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Old November 1st, 2005, 03:33 PM   #1
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Letus35, got it but how do you use it?

Got it all hooked up and ready to play with but how the hell do yo use it?

It's way too dark of an image.

The sides of the vibrating piece is clearly visible.

The image is so small..

Been playing with it but I'm stumped.......
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Old November 1st, 2005, 03:39 PM   #2
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Zoom in until the edges disappear, use manual focus to get sharp image. Thanks.

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Old November 1st, 2005, 03:50 PM   #3
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Make sure the aperature on the SLR lens is open all the way. If you DV camera has an iris, open that up as well. Set your MiniDV camera to Autofocus and zoom in on the image until the edges disappear. IF they don't disappear, then you haven't zoomed in enough.
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Old November 1st, 2005, 03:58 PM   #4
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Hey do you have do be upclose to your subject in order to get the DOF effect on this?

What's the average distance that you usually find yourself from your subject?
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Old November 1st, 2005, 04:14 PM   #5
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Hey do you have do be upclose to your subject in order to get the DOF effect on this? What's the average distance that you usually find yourself from your subject?
Doesn't it depend on the lens you attach to the adapter?
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Old November 1st, 2005, 04:16 PM   #6
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well i have these:

Nikkor-H 28mm 3.5
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photograph.../wides/28mm.htm


Nikkor-S 50mm 1.4
http://www.cameramate.com/product_i...products_id=214
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Old November 1st, 2005, 06:30 PM   #7
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Look at the focus ring on your lens. The infinity symbol (sideways 8) is the distance in feet and meters that focus separation disappears. For instance, I think my 1.4f is 30 feet. Anything past 30 feet, when set to infinity, is all in focus. Anything closer to 30 feet becomes increasingly out of focus as it nears the lens. Use the numbers on your lens and you'll soon figure out what they mean and how they can work to your advantage.
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Old November 1st, 2005, 07:35 PM   #8
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Hey bud

the settings I have are Z74 M13

Hope those help

and for the DOF, it's all about the lens.

For me, I have to shoot in letterbox because the bottom of the vibrating thingy shows. Quyen offered to replace the GG to a bigger one for me, which I will probably do once I finish my projects...
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 02:05 PM   #9
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well i have these:

Nikkor-H 28mm 3.5
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photograph.../wides/28mm.htm
That 28mm is going to be godawful. Too small of an aperture for such a short focal length. You will be much happier with something in a 28mm F2.0 if you can find it.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 02:06 PM   #10
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Look at the focus ring on your lens. The infinity symbol (sideways 8)
Benj, give the guy some credit!!
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Old November 4th, 2005, 10:48 AM   #11
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Another essential Letus35 piece of equipment is a can of compressed air. Patience and thoroughness will guarantee a clean Letus and a speck-less movie.
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Old November 4th, 2005, 03:04 PM   #12
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Another essential Letus35 piece of equipment is a can of compressed air. Patience and thoroughness will guarantee a clean Letus and a speck-less movie.
add to that a screwdriver, q-tips, a small bottle of rubbing alcohol and lens paper. i now carry these in a small zip-lock bag with my equipment.
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Old November 6th, 2005, 10:14 PM   #13
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Ahaha. Well, you never know where someone is...
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