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Old September 21st, 2005, 11:04 AM   #121
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dv3productions.com/Letus35/Letus35.bmp

I would say one of the best features about the Letus is the fact that you can shoot into lights with it. it has ZERO reflections of a spinning GG.

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dv3productions.com/Letus35/Letus_light.bmp
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Old September 21st, 2005, 11:18 AM   #122
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That is just too gorgeous!

Thanks ..

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Old September 21st, 2005, 01:26 PM   #123
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it's sick, I feel like my production value on ANYTYING I point the dvx at has increased 10fold, feels like cheating!
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Old September 21st, 2005, 01:37 PM   #124
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Hey Obin, is that just plain DVX100a or Realstream? Looks good. Could you post a short clip of that?
So, am I right in assuming you think the Letus with a better achromat and condensor is better than the M2? You sure sound like you think so.
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Old September 21st, 2005, 01:45 PM   #125
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I have no answer to that, as both products are still not really the final thing.

I like the Letus35 in many many ways

dv man, no reelstream
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Old September 21st, 2005, 02:01 PM   #126
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So that was just DV? Looked very good. Which achromat and condensor did you use?
I would still like to see the clip those stills came from, if possible.
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Old September 21st, 2005, 02:55 PM   #127
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the clips look even better, really really nice stuff, it's a joy to cut it ;) I will send a finished spot when it's done, ok?

micro35 achromat and Letus35 adapter
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Old September 21st, 2005, 02:58 PM   #128
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I would say the 35 adapters are like shooting 16mm and doing a DVCAM transfer, it's the same thing, but done in-camera with the lens system ;)

and you spend way less $$, and your wait time for the lab is gone ;)

course film gives you more range Stop-wise, but that is what the reelstream is for ;)
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Old September 21st, 2005, 03:09 PM   #129
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the clips look even better, really really nice stuff, it's a joy to cut it ;) I will send a finished spot when it's done, ok?
Yes, it would be really great if you cold upload at list a short clip when you get the chance.

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I would say the 35 adapters are like shooting 16mm and doing a DVCAM transfer, it's the same thing, but done in-camera with the lens system ;)

and you spend way less $$, and your wait time for the lab is gone ;)

course film gives you more range Stop-wise, but that is what the reelstream is for ;)
If DVX100a DV is like 16mm, 720p might be like 35mm :D
Those are really great times.
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Old September 21st, 2005, 05:26 PM   #130
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Come to think of it, yes, kinda.

720 is only about 1/3 of the resolution of 16mm. 480 is of course 1/4 the res of 16mm. However, 1080 can be indistinguishable from 35mm (which is the equivalent of about 3000p). So since 720 is up toward the thousand-px mark, maybe you're right.

But regardless of res, DV is a wonderfully easy to work with and liberating media form!
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Old September 21st, 2005, 05:48 PM   #131
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REALLY rought cut, wide bars are crappy...but I know many are waiting for professional footage...so hear ya go!

www.dv3productions.com/Letus35/Letus35-1.wmv
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Old September 21st, 2005, 06:05 PM   #132
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Looks very good Obin. It really looks like 16mm footage in many ways. Hard to believe it's just plain old 24p DV. Good job!
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Old September 21st, 2005, 06:25 PM   #133
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Hey Obin, the footage looks great. Its encouraging to see since my unit is in the mail and I also have a DVX. Could you sum up what modifications you made to the Quyens original unit? You added an extra 2 AA's to get more speed out of the motor. Do you find you need a macro (if so what make are you using) or is the DVX lens able to focus that close on its own?

Thanks for the posts, looks like its going to be a nice piece.

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Old September 21st, 2005, 06:28 PM   #134
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I think Quyen should do something about the speed of the motor to correct the problems mentioned.
I think Obin said he's suing the Micro35's macro, because the one which comes with the letus35 wasn't sharp enough.
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Old September 21st, 2005, 07:16 PM   #135
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Micro 35 macro

Well if he's using the macro that you buy for the Do it your self kit, that's one thing becase I have 6... But if he's using the macro for the M2 it's $150.00, then that's another...
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