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Old August 11th, 2005, 10:44 AM   #1
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Will this work? Lensbabies

Just wondered if there is any thoughts on this for a DOf Adapter? www.Lensbabies.com
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Old August 11th, 2005, 11:21 AM   #2
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Lensbabies only focus at 1 area, not depth of field. It has some nice out of focus affect and sure can be use on some applications. I at one point thought of using it but just don't want to spend a lot of time focusing on something that has litmited use. How is your adapter? Did you make any progress? Did you solve the vignetting problem? Hope everything is going good for you.

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Old August 11th, 2005, 11:28 AM   #3
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My Adapter

Well the Acromat is perfect, but my wires came off the vibrating motor and need to be resoldered.. Anyway thanks
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Old August 11th, 2005, 11:48 AM   #4
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It's a little of topic, but I thought I would ask. I see there are many people trying to build their own adapters. It seems there's at least two 35mm adapters being sold for a pretty affordable price. So why not just buy one of them instead of going through all the hassle of trying to make one yourself? I think it's not worth the hassle. Unless it's a do yourself sort of pleasure, I really can't see the point. And even though, since the chances of getting any better results are slim, since the ones available seem to produce pretty good results, it would be easier just to buy one of them.
I just had to ask it.
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Old August 11th, 2005, 12:02 PM   #5
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Why we build.

First and formost we can hide the money from the wives if we spend it in small amounts rather then $500-$1,000.00 dollars at once... ha ha ha ... Ok That's one reason. The second we don't have $500-$1,000.00 dollars. Third is at least for me I started before these have been made to sell over a year ago. And last is we get the pleasure of beating the system or paying the REAL price for one. As for me, If I had the money I would just buy it and get it over with. Thanks for asking...
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Old August 11th, 2005, 12:19 PM   #6
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$500-$1000 is hard but I think $200 is not so hard.

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Old August 11th, 2005, 01:21 PM   #7
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Regarding the original topic of the post, you can easily do this effect in post processing with something like Joe's Filters Soft Spot, or Digital Film Tools Selective Focus. Both of these are for Final Cut Pro. You can see this effect all over music videos on MTV and MTV2, especially the more indie productions. Of course, as stated, it doesn't give you shallow depth of field, it just blurs things except the indicated region to keep in focus. The overall effect kinda looks like shallow DOF though. Used well, many average viewers definitely wouldn't make the distinction.
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Old August 14th, 2005, 09:32 AM   #8
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Where did you get your achromat? Do you have a link?
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Old August 14th, 2005, 09:54 AM   #9
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Old August 14th, 2005, 10:19 AM   #10
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Sorry, I meant an actual part number page - there are sooo many on that site! Finding a good achromat is a difficult thing, so if you found one, it would be grea to know exactly which one. Thanks
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Old August 14th, 2005, 10:25 AM   #11
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http://www.surplusshed.com/pages/item/l3385.html

RECTANGULAR PCX LENS, 52MM X 44MM, 100MM FL
Item No: L3385
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Old August 14th, 2005, 10:43 AM   #12
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How did you attach the rectangular achromat portion to your DV?
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