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Old February 16th, 2008, 08:14 PM   #1
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With the new EX1 adapter kit, I'm thinking of getting a Letus 35 Extreme. A couple of questions:

1. Are the rod supports necessary, and if so, which configuration works best with the EX1?

2. I own no lenses and have heard that the Canon FD are the most economical (to buy used). On a tight budget, what one lens would be a good starter?

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Old February 17th, 2008, 12:40 PM   #2
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1. I would say rods are definately necessary. I have Cinevate rods which are good in my opinion.

2. If you do decide to go with Canon FD get a 50mm f1.4. Those are pretty cheap on ebay and really good.

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Old February 17th, 2008, 01:05 PM   #3
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Nikon is also a very good way to go as there are many lenses available. I don't know much about Canon. Most people have gone w/Nikon.

There were some issues about difficulty setting manual exposure on Canon auto lenses, but its just hearsay from me I don't really know.
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Old February 17th, 2008, 01:18 PM   #4
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All the Canon FD lenses are a very good value and all have manual aperture rings. The Nikon lenses, while good, are much higher priced for used lenses. I have a complete set of FD lenses and they are optically, very nice.

The Canon EF lenses are all electronic and have no aperture adjustment. The aperture must be set with a camera body before use on the Letus.
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Old February 17th, 2008, 07:51 PM   #5
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Canon lenses

I used to have a S16mm film camera with an Angenieux lens I paid $3k for on it. I got a cheap adapter and began putting my old Canon FD lenses on it. You would not believe the difference!! The images were suddenly three dimensional and full of color. I love the Canon FD 50mm 1.4 and can't wait to get a Letus Extreme to see what all my old Canon lenses look like with the EX1.
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