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Old January 4th, 2006, 06:54 PM   #76
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That must account for the 3 month wait.
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Old January 4th, 2006, 07:39 PM   #77
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That must account for the 3 month wait.
Took the words right out of my mouth.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 01:18 AM   #78
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Dark Footage

I have the Letus35 Flipped and when I go into a room with a really bright bulb shining, filling the room... my letus35 flipped is really really dark, I mean really dark.

Anyone else having the same problem?
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Old January 5th, 2006, 01:26 AM   #79
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I have the Letus35 Flipped and when I go into a room with a really bright bulb shining, filling the room... my letus35 flipped is really really dark, I mean really dark.

Anyone else having the same problem?
What kind of lens are you using? There is definitely some light loss in the flipped version....that said I light like i'm lighting for film so I dont really plan to run and gun with it on their. I've got my regular for that. What kind of camera too?
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Old January 5th, 2006, 01:32 AM   #80
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I'm using the DVX100a, with an 35-70mm SLR zoom lens...
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Old January 5th, 2006, 01:42 AM   #81
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I'm using the DVX100a, with an 35-70mm SLR zoom lens...
What speed lens? at least 2.8?
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Old January 5th, 2006, 01:52 AM   #82
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3.5 I believe
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Old January 5th, 2006, 01:57 AM   #83
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someone stop me if im wrong, but...

having worked on a flipping design before ordering a letus35 flip, the calculated light loss from adding the flip system should be barely noticeable.

assuming its using four front surface mirrors, which have a light reflectivity of >97%, there would be a total light loss of about 88%.

gah, i can't wait till i get mine.

also, i havent seen any 35-70mm zooms out there that are faster than f/3.5
so this might be contributing to your problem. its nice to have a zoom, but some fast primes will definitely help with low light.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 03:15 AM   #84
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also, i havent seen any 35-70mm zooms out there that are faster than f/3.5
so this might be contributing to your problem. its nice to have a zoom, but some fast primes will definitely help with low light.
Actually, there are a lot, but they're quite expensive...

For example, Nikon 35-70 f/2.8 (new on ebay)
http://cgi.ebay.com/NIKON-35-70-MM-F...QQcmdZViewItem

Any zoom lens that keeps a 2.8 constant aperture trough the whole focal range is going to be costly, but there are some really nice cheaper alternatives than the Nikon and Canon lens.

Tokina, for example, has a 28-80 f/2.8 lens (the 280 AT-X Pro) with great reviews. There's also a 28-70 f/2.8 (newer), which is slightly inferior in terms of quality (for what I read). Tamron and Sigma also build zoom lenses in those focal ranges with f/2.8 constant aperture.

They're very good to use with adapters, since a variable aperture -like the cheaper and more common f/2.8-f/4, gives you a darkening effect on the image as you zoom in (thus making them unsuitable for most video recording).

In fact, I'm hunting for one of those lenses to use with my Letus :)

Lucas
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Old January 5th, 2006, 10:11 AM   #85
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Actually, there are a lot, but they're quite expensive...

For example, Nikon 35-70 f/2.8 (new on ebay)
http://cgi.ebay.com/NIKON-35-70-MM-F...QQcmdZViewItem

Any zoom lens that keeps a 2.8 constant aperture trough the whole focal range is going to be costly, but there are some really nice cheaper alternatives than the Nikon and Canon lens.

Tokina, for example, has a 28-80 f/2.8 lens (the 280 AT-X Pro) with great reviews. There's also a 28-70 f/2.8 (newer), which is slightly inferior in terms of quality (for what I read). Tamron and Sigma also build zoom lenses in those focal ranges with f/2.8 constant aperture.

They're very good to use with adapters, since a variable aperture -like the cheaper and more common f/2.8-f/4, gives you a darkening effect on the image as you zoom in (thus making them unsuitable for most video recording).

In fact, I'm hunting for one of those lenses to use with my Letus :)

Lucas
Yeah, I have a sigma 28-70 that's 2.8.
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Old January 7th, 2006, 04:15 PM   #86
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When I said 1.5 stop, it's light loss for the whole unit with GG in place. Thanks.

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So the total light loss of the flip version is 1.5 F-stops? How much for the normal version then?
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Old January 7th, 2006, 04:19 PM   #87
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Can't wait until Quyen comes out with a flipped letus in a single barrel.
What difference would it make? None that I see.
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Old January 7th, 2006, 08:32 PM   #88
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What difference would it make? None that I see.
it would fit in my lens case :-P
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