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Old December 6th, 2005, 12:16 PM   #166
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yep... good machine but def no FX1
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Old December 13th, 2005, 02:44 PM   #167
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Wayne,
I have sent you an email
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Old December 13th, 2005, 04:00 PM   #168
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Eniola,
I have not received any email.
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Old December 13th, 2005, 05:42 PM   #169
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Wayne,
Check your hotmail now.
Have you tested your Adapter with an XL2? I saw Quinn's GL2 shots but I have not seen any XL2 test shots yet.
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Old December 13th, 2005, 05:46 PM   #170
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Eniola,
My XL2 beta tester is Declan Smith from this board. I am shipping his unit on friday. Stand by for test footage.

P.S, i did not receive any emails
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Old December 13th, 2005, 06:26 PM   #171
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I have sent it to your waynekinney@hotmail.com again.Well, by the time he gets it and provides a review, I might be done testing youR adapter with my XL2.

I am coming to the U.K and I was hoping we could meet and finish up our discussion in regards to purchasing an SG35, but of course there are more to it and that's why I sent you an email
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Old December 13th, 2005, 06:37 PM   #172
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Eniola,
My XL2 beta tester is Declan Smith from this board. I am shipping his unit on friday. Stand by for test footage.
Assuming I get the adapter on Saturday, I will do some test footage over the weekend and post to my website.
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Old December 13th, 2005, 06:52 PM   #173
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Declan,
I will surely be looking forward to that.

Wayne,
I am coming next week so I hope you would have built an adapter specially for my XL2 oooooo, LOL!. In case we decide to meet, I hope you have lenses we could use to test because I have not purchased any at the moment, so I hope you would be able to direct me towards the right ones to buy.
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Old December 14th, 2005, 03:26 AM   #174
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Lenses

Eniola.. ( what mount are you looking at getting)

As far as lenses go there are a select few i would look at.

I have spent a few weeks scouring ebay and have a good set now (Canon FD),
My thoughts would be:

24 of 28mm F2
50mm F1.4
85mm F1.8
135mm F (as low as possible : i got a F2.5 Tamron FD 135mm Macro and its awesome in good light)
And possibly a zoom for sylistic effects.


Actually I'm beta testing the Letus35A at the moment and the 135mm looks really nice indoors aswell with a few lamps.
My SG is 'in the wings' being updated..

Anyway - hope that helps but the key issue is speed of the lenses v's your budget.
Outside in good lighting even a F3.5 is good, with all my fast lenses i need to add ND's to control the light while maintaining the DOF..

Waynes unit is a great peice of kit IMO and look forward to getting these 2 'homebuilds' side by side for a shootout..

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Old December 14th, 2005, 03:27 AM   #175
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Re: the possible XL2 footage,

Me too..
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Old December 14th, 2005, 08:34 AM   #176
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Eniola.. ( what mount are you looking at getting)

As far as lenses go there are a select few i would look at.

I have spent a few weeks scouring ebay and have a good set now (Canon FD),
My thoughts would be:

24 of 28mm F2
50mm F1.4
85mm F1.8
135mm F (as low as possible : i got a F2.5 Tamron FD 135mm Macro and its awesome in good light)
And possibly a zoom for sylistic effects.


Actually I'm beta testing the Letus35A at the moment and the 135mm looks really nice indoors aswell with a few lamps.
My SG is 'in the wings' being updated..

Anyway - hope that helps but the key issue is speed of the lenses v's your budget.
Outside in good lighting even a F3.5 is good, with all my fast lenses i need to add ND's to control the light while maintaining the DOF..

Waynes unit is a great peice of kit IMO and look forward to getting these 2 'homebuilds' side by side for a shootout..

Q
Quinn, Exactly what I needed. I guess a lot of people are buying the lenses because it seems the prices are now sky rocketing like hell.
In regards to the mount, I really don't know.
Will the SG35 need a mount to attach the lens or what?
I don't think the M2 needs a mount and if it does, could someone please do let me know?.
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Old December 14th, 2005, 08:49 AM   #177
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Eniola,
The SG35 can have either a Nikon, Canon FD or Canon EF mount.
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Old December 14th, 2005, 01:20 PM   #178
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Is that provided by the adaptor manufacturer or will I have to buy that myself.
I know I have to buy a lens to make the adapter complete but I never knew I had to buy a mount as well. Is there any other thing we need to know before purchasing an adapter.
Quinn has given me an insight on the lenses, is there anything else we should be aware of?
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Old December 14th, 2005, 01:23 PM   #179
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Eniola,
The lens mount you choose is included in the price. All you need other then the SG35 is, camcorder, 35mm SLR lens (Nikon, Canon FD or Canon EF) and 8AA batteries (or a 12v mains adapter).
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Old December 14th, 2005, 04:18 PM   #180
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I gotta throw my two cents in. I strongly recommend the Sigma 20mm F1.8 over a 24mm (or worse, 28mm), F2.0.

24mm and 28mm F2's are cheap but the Sigma will be brighter and wider angle.

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