XL-H1 & Letus adapter/ Run & Gun at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Special Interest Areas > Alternative Imaging Methods

Alternative Imaging Methods
DV Info Net is the birthplace of all 35mm adapters.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old August 3rd, 2007, 12:15 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: NYC
Posts: 658
XL-H1 & Letus adapter/ Run & Gun

Had fun doing 35mm adapter run & gun shoot this past weekend:

http://www.thereelshit.com/Mov's/MakeUp_Dv-mPeg4.mov

http://www.thereelshit.com/Mov's/CaliforniaSow-mPeg4_23.976.mov

http://www.thereelshit.com/Mov's/prepPepper-mPeg4_23.976.mov

Black & White settings when things got too dark:
http://www.thereelshit.com/Mov's/JB&Jacie_h246.mov

J
John Benton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2007, 10:49 PM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Long Beach New York
Posts: 36
Nice images very nice.
I am planning on buying a LetusFE so I have to ask this question,
Is it hard to focus with Letus?Eventhough the images were fantastic there was the focusing issue that killed my eyes.If it is because the camera was handheld it is another ball game.Anyway how would you rate Letus?
Thanks.
Good day.
JK
Jimi King is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2007, 11:01 PM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: NYC
Posts: 658
The Viewfinder/LCD with the H1 is hard to keep critical focus with because it is so small...
the A1 & even the HV20 are easier
(though for critical shots you would want an external HD monitor)

However , I am pretty good with the H1 LCD focussing,
mostly it was because everyone, including myself, was moving
John Benton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 4th, 2007, 10:58 AM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Long Beach New York
Posts: 36
Regardless,those are really nice pictures and I am sure I am getting a Letus.
Thanks John.
Keep up the good work
Good day
Jimi King is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 9th, 2007, 12:35 PM   #5
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Poulsbo, WA
Posts: 104
John;
Are you using any filtration on the lens? or is this just the letus? It appears to me as though there is a diffusion filter on the lens.
Thanks, Barry
__________________
Walk in the light.
www.barrygregg.us
Barry Gregg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 23rd, 2007, 09:20 AM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: NYC
Posts: 658
Barry,
it's just the lens - probably what you are seeing is
1) the compression I was experimenting with
2) me trying to pull focus in the viewfinder
John Benton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 24th, 2007, 03:16 AM   #7
Trustee
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Pembroke Pines, Fl.
Posts: 1,842
John,
I shoot with an H1 also, and have been looking into the Letus. That's the Letus "flip", correct? Are you fairly happy with it?
What primes are you using? I have a nikon 50mm 1.8 for my Nikon digital. I'd probably need an 85 also, right?
Bruce Yarock
www.yarock.com
Bruce S. Yarock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 24th, 2007, 09:54 AM   #8
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: NYC
Posts: 658
Hello Bruce.
I love shooting with the letusXL flip!
the flipped image makes all the diference because you can navigate on the fly.
The Letus flip, however, I have heard magnifies slightly.
So while I use a 50mm alot (and my fave is an 85) for run and gun I was mostly using a 35mm 1.8
The trouble is finding a good wide shot. I have a 24mm and it's useful, in certain situations, but I rarely rech for it firtst choice.
I even tried the older 3x Cannon XL lens for wide shots (and while I love tha lens too) it is hard to match a nce establishing wide with it and then go into closer Letus shots without doing work in post to make the two shots more similar.
Personally I Love shooting hand held with the adapter.
and anthing on top of the H1 stock lens is just too unamanageable for me.
good luck
John Benton is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Special Interest Areas > Alternative Imaging Methods

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:36 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network