Help: Letus Extreme Questions for a XH-G1 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 June 16th, 2008, 09:16 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Valparaiso, IN
Posts: 37
Help: Letus Extreme Questions for a XH-G1

Hey All...

I'm still new to all of this, but I've seen the Letus Extreme and am interested in one. I was wondering if someone could help me with it.

What is the correct lens mount?
How big of a rod support to get?
What exactly would I need to work with it on the G1?
Any tips tricks or anything?
And most importantly where is a good reliable place to order one?

Sorry if I sound dumb, but I'm still trying to learn everything...

Thanks for you help....
Jeremy Nemeth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 17th, 2008, 04:30 AM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Munich Germany , Singapore ,NSW Australia
Posts: 419
the mount depends on the type of lenses that you intent to use. Nikon ? Canon ? etc...

PL mount are for cinelenses.

How much funds do you have? as the adapter is only the tip of the ice burg. You need rails support with 45cm or longer rails, follow focus unit, gears, whip, a external HD monitor, a matte box,filters,a heavier tripod and at least the basic set of lenses of 35mm,50mm and 85mm . they have to be fast at least F1.4 for brighter footage.

You need time to set it up or you can then leave them as it is once you set them up ,but you need a bigger bag or box to store them and transport them. Something like a pelican 1620 or above.

If you want to hand held, you need a the DVrig HD ,redrock or Zacuto shoulder support.

If you are shooting indoors, a set of lights would be good to have.

It works about a few thousands more then the initial cost of the adapter.
So that is your list of things that you need . Have fun.

Can someone else add to list that I might have left out.
__________________
Website: http://www.Motiononcanvas.com Camera Operator in Sydney Australia and Singapore.
David Chia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 17th, 2008, 07:25 AM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Birmingham Alabama
Posts: 259
http://www.LetusDirect.com

You can usually get some good, inexpensive, nikon lenses off ebay.

Rails are a must... A good HD monitor is also advisable to pull critical focus...
__________________
"The only thing the camera sees is light..."
http://www.GoWildOlive.com
Doug Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 17th, 2008, 07:51 AM   #4
Tourist
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: villa guerrero, mexico
Posts: 2
recommend me some links

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doug Davis View Post
http://www.LetusDirect.com

You can usually get some good, inexpensive, nikon lenses off ebay.

Rails are a must... A good HD monitor is also advisable to pull critical focus...
recommend me some links to buy some nikon lenses of ebay! maybe some rails?
__________________
I luv Videography...
Hector Jesus Flores is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 17th, 2008, 09:04 PM   #5
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Valparaiso, IN
Posts: 37
Whoa...

Wow.. Thats alot of stuff... More than I anticipated. Is there anyway to get away with just using the Letus, rails, and a lense? I'm not sure what the follow focus unit, gears, and whip are or what they do... Can you explain about those? I would like to expand a bit, but if it involves all of that equipment, I might have to wait. I don't think I have that much in my budget... but we'll see...

Thanks for the help all...
Jeremy Nemeth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 18th, 2008, 12:07 AM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Birmingham Alabama
Posts: 259
Yes, you can get away with the rails, adapter, and lens...

The follow focus is primarily so that you can pull focus without touching the ring on the lens and it also allows you to make minor adjustments to the focus... Typically in an extreme run and gun situation I will use the Adapter, lens, and rails... It gets the job done...

Several (3+) length lenses are also advisable... i.e. 85mm, 50mm, 28mm.... etc... The faster the better (i.e. 1.4 or better is good enough to get the job done..)
__________________
"The only thing the camera sees is light..."
http://www.GoWildOlive.com
Doug Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 20th, 2008, 03:30 PM   #7
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Valparaiso, IN
Posts: 37
One more question...

So I just bought the Letus Extreme with the Nikon AI adapter. I just have one more question until I get the Letus... For the lense to attach, should you get AutoFocus or Manual Focus? I'm thinking Manual, but I'm not positive. So I figured I'd check.

Thanks for everyones help!
Jeremy Nemeth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 20th, 2008, 05:15 PM   #8
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Munich Germany , Singapore ,NSW Australia
Posts: 419
use manual focus, you can use the preset zoom and focus once you got it and can always recall it back if it moves.

Nikon lenses that are not for digital camera will be the ones you are looking out for. The DX lenses will not be suitable for adapter work, because it gives a smaller FOV. try to get really old prime manual lenses if possible , the faster the better at least 1,8 or better.
__________________
Website: http://www.Motiononcanvas.com Camera Operator in Sydney Australia and Singapore.
David Chia 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 03:29 AM.


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