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Old November 1st, 2008, 10:22 AM   #1
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MFdof - medium format adapter with macro glide

A DIY project, working a whole year on it. The goal was to make a lightweight adapter with macro glide.

Main features are: 55x41mm frame size, expandable body (macro glide) for filming very close objects with any medium format lens and maintain visible dof even with wide-angle (fisheye) lenses.

The good things about this adapter are: lightweight, big GG (possible less grain than usual), and only 15mm distance from the camera (tested on Sony HDR-FX1 which has, in short, poor macro capabilities).

Currently I am not satisfied with vibration (using a 18mm coin vibration motor), and with the fact I am unable to clean the GG perfectly :( ... but I am working on it. I am getting best results with a beattie, but also looking for other GG types, along with other camera types to test it (I am stationed in Croatia/Europe).

Screens & info:
http://rapidshare.com/files/159659585/mfdof.jpg

Footage of adapter in action:
http://www.vimeo.com/2125865

Download footage:
http://rapidshare.com/files/15968529....rogoznjan.avi

A m2t version also available (600MB)

Thanks for any response and ideas.

Branimir Zivkovic - Rogoznjan

Last edited by Branimir Zivkovic; November 2nd, 2008 at 01:17 AM.
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