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Old December 9th, 2002, 09:56 AM   #1
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mini 35 adapter for canon xl1

Hello has anybody some shareable experiences with the 35 mini on a canon xl1?. I will be testing one shortly and would like to know what i should be aware of and or if it really was an improvement compared to the canon without.. Also what kind of lenses did you use? Is it worth the money? What brings out the best?
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Old December 9th, 2002, 10:50 AM   #2
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Re: mini 35 adapter for canon xl1

<<<-- Originally posted by Slingerland : Hello has anybody some shareable experiences with the 35 mini on a canon xl1?. I will be testing one shortly and would like to know what i should be aware of and or if it really was an improvement compared to the canon without.. Also what kind of lenses did you use? Is it worth the money? What brings out the best?
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If you do a search on here for the Mini 35 adapter (Technik), you will find several discussions about it. Listed below is a link that will give you several threads to look at:

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/search.ph...der=descending

As for the lens that are used, it depends on what is in you budget. Zeiss lens are at the top of the pecking order. You can also get a Nikon mount for the adapter.

Let us know how your testing turns out.
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Old December 9th, 2002, 11:48 AM   #3
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Since we are in the same country I am wondering if you are buying
one or renting. If renting, where did you find one? I'd love to try
out one myself sometime!

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Old December 10th, 2002, 05:05 AM   #4
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Rob you can rent one at holland equipment in Amsterdam.. everybody thanks i will look at the links... and as soon as results come up will give you info.
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Old December 10th, 2002, 09:19 AM   #5
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Thanks very much for that information! Do you know if they have
a website? Thanks again!
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Old December 10th, 2002, 06:32 PM   #6
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i think you can find them at www.camerarentles.com (google =holland equipment will also bring out there adress)
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Old December 12th, 2002, 09:13 AM   #7
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The website adress is www.hollandequipment.nl, it's around 150 Euro/day for the rent of the Mini35 if I remember correctly, and you'll have to rent lenses. I think a zeiss 10-100 is around 80 euro/day.

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Old December 12th, 2002, 11:29 AM   #8
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As far as i can remember they only rent out the Mini35 adapter at holland equipment. URL : http:\\www.hollandequipment.nl .
Just give them a call, I'm pretty sure you could go over and try it out. If your going there give me a ring or something because I'd like to check it out too ;)
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Old December 12th, 2002, 12:33 PM   #9
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Information about the Mini35 Digital adapter can be found at http://www.mini35.de, and http://www.zgc.com.

Anyone out of the USA can contact info@pstechnik.de to find out the closest rental facility.

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Old December 12th, 2002, 12:50 PM   #10
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Experiences with the Mini35 Digital adapter - yes!
We -- ZGC -- are the North American distributor for the Mini35.

My favorite story to date is from this past November. Jeff Giberti of Vermont used the adapter with the Canon XL1 to shoot TV spots for one of 3 candidates running for governor. Post production saw the footage and couldn't figure out how he captured such great stuff without using a film camera. He told them. Later on, PBS aired a show that included TV spots of all 3 candidates. Shown together, it was blantantly obvious which spots looked the best and his candidate initially got flack for spending public money for expensive film stock to look better than his competition! Of course, when it was explained, his campaign came across as very smart and I'm sure Jim came out looking like a hero.

We do have a test footage CD available for the asking. Just contact me or Chris Brnic (chris@zgc.com) or Mizell Wilson (mizell@zgc.com) of ZGC to get one sent to you.
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Old December 13th, 2002, 05:06 AM   #11
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Bryan,

Actually both URL's point to the same company. Heh.

I'm thinking about renting one somewhere around march
next year or something. I'll let you know!
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Old December 13th, 2002, 05:10 AM   #12
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Whoops, didn't see Barend's his post. I responded to SlingerLand who gave the link to www.camerarentals.com
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Old December 14th, 2002, 10:09 AM   #13
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thanks everybody , any suggestions on lenses i should rent, focal lenght, with the adapter to get a good impression compared to standard lens canon etc.. what make cooke ,Zeis, nikon? Does anybody know where i can get some free charts to do some testing.. on internet or in holland? I have only a back focus chart ...
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Old December 14th, 2002, 08:14 PM   #14
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Zeiss Superspeeds should do you fine. Arguably the best PL mount primes currently available are the Cooke S4's, but you will pay a premium to rent them and considering that they are being degraded through the optics of the Mini 35, it probably isn't worth it. if you want to speed up your shooting, the Arri Variable Primes give a short range of zoom capability, and a set of 3 will cover most desirable focal lengths. A PL mount zoom that would begin to be comparable to the zoom range of a standard video lens (10:1 or 11:1) would be so heavy and bulky that the XL1 would look like an afterthought hanging off the end of it!
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Old December 16th, 2002, 09:31 AM   #15
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Putora 7A9 test chart

To Slingerlan:

ZGC has a test chart for $50 that is more accurate than any other on the market. It's the Putora 7A9 chart (fondly known as the "Magic Chart" because of the disappearing concentric circles). Sorry, it's not free but it will serve you well! Compact to carry with you in the field as well.
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