera for easy changing.
Swapping lens can often disrupt the flow of a shoot, so it’s no surprise to see the launch of a multi turret like this. Newsshooter got the first look at the invention at NAB 2019. As per their new post, the company was approached by inventor Ian Kerr CSC, who they say impressed them with what he revealed.
With him, he had a Sony FS7 Super 35 camera. Mounted on the front were three different Canon EF lenses. Using the gear, it’s possible to switch between a prime lens and a zoom in seconds. What’s more, it requires less manpower and can be done without removing lens covers.
The versatility it offers is undeniable. For example, you could have a 14mm, 35mm, and 135mm high speed lens all mounted at one time.
The tech is compatible with Sony E-mount cameras (a7S, a7R, etc) and can support EF-mount lenses using any E-EF mount adapter (Metabones, etc). Support for ARRI and RED cameras, as well as for PL, F, K, and other lens mounts, is due to follow.
Back in 2017, a Kickstarter campaign was launched for TriLens with the aim of “eliminating the need for multiple camera bodies, assistants, and bulky bags.”