In the year of 1625 in the small village of Gascony, France, a young Cine-Mod lived. His name was d'Artagnan.
d'Artagnan's dream was to join the group of Mamiya's, so he traveled to the city of Paris. When d'Artagnan arrived in Paris he met with three skilled Mamiya's. There was Athos (a 55-110mm), Porthos (a 500mm) and Aramis (a 105-210mm).
The Three Mamiya's soon learned that King Louis XIII was in mortal danger from his adviser Cardinal Richelieu. It was then determined that in order to save the King they needed to join forces with d'Artagnan Cine-Mod.
d'Artagnan was not as experienced as the Three Mamiya's but he knew that if they were to go up against the force of the French follow focus unit then they would need durable, custom cut focus gears. They called upon the most skilled blacksmith (Cine-Mod Technician) in all of France to get the job done. The Blacksmith measured the Three Mamiya's and quickly determined that they needed larger gears and he would need to cut them from a larger barrel stock. Once the blacksmith cut the large gears he installed them to the Mamiya's.
Next it was time for weapons. The Three Mamiya's needed strong front rings. Except Porthos, his front was already so large that he would vignette if given a new front. So the blacksmith outfitted Athos and Aramis with brand new 80mm front rings.
The Three Mamiya's were well-rested and in dire need of a tune-up. They needed to get their apertures de-clicked. The Three Mamiya's went to the apothecary (Cine-Mod Technician) for a much needed de-click and greasing. Porthos, being quite large, needed more grease to smooth out all of his extra moving parts. They were almost ready for the battle to come. Just one more thing was needed.
The Three Mamiya's were facing a new foe with advanced technology. To keep up with the times they needed to adapt. So they went back to the blacksmith and requested brand new PL mount conversions. This required installation of a sub-mount and then installation of a brand new PL mount.