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Old November 8th, 2007, 05:03 AM   #1
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First test shots with hv20+letus extreme

Hi there, this afternoon I took some shots on Ciutat de les Arts in Valencia with my combo and, although it's not more than a early test, with little color grading, I've uploaded it in case someone is interested.
Lenses are nikon 50mm f1.4 and 17-35mm f2.8

Quick conclusions:
- I need a monitor to a)proper focus and b)adjust vignetting
- Closing down camera aperture, image is a bit soft
- 17mm barrel distorsion is more evident than I thought
- I should have shot this sooner, there wasn't enough light

Ok, there you are, best regards.

http://rapidshare.com/files/68255036...V20Extreme.wmv (wmv, 720p)
http://vimeo.com/376523 (Vimeo link in HD)

Here's a grab with a bit of color correction and post vignetting.
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Old November 8th, 2007, 10:30 AM   #2
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Nice shots Raul. Great framing. Keep it up!
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Old November 9th, 2007, 03:12 PM   #3
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Love the images! the green tint worked too!

Many these new Canon single CCD CMOS sensors kick ass!!!!

What is the real disadvantage of an HV20+Letus extreme setup vs a HXA1? If we're talking strictly from the perspective of the "impact" of the final image?

The image thru the 35mm adapter is far better than the HXA1 stock IMO.. and much cheaper too!
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Old November 9th, 2007, 03:26 PM   #4
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In my opinion, A1 will perform much better in low light conditions but with proper lighting, I love this hv20+letus combo. Sharp image, nice bokeh and uncompressed 1920x1080p@4:2:2 hdmi output (I've not tried it yet as my system can't hold pci-e cards) for great color grading.
I'm quite happy with my setup :D

Thanks and regards!
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Old November 13th, 2007, 11:51 AM   #5
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Very nice Raul! The HV20 is a great little cam.
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Old November 13th, 2007, 11:56 AM   #6
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thanks Aaron, I hope this weekend will at last be able to spend a whole day shooting with my extreme.
And yes, hv20 is tiny and wonderful.

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