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Old September 22nd, 2005, 07:44 PM   #46
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Hi Kurt, thanks for your input.
Some outdoor shots to follow, as also requested by Michael.

Whats my 'philosophy' is to introduce an adapter focused on image quality at a price that is not ridiculous.

Where does it Differ other adapters? I believe that my adapter offers image quality, in terms of contrast and colour, better then other adapters on the market, due to my quality ground glass element.

Will that be sufficient for the future? Well the future is HD, and im in the process now of getting my adapter tested with a dvx100. Tests to follow.

Who are my clients, or who do i want them to be? Anyone that wants a 35mm adapter that gets the best image quality, without the ridiculous price tag.

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Old September 22nd, 2005, 10:55 PM   #47
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 01:51 AM   #48
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Hey Wayne!
images look stellar in my opinion...

Personally, I don't care what the adapter actually looks like, as long as it produces some quality images

I'm curious, will you be shipping to North America? Canada?

Thanks, keep up the good work
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 05:36 AM   #49
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Hey Wayne!
images look stellar in my opinion...

Personally, I don't care what the adapter actually looks like, as long as it produces some quality images

I'm curious, will you be shipping to North America? Canada?

Thanks, keep up the good work

Thanks Lloyd. Im still not happy with the images, more adjusting and room for improvement, but I NEED perfection.

Yes, I will be able to ship worldwide.

Bill Porter, thanks for uploading, i can now get more test footage up:D

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Old September 23rd, 2005, 10:09 AM   #50
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Hi Guys,
Ok, i have bought a nice aluminium box which is smaller then the black ABS box. Question is, would you guys perfer it in its original shiny alu finish, or would you perfer it matte black? The Alu finsh is quite nice and goes with the chrome finish of the 15mm rods, but i want you guys to decide, so which is it guys?:D

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Old September 23rd, 2005, 10:15 AM   #51
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Black is the offical "professional" color. Nevermind things are made black not to reflect light on the set etc. Some people don't even know the reasons, all they know is that if it's black, it's "professional" ;)
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 10:16 AM   #52
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Thanks Michael!

Any other input?

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Old September 23rd, 2005, 10:22 AM   #53
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I think the aluminium is the best way to go. It makes for a more solid construction.
Any more inputs? Well, since you asked, I think you should really get some test footage made with better cameras, specially HD. That will seal and sell the performance of your adapter.

Do you have a website up yet?
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 10:25 AM   #54
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Thanks Michael.

You correct about the testing with HD. Im in the process of getting it tested with a DVX100a and z1.

So your saying the aluminium box with a matte black finish, right?

Again, thanks for your input, Michael.

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Old September 23rd, 2005, 10:29 AM   #55
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Yeah, go for the black.
Actually, since it will probably be built to order, you can be cool and give the buyer the option. Maybe some people with a VX2100 would like the silver aluminium look to match the body of the camera.
One thing you also should get going as soon as possible is a website, if you don't have one yet.
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 10:35 AM   #56
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Michael,
Nice idea about the option of finish. Maybe even the option for luminance Pink with flowers? Hehe, im just kidding;) No really its a nice idea, the alu finsh does in fact look nice, but people may also want black, great sugestion.

The website is in the works, its been planned out as far as sections go, but still in the works.

Thanks again Michael.

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Old September 23rd, 2005, 10:59 AM   #57
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Here is a pic of the alu box

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/wayne.kinney/alubox.jpg

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Old September 23rd, 2005, 11:06 AM   #58
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Looks pretty good. Much slimmer and streamlined.
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 12:17 PM   #59
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The reason aluminum camera parts are black is that they are black-anodized. They're anodized for protection against corrosion, among other things. That nice bare aluminum box won't look that way forever, even if you set it on a shelf for a few years.

Anodization is a very inexpensive, evenly applied, and strong protection. It is typically applied before machine work. If you request a "hard anodize" instead of a "decorate anodize" it will also resist scratches very nicely. Though in my experience with many metal finishing shops, you have to tell them you really do mean a true hard anodized, and that they should just leave it in the tank and "cook" the s**t out of it.

And FWIW i like this box better than a round one.

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Old September 23rd, 2005, 12:32 PM   #60
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Thanks for the advise on anodizing, Bill, research time (again):D

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And FWIW i like this box better than a round one.
What round one? You mean like Craig suggested?

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