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Old October 12th, 2005, 10:02 AM   #46
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I have had no problems with rigidness on my very small HC1.
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Old October 12th, 2005, 08:11 PM   #47
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Hmm..the Letus35 is $300...add $250 you get $550. You wont be getting any rail support for the Micro35 at that price, only the adapter.

Adapter and rails together sell for $850

I can tell you this much, you get no ghosting with the Letus35. The same can't be said for the Micro35

actually tony, the M2 comes with 2 different GG so you can swap them out when needed. for example, if you wanted to shoot outside put in the M2G element, but if you want to shoot indoors, put in the M2 element. the reason for this, is the M2G element loses some light, so its better for outdoors because you dont have to light it up, etc... using the M2 element indoors is good because it loses little to no light, so that works great for indoor shots. you get alot more options with the M2 than other adapters that i've noticed.

but, there are other adapters out there for those trying to hit a certain price point with lenses, adapter, achromat, rails, mattebox, follow focus, LCD monitor, camera, tripod, etc... its good that theres other price ranges and competition out there, it makes every company strive to make their very best product and keep improving. there is no miracle adapter out there... not even the P+S technik; i've seen better footage on this message board with homemade adapters than i have with the P+S... but then again, image quality and the "look" that the adapter gives the image is VERY subjective.
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Old October 12th, 2005, 09:50 PM   #48
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actually tony, the M2 comes with 2 different GG so you can swap them out when needed.
I didn't mean to bash the M2 it seems like a solid adapter. Although I have seen examples with ghosting on both GG elements, maybe it was a user error.

Although it does seem to be an issue with this specific adapter, but in defense of the M2 I have seen footage that has no ghosting whatsoever.

On the flip side of that the Letus35 and Guerilla35 have no ghosting issues.

Jos,

For the budget conscious the Letus35 is a great choice. The vibrating focusing screen is actually a better idea than a rotating GG IMHO.

Do I think the Letus35 is perfect? No, not at all. I think the focusing screen could be a little bigger. They could use a better achromat (Which I hear will be updated in the newer versions) But the design is so simplistically brilliant that refinement over time will make this one of the best adapters on the market.

For $300 dollars give it a shot, buy a rod support system if you don't like it sell it and by the M2. The risk you take with the Letus35 is minimal.
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Old October 12th, 2005, 11:46 PM   #49
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I didn't mean to bash the M2 it seems like a solid adapter. Although I have seen examples with ghosting on both GG elements, maybe it was a user error.
comments, feedback, etc..., all help, so im sure redrock and quyen both appreiciate it.

you have seen ghosting with both imaging elements on the micro35? do you have a link to some footage i can view where you see it on the M2G element?
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Old October 13th, 2005, 03:35 AM   #50
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I forget exactly where, but I believe it may have been on the M2 boards. they were pics that claimed no ghosting, but if you look in the highlights its there. Not as noticeable,but there.

But as I said in my previous post I have seen M2 stuff with no ghosting.

I believe certain lighting conditions effect each GG differently.

It could be the shooters, but The other adapters don't need secondary ground glass to avoid ghosting ...period. That's my original point.

Properly used I think the M2 gets great footage most of the time.

Who knows, maybe I'm biased. I'm a big fan of Quyens design. The adapter you get is definitely worth more than you pay for it. Even though (to my understanding) it is not a finalized design.

One of these days I'll post a pic of my homemade "Rod System" (i.e. stabilizer). You guys willl get a good chuckle out of it ...but it works!!!
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Old October 13th, 2005, 11:58 AM   #51
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How do the macro filters work? Is it the increased distance from the GG or do they even out the light?
If I were to buy one or two filters, which would you suggest?

Others: Can we stick this thread to the Letus35 and HC1 combination instead of a general adapter discussion? Or am I out of line?
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Old October 13th, 2005, 01:05 PM   #52
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I bought a macro pack from http://www.2filter.com/prices/digcam.html

I think it was this one:

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Close-Up Set
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+1, +2 and +4 lenses
with case
$33.82

It allows me to only do about 25 % zoom instead of 50% +. I am not sure it's a valid alternative yet. I need more time... argh.. why do we only have 24 hours a day?

Well, the thread is about any adapter for HDR-HC1... so any adapter that works with HC1 goes. I just happened to choose the Letus35..
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Old October 17th, 2005, 02:27 PM   #53
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Ah, ok.
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Old October 17th, 2005, 02:47 PM   #54
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Does anyone know what new achromat Quyen is now using in the Letus35?
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Have you tried asking him first?
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