Thursday, January 22, 2009

IKord V5

Unfortunately, professional 35mm adapters cost around $1200 and it’s without expensive lens! Not exactly a bargain considering many of us use cameras in that price range. So, I decided to make my own version - cheap home made adapter without lens. If you take your camcorder everywhere and you want record better video, whether you are an aspiring filmmaker, a videographer, the family documentarian or just want more utility out of your video camera, save your money and choose this adapter.

New IKord V5!
For this you will need any Canon EOS EF DSLR & SLR lens.
I recommend Canon EF 50mm f1.8.

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  • For all cameras with thread size of 37mm or 43mm
  • Canon Ee-S focusing screen with condenser
  • Dust protection system
  • Canon EOS lens mount
  • No noise, no vibrating motor sound
  • 50mm Magnifier
  • Body made of metal , plastic and perspex
  • Compact adapter when space is limited
  • Film-look quality

How it looks with Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens ?

Sample video

User video (IKord V5 + Rollei Planar 50mm f/1.8 lens with Sony HXR-MC2000)

User Mikkel Boel video

User Vaughan video (IKord V3 + Industar 61 f/2.8 lens)


"I have a video uploaded that I made the first day I got the lens. I'm still learning how to get the image sharper and learn to use the lens better, because the more I practice with it, the better I am at using it. I'm also getting better at filming with the screen upside down. It's an awesome lens for such a great price. You made my video production teacher at my school get jealous once I got the lens!" - Cameron Vaughan

"Received the adapter on Saturday, thank you so much. it works PERFECTLY with my camera, and the Nikon lenses I bought (with the adapter ring). the footage is UNBELIEVABLY crisp and clear, I think you'll be really impressed by it. Shooting full 1080 HD with a brand new 50mm lens and your adapter really turns out amazing footage. Thanks again, great product!" - William Braden

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Frequently asked questions

My camcorder thread size is ...

Canon HV20/30, HG10 = 43mm
Panasonic NV GS230/150 = 37mm

If you don't know your camcorder thread size just find out it on the camcorder instruction or search on the internet.

Is the image upside down with the 35mm adapter ?

Yes, you will see the video upside down with IKord V5 adapter. All 35mm adapters needs to flip image and here is some ways.

The "flip hack" is the best way. Also, I recommend to use external LCD. Or this:

No doubt, it is very easy to correct it in post-production. It is a standard feature in most any video editing program.

IKord V5 is static 35mm adapter. What it means ?

The focusing screen has no movement. Here isn't any electronics, so you don't have any problems with noise (vibrating motor sound) or charging battery cell. Only one thing, the dust is enemy number one. If focusing screen is dirty (show up in your video) you will need to clean it.

I have Nikon lens. How I can use it for 35mm IKord V5 adapter with Canon EOS mount ?

You can use your Nikon lens if you have adapter for Nikon lens to Canon EOS body. You can buy it from

Do I need a lens support ?

A rail system is not required, if you use small-middle-sized lens for example Canon 50mm f1.8 or Nikon 18-55mm zoom lens.

Shipping time

I use registered worldwide Air Post service. It means, your parcel has priority and normally shipping takes about 2 weeks.