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Old September 23rd, 2007, 04:32 AM   #1
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We are glad to announce that we have added the new Letus35 Extreme to the Letus35 adapter family. This new adapter is designed to improve all the known problems. For more info, please visit http://www.adapterplace.com
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 09:45 AM   #2
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hi
this is GREAT news

a few q

1- dose it handle the problem withe white wall and bright part in the sky

2- can i shoot on higher shutter speed (like 1/100 or 1/200)

3- is the lens mount is still tight with screw

4- can i use it with 1/2 inch cam like the ex-1

5- is it include shipping

you make my life so hard cause i want one and for this price its a dream came true

can we see compression test between the new version and the Fe version
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 11:13 AM   #3
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Will you be posting full res HD footage and stills?
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 12:02 PM   #4
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Ram,
I can answer some of your questions based on what I know at this time:

1- dose it handle the problem withe white wall and bright part in the sky
Yes. This has been confirmed to no longer be an issue.

2- can i shoot on higher shutter speed (like 1/100 or 1/200)
The GG motor runs at the same speed but the Extreme has a new GG element that is much finer that will work with higher shutter speeds. I will test this myself for sure when our units come in here.


3- is the lens mount is still tight with screw
The new lens mount uses 3 screws for tension instead of the single thumb screw found on previous models. This will provide greater lens stability.

5- is it include shipping
I believe Quyen is still offering free shipping. LetusDirect also has free shipping.


Once I get the Extreme in my hands, I'll get some samples posted comparing the Letus Flip to the new Letus Extreme. People are going to be blown away by this thing. Quyen has taken an already great product to new levels. These adapters are going to sell fast so if you are on the fence, I would suggest getting on the growing waiting list.

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Old September 23rd, 2007, 11:12 PM   #5
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please post 2 types of footage. indoor and fast motion.
These 2 things define would rich you will be in the next year. LOL.
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Old September 25th, 2007, 01:47 PM   #6
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Sounds great. Will this adapter come in a version form the cannon XL-h1?
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Old September 25th, 2007, 07:57 PM   #7
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Wow - 1/2 stop of light loss!!!

Is there a trade in value for previous customers or say for a fee you could MOD my XL version with an extreme?

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Old September 26th, 2007, 10:17 AM   #8
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now i see there is Economy version for 900$

the differnce no bettery inclosed

no New Custom Condenser(what is that?)


made of plastic
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Old September 26th, 2007, 11:50 AM   #9
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Quyen:

How well does this version work with the HV20. Have you tested it with that camera ?
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Old September 26th, 2007, 04:05 PM   #10
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1- dose it handle the problem withe white wall and bright part in the sky
Yes, that's fixed provided that you keep a reasonably open aperture (f/1.2 to about f/4 or maybe f/5.6). Stopping down your Nikon/Canon lens to f/5.6 or deeper will bring out the grain.

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2- can i shoot on higher shutter speed (like 1/100 or 1/200)
1/120 is safe, 1/250 is borderline; you could probably get away with it on a moving shot, but you might see some swirling grain patterns on a non-moving/static shot.

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can we see compression test between the new version and the Fe version
I was a big fan of the L35FE, because it was the only adapter that did the flip for you. Because of that, and its extraordinarily low price, I was willing to overlook some things like questions about construction quality, or 1.5 stops of light loss. With the Extreme, those are no longer questions. This thing goes toe to toe with the mini35 now, and delivers sharper/clearer images with much less light loss than a mini35. It's much better, overall, than the L35FE (and it should be, since it's twice the price). But at the introductory price of $1200, there's nothing else like it.
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Old September 26th, 2007, 04:37 PM   #11
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I called Letus to get a few questions answered:

- length of unit: ~135mm (depending on stepdown rings)
- F/R vertical offset: 44mm
- an adjustable Adapter-to-rails mount is currently in the works. From what I understand, it will consist of a post that attaches directly to a threaded hole in the bottom of the adapter.
- a bayonet mount (for cameras like the HPX500) is also in the works.


It all depends on the footage, but this looks good.
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Old September 26th, 2007, 08:01 PM   #12
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Sounds great. Will this adapter come in a version form the cannon XL-h1?
I second that! This is truly amazing, I would love an XL version though.
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Old September 28th, 2007, 01:11 PM   #13
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does it work with HD100 ?

Does this replace the LetusHD100 version?
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Old September 28th, 2007, 04:56 PM   #14
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Quyen says that he has a "Extremed" HD100 version coming in 3-6 months... I'm looking for it too....
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Old September 29th, 2007, 01:18 PM   #15
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convinced me. Am in the queue. Looks too good to be true. I have just bought an XDCAM EX and I think this could be perfect with it.
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