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Old March 10th, 2006, 08:32 AM   #16
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Andrew, given that I purchase this Letus35XL for my XL2 PAL, what lenses would you buy for it? o_O


...reasonably priced.
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Old March 10th, 2006, 09:09 AM   #17
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for my letus i have:
50mm f1.4 (2 of them still coming in the mail)
50mm f1.8 (2 of them)
28mm f2.8 (2 of them)
135mm f2.8
70mm-200mm f3.5

You want the fastest (brightest) lens you can find.. lower f #
You will want a 50mm (1.8 is good, 1.4 or 1.2 are better) for oyur normal shots (the 50mm is comparable to how we see.
you will want a telephoto lens. I like my 135mm but i love being able to zoom with my 70-200mm.
also look into a wide angle.. id like to get a fisheye soon but the 24mm or 28mm is great for tight shots. If you look on ebay you'll find lots of expensive lenses. Wait it out until you can find yourself a great deal. Ive found lots in pawnshops and even got my 2 50mm 1.4 for under $50 for both.
I use the canon fd mount because i love canon glass.. The letus is an amazing addiditon to your cam and lets you take advantage of the lower price of oudated slr lenses.
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Old March 10th, 2006, 09:37 AM   #18
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Thank you so much :D

Will look into it... probably buy the new letus and get some nice 50 mm and tele aswell =) FD of course =)

Thanks ^^
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Old March 10th, 2006, 10:32 AM   #19
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I should add that getting a Canon FD to M42 screwmount adapter was the best thing I did--lenses are so much cheaper (although harder to find) and are of great optical quality! I got a 28mm wideangle m42 for 30 bucks that is simply fantastic. In fact it's the only M42 mount lens I own so I just leave the mount adapter on there which essentially makes it a Canon FD lens.
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Old March 10th, 2006, 08:37 PM   #20
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Hello Quyen,
Congratulations on the Letus35XL! I look forward to seeing footage from it.
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Old March 11th, 2006, 07:39 AM   #21
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How do 35mm lenses compare to the standard H1 lens? Is the quality of the glass up to snuff, or is it even better? And how will the 16:9 aspect ratio mate with 35mm lenses? Thanks.

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Old March 11th, 2006, 09:18 AM   #22
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I should add that getting a Canon FD to M42 screwmount adapter was the best thing I did--lenses are so much cheaper (although harder to find) and are of great optical quality! I got a 28mm wideangle m42 for 30 bucks that is simply fantastic. In fact it's the only M42 mount lens I own so I just leave the mount adapter on there which essentially makes it a Canon FD lens.
Ben,
How much did it change the focal length for you? I know that you like tinkering that way and moving the GG up and down the plastic pieces (but I am afraid too).
I too have a lot of screwmount lens, so I might try this route - does it work with any screwmounts?
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Old March 11th, 2006, 05:31 PM   #23
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One of the limitations of the 35mm adapters is it will depend on SLR lens' resolution. I believe H1 is redesigned to work with HDV and I am sure it's very good since my XL1 has good image. I've heard that mini35 is soft when it's wide open, I am not sure if anybody here has any sample of mini35 with XL1 at wide open? I will post my images when my computer is up and running, thanks.

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Old March 11th, 2006, 05:52 PM   #24
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any specs on the relay lens? how fast is it?
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Old March 11th, 2006, 06:12 PM   #25
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My relay lens has similar spec as mini35 relay lens. How fast is it? I don't have the answer for this, let the betatesters test it out, thanks.

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Old March 11th, 2006, 09:47 PM   #26
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How much did it change the focal length for you? I know that you like tinkering that way and moving the GG up and down the plastic pieces (but I am afraid too).
I too have a lot of screwmount lens, so I might try this route - does it work with any screwmounts?
Leo, I'm not sure exactly how it affects the focal length but if you had the depth of focus numbers it could be determined if infinity focus is still available. All i know is that it seems to work quite well for me without having to fuss with the distance of the GG.
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Old March 12th, 2006, 10:04 AM   #27
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My relay lens has similar spec as mini35 relay lens.

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Do you say that based on?
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Old March 12th, 2006, 10:36 AM   #28
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And to the 1/2" chip Sony's XDCAM-HD series or even to the 2/3" chip GV Infinity or GY-HD7000?
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Old March 12th, 2006, 10:37 AM   #29
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Based on Construction and Measurements, thanks.

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Old March 12th, 2006, 10:48 AM   #30
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Sorry Quyen, I really admire your efforts, but to say that you would have to know the specs of the P+S lens and they don't publish it. Even if you would have one in hands, you wouldn't be able to tell enough to make a similar one.
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