Something not quite right. at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Special Interest Areas > Alternative Imaging Methods

Alternative Imaging Methods
DV Info Net is the birthplace of all 35mm adapters.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 20th, 2006, 05:28 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 169
Something not quite right.

Please take a look at the clip. I have this weird flickering at the bottom of the screen that wasn't there before. Perhaps it's the edge of the GG frame coming in and out of view as it ossilates? The flicker is most apparent as you focus in very close.


http://www.ehrichs.net/images/flicker.mpg
Jacob Ehrichs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 20th, 2006, 05:48 PM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 169
Well, I loosened the thumbscrew holding the canon/nikon mount and giggled the mount/lens a bit and retightened in hopefully more in line with the camera direction and it seems to have corrected the issue. It was impossible to see if there was a problem on the EVF though so this is a bit scary as I wouldn't know if it occurs again until I capture my footage, or look via a laptop and firewire or external monitor while on set.
Jacob Ehrichs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 20th, 2006, 06:10 PM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 385
What camera are you using?
Tony Tibbetts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 20th, 2006, 06:39 PM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 169
I'm using the original xl1.

Also on a related note, what's the opinion on f2.8 lenses? Too small of an aperhture?
Jacob Ehrichs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 20th, 2006, 07:02 PM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 385
It looks as though you just need to zoom the lens in a little more. I forget how the XL1 does it's widescreen mode (stretch or crop) If it crops then you could always shoot in that mode.
Tony Tibbetts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 20th, 2006, 09:38 PM   #6
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 169
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony Tibbetts
It looks as though you just need to zoom the lens in a little more. I forget how the XL1 does it's widescreen mode (stretch or crop) If it crops then you could always shoot in that mode.

I guess I totally forgot to mention that I'm running the LetusXL. :) Whoops. It seems as if the alignment on the FD lens mount to the rest of the adapter needs a precise fit, but inorder to flip it around it has to be micromillimeter loose, otherwise it'd be press fit solid. A little playing and I was able to remove teh flickering. Surprising though that there is that little of clearance around the edges of the GG and the fact that the XL would pick it up depending on the lens, because it stays consitently in line with the rest of the adapter all the way through.
Jacob Ehrichs is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Special Interest Areas > Alternative Imaging Methods

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:02 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network