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Old April 10th, 2006, 04:40 AM   #16
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To reverse engineer something you need to have access to the original item in question (i.e. P+S technik)or it's design schematics. Anything else is just guess work. Which begs the question:

Do you really think Quyen (or anyone else for that matter) spent thousands of dollars to purchase a P+S Technik adapter to disassemble it? To what ends exactly? I think everyone would agree that the P+S is a bit on the overpriced side. The technology isn't all that elusive or complicated. Any similiarities regarding the adapters is circumstantial at best.

Guys like Quyen (Letus35), Jonathan (Cinemek), and Dan (MPic) are innovators in this field. They are pushing the technology forward. Quyen is constantly improving his product on an almost daily basis (How many improved variations of the Letus35 have we seen in the past year?) and he is constantly striving to give his customers what they want.

They're not the only game in town anymore. So what? I would sooner buy every other adapter on the market (Letus, Cinemek, M2, SG35, Brevis35, MPic, etc...) than one P+S Technik adapter. Heck, I'd probably save money doing it and get better results in the process.
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Old April 10th, 2006, 07:30 AM   #17
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Quyen, I am intimately aware of the work you've put into getting the relay lens figured out. Most people will not fully appreciate the time and expense in prototyping to get a working product out.

Having used my adapter on the XL1s and XL2, I can also appreciate how much these users will enjoy using the cam minus the stock lens with the Letus. There is an obvious demand for this setup.

Congratulations on the "birth of your baby".
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Old April 10th, 2006, 08:54 AM   #18
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Thank you all for your kind words. I understand DIY people will likely build their stuffs and will not spend money on buying products on the market. I will eventually share my design but not now. Spending sleepless nights and lots of money doing research and developing, I think I will keep it for myself at least 6 months.

Dennis, I wish you luck on developing Brevis35. Since there are other adapters on the market now, I suggest you use the best possible achromat when testing your product instead of cheap macro. This will help others to make decision on purchasing your units.

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Old April 10th, 2006, 09:39 AM   #19
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Quyen, good advice. I've got 72mm achromats in the pipeline..but time is the issue. Patience is not one of my strong points.

If I could grind the #$%^ things myself, I would.
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Old April 10th, 2006, 06:39 PM   #20
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i got mine about an hour ago.. absolutely amazed.. awesome work quyen. I was using this thing just after the sun went down and i was amazed at the lowlight cabablilities. definately 100x more than i expected. Your adapter is solid,, i cant forsee my 16x going back on any time soon. In comparison with my letus35a the GG is much better. I havent got a chance to play it on my lcd projector but so far grian is not visible. The image crispness is definately improved. Your relay lens works wonders. congrats.. footage to follow as soon as i get my internet and everything hooked up in my new place
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Old April 11th, 2006, 08:57 PM   #21
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letus35 xl

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Old April 11th, 2006, 09:24 PM   #22
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Hey Shane,

What is the ff you have on their? Who mnfer's it?
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Old April 11th, 2006, 09:33 PM   #23
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Also Shane, what matte box are you using?
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Old April 12th, 2006, 12:27 AM   #24
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What is the ff you have on their? Who mnfer's it?
That is the Chrosziel Follow Focus. 203-01s
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Old April 12th, 2006, 12:29 AM   #25
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Also Shane, what matte box are you using?
Chrosziel 4x4 Sunshade 440-01.
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Old April 12th, 2006, 01:38 AM   #26
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LETUS35XL ..
Canon XLH1 ..
50mm Canon F1.4 ..
16x9 SD F2 ..

I will post HD FOOTAGE soon, sorry this is a low quality file (6.1MB).

http://www.realmfilms.com/XLH1/FIGHT2.mov

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Old April 12th, 2006, 10:21 AM   #27
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Could someone post some footage with the adapter ,and with the lens stopped down a bit? Say 3.5, 5.6 or f8? I would like to see how sharp the letus can be. It's so hard to tell with these shots where the acceptable focus is only inches deep!

Looks good though!
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Old April 12th, 2006, 03:10 PM   #28
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how is it in HD....quality? sharpness? pray telll!! or better yet shoot some 24p 1080 footage!
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Old April 12th, 2006, 03:29 PM   #29
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how is it in HD....quality? sharpness? pray telll!! or better yet shoot some 24p 1080 footage!
Hello Obin,

Check out John Benton's post in the H1 section. He has a link to a few tests he has been doing with the H1.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=64882
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Old April 12th, 2006, 04:07 PM   #30
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Set up looks good.Which FF are you using and what is the cost?.Thanks
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