Canadian retailer Back-Bone Gear is offering the new Ribcage RX0 II, a modified version of the tiny and rugged Sony RX0 II camera that features a passive MFT mount for use with manual lenses, as well as a C mount (via a mounting ring) ideally intended for use with 1″ and 1.1″ format lenses.
The Sony RX0 II features a 1″ stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor, removable IR-cut filter, support for capturing video at up to 4K resolutions, slow-motion capture at up to 1,000fps, and much more. Joining the camera’s robust features is an ‘extra-super-duralumin’ rugged body and 180-degree tilting LCD.
The modified Ribcage version of the RX0 II enables users to attach their existing lenses using an adapter, to use the tiny camera for niche applications involving telescopes and microscopes, or to use unique lenses with the camera, such as vintage models. Back-Bone Gear notes that its modified MFT mount doesn’t supply power for the lenses, hence why it must be used only with manual lenses.
The Ribcage model features CNC-machined aluminum components and includes a removable mounting plate with 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 mounts. The Ribcage RX0 II modified camera is available now for $1,299; it ships with a replacement IR-cut filter, charging cable, wrist strap, and more.
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