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Old December 27th, 2005, 02:59 AM   #61
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Has anybody got their new Letus35 with flipping feature and have any comments on the image and built quality? Does it still have the problem with dust and specs coming from the cheap plastic parts? Is it still made on plastic parts inside? How is the image quality with the prism system, any noticeable extra distortion and aberrations?
It would be great to see some footage.
Yes, I agree. Footage? Anyone? Hello?
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Old December 27th, 2005, 09:01 AM   #62
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I am start shipping this unit. $600 for the final price. Betatesters should email me for price and instructions, below is the first video of the first unit sending out. Just a test video to show the unit's work. No special lighting. Thanks.

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http://hadleymedia.com/35mm.mov

u guys might have missed this...unless somethings have changed since that post and you are waiting for newer footage or something of that like...
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Old December 27th, 2005, 03:44 PM   #63
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Quyen is shipping me the new package today or tomorrow. I'll be throwing it to the test immediately on a feature we're currently working on. Within the next couple of weeks I'll try to get some footage samples up. We've got access to plenty of light so that shouldnt be an issue. Shooting with DVX100a's.
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Old December 29th, 2005, 05:12 AM   #64
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dangit!
now i have to come up with another $300 dollars!
but, hell, its worth it!
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Old December 29th, 2005, 06:59 AM   #65
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I wonder how the new Letus compares to the MPIC. Has anybody actually got one of Dan's adapters? I wonder if the Letus can beat the image quality and low light performance of the MPIC. My guess is no.
Itís obvious it canít beat the MPIC in construction quality, but it would be interesting to see a comparison in image quality.
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Old December 29th, 2005, 12:01 PM   #66
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As far as image flippage, that is what I had in Sept 2004. "grandpa" of MPIC:
http://dandiaconu.com/gallery/album02/IMGA0078
Mirror and pentaprism from Minolta X-700.
As for the rest, looks like Steev is to busy to post here so, I will take the liberty to let you read some bits from the emails I got so far. However, I will not post on his thread:
http://homepage.mac.com/holyzoo1/PhotoAlbum20.html
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Old December 29th, 2005, 01:37 PM   #67
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Just recieved mine. Have to give it a try out hopefully this weekend. Built solid but has a little dust inside someplace - shouldnt be a problem getting out though.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 09:25 PM   #68
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Just recieved mine. Have to give it a try out hopefully this weekend. Built solid but has a little dust inside someplace - shouldnt be a problem getting out though.
So how many more have got the new version with flipping? Is the dust and plastic spec problem not finally solved? That was always the biggest turn down in the Letus35 for me. I don't want to have to open my unit every week to clean it up. As I understand it, the problem was not only that the unit wasn't properly sealed and allowed dust in, but also plastic specs that came from the plastic support for the GG. Is this all solved or not? I hope you are the only one who got it that way, I always found that an unacceptable quality control problem.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 11:10 PM   #69
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So how many more have got the new version with flipping? Is the dust and plastic spec problem not finally solved? That was always the biggest turn down in the Letus35 for me. I don't want to have to open my unit every week to clean it up. As I understand it, the problem was not only that the unit wasn't properly sealed and allowed dust in, but also plastic specs that came from the plastic support for the GG. Is this all solved or not? I hope you are the only one who got it that way, I always found that an unacceptable quality control problem.
Then by a mini35 or an mpic. Seriously a little spec for 650 or a flip for 11g's choice is yours but until Quyen moves into a climate controlled ISO900 manufacturing facility you are gonna be shit out of luck. The sad thing is i'll have to continue to read your questions until that time.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 11:17 PM   #70
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Then by a mini35 or an mpic. Seriously a little spec for 650 or a flip for 11g's choice is yours but until Quyen moves into a climate controlled ISO900 manufacturing facility you are gonna be shit out of luck. The sad thing is i'll have to continue to read your questions until that time.
Just skip the post when you see my name in the left side of it and your problems are over, as simple as that.

But for the record, your ISO900 excuse was pretty lame. All the "affordable" adapters are made in similar conditions and the Letus is the only one reported of being plaged with the dirt (dust and plastic speck) problem. I'm pretty sure the M2, SG35 and G35 are not made in ISO900 facilities. My question is a fair one.

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Old January 3rd, 2006, 11:22 PM   #71
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Greg, I think that's unneccessary...

Dirt is a fairly easy problem to solve. You don't need a cleanroom--ISO900 or whatever--simply because the tiny specks of dust that cleanrooms provide for don't show up on video anyway. It's the dark black specks of plastic that flake off the parts of the Letus as it's inserted into the tube. I simply cleaned all the plastic parts with rubbing alcohol and blasted away with compressed air. I didn't get specks in my unit for weeks, and then I sent my unit away so Quyen could upgrade the mount to a metal one. He's since sealed it shut on that end and given the whole thing a clean bill of health. Works nicely.

And actually Michael, the G35 is constructed in a cleanroom. Ask John for details.
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Old January 4th, 2006, 12:10 AM   #72
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[QUOTE=Ben Winter]Greg, I think that's unneccessary...

Dirt is a fairly easy problem to solve. You don't need a cleanroom--ISO900 or whatever--simply because the tiny specks of dust that cleanrooms provide for don't show up on video anyway. It's the dark black specks of plastic that flake off the parts of the Letus as it's inserted into the tube. I simply cleaned all the plastic parts with rubbing alcohol and blasted away with compressed air. I didn't get specks in my unit for weeks, and then I sent my unit away so Quyen could upgrade the mount to a metal one. He's since sealed it shut on that end and given the whole thing a clean bill of health. Works nicely.

You're right Ben I will avoid reading Mike's posts in the future.

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Old January 4th, 2006, 12:12 AM   #73
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Same as above.

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Old January 4th, 2006, 04:38 PM   #74
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Correction, Redrock's manufacturing facility is Certified ISO 9001 : 2000.
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Old January 4th, 2006, 04:44 PM   #75
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Correction, Redrock's manufacturing facility is Certified ISO 9001 : 2000.
I knew it was one of those ISO's, I remeber seeing the pictures of the facility. Impressive to say the least.
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