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Old December 17th, 2005, 10:02 AM   #1
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Letus35A and XM2 Footage

Got some sun here in London so shot out and got some outdoor shots

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Old December 17th, 2005, 10:14 AM   #2
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Quinn,

Very nice, probably some of the best I've seen yet. Only One shot seemed to be with a tripod though. The film look these adapters achieve is lost with hand held in my opinion.

Also, I had to use VLC to open it. I have QT 7 but it would not open in it even though you say it's H.264.
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Old December 17th, 2005, 10:43 AM   #3
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working now

link is working now.. QT or VLC thanks Dave..
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http://s42.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3...M1JM4NJ19RJX1M

was all hend held.. all with the 135mm Fd lense i got that morning in the post

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Iris wide open f1.8
ND used
Lense wide open @2.5
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Old December 17th, 2005, 11:25 AM   #4
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Really nice footage. I could see the GG in a lot of the shots, also the vinngetting was pretty bad...it seems all Letus footage has this, or at least a lot of it. Is that a limitation of your setup or just user error...because that is beautiful footage otherwise.
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Old December 17th, 2005, 11:39 AM   #5
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I personally like the vinngetting. I usually apply a small bit of it in post any way.
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Old December 17th, 2005, 12:39 PM   #6
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I'm not saying the vinngetting looked bad, but of course it would be nice to not always have it present.
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Old December 17th, 2005, 01:07 PM   #7
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I'm not saying the vinngetting looked bad, but of course it would be nice to not always have it present.
I agree completely :)
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Old December 17th, 2005, 01:09 PM   #8
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also the vinngetting was pretty bad...it seems all Letus footage has this, or at least a lot of it. Is that a limitation of your setup or just user error
User error...I see the edges of the ground glass before I see any vignetting on my Letus.
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Old December 17th, 2005, 01:14 PM   #9
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User error...I see the edges of the ground glass before I see any vignetting on my Letus.
Really depends on the camcorder used. The smaller the camcorder lens, the more it suffers from vignetting. Did you use the letus with a 58mm cam like Quinn's XM2, or bigger?
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Old December 17th, 2005, 01:23 PM   #10
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Not True

I have the Sony PDX 10 with a 37mm lens and NO vignetting... NONE.

How about use a 50mm slr lens instead of the 135 and see if you get the vignetting, it would let more light in with a wider aperture. I use a Canon 50mm 1.4 and get ZERO vignetting. With the PDX10


Anyway not sure if this helps though... Nice video...
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Old December 17th, 2005, 01:33 PM   #11
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I think he was not zoomed in enough was the real issue. I can see the edges of the ground glass holder.
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Old December 17th, 2005, 01:34 PM   #12
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Craig,
Yes also depends on the SLR lens used, ofcourse.

If you put a 28mm lens on your setup, you may start to see some vignetting, whereas the exact same lens/setup on a 72mm DVX100 will probably show less vignetting.
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Old December 17th, 2005, 03:09 PM   #13
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Good to hear ..

ok first up - what settings would you suggest to avoid vignetting? zooming in will help, personally i quite like that look.. kind 'lomo' ish..

Luke - what do you mean you could the GG - you mean grain - or the edges in the full frame section - could be batteries 2xAA mght not be enough..

anyway - i'll take note and shoot some more and get it up, appreciate the comments alot .. in fact why dont more people post footage .. i mean there are alot of new letus/35mm adaptor owners out there and we read lots of words..! lets see some footage .

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