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Old April 28th, 2009, 09:51 AM   #1
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35mm Adaptor... Rails

Does anyone shoot without rails/rods while using a 35mm adaptor and a lens? I understand that this may put some stress on the threads and camera, but is it workable for a time or should I budget getting both adaptor and rails at the same time and wait longer? Thoughts on this?
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Old April 28th, 2009, 12:47 PM   #2
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Depends on the size (weight) of your 35mm lens. If you're only using a 50mm f/1.4 (very light weight lens) then you could probably get away without using rods.
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Old April 28th, 2009, 08:02 PM   #3
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I don't recommend it. The Letus itself is pretty heavy, plus the rails add some focus stability I think--it's so sensitive that you don't want to bump it regardless, but I feel like the rails (I have Zacuto) help. Plus, you don't want to risk messing up the EX1 threads--I can't imagine that's a cheap repair.
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Old April 30th, 2009, 10:02 PM   #4
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I agree Rob, but I still think he could do it if he was careful and used small/light weight lenses. But, yeah, I wouldn't do it either. :)
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