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Old July 14th, 2005, 08:46 PM   #1
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Just sharing my excitement (if i need to get out more, tell me) :), of testing out and succeeding in my attempt to get the whole concept down of a 35mm adaptor.

Basing it on this guide, http://www.dvxuser.com/V3/showthread...ighlight=depot (if this member is registered here too, tell me.) I am planning to make one for my Pana GS200. Sounds over the top but hey, I have nothing to do over the summer and have a couple lenses lying around. I am trying to knock down the price to $70 or so and still make a quality piece. I will post some grabs over the next few days as I collect the parts and build it.


I am using a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens and hoping to loose as little light as possible as the camera shines in the sunlight (no pun) but stinks in low light.

Anyway, if anyone has any tips, I would love to hear them.

Thanks!
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Old July 14th, 2005, 09:07 PM   #2
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This adapter has been posted here before but it didn't grab as much attention as some other adapters.

Good luck with building your's and make sure to show off the results.
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Old July 15th, 2005, 06:17 AM   #3
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Policar has a nickname here: Matthew Wauhkonen.
The wax idea started on this board on the ' Microcrystalline Wax Techniques?' thread by Jim Lafferty and Frank Ladner.
Matthew's site has a link to my microwax glass technique: http://members.chello.nl/a.schultzev...g/wax/wax2.htm
There's a bit of difference between that technique and the one Matthew uses, because he doesn't use two pieces of glass with the wax in between. I should stick to the method I posted (of course), because it will give such a thin layer of wax, the light-loss almost nothing. You can see some of my tests here: http://members.chello.nl/a.schultzev...wax/index.html
I'd suggest to keep discussions about microwax on the ' Microcrystalline Wax Techniques?' thread.
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Old July 15th, 2005, 11:22 AM   #4
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I have some updates to that thing that would make it better/cheaper. Basically, using an EOS rear lens cap (this would be EOS mount then but you can buy the adapter) instead of the Nikon adapter. Also, Oscar's method of applying microwax is much better than just melting it.
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Old July 15th, 2005, 02:58 PM   #5
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Also, Oscar's method of applying microwax is much better than just melting it.
Better perhaps, but definately not easier. I've managed to make two wax GG's in the last two days using your method of melting on UV filters...and I think I may finally have a working adaptor as a result by tonight. So much thanks for presenting your method...even if Oscars technically creates a better glass.
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Old July 16th, 2005, 07:07 PM   #6
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Oscar,

I like both the images of the Parafin and Microwax - I think they both look pretty damn good!
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