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Old December 16th, 2005, 09:26 AM   #1
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Phoenix Optics for Mini35

Hi,

I tried to find some manual lenses to fit with my potential
Mini35 buy and stumbled across the Phoenix optics.

They are really cheap and thus the question:
Anyone know if they are complete crap or could actually be used with
a mini35 adapter with sucess?

I've done some searches but didn't find anything helpful.

Anyone know of some other good optics to use with the mini35 with all
the manual controls that don't kill my budget totally?

Kind regards,
Andreas
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Old December 16th, 2005, 11:19 AM   #2
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Are those 35mm Cine lenses? Never heard of them.
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Old December 16th, 2005, 12:32 PM   #3
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I hope I don't break any rules but here is a link to
the manual lenses!

http://www.phoenixcorp.com/Lenses/Ma...us_lenses.html
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Old December 16th, 2005, 05:16 PM   #4
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Those look like SLR lenses. If you want to go SLR, I think there's no better bang for the buck than Nikon.
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Old December 16th, 2005, 05:30 PM   #5
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What Nikons do you recommend?
Is it possible to use Zoom lenses? What happens if I use a mattebox
with a zoom lens? The front moves right?

What about focus and iris control?

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Old December 16th, 2005, 06:18 PM   #6
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Andreas - look at my post to Tobias on the 300 series in the same forum. Many Nikon zoons [the newer ones - like the 80-200 f2.8] are pretty much internally focussing and zooming - so they don't extend. For a lot of other still lenses - they do and shorter zooms with aespheric elements do a LOT.

Get 3-4 good nikon primes and see how you go to start.

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Old December 17th, 2005, 12:19 AM   #7
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I use Nikon lenses on my Mini35. Hope this helps.

Nikon 24mm 1.4f
Nikon 35 35mm 1.4
Nikon 50mm 1.4
Nikon 85 1.4.

Hope that helps. I am also looking at getting a 135mm or a zoom.
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Old December 17th, 2005, 12:39 AM   #8
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Brian, do you have any stills or videos shoot with your setup?
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Old December 17th, 2005, 12:48 AM   #9
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Brian, do you have any stills or videos shoot with your setup?
Not any good ones as of yet. But here is a quick test I did the other day. http://www.streamload.com/DeeJayDuke...t.mov?a=stream

It may take a while to Download (4.5 mb). If you have any problems let me know.

Last edited by Brian Duke; December 17th, 2005 at 01:28 AM.
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Old December 17th, 2005, 01:21 AM   #10
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What kind of codec does it use?
It was blank, So I guess I need the correct codec..
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Old December 17th, 2005, 01:29 AM   #11
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What kind of codec does it use?
It was blank, So I guess I need the correct codec..
I JUST changed it. You will be able to wtach it now in Quicktime. I lowered the mb too, so its quick to download and its now 4.5 mb. If you still have problems let me know. Thanks

PS> I was probably 50-70 feet away from the kids playing and 6 ft away from the water fountain. So you get an idea of the DOF. It was shot with a 85mm Nikon.
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Old December 17th, 2005, 04:10 AM   #12
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What camera Brian? Is it a 400 series?
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Old December 17th, 2005, 06:39 AM   #13
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What camera Brian? Is it a 400 series?
Yes it is =)... I love it!
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Old December 17th, 2005, 04:22 PM   #14
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Cool. I heard the 400 series is miles ahead of the old 300 Mini35.
What camera did you use to shoot the clip?
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Old December 17th, 2005, 08:22 PM   #15
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[QUOTE=Brian Duke]I use Nikon lenses on my Mini35. Hope this helps.

Nikon 24mm 1.4f



I'm fairly certain that the fastest 24mm Nikkor is an f 2.


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