We just had a meeting with Illya Friedman from Hot Rod Cameras and he has agreed to design and manufacture the D16's PL mount. This is really big news. If you don't know Hot Rod Cameras it is the company that perfected PL mounts for DSLR cameras. They also make a lot of other custom PL related things.
I really like Illya, and the few times we have gotten together to talk I always find myself really connecting with him. He is an honest and straightforward guy who really knows what he is talking about, and that's reflected in his company. Check out what their about page says...
We take our name in part from the original creators of the “Hot Rod”, skilled Depression-era mechanics, often working in their own garages, using common vehicles, junkyard parts and their own ingenuity to create streamline racers which out-performed most (if not all) of the much more expensive factory cars widely available at the time.
Like those early mechanics, Hot Rod Cameras is on a mission- to build and sell cameras, lenses and other professional grade accessories that when used properly, enable cameras to perform at levels far beyond the the original factory settings.
With Hot Rod Cameras you’ll derive the highest performance possible, and get maximum value from your camera.
Here are some examples of their work:
If you want to read more about Hot Rod and see some of their other products, you can find them online at: https://www.hotrodcameras.com/